Job Summary

The Legal Officer shall be responsible for monitoring and/or advising on all legal matters, commercial contracts, and agreements. The Legal Officer shall also ensure the company complies with the statutory and corporate governance practices and guidelines.

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

Job Description/Requirements

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Draft a wide variety of legal agreements.

  • Provide advice on corporate legal issues and business matters.

  • Provide internal advisory services to the business units and departments within the Company.

  • Provide commercial legal support to all departmental projects and job functions.

  • Ensure the development of service level agreements for service support and delivery.

  • Provide all such other administrative and other secretarial duties as directed by the Legal Counsel & Company Secretary.

  • Assist in the development of guidelines, policies, procedures.

  • Analyse and review legal agreements, legislation and documents for the Board.

  • Ensure (internal & external) compliance with laid down guidelines, policies and procedures; investigate issues of non-compliance as may be required.

  • Review and advice management on legal implications of internal policies and procedures.

  • Review and draft contracts, agreements and internal policies and ensure that they are in compliance with all statutory or legal requirements.

  • Any other duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications/Experience

  • A graduate degree in law (minimum of second class lower).

  • Member of the Nigerian Bar Association.

  • A minimum 3 years post NYSC experience.

  • Excellent written &verbal communication skills.

  • Strong knowledge of corporate law; commitment and enthusiasm in the delivery of the organization's objectives.

  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and discretion.

  • Good understanding of general and specific Company and commercial law.

  • Excellent team working ability to ensure smooth operation in the Legal Unit as a whole.

  • Good research skills.

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