Legal Counsel Vacancies at Millard Fuller Foundation
Posted: 09/Dec/2016

We are looking for a highly qualified Legal Counsel to oversee the legal aspects of our home development business. You will provide administrative support and guidance to the company directors and safeguard our reputation by guaranteeing that the company strictly follows law guidelines and provide legal advice to management about land and other relevant issues.

The successful candidate will effectively ensure legal conformity and minimize probability of exposure as well as advise on land and property transactions.

Responsibilities
Give accurate and timely counsel to executives in a variety of legal topics (land law, labor law, partnerships, international ventures, corporate finance etc.)
Collaborate with management to devise efficient defence strategies
Specify internal governance policies and regularly monitor compliance
Research and evaluate different risk factors regarding business decisions and operations
Apply effective risk management techniques and offer proactive advise on possible legal issues
Communicate and negotiate with external parties (regulators, external counsel, public authority etc.), creating relations of trust
Draft and solidify agreements, contracts and other legal documents to ensure the company’s full legal rights
Deal with complex matters with multiple stakeholders and forces
Provide clarification on legal language or specifications to everyone in the organization
Conduct your work with integrity and responsibility
Maintain current knowledge of alterations in legislation
convening and servicing annual general meetings (AGM)/meetings (producing agendas, taking minutes; conveying decisions etc)
providing support to committees and working parties such as the Board of Directors etc
implementing procedural/administrative systems
handling correspondence before and after meetings
ensuring policies are kept current, are approved, and that company members are aware of their implications, eg legal
writing reports
collating information
providing legal/financial advice during and outside of meetings.
managing contractual arrangements with suppliers/customers

Requirements
Proven experience as a legal counsel in boardroom matters & in the business environment
Excellent knowledge and understanding of land & corporate law and procedures
Full comprehension of the influences of the external environment of a corporation
Demonstrated ability to create legal defensive or proactive strategies
High degree of professional ethics and integrity
Sound judgement and ability to analyse situations and information
Outstanding communication skills
A business qualification will be considered an advantage;

Method of Application: Interested candidates should Send their CV to: mffhousing@gmail.com