New member? Register

Administrative Jobs in Nigeria

Advertising Jobs Nigeria

Accounting Jobs in Nigeria

Auditing Jobs Nigeria

Arts Jobs in Nigeria

Agriculture Jobs in Nigeria

Architecture Jobs in Nigeria

Aviation Jobs in Nigeria

Automobile Jobs in Nigeria

Banking Jobs in Nigeria

Classified Jobs Nigeria

Computer & InfoTech Jobs

Customer Service Jobs

Civil Engineering Jobs

Cook Jobs

Database Jobs in Nigeria

Driving Jobs in Nigeria

Education Jobs for Nigerians

Estate Management Jobs

Electrical/Electronics Jobs

Engineering Jobs in Nigeria

ERP & SAP Jobs in Nigeria

Facility Mgt Jobs in Nigeria

Finance Jobs in Nigeria

Front Desk Jobs in Nigeria

Geology & Drilling Jobs

Government Public Service-

Hardware Jobs in Nigeria

Hospitality Jobs in Nigeria

Hotel Jobs

HR Jobs in Nigeria

Industrial Attachment (Internship)

Insurance Jobs in Nigeria

Internet & Work aHome Jobs

Java Jobs in Nigeria

Law Enforcement Jobs

Lecturing Jobs in Nigeria

Legal Jobs in Nigeria

Linux & Unix Jobs Nigeria

Marketing & Sales Jobs

Mass Communication Jobs

Maritime & Shipping Jobs

Medical & Healthcare Jobs

Military Jobs in Nigeria

Ministry & Parastatal Jobs

Computer Networking Jobs

NGO Jobs in Nigeria

Oil & Gas Jobs in Nigeria

Oracle Jobs in Nigeria

.Net Technology Jobs Nigeria

Personal Assistant Jobs

PHP & MySQL Jobs in Nigeria

Physician & Med Practioner

Public Sector/Service Jobs

Public Relation Jobs

Programming Jobs in Nigeria

Pri/Sec Sch Teaching Jobs

Real Estate Jobs in Nigeria

Research Jobs in Nigeria

Safety & Health Jobs

Secretarial Jobs in Nigeria

Security Jobs in Nigeria

Sales Jobs

Shipping & Maritime Jobs

Student Jobs in Nigeria

Mass Communication Jobs

Software Developer Jobs

System Admin Jobs in Nigeria

Teaching Jobs in Nigeria

Telecommunication Jobs

Unskilled Jobs Nigeria

Volunteer Jobs Nigeria

Web Developer Jobs Nigeria

Web Designer Jobs in Nigeria

Get Latest Nigerian Job Alert!
Enter your email below.

Delivered by FeedBurner

          Popular Jobs
Nicole Sinclair Job Recruitment (5 Positions)

Technoton Limited Job Recruitment (5 Positions) Job Recruitment (3 Positions)

HR Leverage Africa Job Recruitment (3 Positions)

Sinoma Cargo International Nigeria Limited Job Recruitment (3 Positions)

Revolutions Consulting and Environmental Services Job Recruitment (6 Positions)

Carlcare Development Nigeria Limited Graduate & Exp. Job Recruitment (4 Positions)

Ascentech Services Limited Gradaute & Exp. Job Recruitment (21 Positions)

Beacongate Limited Job Recruitment (3 Positions)

Pickmeup International Company Job Recruitment (7 Positions)

First Bank of Nigeria Limited Job Recruitment (6 Positions)

Tek Experts Job Recruitment (5 Positions)

Apata and Ascott Limited Job Recruitment (3 Positions)

Ely-Martos Ventures Job Vacancies(3 Positions)

Rainoil Limited Entry-level & Exp. Job Recruitment (3 Positions)

Pivotage Consulting Job Recruitment (9 Positions)

Station Supervisor (Delta) at Rainoil Limited

CWAY Group Job Recruitment (3 Positions)

Hamilton Lloyd and Associates Job Recruitment (6 Positions)

Connect Rail Services Limited Job Recruitment (7 Positions)

Anheuser-Busch InBev Graduate Packaging Trainee Program 2019 (Nationwide)

Head, Decision Support & Expenditure Control at Airtel Africa

Fortune Security Company Limited Job Recruitment (4 Positions)

Medecins du Monde (MdM) Job Recruitment (3 Positions)

Optimal Specialist Hospital Limited Job Recruitment (6 Positions)

Global Fund Job Recruitment (10 Positions)

Graduate Trainee & Exp. Jobs at a Reputable Pharmaceutical Group (5 Positions)

Agiville Industries Limited Job Recruitment (7 Positions)

Redeemer's University Teaching & Non-teaching Recruitment (14 Positions)

One Acre Fund Job Recruitment (6 Positions)

Lifemate Nigeria Limited Job Recruitment (7 Positions)

Fadac Resources and Services Job Recruitment (8 Positions)

Bobsky Travels and Tours Graduate & Exp. Job Recruitment (3 Positions)

2019 Massive Recruitment of 1,000 Secondary School Teachers By Lagos State Government - LASG

Graduate Trainee (Investment) at Lidya Global

British Council of Nigeria Graduate & Exp. Job Recruitment

PricewaterhouseCooper (PwC) Graduate & Exp. Job Recruitment (5 Positions)

Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) Job Recruitment (4 Positions)

Search for Common Ground (SFCG) Job Recruitment (4 Positions)

African Development Bank Group (AfDB) Job Recruitment (12 Positions)

SC Johnson (SCJ) Recruitment for Plant Manager

United Parcel Service (UPS) Recruiting for Graduate Account Executive (Small Package)

Ruhe Global Resources (RGR) Graduate & Exp. Job Recruitment (3 Positions)

Phyatex International Job Recruitment (4 Positions)

Sterling Bank Plc Graduate Trainee Program 2019

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Job Recruitment (10 Positions)

Mercy Corps Nigeria Job Recruitment (3 Positions)

Procter & Gamble Nigeria Graduate & Internship Job Recruitment (3 Positions)

Tunde Adejumo & Co. Job Recruitment (3 Positions)

Viva Cinemas Job Recruitment (3 Positions)

Legal Adviser at Solina Group

Posted on Fri 12th Jul, 2019 - --- (0 comments)

Solina Centre for International Development and Research (SCIDaR) is an indigenous nonprofit institution that works to accelerate positive health, social and economic reforms through high quality program design and implementation, capacity building, implementation science research and knowledge generation, as well as agenda setting and stakeholder convening across human development sectors. Our work seeks to benefit primarily disadvantaged and under-served populations. We implement transformation programs in Nigeria and are currently expanding our footprint to several West and Central African countries. We are building a competent world class management team to enable us achieve our strategic growth objective in a sustainable way.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Legal Adviser


Description and Objectives
  • The Legal Adviser will provide legal input and guidance on all organizational policies, procedures and transactions, to the Executive Management Team, Board, departments and any employee who acts on behalf of the organization.
  • She/he will support the development, implementation and revision of a corporate compliance program within the framework of enterprise and legal risk management.
  • The incumbent will also provide contract management, negotiation, litigation and legal drafting services for SCIDaR operations.
Institutional Leadership Responsibilities
As a core part of the Management Team, the incumbent will be required to contribute substantially to organizational strategy and management in ways including, but not limited to:
  • Identification and execution of institutional strategic priorities for SCIDaR that align with the mission and values, and that are responsive to the evolving trends in the human capital development sectors;
  • Support for Executive Management as needed with institutional representation; legal risk assessment and mitigation; people development, and general leadership and oversight for the organization;
  • Act as Company Secretary and carry out all duties necessary for that role according to company law and corporate governance and be the custodian of SCIDaR’s legal records;
  • Interpret legal information and oversee the delivery of training on legal and regulatory issues, processes and policies to management and personnel;
Technical Responsibilities
1st line legal advice to Executive Management and Board:
  • Research, identify and analyze legal issues that affect the organization, its operations and strategic initiatives at the local, state, federal and international levels, including but not limited to, revenue diversification, jurisdictional expansion and program development;
  • Provide legal advice to management and the Board as may be required from time to time, on the legal implications of SCIDaR’s activities, ensuring appropriate measures are taken to protect the organization from legal risks;
Development / review of contracts and other legal documents:
  • Legal document review:
    • Draft, review, negotiate and sign-off on a wide variety of SCIDaR’s legal documents/contracts, including program and partner agreements, MOUs, vendor agreements, grant/donation documentation, confidentiality agreements, affiliate agreements, real estate leases, and other general business contracts both domestically and internationally;
    • Draft and review sensitive and high-value legal documentation necessary for business operations, to ensure that the organization’s legal interests are duly protected in all its transactions;
    • Maintain organizational standards in the development of terms and conditions of all contracts/agreements/grants developed by the Executive Management Team;
    • Oversee the contract management system and keep records of contractual compliance, agreement-related templates; compliance checklists; agreement readings (examining the contractual and compliance elements of the schedule of the agreement, the clauses/provisions and the special requirements) and donor approval of SCIDaR’s interpretation of terms and conditions;
  • Legal misconducts, disputes, resolutions and terminations:
    • Provide executive leadership with strategic and operational guidance and support in the management of potential litigation issues such as contract disputes, lodging protests, termination of contracts/agreements and product liability; co-ordinate the activities of external counsel where necessary; and approve settlements of disputes where applicable;
Compliance with statutory / legal obligations:
  • Custodian of legal policies and procedures:
    • Define and develop legal and compliance policies, procedures and programs and advise management on legal implications of internal and external policies relating to SCIDaR’s operations;
    • Promote the importance of organizational ethics across SCIDaR by developing corporate ethics initiatives to prevent violations of the law in the course of SCIDaR’s operations;
    • Assume ultimate responsibility for ensuring that SCIDaR conducts its human development and non-profit activities in compliance with applicable laws and regulations;
  • Legal risk assessment and mitigation:
    • Work closely with the Head, Internal Audit and Compliance to ensure SCIDaR's compliance with applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures, which have been created internally by the Executive Management Team or externally by federal or state statutes, to maintain integrity both internally and externally (reputational risk);
    • Identify and assess potential legal risks and their impact on the organization and ensure that all of the organization’s risk management approaches are viable;
  • Regulatory Compliance:
    • Ensure that SCIDaR’s annual returns, company or board resolutions and other statutory documents are prepared and filed in a timely manner, at the appropriate government agencies;
    • Process all government permits and approvals including business permits and registrations in all states and countries of operation;
    • Lead organization engagement with authorities and bodies related to legal and compliance matters such as regulatory bodies and law enforcement;
Company / Board secretariat:
  • Act as an active conduit for communication between the board and executive management team, by giving proper notice of any meetings and timely distribution of materials such as agendas and meeting minutes;
  • Document and track deliverables in Board meetings;
  • Provide advice and resources to the board on relevant topics, such as governance matters being addressed at a meeting or a new amendment to corporate law;
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual reports for the legal department for executive meetings;
Required Competencies
Core Requirements:
  • Compelling evidence of interest in and commitment to the mission of SCIDaR;
  • Commitment to helping build the organization for a minimum of two years in the role;
  • Strong strategic thinking, problem solving and thought leadership abilities;
  • Demonstrated ability to translate complex legal concepts to non-lawyers for development of practical processes;
  • Advanced computer usage skills with proficiency in Microsoft® Word, Excel, PowerPoint;
  • Demonstrated expertise with legal research, using appropriate tools and software;
  • Solid people manager, able to manage and promote inclusive and diverse teams within the organization;
  • Fast learner, open to learning from peers, subordinates and supervisors collaboratively and at a rapid pace;
  • Results oriented performer, experienced in developing and tracking self and team with clear KPIs;
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills;
Education and Experience:
  • Academic training: Minimum of Masters’ degree in Law, with expertise in business law;
  • Professional credentialing: A member of the Nigerian Bar Association;
  • Experience: Minimum of 10 years progressive experience in varied aspects of law, especially as a transactional attorney, in verifiable and reputable establishments (e.g., compliance in the international development sector, contract review and management in Nigeria and in foreign jurisdictions, contract negotiation, legal drafting, employment law, corporate governance, enterprise wide risk mitigation, intellectual property, content management and licensing); some of the recent experience must be at a senior or strategic level;
Equal employment opportunity statement
  • SCIDaR is an equal employment employer. We do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, gender, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable laws.
Application Closing Date
22nd July, 2019.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should send an up-to-date CV and Cover Letter to: [email protected] the CV / cover letter must include email addresses and phone numbers of three (3) professional referees who can speak to the candidate’s work ethics and capabilities;

  • The email should be formatted as such: Application: Role to which applied_first name last name_date of submission. Example: Application: Legal Adviser_John Doe_June 12, 2019
  • Candidates are encouraged to only apply for positions for which they meet the eligibility criteria specified above.


Comments (0)

Post a Comment
Name: *
Email: *
Comment: *