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Txtlight Power Solutions Limited (Lumos Nigeria), an off-grid electricity provider, is recruiting to fill the position below:
Legal & Compliance Officer

Location: lagos
Experience: 3 year(s)
Course of Study: law
Required Grade: any

Job Purpose

 

    Role holder will be responsible for supporting the Legal & Compliance Counsel in ensuring overall company operation is in compliance and adherence to national & international laws, rules & regulations of regulatory agencies, legal & ethical standards, internal business code of conduct & practices, professional standards and company policies & procedures

    Will work in close association with the Legal & Compliance Counsel to provide guidance on corporate governance and regulatory compliance while ensuring the highest quality of legal advice is provided in the most efficient manner.

    Legal & Compliance Officer will support the Legal and Compliance Counsel should provide accurate and timely counsel to executives on a variety of legal topics

    Role holder must be objective minded in review and evaluation of compliance within the company

    Will work in conjunction with the Legal & Compliance Counsel to ensure behaviors within the organization meet defined standards and guidelines.

 

Key Accountabilities

 

    Responsible for assisting the Legal &Compliance Counsel in developing and implementing an effective legal compliance system.

    Work in conjunction with the Legal & Compliance Counsel to proactively evaluate business activities to assess legal & compliance risks, identify potential areas of vulnerability & risks, develop corrective action plans for resolution and risk mitigation strategies to protect Lumos Nigeria, its assets and stakeholders against potential lawsuits

    Support the Legal & Compliance Counsel in developing systems for handling crisis or compliance violation and implements plans or modes of responding to alleged violations of policies, procedures, codes of conduct, rules and regulations

    Assist in carrying out periodic audits on processes & practices to identify improvement areas and provide guidance on how to avoid repeat of similar instances in the future

    Advise on creating sound internal controls and monitor adherence to them

    Work with the Legal & Compliance Counsel and with respective Functions and Departments to develop, revise and maintain policies & procedures for general operations, to prevent unethical, illegal or improper conduct

    In consultation with the Legal & Compliance Counsel, liaise with external lawyer as per retainership agreement

    Assist in developing and coordinating the deployment of training for employees on Legal, regulatory, compliance & industry practices as it affects the company

    Assist the Legal & Compliance Counsel to develop and follow-up on Service Level Agreements (SLAs) for current and potential partners and/or stakeholders

    In consultation with the Legal & Compliance Counsel, liaise with company secretary on all company’s secretarial matters and ensure company’s compliance as required under Nigeria company law

    Maintain an up to date database for all legal & compliance matters, to ensure prompt reporting of all mandatory and periodic legal obligations

    In conjunction with the Legal & Compliance Counsel, give accurate and timely counsel to executives in a variety of legal topics (labor law, NCC regulations, corporate finance etc.)

    Assist in communicating and negotiating with external parties (regulators, external counsel, public authority etc.).

    Assist in drafting and solidifying agreements, contracts and other legal documents to ensure the company’s full legal rights

    Assist in the process of recovering company assets or its monetary value from defaulting customers

    Effectively carrying out any other relevant activity in support of the overall company objective as may be assigned from time to time by Legal & Compliance Counsel

 

Educational Qualifications & Functional / Technical Skills

 

    First Degree in Law, Member of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA)

    Professional certification in legal, audit or compliance area (e.g. Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional (CCEP)) will be an added advantage.

 

Relevant Experience:

 

    Minimum 3 years proven experience in a legal and compliance role

    Demonstrated experience in a leadership role (minimum at supervisory / coordination level)

    Experience in risk management, is a must

    Good knowledge of corporate practice

    Experience in drafting contracts and commercial agreement

    Familiarity with industry practices and professional standards

    Practical Project Management experience

 

Other Requirements (Behavioral etc):

 

    Excellent oral and written communication skills

    High quotient of integrity and professional ethics

    Sharp business acumen and analytical minded

    Conflict management and team building skills

    Good service orientation and interpersonal skills

    Attention to detail

    Influencing abilities

    Open and assertive nature

    Intercultural skills

    Proficiency in the use of office applications

 

Method of Application

 

Applicants should send their Cover Letter and CV to: careers@lumos.com.ng  with subject as "Legal & Compliance Officer".

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