Faster, more reliable access. Of the over 7 billion people in the world, fewer than half are connected to the Internet. And for many who are online, inadequate or nonexistent infrastructure offers slow and unreliable connections. CSquared was launched to bring faster, more reliable Internet to the people and places that need it. We first built a metro fiber network in the city of Kampala, Uganda, a dense urban center that was limited to pre-broadband speeds. Since then, we have expanded CSquared to Ghana, where we expect to build over 1,000 kilometers of fiber in Accra, Tema and Kumasi. In Uganda, we also offer wholesale last-mile Wi-Fi access. Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) can leverage our network to bring high-quality Wi-Fi to homeowners, small businesses and mobile users on-the-go. We continue to explore opportunities for expanding CSquared Wi-Fi networks to future markets. A lightspeed network CSquared enables ISPs and MNOs to provide high-quality broadband at lower costs through shared infrastructure such as metro fiber and Wi-Fi networks. Our shared infrastructure model means we work alongside our customers, building networks they can leverage to provide better services to end users. We have seen how connecting Kampala to existing long-distance fiber lines has helped to provide the city with a foundation for growth and help more people get online. We are excited to see similar growth in Ghana. The potential CSquared is about unleashing what's possible when cities like Kampala and Accra are better-connected. Networks with greatly expanded capacity support local providers in building a stronger web in Africa and around the world.
As a Legal Officer, you will work closely with all teams across various jurisdictions and assist them with their legal services requests. You will also work proactively in managing the legal risks and provide legal guidance to the respective teams.
You have strong relationship-building skills, proven experience in negotiating and closing agreements, the ability to clarify and summarize complex issues and strong attention to detail. You also possess high comprehensive analytical skills regarding projects and interactions with internal and external stakeholders and the ability to effectively influence and communicate cross-functionally with all levels of management.
Your duties include providing legal advice and opinion, drafting and/or reviewing legal documents, handling corporate affairs, liaising with outside counsels… You will report to the Group Head of Legal and Regulatory.
Advising on legal and regulatory frameworks, especially in the telecommunications industry across multiple jurisdictions in Africa
Assisting in the evaluation, structure and close of business opportunities and market entrance
Ensuring compliance with relevant legislation (e.g. Telecoms law, Competition Law, Consumer Protection Law etc.) throughout the company and keeping abreast of legislative changes that may affect the company
Providing guidance on a variety of legal and regulatory issues, by monitoring the legal service requests and proactively advising the teams on matters which may pose significant risk to the company
Assisting the Head of Legal and Regulatory Affairs in handling general corporate secretarial matters, including resolutions, board and general meetings, formalities…
Directing the work of external counsel engaged on various matters, including corporate secretarial matters, documentation reviews, litigations…
Initiating and leading interactions with customers or partners where appropriate to resolve complex legal matters.
Research, build and maintain strong direct relationships with key stakeholders, including regulatory bodies.
Required qualifications and experience:
Bachelor’s degree in Law from an accredited Law School
A minimum of 5 years’ legal experience gained within a reputable law firm and/or a telco/IT company as an in-house
Master’s degree in Law from an accredited Law School
Work experience within Africa country or able to work with various jurisdictions
Proven ability to handle ambiguity, work collaboratively with internal and partner contacts, influence cross-functional teams.
Strong analytical and reasoning skills
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including writing
Ability to make prompt, clear and considered legal decisions involving operations across the multiple jurisdictions
Flexibility on regional travel if need be
Ability to perform research on and assist with execution on several time-sensitive project/deals at once in a fast paced environment with minimal direction.