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Job Openings at Unilever Tanzania - 2022

Job Title:  Legal Counsel

Main Purpose

To assist the General Counsel – Plantations to provide, provide legal services to the company; business partner management; handle legal-related queries on communications, industrial relations, tax, finance, and operating subsidiaries.

Main Accountabilities

Identify legal risks and help the business navigate them, providing legally compliant creative solutions which deliver a competitive advantage to the business objectives taking into account compliance, reputation, cost, risk and other consequences.
Advise various functions: General Management, operations, HR, finance, engineering and R&D on statutory obligations under the relevant legal Acts and associated legislation and regulations relating to matters such as governance frameworks.
Development and maintenance of relationships with relevant external contacts (e.g. external lawyers, registrars, regulators, external bodies etc);
Review legal contracts and other legal documents generally.
Manage records of contracts, land documents, litigation files & other legal documents deposited with Legal department for safekeeping.
Litigation support – representation of Unilever at court sessions and follow up of external advocates to deliver value for legal fees paid.
Facilitate appropriate legal documentation and witnesses for the litigation process responsible for litigation update reports.
Facilitate the availability of laws and regulations relevant to company operations research and review laws and regulations regulating the company advisor on all changes to laws and regulations.
Manage the company’s lease portfolio alert the relevant functions on expiry of leases and facilitate renewal and termination of leases facilitate payment of rent and rates.
Provide company secretarial services to the Company.
Preparing Board resolutions and minutes of Board meetings and Annual General Meetings.
Advising the finance team on the reporting requirements and disclosures required under the Companies Act and other relevant laws.
Organizing the company and subsidiary’s Board meetings as well as Board Committee Meetings.
Ensure filing of Annual Returns, and resolutions relating to appointment and resignation of Directors and Secretaries.
Update Company Registers and manage the use of the Company Seal
Cascade and awareness of COBP and COBP Policies and ensure specific structured awareness and training.
Ensure visibility and/or access to the COBP and the various reporting channels to employees, contractors and suppliers.
Enforcing COBP between Unilever employees, its customers, contractors, and suppliers.
Management of cases on the case management system- logging, updating and closure of cases.
Attend specific disciplinary hearings.
Ensure implementation of the Code Sanctions Standard when making decisions on Code cases.
End-to-end responsibility for all Code investigations, which includes preparation of investigation plans, sanction proposal and closure of cases with the BI Committee.
Support the local Business Integrity Committee Chair with agendas, minutes, reports and follow-up.
Engagement with (local) procurement and high-risk 3rd parties to ensure 3rd party compliance with relevant policies and standards; and
Provide other ad hoc legal and compliance services as may be required from time to time.

Relevant Experience

A graduate of Law (LLB)
Call to Bar (Member of Tanganyika Law Society & current practicing certificate)
Five (5) years post- call experience in Corporate/commercial Law practice or related job experience
Above average communication skills (oral & written)
Above average analytical skills
Good interpersonal skills
Attention to details
Above average team skills
Appetite for learning
Good working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite

 

Key Environment

Internal – Interface with all the functions at all levels (receive and understand the nature of legal requests and provide legal solutions to them)

External – External Advocates, Court officials, State and local government officials, State law press (provide support to in terms of documentation and witnesses, attend pre-trial briefing sessions and legal meetings, liaise with state and local government officials on rates billed, deal with court officials during attendance at court sessions)

Unilever is an organisation committed to equity, inclusion and diversity to drive our business results and create a better future, every day, for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. At Unilever we are interested in every individual bringing their ‘Whole Self’ to work and this includes you! Thus if you require any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of your application so that we can support you through your recruitment journey.

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Job Title : Business Integrity Officer

Main Job Purpose

The Business Integrity Officer UTT is responsible for ensuring compliance with Unilever’s Code of Business Principles (the Code) and Code Policies and developing local due diligence procedures and other business controls with a view to embedding a compliance culture. The Business Integrity Officer is responsible for achieving operational excellence in enforcing the Code between UTT employees and relevant third parties. He/she will support the Business Integrity Committees in UTT and will be the visible go to person for the escalation of Code related issues within UTT. The role will report to the Senior Legal Counsel – Plantations.

The Business Integrity Officer UTT must demonstrate the judgment, drive and influence needed to deploy Unilever’s Business Integrity programme across UTT for optimal results, in liaison with subject matter experts and consistent with the global Unilever Roadmap for Business Integrity. The Business Integrity Officer utt will assist the Chief Legal Officer of ekaterra to deploy the Unilever Business Integrity Programme across the tea estates.

Key Interactions

The Business Integrity Officer Tea Estates will interface with the following stakeholders:

UTT Country General Manager
Senior Legal Officer – Plantations
UTT leadership team
Other Functional risk specialists in UTT (e.g. in Finance, HR, IT and Legal) including subject matter experts
Global Business Integrity network colleagues
UTT Business Integrity Committee
Plantations business Integrity Committee
Other stakeholders as may be designated from time to time.

Key Accountabilities

The key accountabilities of the Business Integrity Officer Tea Estates are as follows:

PREVENTION

Education and Awareness:

Global education and awareness programmes, monitoring of completion rates in UTT
Education of specific UTT employee / functional groups where required
New joiner awareness and on-boarding, leaver exit process
Annual declarations

Maintains an understanding of applicable local compliance laws / regulations and best practices Deploys local procedures and controls to cover key local compliance areasEnforces COBP between UTT employees, its customers, contractors, and suppliers

DETECTION

Promoting the Code and Reporting channels:

Manage local Code and compliance engagements within the UTT through town halls, leadership team engagements.
Ensure that all reporting options are clearly communicated.
Ensure that the Business Integrity hotline is accessible (e.g. via freephone numbers).

Code compliance and (business) risk identification and assessment:

Review and monitor UTT’s external issues and developments and report to the Senior Legal Counsel.
Maintain local Code compliance control requirements and procedures.
Engage with high risk third parties.
Engage with (local) procurement to ensure 3rd party compliance with relevant policies and standards.
Manage co-ordination of UTT’s Code Compliance Self-Assessment and remediation plans.

Code case handling and Investigations (breaches):

End responsibility for all Code investigation in UTT, from preparing investigation plan to sanctioning proposal and closing with the UTT Business Integrity Committee. Escalation to and support the Senior Counsel Compliance as and when necessary for cases handled by the Plantations Business Integrity Committee.
Investigate and conclude all cases in conformance with defined global standards.
Documenting control and process failures and escalating to functional owners for remediation.
Reporting and tracking of process improvements.
Ensure quality of data input into the Business Integrity reporting system.
Reporting on Code case statistics to the Senior Legal Counsel – Plantations.
Informing the Senior Legal Counsel – Plantations of any high-risk, reportable and/or WL2+ cases when these arise.

Incident response

Ensure appropriate classification and review of compliance incidents.
Preparation of position papers regarding any (Code) compliance concerns / challenges / questions received.

GOVERNANCE

Additional Code Committee Support:

Code Business Partner to the Country General Manager UTT and Senior Legal Counsel – Plantations.
Support the Business Integrity Committees in UTT with agendas, reports, minutes and follow-up.

Organisation

Point of contact for any Code related queries in UTT.
Managing the UTT Business Integrity Roadmap.

Leadership Behaviours

Standards of leadership applicable for this role are listed below in order of importance:

Bias for action Accountability and responsibility Building talent and teams Growth mindset Consumer and customer focus

 

Experience Required

The candidate should have a degree in law with 2-3 years post qualification experience, out of which 1-2 years’ experience should involve compliance-related work. Candidate should have a good grasp of relevant underlying legal frameworks, compliance, risk and business integrity issues. Training and support will be provided to develop areas of expertise. The ability to influence key stakeholders and to be an agent for change are essential in this role as is the ability to manage potentially sensitive and complex investigations.

Unilever is an organisation committed to equity, inclusion and diversity to drive our business results and create a better future, every day, for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. At Unilever we are interested in every individual bringing their ‘Whole Self’ to work and this includes you! Thus if you require any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of your application so that we can support you through your recruitment journey.

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