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Company Secretary/Legal Adviser (CS/LA), Head-Human Resources and Administration Services in a Modern Agricultural Commodity Market

Vacancies: Company Secretary/Legal Adviser (CS/LA), Head-Human Resources and Administration Services

Our organization is incorporated as a modern agricultural commodity market, established under a set of clearly defined rules and regulations, where a wide range of agricultural products, especially the commodities and livestock, will be traded. The market is intended to provide an integrated marketing platform that will allow the conduct of buying and selling of agricultural commodities both in a physical form and through an exchange and even from remote locations through the internet. The market will bring in improvement in agricultural commodity trading using technology away from the informal market set up.

We are recruiting to fill the following vacant positions;

Job Title:   Company Secretary/Legal Adviser (CS/LA)

Report to:  Managing Director/CEO

Employment Category:         Fixed Term

Location:                       Kano

Job Summary

  • Company Secretary/Legal Adviser (CS/LA) is responsible for ensuring that the organization complies with standard financial and legal practice and maintains high standards of corporate governance.
  • He/she will be required to provide legal advice, as such he/she is expected to have a thorough understanding of the laws that affect his/her areas of work. He/she will act as a point of communication between the board of directors and company shareholders and in some cases an organization’s executive management.

Job Responsibilities

  • Performs legal research on all issues requiring legal opinion and determines implications for the organization.
  • Deduces the implication of regulations on the organization.
  • Ensures that all organizational policies and procedures are consistent with the guidelines of regulatory bodies.
  • Initiates and participates in special investigations as and when required, and makes appropriate recommendations.
  • Ensures that regulatory reports and returns are done accurately and promptly.
  • Provides legal advice on contractual agreements with vendors, service providers, and other stakeholders.
  • Co-ordinates the initiation and defence of legal action.
  • Provides all corporate statutory and secretarial services to the organization.
  • Convenes meetings of the Board of Directors and other standing or ad-hoc board committees.
  • Keeps custody of the organization’s minutes of meetings, seals and the register of sealed documents.
  • Provides reports and recommendation for management as required.
  • Vets and approves all MOUs, Contractual Agreements with organization’s clients and partners.
  • Ensure the issuance of shareholder’s certificates on time.
  • Any other duty of related responsibilities.

Competence Requirements

Essential Skills

  • Understanding of Nigerian industrial/labour laws; investment & securities law
  • Understanding of the laws and regulations governing investments in Nigeria
  • Legal investigation and research
  • Legal analysis and reporting
  • Legal compliance and regulatory filing
  • Contract development/drafting skills
  • Writing and Communications Skills
  • General managerial/administration skills
  • Negotiation/advocacy skills
  • Problem-solving
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite

Basic Skills

  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Initiative
  • Results Oriented
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Education and Experience Requirements:

University degree in Law; Master’s degree will be an added advantage.

Minimum of 10 years working experience in Law or in a similar capacity.

Barrister at Law (BL) is a plus; ACIS (FCIS) and other Bar qualification will be an advantage.

Job Title:   Head, Human Resources and Administration Services
Report to:  Chief Finance Officer (CFO)

Employment Category:         Fixed Term

Location:                       Kano

Job Summary

The Head, Human Resources and Administration Services is responsible for the maintenance and enhancement of the organization’s human resources by planning, implementing, and evaluating employee relations and human resources policies, programs, and practices. He/she is also expected to manage the organization’s administrative processes.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develops operational plans for managing the organization’s human capital and HR delivery.
  • Develops, implements and manages the organization’s HR systems, including career management, performance management, competency development, manpower & succession planning, etc.
  • Formulates and implements HR policies, procedures and controls.
  • Identifies the organization’s manpower needs and manages the recruitment and selection process.
  • Defines and maintains a competitive and merit-based compensation system to support the organization’s vision and strategy.
  • Manages employee training and development.
  • Manages employee relations and relationship with employee groups.
  • Owns and manages the organization’s administrative processes.
  • Formulates and implements procurement and facilities management policies, procedures and controls.
  • Manages the procurement process and ensures that the organisation’s physical assets are adequately maintained and secured.
  • Interacts with and manages third party service providers.
  • Any other duty of related responsibilities.

Competence Requirements

  • Essential Skills
  • Practical knowledge of HR strategies and service delivery models. Detailed knowledge of HR policies, procedures, and processes.
  • Knowledge of payroll processes and procedures.
  • Organizational design and development capabilities.
  • Knowledge of compensation and benefits processes and Strategies.
  • Facilities management skills.
  • Skills in developing and maintaining budgets.
  • Vendor management and negotiation skills.
  • Relationship management skills.
  • Knowledge of Nigerian labour laws.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite.

Basic Skills

  • Interpersonal relationship management ability
  • Good written and oral communication
  • Results Oriented
  • Responsive
  • Integrity
  • Education and Experience Requirements:
  • Minimum of first degree or its equivalent in numerate or semi-numerate disciplines such as Business Administration, Marketing, Accounting, Economics, Banking, Finance, Insurance, Law and Business Studies. A master’s degree is a plus.
  • Minimum of 6 years work experience in a Human Resource and Admin capacity.
  • Membership of relevant HR and facilities management associations (IPM, IFMA) will be an added advantage.

How to Apply:

All interested applicants should write a one-page application letter (using job title as the subject), addressed to the Recruiter, Central Business District, Abuja, Nigeria, clearly providing evidence of competences required for the job and current remuneration. Applicants should send the application, together with a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae clearly indicating the current telephone numbers, e-mail addresses and contact details to this e-mail address: recruiter_nomaco@aol.com. Please include the names and contact details (including telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) of three referees who are knowledgeable about your professional achievements. All applications will be treated in confidence. Candidates without the minimum requirements need not apply. This advert will close on 16th May, 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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