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H Pierson calls for applications for company secretary/legal adviser

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CLIENT: Confidential

INDUSTRY: Public Sector

LOCATION: Maiduguri, Nigeria.

REMUNERATION: Competitive All applications should be sent to recruitment@hpierson.com with “COMPANY SECRETARY/LEGAL ADVISER” as email subject title, not later than one week from date of publication.

JOB SUMMARY Our client is a newly established commission currently seeking to recruit a ‘COMPANY SECRETARY/LEGAL ADVISER‘ for the efficient administration of the organization, particularly with regard to ensuring compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements, and for ensuring that decisions of the Board of Directors are implemented in the most efficient manner.

The Secretary shall hold office on such terms and conditions as specified by the Board.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

The ’‘COMPANY SECRETARY/LEGAL ADVISER’’ will be assigned the following primary responsibilities:

Keep proper records of the books of the Commission

Record proceedings of the Board and its Committees
Be responsible for the administration of the Secretariat Issue notices of meetings of the Board and its Committees

Be responsible to the Managing Director and the Board Serve as an advisor to the Chief Executive Officer and Board of Directors on all matters relating to company law and corporate governance

Provide accurate and timely advice on all legal and regulatory matters of the institution and support in legal and compliance related matters

Deal with correspondence, collate information and write reports, ensuring decisions made are communicated to the relevant stakeholders

Ensure that the institution meets its legal responsibilities under the Nigerian laws and regulations

Contribute to meeting discussions as and when required, and advice members of the legal, governance, accounting and tax implications of proposed policies.

Ensure proper legal consultations are provided to the various directorates/departments/units of the Commission.

Represent the Commission in ensuring the efficient handling and winning resolution of all negotiations and disputes

EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
A Bachelor’s degree in Law

Possession of a Post graduate qualification (i.e. LLM) is required

Membership of the Nigerian Bar Association is required

Membership of relevant professional bodies with the right certifications (ICSAN, etc).

Minimum of 15 years work experience in a reputable organisation (s) that has direct dealings with the public with at least 10 years post call to bar.

COMPETENCIES
A diplomatic approach and the confidence to provide support to high-profile company staff and board members Integrity and discretion when handling confidential information

The capability to work with numerical information, plus analytical and problem-solving skills

Ability and experience in crisis management.

KEY SKILLS
Deep understanding of legal issues, including governance and legal compliance

Deep understanding of budget and cost management In-depth knowledge of the public service principles and practices

Knowledge of conflict management

Advanced knowledge of administrative laws

Deep understanding of ethical rules and laws

Excellent research and report writing skills

Excellent analytical skills

Discretion and diplomacy.

Influencing skills Interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with people at all levels

Attention to detail and a well-organised approach to work


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