Senior Contracts Specialist at Jobelis Consultancy

Jobelis Consultancy - Our client, a market leading player in the mobile telecommunications industry in Africa have a requirement for a Senior  Contracts Specialist who will support all functions to ensure successful integration and support of proposal efforts, contract execution and supplier management initiatives.

Job Title: Senior Contracts Specialist


  • The Senior Contract Specialist will be be responsible for complex contract drafting, compliance, risk management, audit, policy, negotiation support and supplier qualification oversight activities. 
  • Working closely with the technical project teams, procurement, operations and other supporting functions to ensure successful integration and support of proposal efforts, contract execution and supplier management initiatives.
Key accountabilities

  • Working closely with other functions in an integrated team environment to develop procurement contract structures for a variety of complex goods and services. 
  • Develops and implements policies, procedures and processes for the supply chain function.
  • Provide contract risk and compliance oversight to the procurement department.
  • Supporting leadership related to Supplier Management strategy and resolves issues. Identify risks and develop mitigation strategies that support successful execution of the procurement packages. 
  • Conducts oversight and management of procurement process, subcontract and supply chain audits as required.
  • Provide support to complex subcontract negotiations and produce playbooks/training materials for procurement teams.
  • Establishes operating plan for procurement risk and compliance assessment activities. 
  • Lead interface between procurement and legal department on subcontract strategies and subcontract risk management.
  • Provides expert support to assessments and the development of recovery plans, corrective and preventative actions related to subcontract claims and disputes. 
  • Supports the development of company or business unit procurement strategies. Provides oversight and guidance for category strategies. 
  • Assist project teams in their review of tender and bid documentation, and provide recommendations on contract terms and conditions
  • Review bid clarifications/qualifications and related business opportunity documentation drafted by project teams
  • Identify and discuss contracting and commercial risks and implications with project managers, regional managers, and senior executives
  • Recommend alternative or additional bid or contract wording to mitigate, contain and/or transfer risk exposures and address contingencies
  • Provide guidance and support to procurement in negotiations leading to the finalization of sub-contracts
  • Ensure that negotiation, execution and administration of all contracts are compliant with IHS policies and procedures.
  • Engage with and provide guidance to procurement teams involved in the formation and administration of subcontracts and purchasing processes
  • Develop forms and templates to support business initiatives, while identifying and addressing risk exposure to existing documents
  • Draft and review subcontracts and associated documents, and ensure flow down of Prime Contract terms in all subcontract and purchasing commitments
  • Handle day-to-day questions regarding contracts and subcontracts, while identifying and proposing solutions to address associated issues and risks
  • Provide training and coaching to procurement teams engaged in the implementation of and the formation and administration of subcontracts
  • Report to the Legal team on contracting and risk issues where significant legal implications arise from the contracting process, and provide support as required


  • Law Degree or equivalent and 10 years’ experience working with contracts and subcontracts. 
  • Experience of audit and the development of policies and procedures is desirable.

Location: Lagos 

Closing Date
Not Specified 


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