Paralegal, Compliance and Ethics, forOracle Corporation, EMEA (Sub Sahara Africa)
Oraclehas an unwavering commitment to comply with the laws of the United States andother countries in which it operates and to act with integrity in all its businessdealings.The Compliance & Ethics (“ C&E ”) team helps Oracle ensure thatits business is conducted in accordance with internal policy and applicablelaw.
TheEMEA Compliance and Ethics team is seeking to hire a junior paralegal to bebased in Lagos, Nigeria to providesupport for Oracle’s local regional Compliance and Ethics (C&E) Counselresponsible for Sub Sahara Africa.The rolewill help implement and execute Oracle’s compliance program.This will include enforcing Oracle’s compliancepolicies by providing assistance with internal investigations and remediationactions, handling requests routed to the Compliance and Ethics organization, deliveringtraining and guidance to Oracle employees and business partners on Oraclepolicy and applicable law and implementing partner and supplier due diligenceguidelines. This role is ideally suited for a junior lawyer/ legal counselseeking to gain experience and create expertise in the compliance and ethicsprogram of a large multi-national company.The role will provide an opportunity to develop legal, organizationaland communication skills and to work with experienced lawyers in multiplejurisdictions, in particular Sub Sahara Africa.
This rolewill be reporting into the Senior Managing Counsel, compliance and Ethics basedin Nairobi, Kenya.
Investigations & Remediation
·Support local regional C&E counselsby assisting in investigations, including assisting with case management dataentry, tracking, analytics and system reporting in order to prepare reportsC&E headquarters.
·Support local regional C&E counselsto execute on programmatic initiatives and/or remedial measures, and to ensuresuch measures are promptly implemented.
·Review of events and any relatedexpenses, such as meals, gifts and entertainment to ensure compliance withOracle policy.
·Review disclosure of potentialconflicts of interest and ensure that mitigation plans are implemented whereappropriate.
Partnerand Supplier Reviews
·Handle escalations of Oracle partnerand supplier reviews that arise through investigations or due diligence
·Use investigation metrics to identifytrends and areas of compliance risk and work with local regional C&E counselsto design a plan to mitigate the risk.
·Work with local regional C&E counselsto identify common concerns across the region and establish common standardsand propagate best practices.
·Support local regional C&E counselsworking with other business stakeholders to monitor and implement suggestedfurther control enhancements to help improve and develop Oracle’s Compliance andEthics Program.
·Assist in developing and delivering livetraining curriculums
·Work with C&E counsel to develop anddeliver regular communication to Oracle employees concerning Oracle’s Code ofEthics and Business Conduct and related policies and procedures
·Collect and collate employee feedbackon the effectiveness of Oracle’s compliance policies, trainings andcommunications
·Bachelor’s or Law degree from topinstitutions
·1- 3 years post qualificationexperience
·Ability to speak and write fluently inEnglish required
·Based in Nigeria. Ability to travel upto 20% in the region as required
·Ability to work both independently andas part of a team, with strong teamwork and collaboration skills.
·Excellent organizational skills, withthe ability to simultaneously handle multiple tasks and prioritize work to meetbusiness requirements
·Excellent judgment and capacity to makedecisions that demonstrate an unwavering commitment to integrity and ethicaldecision making
·A high level of passion,self-motivation, responsiveness and adaptability
·In addition to fluent written andspoken English, the ability to speak and write fluently in an additionallanguage is strongly preferred
·Practical and effective problemanalysis and resolution
·Previous experience with complianceand ethics topics and anticorruption
Detailed Description and Job Requirements
Provides paralegal support to one of the Legal Department’s specialty practice groups.
Drafts legal agreements, correspondence and other legal documents. Proficient in a specific area of law. Responds to legal inquiries. Performs legal research and legal filings. Other various projects as assigned.
Duties and tasks are standard with some variation. Completes own role largely independently within defined policies and procedures. Computer proficient. Has strong management, research and organizational skills and is detail oriented. Strong written and verbal communication skills. BA/BS degree or related experience and 2 - 5 years relevant legal experience. Paralegal certificate preferred.
As part of Oracle's employment process candidates will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment screening process. This will involve identity and employment verification, professional references, education verification and professional qualifications and memberships (if applicable).