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Legal & Compliance Officer At Lumos Nigeria

Date Posted: 06/Dec/2018
Deadline: 13/Dec/2018

Lumos offers clean and affordable solar power to a market of 1.3 billion potential customers who live off the electricity grid.Lumos enables people to replace hazardous and expensive kerosene generators and lanterns with modern solar electricity that can power lights, cellphones, fans, computers, TVs and other small electronic devices (all at once, every day). By offering Solar Power as a Service, Lumos offers homes and small businesses a simple and affordable way to pay for electricity in small installments using their mobile phones

Legal & Compliance Officer

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: [email protected] with subject as "Legal & Compliance Officer".

Method of Application

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