Company Secretary / Legal AdviserĀ at Deloitte Nigeria

Deloitte Nigeria - Our client is a development Finance institution positioned to empower more micro, small and medium enterprises across Nigeria. The institution is set up as a private sector driven wholesale financial institution aimed at increasing access to finance for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) through eligible financial intermediaries In view of the foregoing, the client seeks to attract, motivate and retain qualified staff.We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:Job Title: Company Secretary / Legal Adviser Reference Number: DFI007Location: Any City, NigeriaJob SummaryTo direct and control the provision of effective legal services to the institution and ensure the highest quality of legal and compliance advice is provided to the institution in the most efficient manner.Provide assistance to the Board of Directors in the daily business activities by performing all types of secretarial activities.Duties and ResponsibilitiesServes as an advisor to the Chief Executive Officer and Board of Directors on all matters relating to company law and corporate governanceProvide accurate and timely advice on all legal and regulatory matters of the institution and support in legal and compliance related mattersProvides assistance to the business in ensuring compliance with all various legal requirementsAssists with ensuring that the institution meets its legal responsibilities under the Nigerian Laws and RegulationsManages the relationship with external legal firms and practitioners, as requiredEnsures transfer of files to external lawyers, in coordination with the Chief Executive Officer, and monitor performanceReviews and proposes updates to the institution's documents as neededEnsures proper legal consultations are provided to departments / unitsConducts meetings with clients and concerned parties to discuss related legal mattersConducts review of texts of standard contracts, agreements, legal correspondence and forms as well as analysis of formal complaints against the institution and advice on measures of actionEnsures the registration of agreements before submitting to ministries, governmental departments and administrationsRepresents the institution in ensuring the efficient handling and winning resolution of all negotiations and disputesPrepares relevant periodic reports related to the department functions as and when requested by Executive ManagementEnsures the proper filing of the department filesEnsures the smooth running of the Board’s and Board Committees’ activitiesActs as a primary point of contact and source of information, advice, and guidance for directors regarding the institution’s activities, in order to support the decision making processPrepares communication letters upon arranging with the Chairman as the need arise, and handles the required communication to schedule/call for Board meetingsPrepares information packages that need to be circulated to the Board members upon Board meetings, or to shareholders upon General Assembly meetingsAttends Board meetings, prepares minutes of meeting and ensures prompt and timely circulation of the minutes to all Board membersDocuments and follows up on the issues requiring Board action as raised in subsequent Board meetings and recorded on the related meeting action sheetEnsures circulation of Board decisions to the concerned partiesCoordinates with the concerned departments, especially the Finance & Administration Department and Legal & Compliance Department, regarding Board decisions that necessitate legal compliance and regulatory procedures 

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