Business Advisory and Documentation Officer

Job Summary

Acts as liaison between the Solicitors and Head Office Departments/Units and also responds to invitations from security agencies, ensuring bail of staff when requested at the regions, Head Office and Branches.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description/Requirements

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Ensure cost consciousness and savings in all head office department negotiations for settlement out of  court or payment of Solicitors fees 
  • Make recommendations to Management for matters to be resolved amicably, where applicable
  • Effective and proactive litigation portfolio management 
  • To prepare Leases on Bank Premises, Assignments, Bonds, etc. 
  • To prepare Deeds of Release of charges for sealing at the Company Secretariat 
  • To prepare legal Mortgage Forms and other documents for securitization of facilities.
  • To arrange for searches at the Land Registry and Corporate Affairs Commission, Abuja through a local external Solicitor. 
  • To monitor States Edicts and Federal Decrees particularly those affecting the operation of the Bank and to bring them to the attention of the Management.
  • To pay the Solicitors fees on perfection using the approved scale of fees.
  • To recommend to Management, the payment of external Solicitors bill in respect of litigation matters for approval.
  • To attend Heads of Departments meetings and advice on legal issues arising at such meetings.
  • To attend other meetings with Customers law enforcement agencies as may be required 
  • To recommend any suitable Solicitor to Head Office for inclusion as an external solicitor
  • To write opinions on any contentious or unfavourable judgment in Court against any department and the  
  • Bank so as to enable Management to take a decision as to filing a Motion for Stay of Execution and a Notice  of Appeal

Key Performance Indicator: 

  • Perfection of Securities and ensuring proper securitization of documents 
  • Regular visits to Branches to scrutinize perfected securities and ensure rectification 
  • To regularly liaise with external Solicitors handling Bank cases. 
  • To vet pleadings/draft agreements and securities prepared by external Solicitors and liaise with Head  Office on issues arising therefrom

  Job Requirement: 

  • Minimum education level –LL.B, B.L from a recognized University. 
  • 3- 5 years experience.

Key Competency Requirements: 

Knowledge:

  • An accomplished lawyer with a strong background in corporate legal practice and a proven ability to negotiate complex transactions and lead or as part of a team.  
  • An analytical thinker, an effective communicator together with a capacity to interpret and assimilate large volumes of complex information and construct cogent arguments.

Skill & Competencies:

  • Keen, conscientious, with a friendly disposition 
  • An efficient and reliable person, can work alone or as part of a team
  • Can work well under extreme pressure and remain calm with the ability to prioritize
  • A proactive person with the ability to liaise with colleagues at all levels providing support and motivation. 
  • Personable and adaptable individual with excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills

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