Legal Officer

Closing Date July 5, 2018 closed

Job Description/Key Resonsibilities

  1. Represent the Company in both Civil and Criminal litigation.
  2. Initiate and pursue legal proceedings as required i.e. prepare writs, defences, submission and other pleadings in cases of both ‘for and against” the company.
  3. Ensure judgments in favour of the company are fully executed and enforced.
  4. File oppositions in matters where there are arrears due and payable to the company.
  5. Advise on statutory compliances.
  6. Research and prepare legal opinions on various matters including claims for compensation against the company.
  7. Draft and/or review legal contracts and agreements and monitor legal obligations under agreements to ensure compliance.
  8. Liaise with external Attorneys.
  9. Submit monthly reports to Management and the Board.
  10. Maintain register of all legal matters in courts.
  11. Represent the Company at Arbitration and PUC hearings.
  12. Assist in the formulation and implementation of policies relating to the company.
  13. Draft, amend, review or recommend modifications to electricity sector or related laws and regulations.
  14. Dispense matters in keeping with ESRA, GPL’s License & Standard Terms and Conditions, the PUC Act, the GEA Act, the EPA Act and other Laws and/ or Regulations governing or regulating the operations/performance of the company.
  15. Provide sound legal advice to the Company in general and make recommendations to Management as necessary.
  16. Any other related tasks that may be assigned from time to time.

How to Apply

Applications should be submitted to:

Deputy Human Resources Manager

Guyana Power & Light Inc.,

257/259 Middle Street, Georgetown