Role Summary

Cigna International is a leading healthcare company serving customers with a wide-range of international healthcare plans, insurance products and well-being services around the globe. We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, highly motivated lawyer to support our Middle East operations.

The successful candidate will assist the Head of Legal in their responsibilities by providing professional and technical legal advice and ensuring legal oversight of regional jurisdictions including Lebanon, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Oman and Kuwait.

The ideal candidate will be a high performing individual who has the ability to work autonomously with support where required from the wider legal team. We are looking for a team player, who has the ability to influence and persuade business partners, find solutions and enjoy working in a changing environment. Creativity and flexibility is critical for this role as you will be required to identify solutions beyond standard procedures and often to meet multi-jurisdictional requirements.

The role will be based in Dubai, and will require occasional travel within the region.

Key Responsibilities

Draft and negotiate wide variety of commercial agreements, including distribution agreements, service agreements, intercompany agreements, contract amendments, marketing agreements and ensure timely delivery of contracts and other documents for Cigna clients, working closely with internal teams to facilitate, negotiate, and finalise various transactions;

Draft policy terms and conditions standard and bespoke, proactively maintain insurance documentation and make recommendations for improvement, prepare policy filing applications for local regulators;

Ensure adequate governance for Clients contracts, including reporting, monitoring and meeting any legal or contractual requirements in relation to both internal and external agreements by maintaining efficient contract management systems;

Maintain an awareness of regulatory developments in the market applicable to the business. Provide clear, timely, commercial legal advice to business partners on regulations in multiple jurisdictions to identify and manage risks and highlight legal and regulatory opportunities;

Identifying potential legal issues and formulating solutions to achieve the stated business objectives;

Liaising with stakeholders to ensure that applicable deadlines are met and that issues are dealt with in a clear and timely manner;

Advising on data protection legislation;

Liaising with and managing external counsel relationships;

Candidate Requirements

5-10 years’ experience as a practicing lawyer including experience in-house ideally within the insurance industry and in the Middle East.

Strong communication skills (written and verbal).

Strong technical skills, time management skills and organisational skills with the ability to multi-task to meet deadlines.

High attention to detail and accuracy.

Energetic, pro-active and pragmatic personality able to adapt to changing priorities and complex situations.

Accountable, problem solver, open minded, flexible and creative.

Self-motivated and able to work autonomously as well as being a team player.

About Cigna

Cigna Corporation exists to improve lives. We are a global health service company dedicated to improving the health, well-being and peace of mind of those we serve. Together, with colleagues around the world, we aspire to transform health services, making them more affordable and accessible to millions. Through our unmatched expertise, bold action, fresh ideas and an unwavering commitment to patient-centered care, we are a force of health services innovation. When you work with us, or one of our subsidiaries, you’ll enjoy meaningful career experiences that enrich people’s lives. What difference will you make?

Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, age, disability, sex, childbirth (including pregnancy) or related medical conditions including but not limited to lactation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital or familial status, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, citizenship status or any other characteristic protected by applicable equal employment opportunity laws.

If you require reasonable accommodation in completing the online application process, please email: [email protected] for support. Do not email [email protected] for an update on your application or to provide your resume as you will not receive a response.

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