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LAMA SERVICES, Cabinet spécialisé en management des ressources humaines, recherche pour le compte d’une Société
Internationale, un homme ou une femme pour le poste intitulé :


Job type: 

Number of Vacancies: One (1)

Location: Headquarters, Accra

Reports to: 
General Counsel


(1) Regulatory and Compliance Management

Regulatory Stakeholder Engagement

-Provide strategic legal guidance to the leadership team in engaging with regulatory stakeholders ;
-Be the organisation’s Lead advocate at hearings before relevant regulatory bodies ;
-Championing the organisation’s interest or position at various fora to safeguard Company’s interest ;
-Lead technical discussions on legal regulatory matters with relevant regulatory bodies ;
-Determine the necessity for and advise on the engagement of a third party expert to provide support/advice on a regulatory
matter in question.

Internal Compliance Framework

-Support the GC to manage the Company’s internal compliance programme(s) incorporating a system of policies, procedures
and tools to enhance compliance and help prevent and detect infractions;
-Coordinate the review of internal policies and procedures to ensure ongoing compliance with changes in law and regulations
-Coordinate with designated Divisional compliance liaisons to confirm status of compliance with relevant legal regulatory
requirements ;
-Develop regulatory compliance training manuals and facilitate periodic training sessions to raise regulatory compliance
awareness levels for staff and third party contractors ;
-Develop and review Company’s compliance manual and/or code of conduct to guide corporate conduct and business operations
-Liaise with Internal Audit team to monitor and review compliance programmes to assure effective operation of internal
controls, policies and procedures;
-Oversee the administration and maintenance of the organisation’s Legal and Regulatory Compliance Register to assure
overall corporate compliance ;
-Conduct periodic report and assessment of existing internal compliance programmes vis a vis new risks identified, changing
business environment, emerging trends, international best practices and recommend appropriate revisions there to
-Provide support to corporate, divisions/departments in the development of departmental internal controls to facilitate
identification and mitigation of compliance risks ;
-Administer the Company’s conflict of interest programme to assure proper stewardship, integrity and objectivity in all
decision-making processes ;
-Coordinate the preparation/updating of Company’s Annual Business Assurance Statements by the Senior Management Team
-Supervise the administration of the corporate Annual Business Assurance Programme to provide written assurance on
Business and internal controls to Shareholders ;
-Endorse materials or manuals used for compliance training and orientation sessions ;
-Oversee the state of Company’s compliance programmes and provide management and Board/Board Audit Committee with
periodic reports on the status of internal compliance, compliance measures, trends and developments.

External Regulatory Compliance Framework

-Design and provide strategic legal direction for an efficient and effective legal regulatory compliance programme ;
-Provide legal guidance to corporate Divisions/Departments in the development of departmental internal controls ;
-Be a change agent for aligning existing regulatory compliance framework with international best practices ;
-Oversee the institution and operation of corporate whistle-blowing mechanism to detect and address possible regulatory
violations ;
-Provide strategic legal direction in managing fallouts of compliance violations including the conduct of internal investigations
and other consequence management processes ;
-Align existing regulatory compliance framework with changing business environment, emerging trends and international best

(2) Ethics and Integrity Management

Ethics and Integrity Framework

-Serve as the Division’s focal person for addressing actions arising from audit assurance and risk assessments ;
-Coordinate and/or facilitate periodic training on corporate ethics to deepen employees’ understanding of the moral dimensions and
implications of business situations and raise corporate ABC and ethics/integrity awareness levels ;
-Develop and/or review policies and procedures in force in the organization to ensure they reflect the corporate ethical
standards ;
-Champion activities and systems that promote inculcate a strong culture of integrity in the workplace ;
-Liaise with HR team to develop and administer a system of rewards and consequence management to positively influence
adherence` to ethical values ;
-Conduct post incident reviews to identify and implement opportunities for continuous improvement of ethics management

Anti-bribery and corruption (ABC)

-Evaluate and identify particular areas of anti-bribery and corruption (ABC) risks that the Company may be vulnerable to and
recommend/review appropriate control mechanism(s) to address same ;
-Conduct detailed risk assessment, develop divisional risk assessment plan and provide guidance on the use of Risk
Management Framework;
-Provide legal counsel and guidance to relevant in house clients on Anti-Bribery and Corruption matters and applying a risk
based approach in the discharge of their functions ;
-Provide legal guidance/representation in managing fallouts of ABC policy breaches to mitigate potential corporate/individual
liability ;
-Develop/review ABC policies/code of conduct and processes to guide corporate behavior, positively influence adherence to
ethical values and monitor compliance ;
-Develop ABC training manuals and facilitate training sessions to raise corporate ABC awareness levels;
-Evaluate or assess the effectiveness of risk management implementation strategies

(3) Corporate Governance (Principles and Structure)

-Draft resolutions to be tabled before Board/Shareholders to ensure alignment with Company Bye-Laws/Shareholder
-Coordinate the preparation of governance and ethics learning material for periodic Board trainings ;
-Advise Staff/Management on aligning corporate actions with prevailing governance structure and principles ;
-Coordinate the completion and transmission of requisite statutory forms, records and filings with relevant agencies in
Bermuda and across the 4 WAGP States ;
-Develop and/or review compliance processes and structures that feed into the corporate compliance framework ;
-Monitor adherence to compliance processes and structures and generate appropriate reports there on ;
-Advocate Company’s position in technical discussions on corporate governance issues with relevant government agencies/
bodies and the Regulator as appropriate ;
-Draft and review key corporate documents and records ;
-Analyse corporate governance framework and diagnose governance risk issues

(4) Gas Transportation Business (Tariff Regime)

-Demonstrate reasonable understanding of natural gas pipeline systems and principles underpinning pipeline transportation
tariff regimes ;
-Draft agreements to reflect revisions agreed upon during the tariff development/tariff review process, relevant correspondence
etc. to safeguard company’s interest ;
-Coordinate with CBD to engage key stakeholders in the tariff development process ;
-Guide the commercial Team in distilling and applying the tariff methodology principles underpinning tariff determination as
contained in relevant governing documents ;
-Liaise with CBD to gather relevant legal date to support the tariff development/tariff review process.

(5) General Legal Advisory/Consulting

Interdisciplinary Knowledge

-Demonstrate widespread understanding of the core business of WAPCo and reasonable appreciation of the operations and
activities of the various in-house clients ;
-Ability to harness knowledge of other fields to provide sound and practical legal counsel to in-house clients ;
-Keep abreast with legislative and regulatory changes, case law and emerging issues affecting the core business of the company to
inform internal policy reforms and make recommendations accordingly;
-Provide counsel to various divisions on the import and application of relevant laws, regulations, etc. ;
-Provide legal counsel and guidance to shape policies/processes/procedures for in-house clients.

Legal Risk Management

-Review and recommend appropriate mitigation/control measures relative to legal risks identified ;
-Evaluate legal exposure and potential liability issues and take appropriate action to mitigate exposure ;
-Develop controls framework to manage legal risks, review and propose measures to enhance suitability of existing legal risks
control framework;
-Provide guidance and counsel to non-legal colleagues on applying a risk based approach in the discharge of their functions.

Dispute Resolution and Crisis Management

Investigation Support

-Review the facts and documentation relevant to an issue at hand and endorse the need for initiating internal investigations
-Develop terms of reference for investigating moderately complex to high impact/sensitive matters ;
-Provide legal support and guidance for investigations; develop terms of reference for investigating moderately complex matters
-Following the outcome of investigations, determine whether or not self-reporting/ notification to relevant regulatory Agency/
Body is required and recommend the appropriate actions ;
-Provide oversight / serve as an investigation team member to assure attorney-client privilege and provide legal guidance to
investigation team to ensure that key legal principles of neutrality, confidentiality, principles of natural justice, etc. are
respected; following the outcome of investigations, review and endorse the need to self-report/notify relevant regulatory
Agency/Body and advise company on appropriate actions ;
-Recommend appropriate legal actions to be taken following the outcome of an internal investigation into moderately complex

Crisis Management

-Review risk assessment and advise on mitigation measures to address the fall-outs portended by a crisis, negative press
coverage, possible regulatory action, criminal investigation, civil lawsuits;
-Provide legal input in developing of Crisis Management Plan.

-Develop protocols to-

-manage confidential or privileged documents/information in crisis situations
-preserve relevant records
-ensure preservation of legal privilege
-Participate and provide legal counsel in the conduct of post crisis management audit/reviews
-Review corporate compliance programmes to best position the company to successfully navigate, even prevent, crisis


-Effective development and administration of comprehensive systems and processes for compelling adherence to external legal
regulatory requirements and internal policies and governance framework;
-The effective engagement of regulatory bodies to ensure effective navigation of a complex regulatory landscape and influence
attitudes, decisions and actions to mitigate regulatory risks;
-Identify and advise on legal risk and liability issues; develop alternatives for managing legal risks; recommend appropriate
controls to mitigate legal risk;
-Apply commercial judgment in providing legal advice; draft, review and interpret contracts in line with applicable law and
contracting policy; identify legal implications and challenge contracts accordingly;
-Assess the dynamics of interests and needs of negotiating parties; support to resolve conflict and reach mutually acceptable
and legally sound solutions; draft documents to reflect negotiated position.



Bachelor of Laws and Professional Law Certificate; with minimum 10 years + post call experience. Supervisory or Managerial
experience preferred.

-Reasonable experience in both civil and criminal legal practice ;
-Reasonable experience in corporate risk and compliance management;
-Professional certification in risk and/or compliance management will be an advantage ;
-Experience in Oil and Gas industry will be an advantage.

All who wish to apply should send their CVs in english to by Friday, 10th July, 2020.

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