Job Summary

The company is seeking a Ghana based in-house lawyer with demonstrable commercial experience to support Ghana operations and assist its African operations more broadly. Reporting to Manager – Commercial & Legal, Africa & North America, the successful candidate will, in addition to Ghana, be involved in matters relating to Burkina Faso, Senegal, Mali, Egypt, Tanzania, Botswana, USA and Canada.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Executive level
  • Experience Length: 8 years

Job Description/Requirements


Main Tasks

  • Provide support to legal function and local operational team to understand and comply with law, Company Secretarial and Compliance requirements, and support our initiatives and requirements where necessary in Ghana and more broadly in West Africa.
  • Understanding and meeting legal obligations through proactively using existing or establishing practices and systems.
  • Support the review and negotiation of client contracts and subcontracts that pragmatically and innovatively manage risk while providing value for our clients and potential.
  • Contract management through supporting contract interpretation, variations, extensions, and disputes through practical legal and commercial advice.
  • Advising local functions – employment, HSE, finance, tax, etc.
  • Managing legal advice and disputes.
  • Managing external legal providers.
  • Assisting in the interaction and engagement with authorities.
  • Undertaking and supporting investigations, insurance claims.
  • Regular reporting.
  • Provide time zone coverage.


  • Demonstrate strong commercial acumen and interest in learning our mining business.
  • Tertiary qualifications in Law.
  • Current practicing certificate in a relevant jurisdiction.
  • Minimum 8 years post admission experience, including in-house experience with a mining or construction company or other industries that are exposed to high level of contract administration and management.
  • Experience in governance and compliance.

Knowledge & Preferred Skills

  • Strong front end, contract management and contract dispute experience and technical skill, including client facing contract negotiation in services contracts, subcontracts, joint ventures, and alliances.
  • Highly developed written and oral communications skills.
  • Ability to travel internationally
  • Ability to speak/read French is desirable.

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Accra & Tema Region
| Full Time |
Job Function: Legal Services
Accra & Tema Region
| Full Time |
Job Function: Legal Services