Legal Officer at The Institute of Human Virology (IHVN)

The Institute of Human Virology (IHVN) is a leading and reputable indigenous non-governmental organization addressing infectious and non-infectious diseases such as HIV, tuberculosis and cancer through the provision of prevention, diagnosis, treatment, capacity building, research and care and support services. IHVN is in partnership with local and international organizations and the different tiers of the government of Nigeria at national, state and local levels. The Institute’s vision is to be a leader in providing quality health services, capacity building and research in West Africa.We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:Job Title: Legal OfficerLocation: Abuja, FCTScheduled Work Times: Monday - Friday and as may be necessaryReports T: Director of Administration, Chief Executive OfficerJob DescriptionThe Legal Officer will provide legal services to the Institute and manage the secretariat of the Institute's Board.Essential FunctionsThe essential functions of the Legal Officer are:Provide legal advice/opinion on various issues relating to the Institute and its subsidiariesUndertake legal research and legal interpretation of all relevant laws including the Institute's staff, financial and other internal regulationsPrepare agreements and other legal instruments as well as memoranda and correspondencesReview all agreements and legal documents, which may create legal obligation for the InstituteOversee the registration and verification of contractors and consultants for the instituteWork with external solicitors on cases involving the InstituteUpdate the Institute's details with relevant regulatory authorities when necessaryHandle matters related to the Board of Directors and Board SecretariatHandle matters related to the reflection of structural changes of the InstituteProvide Legal guidance/advice on various issues such as corporate regulatory compliance, privacy, anti-trust and competition laws, advertising/promotional matters, corporate governance, fiduciary duty, ethics and strategic transactions within the Department of Administration and the Institute, including the preparation of memoranda and correspondencesProvide corporate policy guidance by providing advice on labor relations, employment law and benefits mattersUpdate the details of the Institute and its subsidiaries at the Corporate Affairs Commission when necessaryCoordinate other legal and related matters with external solicitors as may be needed/directedPerform such other administrative duties as may be assigned from time to time by the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer and or the Director of Administration. 

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