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TLTB North Western Region TLTB North Western Region

Senior Legal Officer

Job Description

The Senior Legal Officer is responsible for providing counsel on legal proceedings conducted by TLTB, relevant legal aspects of government and union relationships, and on other areas of corporate legal advice as required by circumstances.


Organisational Stakeholders
1. Outcome
The Senior Legal Officer is responsible for the following outcomes:
1. Legal Advice
• Accurate and timely legal advice to line management on legal issues of concern in their area - credit, insurance and property, employee relations, public relations and other areas of corporate business.
• Timely and robust counsel to management on government relations, labour negotiations and the implications of impending legislative changes.

2. Litigation
• Competent carriage of all cases before all Courts
• Active participation in government and industry hearings communicated in a timely fashion to relevant officers.

3. Compliance
• 100% complyiance with all legal and ethical standards.

4. Risk Management
• All legal risks to TLTB identified, monitored and reported
• Change management policies facilitated.

5. Team Work
• Excellent and effective teamwork including sharing of information, proposing improvements and efficient work practices
• Legal department functions are carried out efficiently and effectively

6. Supervision
• Subordinates work is of high quality through effective supervision
• Other staff members trained in relevent knowledge and skills gained from specialsed training sessions

7. Continuous learning and development of own skills and knowledge base is ensured.

8. Demonstrate TLTB image and value standards at all times:
• Integrity of information maintained
• Confidentiality of information ensured
• Professional and ethical work standards sustained.

Responsibilities - Critical Competencies

Competence Description
Business Performance Manage the performance of the organisation.
Information Analysis Make informed decisions by collecting and interpreting data and information
Documentation Communicate using formal business writing.
Quality Focus Deliver quality.
Organisational Values Display the organisation's image and value standards.
Social and Cultural Awareness Respond respectfully and effectively to people of different cultural and social backgrounds.
Problem Solving Develop practical solutions to a situation.
Negotiation Reach agreement through discussion and compromise.
Self-Management Manage your priorities and objectives efficiently and effectively
Technical Strength Demonstrate knowledge of a specialist discipline.
Compliance Comply with relevant laws and the policies and procedures of the organisation.
Research Apply formal research methodologies.


Qualification Discipline Notes
Degree Law
Certificate Valid Practicing Certificate

Work Knowledge and Experience

  1. 8 years advanced experience in the practice of Law in Fiji or parallel jurisdiction and other experience of a broad nature
  2. Experience with Fijian land law and general commercial law
  3. An understanding of the impact of customary law on land tenure in Fiji
  4. Experience in an in-house counsel role
  5. Experience with working with and managing external lawyers
  6. Demonstrated success in improving quality of customer service
  7. Evidence of commitment to team work
  8. Establishes high personal standards and serves as an effective role model
  9. Undergone TPAF Management Development Program or equivalent


Language Proficiency
Excellent command of English
Knowledge of another language
Regulatory Compliance Requirements
Legal Practitioner
Admitted to the Bar


Interaction Comments
Executive Management
General Manager
Regional and Headquarters
Government Officials
Investment institutions
Line Ministries
Local and International Legal Counsel


Attribute Definition
Behavioural Styles
Accountable Assumes full responsibility for own actions and identifies with the success or failure of own part of the overall work/goal.
Achiever Puts in effort to achieve a desired result or goal and is motivated by this end and the overall accomplishment.
Detail oriented Attends to the small elements of a task/activity, ensuring completeness and accuracy.
Integrity Adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty.
Interpersonal Styles
Objective Impartial and honest in dealings with others, eliminating own feelings and view to reach a balanced judgement.
Perceptive Shows keen insight and understanding of issues or situations.
Realistic Shows concern for facts and reality, rejecting the impractical.
Self Sufficient and Assured Readily copes with situations without recourse/need of others, showing confidence and belief in oneself and one's own abilities
Thinking Styles
Abstract / Conceptual Thinker Creates abstract or generic ideas generalised from particular instances
Analytic Able to separate things into their constituent elements in order to study or examine them, draw conclusions, or solve problems.
Decisive Reaches conclusions, promptly and firmly.
Disciplined / Systematic Is controlled in conduct, shows an orderly pattern of behaviour, following a methodical and thorough approach
Well Organized Controls tasks in a well thought out and critical manner

Lautoka, Fiji


04 Mar 2023

Date Posted

1 year ago

Closing Date