CORPORATE SERVICES / LEGAL OFFICER VACANCY AT A MARINE LOGISTICS & SUPPLY SERVICES COMPANY

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We are a leading indigenous Marine Logistics & Supply Services Company specializing in the provision of safe and modern marine assets and services in the West Africa Oil and Gas / Maritime Industry.

We seek professionals with cognate work experience, strong academic credentials, and the right attitude to work, who will deliver value to stakeholders, for immediate employment in the position below:

Job Title: Corporate Services / Legal Officer
Location: Lekki 1, Lagos
Job Duties And Responsibilities

The Corporate Services/Legal Officer is required to:
Assist the Manager, Corporate Services on monthly updates, special projects and confidential time sensitive material.
Assist in developing corporate policies and guidelines to enhance business opportunities.
Assist in planning, developing, implementing and management of key business issues and protocols.
Ensure compliance with statutory and legal requirements including maintenance / update of a compliance calendar and ensuring legal and regulatory returns are submitted when due.
Ensure contracts are in place for all business relationships and negotiate, draft and review all contracts / complex commercial agreements, evaluating business risks and make recommendations to management on how to prevent / mitigate such risks and develop a Contracts database for the company.
Establish and maintain an organized filing system for the proper filing and easy retrieval of all legal documents - title documents, agreements, certificates, letters etc.
Manage relationships with the company's external solicitors and provide oversight for all outsourced legal and secretarial services, oversee, and advance the company's position in negotiated settlements with external parties and follow up on any litigations.
Provide legal support and promote Corporate ethics and compliance and train all employees on the company's policies and processes.
Provide oversight on ensuring prompt settlement of rents, rates and land charges as well as government revenue demands such as property tenement rates, ground rents, business premises permit etc.
Safeguard the Company's legal and corporate records by ensuring centralised filing and effective archive management.
Assists management and end users in the development, writing, and updating of policies, procedures and guidelines.
Complies with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.
Carry out such other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the Manager, Corporate Services or Management.

Qualifications & Experience
LLB Degree in Law or relevant University degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Public Relation or Communication
Relevant professional qualification such as Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators etc. is an added advantage.
2-4 years cognate work experience in a law firm or as secretarial/ administrative support, and at least 1 year of highly participatory generalist role in a reputable and structured business environment.
Ability to listen, negotiate and influence all categories of people and act calmly and reasonably even under pressure.

Required Skills / Attributes:
Expert proficiency with Microsoft Office
High level of oral and written communication skills.
Good interpersonal and people management skills.
Excellent Negotiating skills
Proficiency in the use of Enterprise-Wide software.

Application Closing Date
30th June, 2021.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover letter to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the email.