Supervise the Regional Commercial & Legal Officer and Regional Commercial Compliance Officer. Provide advice and guidance on contractual matters, in particular in respect to the mitigation of legal and contractual risk to ensure aligns with the NES Corporate Risk Strategy. Prepare Commercial Risk Reviews as required for approval by Senior Management.
Providing comprehensive employment law advice and assistance to NES Global Talent Middle East region for staff and temporary manpower.
Enhancing the service provided to NES contractors by ensuring that the Middle East Assignment Support teams are in a position to provide manpower with clear concise documentation that properly protects NES’ business and minimises the risk of complaints or litigation.
Reviewing and updating terms and conditions under which temporary manpower and staff are engaged by NES in the Middle East, and advising on changes in the law and client contracts impact to NES’s pricing models.
Keeping abreast of changes to employment laws and requirements in the areas in which NES operates in the Middle East, including quarterly review and update of internal operating knowledge database and communication of changes to internal stakeholders.
Handling contentious contractor terminations and any claims raised by contractors relating to such terminations or other aspects of their assignment.
Managing Middle East litigation, taking external legal advice where required and bringing any litigation to a swift conclusion in line with business needs and requirements, to achieve best result for NES in a cost effective manner..
Manage corporate matters in respect of the NES entities across the Middle East and project manage new entity setups.
Proactively managing external lawyers to obtain specialist advice within budgetary constraints.
Keep up to date with and anticipate emerging employment, organizational, legal and commercial issues and developments.
Develop wider team customer service and engagement levels with other departments and regions, and manage contribution from other staff across NES, on a global basis.
Identify and extend best practices and continuous improvement opportunities across NES, coaching others to develop solutions.
Maintain and develop credibility of Global Commercial, Legal and Compliance Team.
Is able to understand the Commercial risk parameters of the business and to apply a range of solutions in a coherent, logical manner.
Uses Commercial and legal expertise to provide recommendations on resolution of issues within risk parameters.
Passes on own skills to others sharing knowledge and experience readily.
Adopts a questioning approach to clarify or more fully understand an issue.
Helps to uncover pertinent facts to source a solution.
Identifies the key points to communicate on any interaction, selecting the correct method of communication to ensure advice is delivered and understood by all parties to enable an informed decision to be made.
Uses emotional intelligence to consider how people may react differently in different circumstances.
Keeps up to date with issues and brings insights back into the organisation to evolve and improve advice and solutions
Gathers information from multiple sources, analyses and critiques it before making an informed recommendation to internal team.
Applies own judgement and criteria to adapt previous recommendations or experience in the light of the current circumstance.
High level of analytical skills and excellent knowledge of Middle Eastern Employment law, including UAE, KSA, Iraq (including Kurdistan region of Iraq), Oman, Qatar (ideally more than 2 of these jurisdictions).
Displays professional integrity.
Future focused, inquisitive and open minded.