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    Senior Legal Associate at AFM Recruit

    Sep 19, 2017

    AFMRecruit is a subsidiary of Afmining concepts a registered Nigerian company. Our expertise is in recruitment. Matching talent to jobs and companies using our proprietary afm360 Algorithm , which uses the candidates skills and interview grade to match our clients needs.

    At AFMRecruit our mission is to provide staffing in order to assist our clients in achieving business critical solutions. By providing excellent customer service, innovation, experience of our staff and keeping clients at the center of our services, we will help businesses achieve their goals and consistently deliver a high return on investment

    Senior Legal Associate

     

    Description:

    DESCRIPTION
    The incumbent will be responsible for effective and efficient management of the legal department, provision of legal advisory services and ensuring effective management of legal, regulatory and contractual risks.

    Legal risk

    • Review and provide legal advice on tender documents.
    • Review ongoing cases and advice management accordingly.
    • Liaise with relevant departments to ensure that where legal risks have been identified,
    • appropriate courses of action have been taken.
    • Provide legal protection and risk management advice to management especially on contract management.
    • Provide and interpret legal information, conduct training and disseminate appropriate legal requirements to staff.

    Policy development

    • Review and advise management on legal implications of internal policies and procedures.
    • Review and draft contracts, agreements and internal policies and ensure that they are in
    • compliance with all statutory or legal requirements.

    Litigation management
    Review progress of outstanding litigation and liaise with and manage external litigation firm.

    Compliance

    • Formulate compliance checklists to be used for the purpose of ensuring that all information required is provided accordingly.
    • Continuously monitor compliance with statutory obligations and advise management accordingly.
    • Prepare monthly and quarterly reports for the department for executive management meetings.
    • Develops, initiates, maintains, and revises policies and procedures for the general operation of the Compliance Program and its related activities to prevent illegal, unethical, or improper conduct. Manages day-to-day operation of the Program.
    • Develops and periodically reviews and updates Standards of Conduct and provides guidance to management and employees.
    • Collaborates with other departments to direct compliance issues to appropriate existing channels for investigation and resolution. Consults with the corporate attorney and/or other legal counsel
    • as needed to resolve difficult legal compliance issues.
    • Responds to alleged violations of rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and Standards of Conduct by evaluating or recommending the initiation of investigative procedures. Develops and oversees a system for uniform handling of such violations.
    • Acts as an independent review and evaluation body to ensure that compliance Issues/concerns within the organization are being appropriately evaluated, investigated and resolved.
    • Monitors, and as necessary, coordinates compliance activities of other departments to remain abreast of the status of all compliance activities and to identify trends.
    • Identifies potential areas of compliance vulnerability and risk; develops/implements corrective action plans for resolution of problematic issues, and provides general guidance on how to avoid or deal with similar situations in the future.

    Regulatory

    • Conduct on-going research on State and National regulatory requirements
    • Oversee collation and submission of required and adhoc documents to conduct regulatory relationship management

    SPECIFICATION

    SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED

    • Excellent relationship management, strong verbal and written communication.
    • Organized and detail oriented while managing and prioritizing multiple tasks simultaneously.
    • Good planning and organizational skills.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of, and experience with, laws dealing with government/regulators and/or commercial contract administration, particularly contract negotiation, preparation and administration
    • Ability to provide independent advice (orally and in writing) to senior level management on highly technical matters
    • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office products.

    EDUCATION

    • Law degree from an accredited university
    • Minimum of 5 Years work experience post law school
    • Relevant compliance related certification is an added advantage
    • Relevant human resource and personnel management certification is an added advantage

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Send in your application by clicking the Apply button below

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