Job Reference: 3996/20
Primary Job Focus: Legal
Employment Level: Officer
Position Title: Junior Legal Counsel (Policy Analyst)
Directorate: Policy and International Affairs
Reports to: Head of Policy and International Affairs
Responsible for the Malta Gaming Authority’s (MGA) policy proposals and development, including by virtue of liaison with the industry, and Government Authorities and Departments, as required. Also responsible for the representation of the MGA in all international fora.
Key Accountabilities/Key Activities
• To scan the horizon for industry developments across the globe, most particularly within the EU/EEA region, and to remain abreast with such local and international developments;
• To conduct and plan research into assigned areas of gambling regulation, or any other regulation as deemed relevant at any point in time;
• To propose improvements to the local regulatory framework in accordance with the objectives of the authority and to tender advice with respect to the MGA’s processes in the light of better regulation policies;
• To draft policy documents and proposals and present them to the Chiefs, the Chairperson, the Board of Governments, the Chief Executive Officer, and the MGA in general. This also includes the reviewing and amending of existing policies with a view to improving their effects;
• To take a proactive role in ensuring that the local regulatory framework is in accordance with the relevant EU directives and legislation;
• To demonstrate a good understanding of European legislation, directives and initiatives and to provide the Chiefs with the required support regarding the interpretation of the assigned documents, particularly with regard to the effect that such instruments could have on the local industry;
• To collaborate closely with international gambling regulators, industry players, Government authorities and departments, including those representing Malta outside our shores, and to maintain constant channels of communication;
• To represent the MGA in international fora including conferences, exposition centres as well as any related meetings locally or overseas as required;
• To be involved in various issues relating to the protection of data and compliance with the relative act, and provision of the relevant legal advice.
• To carry out such other duties and functions as may be assigned by the Chiefs or by the MGA.
• In possession of a law degree, or any other degree deemed equivalent by the respective Chief Officer;
• Having previously worked or trained in other legal, policy, or diplomatic roles;
• Knowledge of the laws and regulations governing Gaming in Malta shall be considered an asset;
• Eager to learn and develop new skills;
• Excellent communication and presentation skills;
• Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced and changing environment;
• Thinks and acts critically and strategically;
• Takes ownership, actions and manage to meet deadlines.
Jobsplus Permit Number 659/2020.