Senior Legal Counsel Full-time Job

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Strategic Responsibilities:

• Contribute to the development of the Department's strategy, as well as annual business plans.

• Contribute to the development of the Department's policies and procedures, in accordance with the overall business objectives of the University, ensuring they promote leading practices and excellence.

• Contribute to the development and management of the Department’s budgets and report on a timely basis to ensure that divergences are addressed promptly.

Operational Responsibilities:

• Act as the legal advisor to the General Counsel, Faculty, Research Staff and University administrators for the various University Colleges by providing sound, relevant, and up-to-date legal advice on matters relating to the University’s educational and business activities.

• Provide sound, relevant, and up-to-date legal support and advice to the University management on relevant legal issues.

• Ensure compliance with internal controls, statutory regulations, and other formalities.

• Draft, negotiate, and manage national and international agreements across the full spectrum of the University’s activities, including commercial, research, corporate and student activities.

• Prepare appropriate templates for the University’s activities.

• In coordination with relevant University departments, promote the awareness of appropriate policies and procedures to ensure that the University operates within the defined legal governance framework

• Ensure that Khalifa University is in compliance with UAE Law and any other applicable international laws to mitigate any risk of legal action against the University.

• Provide legal opinions on matters raised and prepare memos with opinions in response.

• Provide advice and consultation on the University’s policies and procedures.

• Handle litigation, keeping up with current changes on all relevant areas of laws.

• Maintain and archive a signed copy of all binding and non-binding contracts and agreements (including amendments, addendum).

• Support and manage external counsel of the University as required

• Provide legal opinions on all complaints raised against the University in coordination with the relevant departments.

• Ensure adherence to the University's information security policies and procedures, and report breaches or other security risks accordingly.

• Ensure coordination with other departments to facilitate the accomplishment of tasks and responsibilities, as and when needed.

• Perform any other tasks assigned by Line Manager.

Company Description
The UAEs top-ranked university, Khalifa University is leading R&D of real-world solutions and preparing science and engineering graduates to build a better world.