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Head, Legal and Company Secretary at Blue Ridge Microfinance Bank Limited

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification: BA/BSc/HND
  • Experience: 5 – 10 years
  • Location: Lagos

Job Description

  • The Head, Legal and Company Secretary will play a crucial role in ensuring legal compliance, managing corporate governance, and overseeing legal affairs within the organization. The duties and responsibilities for this position shall include the following:

Corporate Governance:

  • Oversee and manage the corporate governance framework of the bank.
  • Organize and attend board meetings, ensuring that proper procedures are followed and documentation is accurate.
  • Maintain records of board decisions, resolutions, and other corporate governance-related documents.

Contracts and Agreements:

  • Draft, review, and negotiate contracts, agreements, and legal documents.
  • Ensure that contracts entered into by the microfinance bank are in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Provide guidance on legal implications and risks associated with contracts.

Regulatory Affairs:

  • Interface with regulatory authorities and ensure timely submission of required reports and documents.
  • Monitor changes in regulatory requirements and advise the organization on necessary adjustments.
  • Coordinate responses to regulatory inquiries and audits.

Risk Management:

  • Collaborate with the risk management team to identify legal risks and develop strategies to mitigate them.
  • Provide legal input into the development and implementation of risk management policies.

Corporate Secretarial Functions:

  • Act as the company secretary and ensure proper maintenance of statutory registers and records.
  • Facilitate communication between the board, management, and shareholders.
  • Handle the filing of statutory returns and other legal documentation.

Dispute Resolution:

  • Manage legal disputes and liaise with external legal counsel when necessary.
  • Develop strategies for resolving legal issues efficiently and cost-effectively.

Legal Compliance:

  • Stay abreast of relevant laws, regulations, and industry standards affecting microfinance banking.
  • Develop, implement, and monitor compliance programs to ensure adherence to legal requirements.
  • Provide legal advice to the executive team and various departments on compliance matters.

Ethical and Professional Standards:

  • Uphold high ethical and professional standards in all legal and corporate secretarial activities.
  • Serve as a role model for legal and ethical behaviour within the organization.


  • Collaborate with other departments, including finance, operations, and risk management, to ensure a holistic approach to legal and regulatory compliance.


  • LL.B, BL in recognized institution and from the Nigerian Law School.
  • 5-10 years proven experience in corporate settings, financial sector or FINTECH experience is an added advantage.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

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