GE Africa Early Career Development Program- Legal Job

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Job Title:  Trainees – Legal

Role Summary/Purpose

  • GE Africa’s Early Career Development Program (ECDP) is a twelve month development program designed to give recent university/college graduates challenging work assignments, training and development, and exposure to leadership.
  • The program combines hands on experience with formal classroom training to equip participants with the tools and knowledge to become leaders in GE.

Essential Responsibilities

  • This position will be within the Global Growth Business based in Lagos, Nigeria or Accra, Ghana and are open to recent university/college graduates in Law.
  • Promote frequent use of repositories to ensure user awareness of key information and documents;
  • Interface with internal and external senior level executives, government officials and various outside organizations on a need to basis;
  • Support the West Africa legal team in process improvement initiatives, in line with current business challenges
  • Responsible for reviewing, updating and tracking the following documents: Powers of Attorney; Non-Disclosure Agreements; leases, first level review of agreements and other tasks as may be assigned from time to time.
  • Research and collect data, review legislative trends including updating advise obtained from external counsel and communicate these to the legal team and implement early warning system
  • Update manual and digital repositories (support central libraries and shared drives) with latest materials;
  • Drive compliance programs across the region
  • As valuable members of our team, ECDP participants will receive many benefits including:
    • Challenging work assignments
    • Business mentors
    • Leadership training
    • Functional training
    • Opportunities to network with Leaders and other ECDP members


  • Recent college/university graduate with no more than 2 years’ work experience /or with national service discharge (relevant degrees and/or experience preferred).
  • LLB; BL; LLM (LLM not mandatory)
  • Authorized to work in your country full-time and without restriction. For Nigeria, must have NYSC discharge or exemption certificate in hand
  • Proficiency in the use and application of Microsoft Excel and other MS packages (Word, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, changing environment
  • Excellent organization skills, ability to independently prioritize multiple tasks and work to deadlines
  • 2 years of legal experience.
  • Must be fluent in spoken and written English
  • Must be fluent in spoken and written French

Additional Eligibility Qualifications
Desired Characteristics:

  • Demonstrated leadership ability
  • High performer with a passion to achieve positive business results
  • Curiosity and desire to learn and expand skill set
  • Flexible, adaptable, and open to change
  • Demonstrated team player
  • Confident self-starter who has demonstrated drive
  • A post graduate degree in a relevant field will be an advantage

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should Click Here to Apply

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