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TLTB Central Eastern Region TLTB Central Eastern Region

Legal Officer

Job Description

Provide counsel on legal proceedings conducted by TLTB, relevant legal aspects of government and union relationships, contracts, corporate organisation and other areas of business. This position has an internal consultancy role working cooperatively with line managers across the organisation


Organisational Stakeholders
1. Outcome

1. Effective legal services provided to/for TLTB:
• Prepare, review and modify contracts / agreements and other legal instruments:
- Support contract negotiations
- Finalise, sign-off and document contracts
• Manage legal actions for and against TLTB
- Review, prepare and/or assist with legal cases
- Prepare opinions / briefs for legal cases
- Prepare, negotiate and finalise settlements (or assist)
• Advice provided on legal aspects of credit, insurance and property, personnel and employee relations, and public relations
• Manage risk of legal actions against TLTB
- Advice on the compliance with legal matters
- Communicate with potential legal claimants
- Provide legal protection and risk management advice
- TLTB represented and/or external lawyers managed in relation to claims made against the organisation
- Review, prepare briefs for legal cases
- Liaise with external legal counsel where required
• Provide legal advisory and training services to managers
- Assist with preparation and amendment of relevant Government legislation
- Interpretation on aspects of the law and regulatory requirements
- Advice on and manage any litigation or court matters affecting the Authority
• Counsel to management provided on government relations, important labour negotiations and the implications of impending legislative changes. Participating in government and industry and governmental hearings
• Work effectively with specialist legal council for more complex matters

2. Legal fraternity relationships and respect maintained:
- Maintain professional relationships with legal fraternity and courts
- Work with legal firms representing / supporting TLTB legal team

3. Informed Executive Management and Board:
- Monthly and quarterly reports - legal actions and pending actions
- Special case reporting/briefings
- Propose legislative changes to the iTaukei Land Trust Act 1940 and other relevant legislation

4. Statutory and operational compliance:
- Review and advise on legal implications and compliance of internal policies and procedures
- Formulate compliance check-list
- Monitor compliance with statutory obligations and advise management
- Activities related to the function comply with legal and ethical standards

5. Customer Service
- Quality and efficient customer service for internal and external clients of the Board.

6. TLTB image and values standards demonstrated at all times
- integrity of information maintained
- confidentiality of information ensured
- professional and ethical standards sustained

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

Responsibilities - Critical Competencies

Competence Description
Risk Management Analyse and manage risk.
Planning Deliver results by developing, reviewing or following a work plan, action plan or operational plan.
Systems and Procedures Develop and/or apply procedures to assist the organisation achieve its goals.
Information Analysis Make informed decisions by collecting and interpreting data and information
Documentation Communicate using formal business writing.
Communication Exchange information through verbal communication
Problem Solving Develop practical solutions to a situation.
Negotiation Reach agreement through discussion and compromise.
Technical Strength Demonstrate knowledge of a specialist discipline.
Compliance Comply with relevant laws and the policies and procedures of the organisation.


Qualification Discipline Notes
Degree Law
Others Valid Practicing Certificate

Work Knowledge and Experience

  1. 4 years of highly relevant experience in a specific area of work
  2. Experience with Fijian land law and general commercial law
  3. Experience in an in-house counsel role
  4. Experience with working with and managing external lawyers
  5. Demonstrated success in improving quality of customer service
  6. Evidence of commitment to team work
  7. Establishes high personal standards and serves as an effective role model


Language Proficiency
Excellent command of English
Knowledge of another language
Professional Associations
Membership of appropriate Professional Institutions
Regulatory Compliance Requirements
Legal Practitioner
Admitted to the Bar
Drivers Licence


Interaction Comments
General Manager
Regional and Headquarters
Area Managers
City and Town Councils
Government Officials
Investment institutions
Line Ministries
Local and International Legal Counsel
Provincial Councils'


Attribute Definition
Behavioural Styles
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.
Innovative Devises new and creative ways to do things comes up with original ideas.
Integrity Adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty.
Interpersonal Styles
Forthright Speaks out frankly without hesitation, showing a direct manner.
Objective Impartial and honest in dealings with others, eliminating own feelings and view to reach a balanced judgement.
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.
Challenger Queries, tests information/beliefs and provokes thought.
Disciplined / Systematic Is controlled in conduct, shows an orderly pattern of behaviour, following a methodical and thorough approach
Flexible / Adaptable Readily accommodates changing circumstances, modifying own behaviour and/or views. Able to adjust easily to new conditions
Well Organized Controls tasks in a well thought out and critical manner



04 Mar 2023

Date Posted

2 months ago

Closing Date