Nom de la société : nternational group executing large-scale projects in Africa

Phénicia Conseil for an International group executing large-scale projects in Africa and developing unique, innovative and comprehensive solutions, working in collaboration with governmental and private entities, in sectors such as, Education, Construction and infrastructures ,Healthcare and Medical,  Energy, Agriculture and others is  looking for a:

Legal Counsel (Lawyer)

Legal and compliance

Expat or local based in Abidjan or Dakar


He/she must have a solid legal experience and expertise in corporate and commercial matters. A fantastic opportunity to join the group at an exciting time in its journey to support the development of business operations in Senegal and Ivory Coast, and other French speaking countries in Africa. Key to your success will be his/her ability to provide pragmatic and commercially relevant advice, guidance and solutions to the commercial team and other internal functions. Reporting to the Head of Legal will be based in Dakar (Senegal) or Abidjan (Ivory Coast) and will play a key role across the group companies in French West Africa, actively bringing to life the group’s vision, values and strategy, and driving the ongoing growth and transformation agenda.

Skills and requirements

  • Capacity to identify key business issues and legal risks by providing a structured and analytical response with a commercial lens
  • Provision of professional, pro-active advice to the commercial team of the group affiliates in Senegal and Ivory Coast on a wide range of commercial agreements
  • Support the HR team with employment and labor law matters, and assist other internal functions such as Finance and Supply Chain in need of legal advice
  • Negotiation, preparation, revision, and review of all type of contracts and other legally relevant documents, including regulations, standards, templates and policies
  • Instruction of and collaboration with external lawyers, law firms and consultants by ensuring qualitative and cost-efficient external legal support
  • Monitoring legal and regulatory developments in countries of responsibility, propose and implement relevant action and policies to ensure compliance therewith

Education and experiences

  • A solid educational background with a law degree from a civil-law country; bar exam, LL.M., and/or a similar degree, would be a plus
  • 3-6 years post-qualification experience ideally gained at a renowned, international law firm or in-house at a multinational company in France or French speaking country in Africa
  • Fluency in French and English as a must; any additional European language(s) would be a plus
  • High ethical standards with ability to apply and uphold the group’s ethical values
  • Ability to work and integrate in an international setting with strong awareness of cultural differences
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize and organize workload according to deadlines by always maintaining an eye for detail
  • Open-minded attitude with ability to gain a global vision of the company’s business in the context of the surrounding socio, political and cultural environment
  • willingness to travel between Senegal, Ivory Coast, Switzerland, and potentially other African countries

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