International Labour Law Counsel at BURN

BURN designs, manufactures, and distributes aspirational fuel-efficient cooking products that save lives and forests in the developing world.BURN has revolutionized the global cookstove sector by proving the business case for selling a high quality, locally manufactured and unsubsidized cookstoves.Since 2013, BURN has sold 200,000+ high quality, locally manufactured and unsubsidized jikokoas â„¢ stoves in East Africa. These stoves have helped 1,000,000+ beneficiaries save $39 million in fuel expenditures and 626,221 tons of wood while reducing indoor air pollution by 65%. BURN currently sells ~10,000 stoves per month and intend to double sales by the end of 2017.Duties and Responsibilities:

Provide counsel to HR, local management, and supervisors on handling employee relations matters, including employee hiring, counseling, discipline, pay, and benefits issues.
Drafting Employment contracts for various markets in line with Burn’s policies and updating the same to ensure compliance with the Law and policies.
Partnering with the HR team to proactively develop HR Policies, processes, and initiatives that minimize legal risk and help create a positive workplace culture.
Prepares, directs, and conducts training programs on employee relations matters; e.g employment law updates, disciplinary matters, investigative techniques, and documentation preparation.
Lead or provide advice and mentorship on internal investigations. Recommends and helps implement appropriate actions.
Identifying and assessing labor law risks and mitigation measures
Remaining current on emergent labor and employment law developments in our different markets and advising on the impact on the Company and implementing any necessary changes.
Representing and advising the HR team and team leaders on employee relations matters, performance management, employee separations, redundancies, and unfair employment practices.

Skills and Experience:

Have 5+ years of experience practicing labor and employment law at a multinational company or law firm.
Have or be a licensed lawyer to practice in any of the above markets.
Have working knowledge of Sub-Saharan Africa Labour and Employment Laws specifically Ghana, Nigeria, DRC, Mozambique, Kenya, and Tanzania.
Have strong organizational and problem-solving skills. 
Excellent analytical, verbal, written, and interpersonal skills.
Proven experience conducting labor and employment-related investigations.
Experience with employee benefits and compensation plans.
Have experience managing outside counsel.
Proven experience in resolving international legal issues across borders and multi-jurisdictions.
A team player capable of working independently on multiple issues in a fast-paced environment, multicultural environment while maintaining an emphasis on the overall corporate mission, policies, and goals.
Bilingual (English and French or Portuguese preferred).

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