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Legal Counsel & Compliance Officer

Date Posted
30th November 2016
Reference
VAC-24338
Sector
Legal
Job Type
Permanent
Location
Kingston
Salary
Not Disclosed

Job Summary

The University is seeking to recruit a suitable candidate for the position of Legal Counsel & Compliance Officer within the Legal Affairs Division.

Job Description

Reporting to the President, the Legal/Compliance Officer will work closely with Executive managers on a range of legal issues relevant to the University including  intellectual property rights, policies, briefs and contracts and compliance matters.  He/she is also required to provide senior management with effective advice on relevant legal and labour-related issues on behalf of the University. He/she will also attend meetings of Council, Academic Board, Procurement Committee and other meetings.  In addition, the incumbent may represent the University in various proceedings.

Requirements:

The preferred applicant will possess the following:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law or equivalent qualifications.
  • Certificate of Legal Education.
  • Practicing Certificate to practice in Jamaica.
  • A minimum of 5 (five) years experience of legal and administrative work.
  • Knowledge of the UTech Act, Ordinances, Regulations and Policies.
  • Knowledge of Government procurement practices and procedures.
  • Familiarity with the regulatory legislation relating to the particular activities of the University.
  • Specialized knowledge of compliance and/or auditing.
  • Familiar with contract laws and the preparation of documents for procurement.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the structure and functions of Council and Academic Board.
  • Knowledge of the principles and procedures of legal research.
  • Knowledge of drafting and analyzing legal documents.
  • Knowledge of legal compliance.
  • Knowledge of collecting, compiling and utilizing technical information.
  • Report writing skills.
  • Excellent interviewing skills.
  • Excellent organization skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

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