Job Summary

The Company Secretary shall be responsible for support in the monitoring and/or advising the company on all legal matters, commercial contracts and agreements as related to operations, policies and sales. The company secretary shall ensure support and compliance with the company's statutory and corporate governance practices.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Management level
  • Experience Length: 1 year

Job Description/Requirements

  • Draft a wide variety of legal agreements as may be contingent on company business and operational matters.
  • Provide internal advisory support services on corporate legal matters to the company's business units and departments within the organization.
  • Provide commercial legal support to all departmental projects and job functions.
  • Support in the development of service delivery to all company business units.
  • Monitor the maintenance of the registers and other company records required to be maintained by the Company under the Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA).
  • Analyze and review legal agreements, legislation and documents for the Board.
  • Liaise with the external counsel in the management and resolution of disputes.
  • Ensure compliance with laid down guidelines, policies and procedures with internal and external parties in the company.
  • Investigate issues of non-compliance and report same to management
  • Provide all such other administrative and other secretarial duties as directed by management.

Requirements:

  • Degree in Law/Legal Studies
  • A member of the Nigerian Bar Association with a call to bar upon completion of studies at the Nigerian Law School.
  • Must have a minimum of 1-year post-graduate working experience.
  • Must reside on the mainland or its environs
  • Proven experience in research, analysis and legal advisory on fundamental business matters.
  • Experience in contract drafting and negotiation as well as dispute resolution.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgement and discretion.

Skills and Competencies:

  • Good knowledge of corporate and commercial law.
  • Effective negotiation skills.
  • Effective team playing skills
  • Excellent Business writing and communication skills
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Enthusiasm and commitment to service delivery.

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