9mobile is a Nigerian private limited liability company. EMTS acquired a Unified Access Service License from the Nigerian Communications Commission in 2007. The License enables EMTS provide Fixed Telephony (wired or wireless), Digital Mobile Services, International Gateway Services and National/Regional Long Distance Services in addition to spectrum assignments in the 900 and 1800 MHz bands.

Job Position: Legal Services Manager (Contracts and Advisory)

Job Location: Lagos

Job Description

  1. Serves as a point of legal advice on local and international commercial contracts.
  2. Liaises with relevant departments and divisions to draft, review and or interpret contractual agreements, ensure that contracts entered by EMTS are consistent with corporate and governmental laws, rules and regulations

Job Requirements

  1. Advise EMTS on legal matters relating to corporate and project finance contracts and assist departments in the closure of financial transactions to the best interest of EMTS.
  2. Keep abreast of global and local best practice as it relates to the unit’s activities.
  3. Continuously assist in reviewing the unit/team’s activities, make recommendations for improvement and implement approved initiatives to ensure enhanced performance of the team.
  4. Assist in identifying required resources, personnel and funding to achieve the unit/function’s strategy.
  5. Establish and maintain relationships with key internal and external stakeholders.


  1. Liaise with individual departments& divisions and provide advice on legal issues arising from contracts.
  2. Review and vet contracts and legal agreements including memoranda of understanding (MoUs) or agreement (MoAs),letters of intent and other related documents.
  3. Research and proffer opinion on any legal inquiries or issues of a contractual nature arising out of the interpretation and application of contracts and agreements.
  4. Ensure that terms and conditions set out in contractual documentation are legally valid, consistent with EMTS’s policies, rules and regulations, and are in the organization’s best interest.
  5. Coordinate with tender committees and concerned departments/divisions in drafting and finalizing tender documentation. Provide legal assistance to tender committees in tender amendment, tender process management, contract negotiation and finalization.
  6. Provide assistance in litigation by or against contractors or other parties arising out of contracts, agreements, or similar documentation.
  7. Ensure the setup and maintenance of a database of all contractual documents and related legal documentation.
  8. Ensure safe custody of all tenders and contracts.
  9. Assist in implementing the unit’s work programs and plans in line with agreed upon procedures and guidelines.
  10. Assist in planning and managing the human and material resources of the unit to optimize performance, morale and enhance productivity.
  11. Manage inter-functional relations to ensure synergy across the various departmental functions.
  12. Provide leadership and guidance to team members and manage subordinates’ performance towards the achievement of overall team objectives.
  13. Ensure adequate training and development is delivered to employees in the Contract and Tender review and management processes.
  14. Monitor and control the budgetary needs of the unit/function.
  15. Prepare/compile agreed periodic activity and performance reports for the attention of the Head, Legal &Company Secretariat Services
  16. Perform any other duties as assigned by the Head, Legal & Company Secretariat Services

Job Requirements

  1. Candidates should possess a First Degree in Law.
  2. Postgraduate/professional qualification in a related field will be an added advantage.
  3. Expertise in telecommunication and commercial contracts
  4. Minimum of Six (6) years relevant work experience with at least three(3)years in a supervisory role.

Experience,Skills & Competencies:

  1. Telecoms Regulations
  2. Legislation and Compliance
  3. Legal Contract Drafting
  4. Skills
  5. Conflict Management and DisputeResolution
  6. Communication
  7. Team Management
  8. Behaviour
  9. Passion for Excellence
  10. Integrity
  11. Empowering people
  12. Growing people
  13. Teamwork
  14. Customer Focus

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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