30 January, 2018

7396 Legal & Compliance Officer

Telecommunications & Radiocommunications Regulator

Port Vila, Vanuatu
Job Hours:
Not Stated

Due Date:

About TRR
The Office of the Telecommunications and Radiocommunications Regulator (TRR) is an independent entity that oversees the Telecommunications Market development in Vanuatu. Part of its functions is to ensure fair and appropriate sustainable competition, regulate the market performance of the existing Licenced Operators, support and promote appropriate legal framework that promotes sustainable market, encourages access to communication for Vanuatu citizens, and to promote consumer protection and other relations.  In summary, the TRR is mandated to facilitate the development of Telecommunications sector, manage radio frequency spectrum in order to promote national social economic development in Vanuatu.

In line with the above and in accordance with the Telecommunications and Radiocommunications Act of 2009, the Regulator must act independently and impartially in performing the functions, duties and powers set out in the TRR Act and other Laws.  

Job Description:

TRR is seeking a Senior Experienced Legal and Compliance Officer to lead, and coordinate Vanuatu’s Telecommunications and Radiocommunications regulatory legal responsibilities in the Telecommunications/ICT sector. The role includes:
  • Drafting of all legal instrument, letters/emails of advice and analyzing all TRR’s legal matters
  • Provision of high-level, on-time advice on and drafting of quality legal documents and instruments required by the TRR
  • Provision of high-level, quality and appropriate legal guidance and importantly sound advice to the Regulator on matters related to Telecommunications development and surrounding matters such as Interconnection, submarine cable matters, Licensing, Infrastructure related issues, Numbering, spectrum management, market competition and monitoring matters, advertising and promotions,  over the Top Services, Internet of Things, Convergence (radio/Television broadcasting & Telecommunications), Country Code Top Level Domain matters, Consumer Protection related matters and more other regulatory matters that the TRR is currently handling to maintain sustainable Market Competition in Vanuatu
  • Take the lead on drafting of TRR’s Regulations, Rules, Orders, Instructions and Guidelines
  • Provision of appropriate guidance and advice on appropriate Judicial Services procedures involved where required
  • Provision of sound advice on TRR Contracts and case management
  • Taking the lead on, and ensuring compliance of specific License Conditions and Telecommunications Act obligations through regular monitoring and enforcement
  • Coordinating and reviewing of all regulatory legal tools; new and existing
  • Take the lead role in enforcement of licence and legislative provisions
  • Provision of high level, proactive support and assistance with all competition legal issues
  • Take a leading role in providing legal support and advice on the consumer issues, including disputes and dispute resolution
  • Take a leading role in providing legal views in terms of advice on ICT/Telecommunication complainants
  • Take a leading role in the reviewing and advice on Terms and Conditions provided for Telecommunications Services offered in Vanuatu
  • Provide advice on all TRR regulatory legal matters, including advice in relation to other laws of Vanuatu
  • Take a leading role on ensuring the TRR Act is harmonize  with other related legislations of the Country
  • Provide advice and support on all external and internal legal matters
  • Proactively coordinate and deliver on other required duties and responsibilities as directed by the Regulator
  • Take the leading role on making sure all required parties complied with the existing legal framework for Telecommunications development in Vanuatu
  • Take the leading role on legal framework public consultations
  • Take the leading role on ensuring all Licensees comply with their Licence obligations and other mandatory functions required by the TRR Act.
Required Experience and Qualifications
The applicant should have the following combination of qualification and experience:
  • Degree in relevant discipline, particularly Law (LLB degree and PDLP or similar) and 3 or more years of relevant Telecoms and ICT experience, particularly in legal advice
  • Proven background and experience in legal advice and practice
  • A sound demonstrable knowledge and experience in advisory role
  • A sound demonstrable understanding of commercial law, contract and company law is mandatory
  • A sound demonstrable understanding of telecommunications regulatory and competition law principles
  • A sound demonstrable knowledge on the judiciary system of Vanuatu, and legal data base for Pacific countries
  • A sound demonstrable knowledge on project coordination and management
  • High-level competence in Microsoft offices (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project etc.)
  • A fair knowledge on basic Project Management skills
  • A high-level, demonstrable written and oral skill is mandatory.
Required Character Attributes
Loyalty to and respect for the Office of TRR, be proactive and reliable, have a pleasant outgoing personality, excellent inter-personal skills, strong customer focus, strong work ethic, responsibility, integrity, respect for others including leaders and the Organization, self-confidence, excellent communication skills, highly motivated, flexible, team player, and an ability to work under pressure. Willingness to do office errands from time to time. A driving license will be ideal.


Not Stated


Not Stated

How To Apply:

Your application must be marked “Confidential” and addressed to The Telecommunications and Radiocommunications Regulator, PO Box 3547, PORT VILA  and/or email to jobs@trr.vu by 4.00pm on 23rd February 2018. For further information, please contact Kalkoa Samson on Tel: 27621.

Contact Person:

Kalkoa Samson


 (+678) 27621 



Telecommunications and Radiocommunications Regulator, PO Box 3547, Port Vila, Vanuatu

            29-January-17 Direct from Employer 

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