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Head of Legal Department


CPS Africa


Legal Department




Fumba Town, Zanzibar and Dar es salaam

Job Description

CPS Africa Ltd as a dynamic and rapidly growing Real estate developer with a commitment to excellence and innovation. The Mission of our company is to Create homes and communities that are strong, safe, suitable and accessible to all. Our aspirational and successful real estate projects are adding value for people so we can build an environment worthy of living. 

CPS is seeking for a committed legal professional to Lead our legal department and support our values; Starting from the heart, Obsessed with impact, trailblazing and green is currency.

Position overview:

As the Head of the Legal Department, you will be responsible for overseeing all legal aspects of our organization, ensuring compliance with applicable laws, and regulations,  acting as a government liaison and  strategically managing the legal team. 

Key Responsibilities:

1.Legal Drafting:

  • Draft, review, and modify various legal documents, contracts, and agreements to safeguard the company’s interests and ensure legal clarity and compliance.
  • Provide guidance and training to legal team members and other departments on effective legal drafting techniques and standards.
  1. Legal Risk Management:
  • Identify, assess, and proactively mitigate legal risks that could impact the organization’s operations and financial well-being.
  • Develop and implement comprehensive risk management strategies to minimize legal exposure and potential liabilities.


  • Manage and oversee all litigation matters, including the selection and collaboration with external counsel when necessary.
  • Develop litigation strategies and represent the organization in legal proceedings when required.

4.Legal Compliance:

  • Ensure the organization’s strict compliance with all relevant laws, regulations, and industry standards.
  • Monitor and update compliance policies and procedures to reflect changes in the legal landscape.

5.Legal Consultancy and Advisory:

  • Offer expert legal advice and counsel to senior management and department heads on a wide range of legal matters that affect the organization.
  • Keep stakeholders informed about legal developments that may impact the business and provide proactive solutions.

6.Legal Record Management:

  • Establish and maintain an efficient system for the organization’s legal records and documents, ensuring secure storage and retrieval.
  • Ensure that all legal documents and records are appropriately organized, indexed, and retained in accordance with legal requirements.

7.Legal Audit:

  • Conduct legal audits to evaluate the organization’s legal compliance, identify potential issues, and recommend corrective actions.
  • Develop and implement audit programs to monitor legal operations and maintain compliance.


  •  LLB and active bar membership with minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience. (Practice registration in Zanzibar is an added value)
  • Proven experience in a senior legal role, with a strong emphasis on the functions mentioned.
  • Outstanding leadership and management skills to effectively lead a legal team.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and problem-solving abilities.
  • In-depth knowledge of relevant laws and regulations.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and a commitment to maintaining the highest ethical standards.

What You’ll Do:

  • Lead the Legal department with a focus on legal drafting, risk management, litigation, compliance, advisory services, record management, and audits.
  • Provide expert Legal advice to our leadership team.
  • Develop and implement legal strategies that drive our success and ensure compliance.

If you are a results-driven legal professional with a passion for excellence and a track record of success, we want to hear from you. 

Apply now and be a part of our exciting journey to success!

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their updated resume and cover letter outlining their qualifications and interest in the position to Please include “Application for the Head of Legal” in the subject line of your email.


CPS Africa is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all employees.


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