Legal Counsel/Board Secretary

Shortlisting stage of vacancy - only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Overview of role

Reporting to the CEO and indirectly to the Board of Directors, this position is directly responsible for providing analysis and counsel on legal and policy issues; anticipating and guarding against legal risks facing the organisation; developing and recommending organisational legal policy and providing high level company secretarial services to the Board of Directors.

Job description

  • Provide analysis and counsel on legal policy matters
  • Provide legal counsel on issues arising from actual or anticipated lawsuits
  • Anticipate and guard against legal risks facing the organisation
  • Develop and recommend company policy and position on legal issues
  • Conduct and coordinate research into a variety of legal issues
  • Represent the company or its officials in various legal proceedings
  • Ensure compliance to corporate governance for Management and Board of Directors
  • Organising, preparing agendas for and taking minutes of board meetings
  • Maintain statutory books, including registers of members, directors and secretaries
  • Establishment and management of the tourism land bank

Requirements, Education and Experience

  • You will need to have an LLM or LLB or equivalent
  • Must be admitted to practice as an Attorney, Conveyancer and Notary Public in Botswana
  • 8 years’ work experience in both private and corporate practice

Closing Date for applications: Sunday 12 May, 2019.

Company profile

Botswana Tourism Organisation (BTO) is looking to attract passionate, creative and vibrant professionals who are highly motivated to be part of the organisation’s journey towards delivering on its mandate and growing the brand and acclaim of the organization both locally and internationally.
The Botswana Tourism Organisation was set up by the government of Botswana to market tourism products and to grade and classify tourist accommodation around the country as well as to promote investment in the tourism sector. The travel and tourism industry, with a significant contribution to GDP, is of huge national economic importance. Not only is the BTO dedicated to contributing to our national wealth but takes equal pride and obligation to preserving the heritage and environment of Botswana by laying down conservation policies and ecotourism strategies to ensure sustainability in our tourism sector.



Gaborone, Gaborone
Match criteria
  • Gaborone
Education level
  • Degree
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