Senior Counsel

August 27 2019
Industries Public administration
Categories Legal, Paralegal, In-house, Industry, Contract administrator
Ottawa, ON

Sector: Finance

Language Designation: English Essential

Language Skill Levels (Read/Write/Speak): ZZZ

Salary Range: $111373.92 to $139217.4

Position Status: Permanent Full Time

We’re not your typical government agency
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) exists for a single reason: to make housing affordable for everyone in Canada. We’re mobilizing the expertise and energy of governments, non-profits, lenders, developers, social entrepreneurs and co-ops to create the future of housing. At CMHC, we believe that everyone in Canada should have a place to call home.
Experience a Results-Only Work Environment™ (ROWE™)
At CMHC, we trust you to get the job done. We’ve shifted from managing people to managing work. Each employee is 100% autonomous and 100% accountable. You can choose where you need to be and when you need to be there to meet your objectives. You’re in control of your time and are trusted to make the right decisions.

About the role
We’re constantly evolving to build an inclusive housing system through research, design, innovation and partnerships. You will bring proven and recognized IT contract management experience, negotiation skills, and people skills to bear on a significant portfolio of IT and related contractual arrangements. You will also provide general legal services and advice to clients on a wide range of matters relating to the conduct of the business in order to contribute to the overall effectiveness of the Corporation that will help us make housing affordable for everyone in Canada.

What you will need

• Member of the Bar in good standing in a common law and/or civil law province, with working as a Lawyer in private or public sector organizations or law firm.
• A minimum of 8 years’ experience as a legal Counsel.
• Bilingualism in both official languages (English and French) would be considered an asset.
• Demonstrated experience in the areas referenced above
• Demonstrated experience managing multiple files.
• Demonstrated experience conducting research and analysis.
• Demonstrated experience in building and maintaining a professional relationship with business partners (external and internal).
• Strong interpersonal skills including tact and judgement in order to liaise with clients.
• Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
• Excellent analytical and conceptual skills and the ability to interpret and analyze varied complex matters and to explain them to clients in a clear and concise manner.
• Strong problem solving and decision making skills including the ability to be flexible, creative and innovative to ensure responsiveness to client's needs.
• Demonstrated ability to conduct research in both the traditional and technological environments.
• Ability to balance the big picture with meeting the day-to-day needs of the organization.
• Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.

What you will be doing
• Supporting the management of key corporate vendor relationships, including by supporting IT and the business line in the negotiation, renewal and management of contracts
• Acting as a key liaison between IT and/or the business unit, and Legal Services, ensuring that all legal and contractual matters are addressed efficiently and promptly
• Responding to complex inquiries regarding contractual obligations and proposed amendments to existing arrangements, identifying risks and issues, and working with the business partner to propose solutions and alternatives as appropriate
• Providing advice on legal implications and risks related to a range of policy, program and operational matters, including in relation to privacy and data management issues

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Posting closing date: August 16, 2019 @ 11:59 pm EST (Note, the competition may remain active until filled)

Job Requisition ID: 3797

Primary Location: Ottawa, Ontario

Other Location(s): Montreal, Toronto

Security Requirement: Secret

Travel Requirement: Occasional

We sincerely thank all candidates for their interest, however, please note that only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.

CMHC is an employer that values diversity and encourages the learning and use of both Canada's official languages. CMHC is committed to employment equity and actively encourages application from women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and visible minorities
*If selected for an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.
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