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Nigeria, LagosNigeria, Lagos

Dangote Group

Date de publication 21.04.2024

Senior Legal Officer, Bi-Lingual (French & English)

Job Summary

The Legal Officer shall be responsible monitoring and/or advising on all legal matters, commercial contracts, and agreements as related to DCP operations, ensuing compliance with the statutory and corporate governance practices and guidelines.

Key Duties and Responsibilities
  • Draft a wide variety of legal agreements as may be contingent on DCP business matters.
  • Provide internal advisory support services on corporate legal matters to business units and departments within DCP.
  • Provide commercial legal support to all departmental projects and job functions.
  • Support in the development of service level agreements SLA's for service delivery to all DCP business units.
  • Monitor the maintenance of the registers and other records required to be maintained by the Company under the Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA).
  • Analyze and review legal agreements, legislation and documents for the Board.
  • Liaise with external counsel in the management and resolution of disputes
  • Ensure the compliance with laid down guidelines (with emphasis on deadlines where stipulated), policies and procedures with internal and external parties in/with DCP
  • Investigate issues of non-compliance and report same promptly to the HOD
  • Review and Advice management on legal implications of internal policies and procedures.
  • Provide all such other administrative and other secretarial duties as directed by the Head of Department and/or Company Secretary.

Requirements

Academic / Professional Qualifications
  • A good first degree (LL.B) in Law.
  • A member of the Bar Association.
  • Proficient in reading, and writing in both French and English.
  • Professional certification such as the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) would confer an advantage.

Work Experience
  • Must have at least Two (2) but not mare than Six (6) years post graduate experience (Nigeria & Francophone Africa).
  • Fluency in French and English languages.
  • Proven experience in research, analysis and legal advisory on fundamental business matters
  • Experience in contract drafting and negotiation as well as dispute resolution,
  • Good understanding of general and specific company and commercial law.
  • Managing compliance with regulatory institutions and support driving same in DCP business and official engagements
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and discretion.

Skills and Competencies
  • Good knowledge of Corporate and Commercial Law
  • Effective Negotiation Skills
  • Effective Team Playing Skills
  • Excellent Business Writing and Communication skills
  • Great Emotional Intelligence
  • Enthusiasm and Commitment to Service Execellence.

Benefits
  • Private Health Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Training and Development

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