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Position titleLegal & Compliance Assistant
Place of performanceDubai, United Arab Emirates
Apply by28/02/2021
Start date01/04/2021
QualificationBachelor's degree in Law or legal studies (preferably with a module in employment law).
Sector experienceMinimum of 3 years of demonstrable relevant Humanitarian Aid experience and/or minimum of 3 years of demonstrable relevant Human Resources experience.
Geographical experienceMinimum of 3 year of experience in Other (desirable).
LanguageFluency in English (essential) and Arabic (desirable).
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Job description

CTG OverviewCTG stands for Committed To Good. With an ethical approach at the heart of all that we do, it is a description that makes us proud. Respect for the fundamental human rights of our staff, and those our staff encounter, is a cornerstone of our values. We strive for gender equality, inclusion and diversity, providing fair and equal opportunities for all. We take a zero tolerance approach to corruption and stay true to local labour laws and all local statutory requirements.
In operation since 2006, today we are honoured to serve clients in 15 fragile and conflict-affected states assisting with disaster relief, peace building, humanitarian aid and development programmes through our specialised recruitment, HR management and operational services.
Overview of position
The Legal & Compliance Assistant, will support the Client Services Director & General Counsel in ensuring the compliance of the company in all jurisdictions of operation, compliance with contractual requirements, compliance with management systems and management of legal risk.
Role objectives
Specific responsibilities will include but not be limited to:
  • Conducting research and compiling reports on applicable regulations and laws across all jurisdictions of operation (including but not limited to employment laws, company laws and tax laws)
  • Conducting other legal research
  • Supporting/Managing set ups of legal entities in new jurisdictions
  • Managing the compliance of existing legal entities’ annual local audit and reporting requirements
  • Liaising with local legal counsel and experts
  • Conducting due diligence on partners, subcontractors, suppliers and clients
  • Assisting with/managing the handling of disciplinary cases (depending on complexity)
  • Reviewing RFP and bid documentation for legal risk factors
  • Assist in contract compliance and training operational teams on contractual requirements
  • Drafting legal documents (including but not limited to NDAs, Service Agreements, Consultancy Agreements, MoUs, etc.) and correspondence with clients and other parties
  • Drafting standard operating procedures and assist with ISO certification requirements
  • Keeping files organised and up to date in paper and/or electronic format
  • Ensure that all CTG supply chain has gone through due diligence, comply with the company’s code of conduct, and work towards raising their standards
  • Maintaining and track laws and regulations, contract documentations, amendments and various compliance measures
  • Developing policies and procedures, and monitor its correct implementation
  • Ensure that all signed contracts, amendments, extensions are properly communicated to all relevant stakeholders to provide awareness and clarify questions.
Project reporting
This role reports to the Client Services Director & General Counsel but will be actively in comms with relevant stakeholders.
Key competenciesEducation:
• Bachelor's degree in Law or legal studies (preferably with a module in employment law)
• Qualified solicitor (or equivalent)

Work experience:
• 3-5 years of demonstrable relevant experience.
• Experience working in the HR and/or humanitarian sector is preferable
• Experience with large contracts (both with private and public sectors) and supply chains, is an advantage.

Geographical experience:
• Experience in dealing with multiple jurisdictions, especially conflict-affected states, is an advantage.
• Fluency in English is essential. Arabic and French language skills are favourable

Key competencies:
The successful candidate will:
• Be a self-starter and able to work independently with minimum supervision
• Be comfortable handling large work load, working under time pressure, managing multiple issues at once
• Have strong organisational skills – ability to follow up on issues and prioritise
• Possess excellent attention to detail and accuracy
• Have superior research skills
• Demonstrate a high level of discretion with confidential matters
• Have experience with online document management systems
• Have business proficiency in computer systems and MS Office applications
Team management
This role does not have team management responsibilities.
Further information
Candidates applying for this opportunity must be eligible to work in the United Arab Emirates & must be currently in the U.A.E.