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  • Posted: Feb 26, 2014
    Deadline: Mar 14, 2014
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    Legal Secretary

    Responsibilities

    •     Assist in implementing the legal process of the company.
    •     Maintenance of the company’s statutory registers or books.
    •     Review, advise and implement draft contracts and other legal documents under the direction of staff/legal attorneys and submits same for revision and approval.
    •     Establishes and maintains departmental/divisional files including contracts, workers compensation and project administration, prepares periodic and special purpose reports.
    •     Performs special projects such as document control including interdepartmental tracking.
    •     Dealing with correspondence, collating information and writing reports, ensuring decisions made is communicated to the relevant company stakeholders.
    •     Liaising with external regulators and advisers, such as lawyers and auditors.
    •     Monitoring changes in relevant legislation and the regulatory environment as well as taking appropriate action in conjunction with Management and company legal attorneys
    •     Manage company meetings and conduct due diligence
    •     Advise and ensure the company on complying with the applicable rules and regulations
    •     Ensure proper the proper custody of the statutory and other books of the company
    •     Liaise with the HR department to monitor and review the administration of the company’s policies and procedures
    •     Co-ordinate the legal dimension and activities of the company.
    •     Support the finance department with corporate information during statutory audits
    •     Provide legal advisory support to all functional managers and heads of department
    •     Deals with legal correspondence collate information needed for company secretariat function and produce executive management reports as required.

    Requirements

    •     First degree in law
    •     Post graduate degree in business management, oil and gas law or related discipline preferred
    •     Minimum 4 years cognate experience in business risk, strategy and the legal system
    •     Knowledge of corporate governance legislation and best practice
    •     Knowledge of legal and compliance requirements pertaining to Oil and Gas, Engineering, Agro Allied and Maritime sectors of the economy
    •     Experience of working with different internal and external stakeholders and across boundaries
    •     Effective oral and written communication skills include listening.
    •     Ability to safeguard confidentiality
    •     Ability to plan, organize and coordinate a wide range of issues and situations.
    •     Strong planning and organizational skills
    •     Ability to perform routine legal research requiring the exercise of considerable independent judgment.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications and CVs to: careers@wafa.com.ng using the job title as the subject.

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