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  • Secretary/Legal Officer Wanted In Professionel Services Firm

  • Posted on: 30 October, 2013 Deadline: 29 November, 2013
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    Our firm is a professionel services firm, operating as a member based organisation and a non-profit. It seeks to recruit a COMPANY SECRETARY/LEGAL OFFICER of a Manager Grade to administer the firm's legal and Secretarial duties. The position reports to the CEO on the firm's legal matters and to the Board and its respective committees, on board secretarial



    Job Responsibilities
    Legal Affairs Functions

    • Provide legal advice/admirustration 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 legai 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 aqreements or changes to existing contracts with seversl providers
    • Serve as a legal resource person on professional services pr ejects from time to time

    Board Secretary Functions

    • Circulate cailing notices, agenda and minutes of the annual genelal 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 mstitutional investors
    • Plan, administer and review corporate governance activities and eflective practice concerning company board meetings and
    • shareholdinqs, 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 orqaruzancn's annual director's report
    • Prepare and Circulate agenda as well as supportinq papers in consultation with the Managing Director in good tine and of high quality
    • Prepare minutes of meetinqs 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 skiils
    • Good orqanisetional and time management skills
    • A high degree of attention to detail
    • High emotional intelligent and stakeholders management skills
    • Hiqh appreciation of and knowledge of Corporate Governance
    • A good understanding of business law and finance
    • Sound judgement
    • Problem solving abihty
    • 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

    A self-motivated mdividual, 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.

    Method of Application

    To apply, send in an application letter and an updated CV to; The Manager; PO. Box 52637, Falomo, Lagos within 4 weeks of this advert.

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