Company Secretary/ Legal Adviser (CSILA) at a Modern Agricultural Commodity Market

Our organization is incorporated as a modern agricultural commodity market, established under a set of clearly defined rules and regulations, where a wide range of agricultural products, especially the commodities and livestock, will be traded. The market is intended to provide an integrated marketing platform that will allow the conduct of buying and selling of agricultural commodities both in a physical form and through an exchange and even from remote locations through the Internet. The market will bring in improvement in agricultural commodity trading using technology away from the informal market set up.We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:Job Title: Company Secretary/ Legal Adviser (CSILA)Location: KanoReport to: Managing Director/CEOEmployment Category: Fixed TermJob SummaryCompany Secretary/Legal Adviser (CS/LA) is responsible for ensuring that the organization complies with standard financial and legal practice and maintains high standards of corporate governance.He/she will be required to provide legal advice, as such he/she is expected to have a thorough understanding of the laws that affect his/her areas of work. He/she will act as a point of communication between the board of directors and company shareholders and in some cases an organization’s executive management.Job ResponsibilitiesPerforms legal research on all issues requiring legal opinion and determines implications for the organization.Deduces the implication of regulations on the organization.Ensures that all organizational policies and procedures are consistent with the guidelines of regulatory bodies.Initiates and participates in special investigations as and when required, and makes appropriate recommendations.Ensures that regulatory reports and returns are done accurately and promptly.Provides legal advice on contractual agreements with vendors, service providers, and other stakeholders.Co-ordinates the initiation and defence of legal action.Provides all corporate statutory and secretarial services to the organization.Convenes meetings of the Board of Directors and other standing or ad-hoc board committees.Convenes meetings of the Board of Directors and other standing or ad-hoc board committees.Keeps custody of the organizations minutes of meetings, seals and the register of sealed documents.Provides reports and recommendation for management as required.Vets and approves all MOUs, Contractual Agreements with organizations clients and partners.Ensure the issuance of shareholders certificates on time.Any other duty of related responsibilities. 

Apply at