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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


•   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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