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  • Posted: May 12, 2022
    Deadline: May 16, 2022
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  • LEAD Enterprise Support Company Limited is a foremost Human Resources Solutions organization with many years of cumulative experience and expertise. We are prolific in Outsourcing, Recruitment, Head hunting and HR Advisory. We are a multi-sectorial servicing company, with landmark service deliverables to our clients in varied industries.
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    Legal Officer

    DEPARTMENT:  Corporate Secretariat

    JOB OBJECTIVE/SUMMARY:

    ·  To provide support to the Company’s Head, Legal in all matters of legal nature and ensure effective management of legal and contractual risks.

     DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Legal Matters:

    • Maintain and periodically review the List of Law firms retained by the Microfinance Bank indicating names, addresses, staffing etc.
    • Provide legal support and documentation in respect of external funds received; review legal agreements and ensure adequate documentation for all sanctioned funds received;
    • Review ongoing suits/cases and provide legal opinion accordingly
    • Review all third party agreements and provide legal opinion before execution.
    • Maintain a Register of all Agreements entered into by the microfinance bank outlining nature, parties, dates, duration etc.
    • Review progress of outstanding litigation, liaise with and manage external lawyers.
    • Ensure performance of contractual Instrument for compliance to terms and identify conflicts or changes requiring resolution at contract renewal.
    • Develop all resolutions emanating from contractual obligations
    • Prepare, review and modify contractual instruments to assist and support various business activities.
    • Review all contracts or any other documentation where the Company has committed itself and assess legal implications that need to be brought to the executive management’s attention
    • Review and advise management on legal implications of internal policies and procedures.
    • Draft contracts, agreements and review internal policies and ensure that they are in compliance with all statutory or legal requirements.
    • Negotiate, review and draft documentation for business transactions and prepare and advise on the necessary checklist to be adopted to ensure information is submitted on time.
    • Assist in the formulation, implementation and/or amendment of Company policies.

    Others:

    -Perform other duties and responsibilities, as may be assigned by the Head of Department  

    JOB REQUIREMENTS:

    Education:  A good bachelor degree in law. An LLM will be an added advantage.

    Experience:  Minimum of 5 years’ relevant experience, at least 5 of which should demonstrate proven track record in contract negotiation and drafting. Experience should demonstrate ability to provide accurate and effective legal counsel with proven track record of adding value to an organization through the development of comprehensive contract documents that mitigate risk and penalties.
    KNOWLEDGE:

    • Knowledge of the business, operating, and competitive environment
    • Knowledge of the dynamics of the bank’s products and services
    • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft office programmes
    • Good knowledge of Business Law
    • Knowledge of the regulatory environment and framework
    • Basic accounting skills

    SKILLS/COMPETENCIES:

    • Strategic thinking and strategic management
    • Managerial and leadership skills
    • Strong Communication skills
    • Presentation skills
    • Multi-tasking
    • Big picture mind-set
    • Analytical and problem solving skills
    • Team building
    • Flair for details
    • People skills

    REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:

    Reports to:   Head Legal

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