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Secretary / Legal Officer Job at a Professional Services Firm in Nigeria

Job Title: Secretary/Legal Officer
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Employer: Professional Services Firm

Job Responsibilities:
Legal Affairs Functions;
• Provide legal advice/administration on company related matters interpret the implication of all regulatory and internal policy issues for the appropriate departments to ensure comphance
• Serve as the company’s named representative on legal documents, in addition to the CEO
• Advise directors and board members about their legal responsibilities to the firm
• Oversee the conduct of legal research and provides legal update on modern trends on arbitration, conciliation and mediation
• Assist with review of new contracts as well as service level agreements or changes to existing contracts with several providers
• Serve as a legal resource person on professional services projects from time to time

Board Secretary Functions;
• Circulate cailing notices, agenda and minutes of the annual general meeting or any special 01 extraordinary general meetings
• Act as Company Secretary and carry out all duties needed for that role according to company law and corporate governance assignments
• Send company information to institutional investors
• Plan, administer and review corporate governance activities and effective practice concerning company board meetings and
• shareholdings, keeping track of all business matters and transactions are managed and implemented as directed by the Board Review legislative, regulator, and governance developments that may impact on the firm.
• Contribute to the organization’s annual director’s report
• Prepare and Circulate agenda as well as supporting papers in consultation with the Managing Director in good tine and of high quality
• Prepare minutes of meetings and circulates to the Board and Board Committee members
• Ensure that meeting minutes are signed by the Board and Board Committee Chairmen once they have been approved

Skills and knowledge:
The candidate should have:
• Excellent spoken and written communication skills
• Good presentation and negotiation skills
• Good organisational and time management skills
• A high degree of attention to detail
• High emotional intelligent and stakeholders management skills
• High appreciation of and knowledge of Corporate Governance
• A good understanding of business law and finance
• Sound judgement
• Problem solving ability
• The ability to prioritise and manage a busy workload
• A demonstrated positive attitude to life learning

Qualification/Experience:
LLB Degree and BL in Law Masters in law, Finance or Management is desirable
• Applicable professional qualification Including ICSAN
• Proficiency in MS Office Suite, experience in legal practice and administration with a reputable organization, preferably in the service industry or other industries of the financial sector
• Optimal Age Bracket: 30-40 years old
• Experience in the implementation of Corporate
• Governance Principles at the Board and organizational levels

Personality: A self-motivated individual, with demonstrable capacity for discretion, effective interpersonal relationships, project management stakeholders engagement and high performance teem building skills. Maturity to work alone and on a team, as may be needed, is a key personality requirement.

How To apply:
Send in an application letter and an updated CV to:

The Manager,
P.O.Box 52637,
Falomo, Lagos.

Deadline: 29.11.2013

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