PricewaterhouseCooper (PwC) Nigeria – Our client is a development finance institution involved in providing short and medium-term loans, risk bearing services as well as trade and market information and export advisory services to the Nigerian export community.
They are recruiting to fill the position of:
Job Title: Head, Board Secretariat/ Legal Affairs
Reference No.: 130-PEO01175
Employment Type: Permanent
Department: People & Change Nigeria
Roles & Responsibilities
The role holder will:
- Coordinate the provision of legal advisory services to the organisation on matters of litigation, debt recovery, contracts and other such transactions with legal implications.
- Provide comprehensive company secretarial service to the organisation
- Articulate and develop the department’s strategy, ensure alignment with the organisation’s strategic objectives and provide support in its execution.
- Approve and coordinate the execution of the department’s work program and plans.
- Champion the development of legal frameworks to support the organisation’s strategic planning.
- Keep abreast of changes in relevant legal and regulatory specifications/ requirements.
- Provide advisory services on issues that relate to the legal and regulatory framework and liaise with necessary regulatory bodies as at when needed.
- Advise on and ensure compliance of all departments with applicable laws and regulation.
- Ensure that collateral security taken for the organisation’s facilities are adequately perfected.
- Ensure legal clearance reports are issued to relevant departments on the fulfilment of pre-disbursement conditions and legal documentation prior to drawdown.
- Coordinate the drafting, vetting and review of all agreements, contracts and other formal arrangements with third parties and also relating to administrative and personnel matters.
- Ensure the department maintains custody of all original contract documents as well as securities documents.
- Recommend the appointment/ selection of the organisation’s solicitors to executive management and provide broad guidelines for defining the overall framework for managing relationship between the organisation and its solicitors.
- Direct the organisation’s representation in litigation, arbitration, other administrative or legal proceedings and matters in which the bank may have an interest.
- Manage relationships with external solicitors and ensure compliance with agreed service levels.
- Coordinate periodic evaluation of solicitors’ performance.
- Prepare and circulate board papers for all Board and Board committee meetings.
- Supervise the preparation of all agendas, notices, proxies, waivers of notice and subsequent correspondence in connection with meetings of directors.
- Ensure the administration of the organisation’s corporate governance architecture.
- Organise logistics and facilitate Board and Board Committee meetings.
- Record and circulate minutes of the meeting of the board and its various committees.
- Ensure compliance with Board’s decisions and directives.
- Ensure timely processing of all Board entitlements.
- Provide advice and guidance to Board directors and executive management in respect of their duties and responsibilities to uphold good governance on constitutional and legal issues.
- Keep board directors and executive management up to date with governance issues which directly or indirectly affect the organisation.
- Supervise the maintenance of all statutory registers, including registers of directors, allotment and transfer of shares and company seal ensuring that they are kept up to date at all times.
- Ensure that all necessary statutory forms, statutory year-end accounts and returns are made under relevant legislation and filed with the relevant regulatory authorities.
- Control the use of organisation seals and their safe custody to ensure compliance with the organisation’s authorised signatory regime.
- Continually review and assess the effectiveness and efficiency of the department’s policies, procedures and processes and identify improvement opportunities.
- Review and authorise key expenditures and transactions in line with the approved budget and authority limit.
- Review departmental performance and conduct performance appraisal of unit heads.
- Prepare and submit activity and performance reports to the MD/ CEO.
- Perform any other duties assigned by MD/ CEO.
- First degree in Law.
- Relevant postgraduate/ professional qualification or membership of legal professional bodies.
- A company secretarial qualification would be an added advantage.
- Minimum of eighteen (18) years cognate experience with at least three (3) years managerial experience.
- Candidate must be matured with high level of integrity and confidentiality.
- High level of innovativeness, resourcefulness, and possession of strong organization and problem-solving skills required to work with board members.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to make presentations to Management/ Board and other stakeholders as may be required.
- Significant understanding of operations of an Export Credit Agency.
- Demonstrated leadership capabilities, including ability to organise and manage human resources to attain goals.
- Willingness to work extra hours where required in order to achieve the organisation’s objectives.
- General understanding of the objectives and purpose of a development finance institution.
Application Closing Date
6th January, 2021.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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