Legal Officer

Job Role

Legal Officer

Job Location

Lagos, Nigeria

Job Purpose

The officer is expected to provide legal services and guidance as necessary to organisations within the Group

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Draft and review 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
  • Monitor the maintenance of the registers and other records required to be maintained by the Company in accordance with all applicable laws
  • Provide all such other administrative and other secretarial duties as directed by the General Counsel & Company Secretary.
  • Assist in the development of guidelines, policies, procedures
  • Analyse and review legal agreements, legislation and documents for the Board
  • 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

Required Competencies

Knowledge/ Qualification

  • LLB and BL (minimum of second class lower)
  • Member of the Nigerian Bar Association
  • 4-5 post call to bar experience

Skills/Competencies

  • Good research skills.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications especially Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Proactive, Resourceful and hands-on with good initiative.
  • Strong knowledge of corporate law; commitment and enthusiasm in the delivery of the organization’s objectives.
  • Good understanding of general and specific Company and commercial law