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Call for application: Legal Counsel – Francophone, Lusophone

DHL Legal Services extends solution-oriented legal guidance to business partners globally. We offer comprehensive assistance in contractual matters, negotiations, and various processes involving customers and suppliers. Our expertise also spans general litigation and commercial law affairs.

Within a matrix organization, Legal Services is structured based on both regional divisions and global cross-sectional topics.

Are you ready to delve into the dynamic realm of Legal? Join our team and contribute your expertise! As a member of the DHL Group, you’ll collaborate with a global network of Legal professionals and enjoy a plethora of developmental opportunities.

Location: Douala, Littoral, Cameroon Full-time

Job Purpose:

The Legal Counsel for Francophone and Lusophone Africa assumes the responsibility of providing general legal counsel to businesses within a cluster of countries (Express: Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Chad, Central African Republic & Burundi). This role entails collaborating with a supervisor to define and recommend legal strategies and objectives, aiming to mitigate the organization’s legal exposure. Implementation of top-tier legal processes and procedures is crucial to ensuring business objectives are achieved and legal risks are minimized.

Key Tasks:

  1. Offering Comprehensive Legal Guidance: Provide thorough legal advice, encompassing support for contractual matters related to both customers and vendors within the business sphere.
  2. Risk Assessment and Advisory: Counsel business members on legal and associated risks pertaining to DPDHL’s operations within the designated area of responsibility.
  3. Legal Research and Documentation: Analyze and interpret case law, court reports, and existing/proposed laws and regulations. Draft legal contracts, letters of agreement, and other documents relevant to trade, commercial, financial, and operational aspects.
  4. Monitoring Legal Trends: Keep the business informed about legal trends and emerging areas of law, ensuring proactive awareness.
  5. Financial Management of Legal Spend: Oversee internal and external legal expenditures within the area of responsibility, optimizing budget allocations.
  6. Litigation Defense: Defend the organization’s legal interests in litigation and claims specific to the designated area of responsibility.
  7. Budgetary Contribution: Assist in the preparation of budgets for the legal function within the assigned area.
  8. Adoption of Legal Technology: Stay abreast of legal technology advancements and explore their potential applications in enhancing legal services.

Qualifications & Key Requirements:

  1. Educational Background: Hold a university law degree with an appreciation for bar affiliation.
  2. Professional Law Qualifications: Possess recognized professional law qualifications.
  3. Language Proficiency: Fluent in both French and English.
  4. Business Understanding: Developing comprehension of DHL’s business operations, goals, and strategies within the designated area.
  5. Application of Legal Knowledge: Demonstrate the ability to apply legal knowledge and expertise effectively in a business environment.
  6. Autonomous Work Capability: Exhibit the capability to work autonomously, showcasing independence in legal tasks.
  7. Regional Expertise: Experience with OHADA law and familiarity with legal practices in Francophone Africa, particularly in countries like Cameroon, Burkina Faso, and Chad.
  8. Analytical Skills: Developing legal analytical skills to navigate complex legal scenarios.
  9. Professional Experience: Accumulate 8 to 10 years of experience as an in-house lawyer or in private practice.

DHL is committed to equal opportunity employment, evaluating applicants based on merit without discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic.

If you are enthusiastic about this opportunity, seize the moment and commence your application.




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