I. Position Information
- Job Title - Senior Advocate
- Type of Contract - Temporary
- Post Level - Mid – Level Management
- Duration of Assignment - One year
- Duty Station - Juba – South Sudan
- Starting Date - 15th July 2019
- Deadline - 5th August 2019
- Employer - Kolmarek Law Chambers
II. Organizational Context
Kolmarek Law Chambers is known for its high – end creative and innovative legal solutions. We are a leading Corporate & Commercial law firm operating in the Republic of South Sudan, established in the early 2015. Our practice is characterized by effective, efficient and creative legal services that meets the distinctive needs of our clients, allows them to achieve best possible results while minimizing legal risk, and at an optimal cost.
As the potential of investment opportunities continue to increase; and the rapid growth of the private sector; the need for a well – rounded Corporate & Commercial law firm with expertise that cut across the local and international commercial best practices is key to ensure excellent quality legal services.
Our team consists of highly qualified and experienced lawyers with several years of advisory, representing and consulting. Additionally, our significant experience in the public sector and government relations gives us an advantage in helping our clients navigate South Sudan’s sometimes complex regulatory and public sector domains.
Our practice is characterized by solution – driven legal services. We work in partnership with our clients to best understand their needs and ensure we provide them with business – driven results. Our clients range from businesses, private individuals, non – governmental organizations and government institutions.
We draw upon our experience of being the ‘client’, of a start – up, operating and growing businesses in South Sudan and beyond, giving us the edge to truly understand and anticipate the needs of our clients.
III. Description of Duties
As a senior Corporate/Commercial lawyer, you’ll provide the following specific tasks and any other task as may be assigned from time to time;
i) Provides accurate, timely, practical and commercially focused legal advice to clients
ii) Works under little to no supervision and conducts a general caseload, referring upwards as required
iii) Drafts and reviews legal analysis, submissions to the court and external regulators and other legal documentation.
iv) Guide management on regulatory and compliance issues to ensure compliance with legal regulations.
v) Prepare the appropriate legal document for trial or court proceedings.
vi) Examine the legal issues related to new products and services
vii) Represent the Chamber in client services
IV. Skills, Experience & Qualifications Required
To be considered for this position the applicant should have the following skills, experience and qualifications:
a) A sound understanding of Commercial and Corporate Law;
b) An understanding of one or more of other key areas of law relevant to the practice (commercial, procurement, or employment law);
c) Effective use of analytical and innovative thinking and application, specifically (but not exclusively) in relation to the interpretation of law;
d) Ability to understand and analyze complex issues and information;
e) Able to respond to competing priorities from a wide range of contacts/organizations
f) Ability to identify key issues within complex problems/cases, and ensure effective use of time and resources;
g) Able to manage a varied and complex caseload
h) A Masters degree in International Commercial Law/ Corporate Law
i) OR A Bachelor degree (LLB) with 5 years working experience presiding over commercial issues in a reputable law firm.
Interested candidates should submit their application letter and Resume together with the names of three (3) professional referees not later than 5th of August 2019. Only short – listed candidates will be contacted.
Drop your application to our office at, Kolmarek Law Chambers – 6th Flr UAP EQUATORIA TOWER, HAI NEEM, and JUBA – SOUTH SUDAN OR via Email [email protected]