Legal Officer at HealthPlus Limited

HealthPlus Limited, Nigeria’s first integrative pharmacy, is the fastest-growing pharmacy chain in West Africa. We are committed to our mission of helping people achieve optimum health and vitality, while delivering superior value to stakeholders. Our vision is to be Africa’s #1 for pharmacy, wellness and beauty. Recently, we secured significant foreign investment from our partners to scale up our network of retail outlets and our online business. This strategy will give us unparalleled reach across the country and beyond.Our success is based on our great people, great values and a winning corporate culture. Our people are passionate, driven and committed to continuous learning in order to maintain our edge. Our testimonial is that we are proud to be members of the HealthPlus family as we are offered a strong platform to explore our potentials. We believe in best practices always and therefore employ and retain the best talents.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Legal OfficerReference #: HP/LD/LO/08Location: Lagos, NigeriaContract Type: PermanentJob FunctionsAdministration, Advisory, Communications, Compliance & Regulatory Affairs, Legal, Management, Research, Research and Development.Industries:Fmcg (Fast Moving Consumer Goods Sector), Food & Beverages, Insurance, Legal, Management Consulting, Manufacturing, Medical, Ngo / Non-Profit, Pharmaceutical / Medical / Healthcare / Hygiene, Production, Professional Services, Property Development, Regulatory, Research, Retail, Sales.SpecificationCorporate Governance:Work as part of a team, to ensure the highest level of corporate governance within the GroupOrganise, prepare agendas for, issue notices and taking minutes of Board Meetings and Annual General Meetings (AGMs)Maintain statutory books, including registers of members, directors and secretariesProactively work to develop and enhance Board and Committee processes and controls in response to regulatory and industry changes, and as directed by the Boards and the businessProvide input and advice to the business and directors with regard to Board governance mattersContribute to meeting discussions as and when required, and advising members of legal, governance and related mattersPrepare, approve, sign and seal agreement leases, legal forms and other official documents on the company’s behalf when authorized by the board of directors or the chief executive officerCarry out all matters concerned with the allotment of shares and issuance of share certificates including maintenance of statutory share register and conducting the appropriate activities connected with share transfersMaintain the register of shareholders and monitor changes in share ownership of the companyMake arrangement for the payment of the dividend within prescribed period as provided under the provisions of the Companies and Allied Matters ActTake a role in mergers and acquisitionsLegal advisory:Ensure compliance of the provisions of Companies LawEnsure that business of the company is conducted in accordance with its objectives as contained in its Memorandum of AssociationDevelop and oversee the systems that ensure the company complies with all applicable codes, in addition to its legal and statutory requirementsMonitor the administration of the company's pension and cooperative schemesContract Management:Coordinate contractual agreements with employees, suppliers, customers, etcDeal with correspondence, collate information and write reports, ensure decisions made are communicated to the relevant company stakeholdersMonitor changes in relevant legislation and the regulatory environment and taking appropriate actionLiaise with external regulators and advisers, such as lawyers and auditorsCoordinate matters arising from due diligence exercises and work as part of a team to ensure conditions precedent are attained 

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