A unique opportunity to join a leading government advisory consultancy.


About Consulum

Consulum is a government advisory firm dedicated to helping governments develop, lead and deliver positive programmes that successfully promote their global interests. Our clients are government organisations and their leaders, including centre-of-government entities, ministries, authorities, agencies and state-owned enterprises.

About the role

A unique opportunity to join a leading government advisory firm. As a Legal Advisor, you will join the Consulum Finance and Operations team to support the commercial activities of the business.



Key responsibilities
  • Deliver legal advice to management and support departments on a wide range of legal matters, including but not limited to contracting law in the region, intellectual property, data protection, employment law and compliance issues
  • Draft and negotiate various contracts, including client agreements, supplier contracts and non-disclosure agreements.
  • Review and analyse contracts to identify and highlight important clauses and obligations for management.
  • Actively monitor legal and regulatory developments relevant to the industry and company’s jurisdictions, ensuring to recommend applicable compliance policies.
  • Assist in reviewing, amending and implementing changes to policies, procedures and standard documentation in light of legal developments in the region.
  • Identify and assess legal risks and put forward recommendations. Advise on legal disputes and coordinate with external counsel when necessary
  • Assist with corporate governance matters, including maintaining corporate records and drafting resolutions
  • Act as a trusted advisor and develop relationships with all relevant business stakeholders, government agencies and teams.
  • Assist in supporting the administrative aspects of KYC and due diligence.
  • Maintain a contracts database to track all company contracts and ensure the inclusion of important clauses like indemnification provisions, termination clauses and confidentiality clauses.
  • Monitor contract expiration dates and assist with contract renewals, amendments and change orders
  • Safekeeper of all company legal documentation and maintain an up-to-date documentation tracker across offices..
  • Set up and maintain IP portfolio, including trademarks and copyrights. Assist in registration and protection of IP assets.


  • Refresh and revise the Contracting Process and supporting documentation.
  • Create and maintain a Client and Supplier contract Database.
  • Create and implement a contract summary template process.
  • Implement an IP and copyright/trademark management process.
  • Play a key role in rolling out digital signature workflows.
Essential skills and attributes
  • Unquestioned integrity and adherence to strict confidentiality
  • Pragmatic with strong business acumen
  • Demonstrates a positive and enthusiastic attitude
  • High level of self-confidence and energy
  • High level of intellectual agility, initiative, self-motivation, resourcefulness, and patience
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English and Arabic is a must
  • Leadership: the ability to develop relationships of influence with clients and staff alike.
  • Can-do: being resourceful, proactive, positive and problem-solving.
  • Development-orientation: curiosity and the desire to learn, grow and progress.
  • Resilience and stamina: the ability to develop solutions under difficult circumstances and maintain a productive pace and outlook.
  • Ambition and humility: we want people who are hungry to grow, but not at the cost of others. Being able to take people on a journey is a key part of being able to work and lead at CSM.
Preferred experience
  • Between 4-6 years of post-qualification legal experience, preferably with a multinational company or an international law firm, with at least a significant portion of such experience occurring in the Middle East.
  • Paralegal with a degree in law or lawyer qualified to practice law in the MENA Jurisdiction
  • Ability to review, evaluate and negotiate procurement-related contracts
  • Ideally, experience in the professional services industry
  • Developed commercial awareness with an outcome-orientated approach and the ability to apply legal principles pragmatically
  • Effective planning and organising skills to prioritise key areas of responsibility, tasks and projects
  • The ability to keep calm in a crisis and to cope well with conflicting deadlines
  • Strong team player who is both committed and flexible
Why work for Consulum
  • Work for a purpose-driven organisation seeking to improve the positive performance and impact of governments
  • Be part of and contribute to some of the most interesting and challenging government reform programmes in the world
  • Be part of a high-performance culture defined by the pursuit of excellence, collaboration, collegiality, and a focus on professional development
  • Contribute to the development of the business.
  • Progress with a clear and achievable path to promotion
  • Tax-free living

Consulum’s core values

In order to be successful within Consulum, candidates and employees must suit the Consulum culture. As such, they must demonstrate the following core values:

Be the best, always
  • We seek to deliver a quality of work that cannot be found anywhere else.
  • We win every meeting, always impressing our clients with our effort, insight, ideas, and advice.
  • We innovate constantly, always seeking new and better ways to enhance the work we do.
Delight our clients
  • We listen actively and put ourselves in the shoes of our clients, enabling us to understand them and their needs fully.
  • We go the extra mile for our clients, ensuring they have our support when they need it most.
  • We empower our clients, helping them get better and do better.
Take a ‘One Consulum’ approach
  • We collaborate, drawing on all the expertise and experience Consulum has to offer in service of our clients.
  • We gladly share: our ideas, our time, our expertise, our support.
  • We treat one another well: with respect, consideration, and appreciation.
Empower yourself and each other
  • We actively seek to develop our skills and capabilities through reading, listening, watching, and practicing.
  • We help each other master new skills, develop expertise, and achieve progress.
  • We take enthusiastic advantage of every opportunity Consulum provides for professional development.
Say it like it is
  • We offer our clients honest advice in a sincere effort to advance their best interests.
  • We contribute with confidence, clarity, and openness to internal discussions.
  • We have hard conversations when we need to, always respecting the dignity of our colleagues.
Be a pro
  • We turn up on time, fully prepared and ready to deliver.
  • We never violate the confidences of our clients.
  • We act with integrity, always.


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