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  • Posted: Mar 23, 2023
    Deadline: Apr 2, 2023
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    Sahara Group is a leading privately owned Power, Energy, Gas and Infrastructure Conglomerate established in 1996 with operating companies active in the downstream, midstream, upstream, infrastructure and power sectors. Sahara has presence in different locations including Africa, The Caribbean, Asia and Europe. The Group's strategy is to replicate its succe...
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    Legal Supervisor

    Job Description
    Purpose Statement:

    • To provide efficient, professional, legal, contractual and company secretarial support to the various companies under the Sahara Group whilst identifying risks, reducing liabilities, preventing litigation, ensuring compliance with laws and reducing general legal costs.

    Key Deliverables

    • Provide ad-hoc legal advice and support to the various companies under the Sahara Group
    • Ensure the legal department and the various key companies are updated on applicable legal and regulatory requirements by providing support and advice on laws, regulations and rules.
    • Review, draft and negotiate medium risk commercial agreements
    • In-depth detailed research on various legal issues
    • Take charge of company secretarial functions e.g. ensuring best practice, convening board and shareholder meetings, taking minutes, drafting resolutions etc.
    • Attend meetings with private and public bodies.
    • Liaise with external solicitors working on the Company’s matters, litigation and transactions.
    • Provide support on assignments or take lead on assignments as they are assigned. 
    • Assist in the organization and administration of the legal department.

    Minimum Qualifications / Experience

    • At least 4 years post call experience, 3 of which must be core experience in a law firm or commercial oil and gas environment.

    Knowledge / Skills:

    • Good knowledge of Nigerian laws and regulations, corporate commercial law as well as company law and secretarial practice (knowledge in power industry, infrastructure, oil and gas will be an added advantage).
    • Reasonable litigation background.
    • Excellent drafting and negotiation skills.
    • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office especially MS Word and PowerPoint.
    • Ability to work as part of a team and with both internal and external stakeholders with diverse cultural backgrounds
    • Fluent verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to identify issues, analyze them and propose legal but efficient ways to overcome the issues, must possess commercial awareness and ability to apply legal solutions to commercial problems.
    • Must pay attention to detail, be methodical and can supervise a junior team member.
    • Ability to think on your feet and outside the box. 
    • Strong commercial awareness and ability to apply commercial solutions to legal problems.

    Personality Traits:

    • Good team spirit
    • Good planning and organizational skills, including the ability to anticipate tasks, set priorities, meet deadlines, and function efficiently whilst working to strict deadlines and shifting priorities.
    • Must be dedicated, conscientious and reliable.

    Working Relationships:

    • Executive Management and Board members
    • Team members and other colleagues
    • External Lawyers, clients and other business partners
    • Members of other companies in the Sahara Group.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Sahara Group on to apply

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