Legal Advisor

Dec 14 2014

The Company

Ahadukes is a new internationally backed Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) company that will be launching an exciting portfolio of high quality Food brands in the Ethiopian market later this year. Based in Bishoftu, we are developing one of the largest foods factories in Ethiopia and intend to become a market leader in all of the categories where we are present.

The Role

Reporting to the CEO, Ahadukes is looking to appoint a Legal Advisor who is commercially inclined and who will support the business to manage its legal obligations and activities

The main duties of the Legal Advisor will be:

  • Provide proactive legal leadership support and advice to the CEO and management team

  • Minimise legal risk by ensuring the company’s commercial contracts are legally sound

  • Manage the contract management system

  • Support the critical compliance agenda in line with the laws of Ethiopia

  • Engage with relevant stakeholders both internally and externally

The Person

The ideal candidate for this key role in the organization will possess the following qualifications, skills and experience:

  • LLB degree from a leading university

  • Significant post articles experience some of which has been gained in a private commercial organization

  • Ability to work well under pressure

  • Contract drafting and negotiation skills

  • A strong and deep understanding of the legal environment in Ethiopia and up-to-date knowledge on the key legal obligations and requirements of private commercial enterprises

  • Ability to read, write and communicate in Oromiffa and English languages

In return for the above we offer a competitive salary package including bonus scheme and the opportunity to influence and be part of an exciting new venture!

Job Requirements:

Degree in Law and at least 5 years commercial experience

How To Apply:

Interested and qualified applicants can send their application and cv to the below e-mail.

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