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CORPORATE LEGAL COUNSEL , Botswana Investment and Trade Centre (BITC)


Job description

  • Providing sound accurate and prompt legal services to ensure that BITC complies with relevant statutes and regulations.
  • Providing Board secretarial services to the Board of Directors and company secretarial services to BITC Management.
  • Preparing legal documents, including drafting contracts.
  • Ensuring that the Board decisions and activities are carried out in accordance with the relevant statute and regulations.
  • Recommending enhancement to BITC corporate governance and business policies.
  • Represent BITC on Industrial Relations, Trade Dispute, Litigation matters, Arbitration and mediation matters.

Requirements

  • Hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Law (LLB) from a recognized university and admitted as an attorney in the Courts of Botswana.
  • Possess at least 10 years post qualification experience, with at least 5 years’ experience as an attorney and at least 3 years litigation.
  • A good knowledge of commercial law with a strong background in the provision of legal advice.
  • Possession of a CIS will be an added advantage
  • Effective communication (verbal and written) skills • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong negotiation and advocacy skills • Attention to detail • Legal Research skills.
  • Team Leadership and Managerial Competence • Corporate Governance

Company profile

Botswana Investment and Trade Centre (BITC) is a Parastatal organization established by an Act of Parliament No. 12 of 2011. It is a Lead national Investment Promotion Agency geared towards achieving efficiency and streamlining policy coordination over national investment promotion, trade and export development activities as well as nation branding. BITC focuses on improved service delivery, strong results orientation as enabled by a strategic focus that will propel investment promotion and export development as key components of the national economic diversification strategy. BITC seeks to fill the below mentioned position and citizens of Botswana are invited to apply.

Closing date and application instructions

Candidates who meet the requirements for the above mentioned position should apply and enclose comprehensive curriculum vitae (CV), certified copies of certificates, copy of Omang and at least two work related references from current and previous employers. All applications should be addressed to: 

The Executive Director, Shared Services 
Botswana Investment and Trade Centre (BITC) 
Private Bag 00445 
GABORONE 

Or emailed to recruitment@bitc.co.bw 

Applications should be received by 26th February 2016

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