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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
Introduction
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
Specification

•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;

Requirements
•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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