A reputable Islamic Organisation, is currently seeking to employ suitably qualified candidate to fill the position below:
Job Title: Legal Officer
Key Roles and Responsibilities
Responsible for legal opinion for the organisation across states and regional offices. To identify own, and mitigate commercial risks arising from proposed real estate transaction through provision of creative commercial! legal solutions.
Required to aid decision making by the organisation’s officers by the identification, analysis and assessment of legal risks and the provision of legal guidance, advice and opinions to relevant departments in order to guide their transactions and dealings with third parties, government institutions and regulators.
Draft and negotiate the organisation’s high volume land acquisition contracts and commercial agreements, such as gifts, pledges, mortgages, confidentiality, assignments and Lease Agreements.
Work closely with and report to the Legal Secretary to assist in negotiations, to draft, summarize and communicate legal concepts, and to advise officers on understanding legal contexts, complex agreement structures, issues and risks, approval processes and procedures.
To serve as counsel in supporting internal functions in liaising with organisation’s external solicitors in terms of filing of legal briefs and to be acquainted with relevant facts preceding any matter of contention in court.
To have a good understanding of the principles of legal issues relating to corporate governance under Part C of the Companies and Allied Matters with the ability to recognize when and who to escalate issues to and who to engage for specialist advice.
To provide legal advice and guidance regarding all aspects of the orations,policies, and practices of the organisation.
Must be a qualified Legal Practitioner
Must possess 3-5 years post call experience
Must have worked with a reputable law firm with a bias in litigation and commercial practice
Must have the ability to work with little supervision
Must be able to work under pressure
Be highly focused and success driven
Be strategic and analytical
Possess good leadership and interpersonal skills
Possess high level of integrity
Possess excellent communication skills (oral and written)
Attractive and negotiable.
Application Closing Date
25th November, 2015.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their application and comprehensive Curriculum Vitae to:
P.O. Box 16700,
Note: Only shortlisted candidates would be invited for interview