Meridian Port Services Ltd (MPS): Legal Officer - Jobs in Ghana

Meridian Port Services Ltd (MPS): Legal Officer

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28 Mar, 2011

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Legal Jobs in Ghana

Meridian Port Services Ltd (MPS) is a joint venture between Ghana Ports & Harbours Authority (GPHA), and Meridian Port Holdings (MPH), a world renowned container terminal operating company, operating the container terminal in Tema. Our Vision is to be the Best in Class container terminal in West Africa.

Job Description

MPS is seeking to recruit a qualified and competent Legal Officer to join the Finance & Administration Department of the Company.

Under the Legal & Claims Manager will be responsible among others for assisting the Legal and Claims Manager, develop and implement Legal and Claims strategy across the business to ensure efficient utilisation of company resources in the legal and claims process

Assist the Legal & Claims Manager to ensure that every legal obligation are fulfilled in due time
Assist to review and validate all legal procedures and contracts before signing
Assist to set up procedures to be followed in managing legal risks, conducting litigation and pursuing insurance claims etc
Assist to ensure that claims on insurers are lodged in a timely and correct manner. Follow-up and ensures that correct payments are made

Required Skills or Experience


Must possess an LLB or equivalent qualification
Should be enrolled on the roll of lawyers in Ghana
Should have a minimum of 2 years work experience as a Legal Practitioner in corporate, government or private practice with experience in negotiating and drafting commercial legal contracts and documents
Should have a working knowledge of labour and insurance law as well as experience in commercial litigation and court room practice
Familiarity with Maritime Law would be an added advantage
Proven analytical skills
Excellent communication skills in spoken and written English
Must have high level of integrity

How To Apply

All qualified and interested applicants may send their applications with CV indicating names of two (2) professional referees to the address below:

Meridian Port Services Ltd
Private Mail Bag No. 262
Community One Post Office

Offer valid till: 04 Apr, 2011

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