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Job Title: Manager, Litigation and Legal Opinion

Division/Department: Licencing, Legal and Enforcement  

Employer: Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC)

Sector: Power

Recruiter: ReStraL Limited

Job summary: The Manager, Litigation and Legal Opinion will be in-charge of matters concerning litigations against the Commission. The job holder will report to the Principal Manager, Legal Advisory Services.

Key Responsibilities:

1.   Liaises with the PM(LAS) on all litigations against the Commission not arising from regulatory functions of the Commission

2.   Co-ordinates all litigations against the Commission not arising from the performance of its regulatory functions

3.   Proffers legal opinion on cases on actions instituted in court against the Commission not arising from the performance of its regulatory functions

4.   Ensures that all files, copies of judgments of cases the Commission is a party to are properly recoded and filed

5.   Provides legal inputs to regulatory instruments and agreements e.g. review of PPAs, preparation of licenses, contracts, agreements, notices, schemes etc.

6.   Ensures all subpoenas, resolutions and orders of the Commission arising from non-regulatory issues are duly served as required

7.   In consultation with the PM LAS, prepares and reviews motions, briefs and responses to petitions

8.   Drafts legal instruments and documents including Regulations, as well as, provides legal advice on all matters referred by the PM (LAS)

9.   Prepares quarterly reports on the activities of the LAS Unit

Person Specification:

Required Knowledge and Skills:

1.   Commercial  Awareness

2.   Adept at using the computer, especially Microsoft Office suite

3.   Excellent communication skills – both written and verbal

4.   Strong legal drafting skills

5.   Strong research ability

6.   Good understanding of business law and commercial arrangements

7.   Contract management skills

8.   Case management skills

9.   Attention to detail

Educational Background:

1.   Must have a degree in law and be called to the Nigerian Bar

2.   A Master’s degree in Law is mandatory

Work Experience: Minimum 9 years post call experience

Deadline: 8th August, 2013

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