Legal Counsel at Millard Fuller Foundation

Millard Fuller Foundation - A housing organisation with international affiliation, based in Masaka (near Abuja), is currently seeking to employ suitably qualified candidates to fill the position below:Job Title: Legal CounselLocation: AbujaJob BriefWe are looking for a highly qualified Legal Counsel to oversee the legal aspects of our home development business.You will provide administrative support and guidance to the company directors and safeguard our reputation by guaranteeing that the company strictly follows law guidelines and provide legal advice to management about land and other relevant issues.The successful candidate will effectively ensure legal conformity and minimize probability of exposure as well as advise on land and property transactions.ResponsibilitiesGive accurate and timely counsel to executives in a variety of legal topics (land law, labor law, partnerships, international ventures, corporate finance etc.)Collaborate with management to devise efficient defence strategiesSpecify internal governance policies and regularly monitor complianceResearch and evaluate different risk factors regarding business decisions and operationsApply effective risk management techniques and offer proactive advise on possible legal issuesCommunicate and negotiate with external parties (regulators, external counsel, public authority etc.), creating relations of trustDraft and solidify agreements, contracts and other legal documents to ensure the company’s full legal rightsDeal with complex matters with multiple stakeholders and forcesProvide clarification on legal language or specifications to everyone in the organizationConduct your work with integrity and responsibilityMaintain current knowledge of alterations in legislationConvening and servicing annual general meetings (AGM)/meetings (producing agendas, taking minutes; conveying decisions etc)Providing support to committees and working parties such as the Board of Directors etcImplementing procedural/administrative systemsHandling correspondence before and after meetingsEnsuring policies are kept current, are approved, and that company members are aware of their implications, eg legalWriting reportsCollating informationProviding legal/financial advice during and outside of meetings.Managing contractual arrangements with suppliers/customers

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