South Africa

Head: Legal Advise

Company Communication Regulatory Authority of Namibia
Reference # HLA001
Published 08/01/2021
Contract Type Contract
5 Years
Location Windhoek, Khomas Region, Namibia
This strategic position will play a critical role in executing the legal and regulatory functions of CRAN.

Job Functions Legal
Industries ICT - Information & Communications Technology

•Collaborates with legal fraternity to ensure compliance to all relevant statutory requirements, best practices are implemented, governance principles are embedded, and sound legal
advice is secured and provided;
•Advises the Authority, management and staff on all relevant legal matters, including matters that increases legal risk;
•Provides supervision and strategic direction to licensees to ensure compliance with regulatory framework;
•Evaluates and coordinates the monitoring and compliance with the regulatory framework;
•Advices on constitutionality and legality of administrative action that the Authority takes;
•Promotes and assists in developing an ICT and postal regulatory framework;
•Manages and proposes amendments to legislation and subordinate legislation;
•Develops and implements policies and strategies pertaining to the respective industries, taking cognisance of the relevant acts’ regulations;
•Manages relevant court proceedings;
•Provides legal representation for Authority at hearings and reconsiderations or other forums;
•Leverages enterprise architecture building blocks and components, including externally provided services and related capabilities to enable nimble, reliable and efficient response to
strategic objectives;
•Oversees the development, review and implementation of all relevant policies, procedures and protocols;
•Ensures that a leadership pipeline is established to ensure business continuity in the division;
•Ensures that employee engagement is optimised in the interest of healthy employee relations, productivity and retention of skills;
•Ensures that all human capital policies and procedures are implemented and adhered to in the division;
•Maintains prudent financial management controls within division;
•Accounts for all divisional financial decisions;
•Capacitates the division with all relevant and appropriate core functional resources;
•Proactively, research the law and provides written advice and guidance on relevant matters;
•Establishes personal networks and participate in professional societies; and
•Keeps up to date with best practice developments in the industry as well as all other relevant developments on national and international level;

•Bachelor of Laws or relevant qualification;
•Master of Laws in ICT Policy and Regulation or related field will be an added advantage;
•Admission as a Legal Practitioner of the High Court of Namibia;
•Ten (10) years relevant experience in a corporate or regulatory environment, three (3) of which should be on Executive or Senior Management Level.

Skills and Competencies:

•Excellent communication skills, both written and oral;
•Excellent drafting skills (including experience of drafting statutory instruments desirable);
•Confidence, sound judgement and self-reliance;
•Ability to work autonomously and on own initiative;
•Ability to prioritize and work well under pressure;
•Experience in interpreting legislation into practical application;
•Experience in training and communicating legal requirements and procedures;
•Diplomatic and robust personality;
•Strong analytical skills and experience of analysing complex issues;
•Interpersonal skills, high stress tolerance, problem-solving and judgement skills, intercultural intelligence;
•High-level of computer literacy;
•Ability to work independently, but also in a team;
•Knowledge and understanding of the intricacies of the ICT industry and in-depth knowledge of all relevant legislation and regulations and being able to interpret and analyse same;
•Strong background and experience in drafting regulations, contracts, legal notices and adjudication of complaints; and
•Legal risk management and compliance.

Job Closing Date 21/01/2021
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