Sep 262017

Organizational Relationships

  • Directly Reports to :   CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
  • Directly Supervises:LEGAL TEAM

Position Objective and Responsibility:

  • To provide legal counsel to internal business, customers and protect company’s interest at all times.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities
This includes but not limited to the following;

  • Structure, draft, negotiate and advise on contracts for and on behalf of Company in a variety of areas and contexts, from simple consulting or confidential agreements to complex insurance agreement;
  • Engage executive level management and assisting the management team in managing and mitigating legal and commercial risks – Accountable Executive for all legal risks;
  • Analyse and provide strategic advice and counsel on innovative life insurance products; working with the C.E.O to identify relevant issues and help the company to effectively navigate them;
  • Develop strong client relationships with business leaders across the company and providing these clients with the highest level of service through counselling, contract and document review, and negotiation;
  • Oversee regulatory responses to customer complaints filed with insurance regulators;
  • Prepare monthly Legal Reports to Management;
  • Participate in the preparation for Board of Directors meetings, including preparation and/or review of resolutions, minutes, meeting agendas and updates on changes in applicable law or regulation.

Required Skills or Experience

Required Skills and Competencies

  • Must have deep understanding of the regulatory landscape within the insurance industry;
  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Demonstrate ability to work;
  • Must have the desire to function as a true generalist; willing to continually learn new subjects, rather than leveraging expertise in just one or few areas;
  • Must have a strategic mind-set and be able to effectively discuss with and advise senior management regarding complex legal matters and challenging situations.

Required Knowledge and Expertise

  • Must be called to and in good standing of the Ghana Bar Association;
  • Post qualification experience should be 10 years;
  • Significant relevant post-qualification experience in insurance legal matters in a law firm and/or as an in-house lawyer, preferably in a life Insurance company;
  • Litigation experience will be an added advantage.

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