Vacancies at Abt Associates Tanzania; Are you passionate about making a difference in the world and looking for a meaningful career opportunity in the field of law? Abt Associates, a global leader in research and program implementation, is offering an exciting job opportunity for a Legal Counsel based in either Ghana, Senegal, or Tanzania.
If you have a legal background and a desire to contribute to projects focused on health, social, and environmental policy, as well as international development, then this role might be the perfect fit for you.
About Abt Associates
At Abt Associates, we are dedicated to tackling some of the world’s most pressing issues and improving the quality of life for people worldwide. Our mission is to create a more equitable world, and we believe in embracing big challenges to make it happen. With a team of over 3,000 professionals working in more than 50 countries, we are united by our commitment, energy, and innovation.
We welcome diverse ideas, backgrounds, and viewpoints because we understand that it’s through collaboration and diverse perspectives that we can achieve meaningful change. At Abt Associates, we value our team members and prioritize their well-being, allowing them to balance work and personal life effectively.
As a Legal Counsel at Abt Associates, you will play a pivotal role in supporting and advising the organization on various legal matters related to its business and project operations in Africa. These legal issues encompass a wide range, including employment and safety law, corporate law, privacy and data protection law, immigration law, tax law, and compliance with client contract and local law requirements. Your responsibilities will include:
- Operations, Employment, Disputes (80%): Working closely with the Associate General Counsel, you will provide practical, accurate, and timely legal advice, training, and support to key stakeholders in Abt’s business and project operations in Africa. This includes handling operational, employment, and disputes-related legal issues.
- Privacy (10%): Collaborating with the Associate General Counsel responsible for the Privacy practice area, you will provide legal advice on privacy, intellectual property, and data protection matters. This includes managing internal projects, legal disputes, and regulatory investigations when necessary.
- General (10%): You will support the Associate General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel in developing a pragmatic legal framework for Abt’s legal affairs in Africa. This involves legal risk management, legal operations, management of external counsel relationships and fees, and staying updated on relevant changes in local laws.
What We Value
To thrive in this role, you should possess the following qualifications and characteristics:
- A degree in law and the ability to practice law in one or more of the job locations or another relevant jurisdiction (e.g., US, UK, Australia).
- A minimum of 8 years of prior relevant work experience.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Good cultural awareness and the ability to build strong stakeholder relationships.
- High-level problem-solving, organization, and attention to detail skills.
- Ability to work autonomously and in a team environment.
- Capacity to manage multiple complex tasks and adapt to changing priorities.
- Willingness to travel internationally within Africa and to the United States.
- Experience in relevant areas of law in an in-house context.
- Experience in the international development sector.
- English language skills are required, and French language skills are preferred.
What We Offer
Abt Associates is committed to fostering a diverse workforce and providing comprehensive employee benefits. Our total rewards programs aim to balance your work and personal life effectively, offering benefits, flexible schedules, and professional development opportunities.
Please note that local candidates are strongly encouraged to apply, and work authorization is required.
Join Us in Making a Difference
At Abt Associates, we are on a mission to create a lasting culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion. We understand that diversity is an asset, and we actively work to advance equity for everyone. Our commitment extends to creating business practices that promote racial and social equity and investing in community impact programs for the benefit of Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC).
If you are ready to embrace a rewarding and meaningful career where you can make a positive impact on the world, Abt Associates welcomes you to apply. This is your chance to contribute to projects that address critical global challenges and shape a more equitable future.
Join us at Abt Associates and be part of a team that’s driving change and making a real difference in the world. Your journey to meaningful work starts here. Apply now!
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