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  • Posted: Sep 14, 2022
    Deadline: Sep 30, 2022
  • Credpal is an innovative solution that seeks to combat the ever complex loan approval process that has deterred millions from achieving specific gaols over the years. We believe quality of life can be drastically improved if individuals can easily make purchases and pay overtime at their convenience with reduced or no financial pressure, while also increasin...
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    Legal Officer

    Purpose Statement

    • The Legal Officer shall be responsible for monitoring and/or advising on all legal matters, commercial contracts, and agreements.
    • The Legal Officer shall also ensure the company complies with the statutory and corporate governance practices and guidelines as observed in the insurance industry.
    • Ensures transactions are appropriately negotiated, documented, and implemented, losses arising from litigation are minimized, and legal issues carrying negative reputational consequences are avoided.

    Key Deliverables

    • Conducts any primary legal research required for purposes of preparing legal opinions;
    • Draft a wide variety of legal agreements.
    • 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 under the Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA).
    • Assist in the development of guidelines, policies, and procedures.
    • Ensure (internal & external) compliance with laid down guidelines, policies, and procedures; investigate issues of non-compliance as may be required.
    • Review and advice management on the 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.
    • To ensure that legal opinions given on all matters are robust, well researched, and fully protect the overall interest of the Company.
    • To vet/draft security documents in accordance with approved terms, evaluating critical issues pertaining to security documents and ensuring that they do not contain any irregularity.
    • Assist the Documentation team when required, including drafting new formats of documentation.
    • To prepare all litigation cases, ensure proper follow-up and report on the status of new and outstanding cases with proper escalation to Management;
    • To introduce a prioritization process and turnaround time for all cases referred by the Recovery Department.
    • To assist in the drafting of answers to plaints with summons and counter affidavits and ensure that, at all times, the interests of the Company are well protected.
    • To keep up to date with amendments in legislation and advise on their implications for the Company.

    Qualifications & Experience

    • LLB Degree holder.
    • Member of the Nigerian Bar Association.
    • A minimum of 3 years post NYSC experience.
    • Sound knowledge of Microsoft Office applications especially Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
    • Excellent written & verbal communication skills.
    • Strong knowledge of corporate law; commit
    • Legal experience in financial services ideally in handling legal cases, contract negotiation, and drafting with skills in leading a legal team, preferably in the Financial Services Industry.

    Method of Application

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