Legal Officer - Cement Industry
Dangote Cement
, Lagos, NG
4d ago

Job Summary

  • The Legal Officer shall be responsible for support in the monitoring and / or advising on all legal matters, commercial contracts, and agreements as related to DCP operations
  • S / he shall also ensure support for DCP compliance with the statutory and corporate governance practices and guidelines as observed in the manufacturing industry.
  • Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Draft a wide variety of legal agreements as may be contingent on DCP business matters.
  • Provide internal advisory support services on corporate legal matters to business units and departments within DCP.
  • Provide commercial legal support to all departmental projects and job functions.
  • Support in the development of service level agreements SLA’s for service delivery to all DCP business units.
  • Monitor the maintenance of the registers and other records required to be maintained by the Company under the Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA).
  • Analyze and review legal agreements, legislation and documents for the Board.
  • Liaise with external counsel in the management and resolution of disputes
  • Ensure the compliance with laid down guidelines (with emphasis on deadlines where stipulated), policies and procedures with internal and external parties in / with DCP
  • Investigate issues of non-compliance and report same promptly to the HOD
  • Review and Advice management on legal implications of internal policies and procedures.
  • Provide all such other administrative and other secretarial duties as directed by the Head of Department and / or Company Secretary.
  • Requirements

    Academic / Professional Qualifications

  • A good first degree (L L .B) in Law / Legal Studies) from an accredited Institution
  • A member of the Nigerian Bar Association with a call to bar, upon completion of studies at the Nigerian Law School.
  • Professional certification such as the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) would confer an advantage.
  • Work Experience

  • Must have at least Two (2) but not mare than Six (6) years post graduate experience
  • Proven experience in research, analysis and legal advisory on fundamental business matters
  • Experience in Contract drafting and negotiation as well as dispute resolution,
  • Good understanding of general and specific company and commercial law in Nigeria
  • Managing compliance with regulatory institutions and support driving same in DCP business and official engagements
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and discretion.
  • Skills and Competencies

  • Good knowledge of Corporate and Commercial Law
  • Effective Negotiation Skills
  • Effective Team Playing Skills
  • Excellent Business Writing and Communication skills
  • Great Emotional Intelligence
  • Enthusiasm and Commitment to service delivery
  • Benefits

  • Private Health Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Training and Development
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