Toyota Iraq

Senior Legal and Compliance Specialist – Baghdad

Job Overview

Position: Senior Legal and Compliance Specialist

Reporting To: Legal and Compliance Manager

Duty Station: Baghdad branch office

Responsibilities of the Job:

  • Renew company documents with the Companies Registrar.
  • Provide support in obtaining Social Security and Corporate Income Tax clearances.
  • Apply for and acquire an import ID from the Ministry of Trade/State Company for the Baghdad International Fair.
  • Obtain an import license from the Ministry of Oil.
  • Follow up on and obtain trademarks registration certificates and letters from the Ministry of Industry/Trademark office.
  • Obtain necessary business activity licenses from relevant offices (e.g., labor office/industry services).
  • Handle the submission and renewal of visa, residency permissions, and ID for company expatriates.
  • Transfer company assets, including vehicles, at the traffic police department.
  • Visit the labor office to secure work permits and address labor-related matters.
  • Manage company legal issues with the Customs Department in Baghdad.
  • Act as the company’s legal representative for interacting with governmental entities and seeking legal support.
  • Obtain company identification documents, such as Tax ID renewal and Traffic Entry Badge ID.
  • Acquire any additional licenses required for company operations and manage their renewal.
  • Conduct compliance training for company staff and ensure adherence to laws and regulations.
  • Monitor compliance, enforce policies, review contracts, and perform administrative duties to ensure regulatory compliance and support effective operations.
  • Provide legal study, conduct periodical searches on newly enacted laws and proposed bills to Iraqi Legislator, and advice in-house as required.
  • Any other related task required for the company’s operation.


  • Bachelor’s degree in law.
  • At least 3 years in a similar role.
  • Fluency in English and Arabic.
  • Iraqi nationality.

Soft skills:

  • Legal experience in corporate and commercial matters.
  • Ability to solve problems, analytical, and business intelligence skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Arabic.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, adhering to logistics, timescales, and deadlines.
  • IT literate – Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Organizational skills, delivering on deadlines and to budget.
  • Self-motivation and initiative.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

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