MTN recrute un Manager Legal



Title of position: Manager, Legal Department: Head Office Reports To: Head of Corporate Affairs
Number of subordinates : 0 Level: 3  



The objectives of this function include:

  • Litigation, contract management and compliance to statutory requirements
  • Compliance to law and regulation
  • Legal Risk Assessment and anticipation
  • Ensuring that board procedures are followed

Legal advisor: 

  • To guarantee the implementation and the respect of all laws and rules in force applicable to the company;
  • Ensure the fulfillment of rights and obligations subscribe by the company;
  • Give legal notices on Company key decisions, advice the senior management team and assist operational services in the legal and process area;
  • Defend and protect company interest and patrimony;
  • Asses and detect legal risks incurred by the company: conduct regular legal risk assessment;
  • Prevent and solve litigations, propose private or judicial arrangements to litigations;
  • Elaborate and follow the contracts, control the legal value of all documents relating to these contracts;
  • Draw up contracts and agreements models after negotiations;
  • Assist Finance department during Tax Administration control;
  • Watch over the application of written or oral standards taken by the Management;
  • Coordinate and follow legal cases given to external firms;
  • Coordinate and follow relations with lawyers on the litigation and any other specifics matters.

Role Complexity: 

  • Create a framework of good corporate governance and proactive legal management
  • Adherence to Group Commercial legal requirement and methodology

Company Secretary:

  • Act as Company secretary by:
    • Preparing and coordinating board meetings (agenda, minutes, controls list…);
    • Follow-up board decisions with different stakeholders;
    • Ensuring that board procedures are followed;
    • Applicable rules and regulations are complied with;
    • Preparing, monitoring and updating schedules of compliance with relevant legislation.



      • Bachelor of Laws
      • Qualified Attorney
      • Post-Graduate Qualification in Commercial Law or International Commercial Law is desired but not mandatory
      • Familiarity with OHADA business law is key


      • 8 years post qualification Commercial/Corporate Law experience in a large local law firm or an international law firm which must include considerable exposure and participation in:
      • Negotiations and drafting of highly complex transactions documents (locally and internationally)
      • Knowledge of Guinean Law and OHADA
      • Multi-lingual transactions


      • Leadership
      • GSM for non-technical
      • Tax Management in telecom


      • Business activity benchmarking / survey
      • Sound general business knowledge as well as knowledge of core business processes
      • Knowledge of the telecommunications industry preferable
      • Sound understanding and knowledge of all areas of business and business strategy
      • Career counseling / Feedback and coaching
      • Stakeholder management

      Skills / physical competencies:

      • Ability to apply and implement guidelines and standards associated with good governance and to comply with company law and rules for disclosure
      • Change management skills / Project management skills
      • Fraud detection and control skills
      • Leadership and people management skills
      • Strong command of the English language
      • Strong organizational skills / Strong presentational skills
      • Conflict handling
      • Team work

      Behavioural qualities: 

      • Attention to detail
      • Communication
      • Quality assurance
      • Honesty / Integrity / Independent / Diplomatic

      Deadline of submission:

      Please send CV + cover letter to with the mention « APPLICATION FOR Manager, Legal » no later than February 13th, 2018.