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Legal Officer (Contract Specialist) at Dangote

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification: BA/BSc/HND
  • Experience: 8 years
  • Location: Lagos
  • Job Field: Law / Legal 

Job Responsibilities

  • Negotiating, Drafting, Review and execution of Agreements including but not limited to Non-disclosure Agreements, Oil & Gas Agreements, Sales/Purchasing Agreements, Sub-contracts, Consulting Agreements, Licensing Agreements, Master Agreements, review of customer proposed terms and conditions.
  • Serve as the point of contact for customers on contractual matters. Act as contractual “middleman” between the Company’s User division and customers, ensuring timely review and approval/reconciliation of variations.
  • On all standard and nonstandard contracts, provide redlined recommendations and often negotiate directly with customer attorneys or purchasing staff until consensus has been reached.
  • Maintain contractual records and documentation such as receipt and control of all contract correspondence, contractual changes, status reports and other documents for all projects.
  • As needed, provide guidance on contract matters to project managers or other operational staff, including training to new project managers and other employees in contracting practices and procedures.
  • Develop and implement procedures for contract management and administration in compliance with Company policy. As appropriate, contribute to or influence company policies.
  • Work with all departments/units of the Company to coordinate necessary requirements relating to contracts and relevant transactions.
  • Extensive review of all relevant documents relating to various Contracts drafted, reviewed and/or executed. E.g., Bank Guarantees, Licenses, Permits etc.
  • Work with relevant departments/units of the Company, to ensure adherence to broader finance and risk requirements such as revenue recognition, pricing and discounting policies, export controls etc.
  • Ensure that signed contracts are communicated to all relevant parties to provide contract visibility, awareness, and interpretation to support implementation.
  • Monitor transaction compliance (milestones, deliverables, invoicing etc.)
  • Ensure contract close-out, extension, or renewal.
  • Maintains and manages a comprehensive Contracts record database.
  • Support in the handling of litigation matters to Logical Conclusion.
  • Support in the engagement and liaison with External Solicitors to ensure judicious representation of the Company’s matters in court, alternative dispute resolution while mitigating cost for the Company.
  • Support in negotiation of solicitors fees and payment of same.
  • Some understanding of corporate governance.
  • Perform other duties, as may be assigned by the Company Secretary/General Counsel.

Competence Requirement

  • Extensive knowledge of drafting legal contracts and agreements.
  • Extensive knowledge of Contracts and Legally binding documents.
  • Extensive knowledge of current contractual language and terminology.
  • Extensive knowledge on Litigation.
  • Extensive understanding of corporate laws, securities laws & capital market
  • Extensive knowledge of corporate governance principles.
  • Extensive knowledge of industry regulations, policies etc.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including an impeccable an impeccable mastery of the English language.
  • Good organization skills and the ability to multitask on several projects simultaneously.
  • Knowledge of negotiation best practices, both in-person and in written form that considers cultural norms and the client’s best interests.
  • Ability to work effectively alone and in a team for the achievement of organizational goals.
  • Ability to pay attention to details and work with little or no supervision
  • Awareness of dispute resolution processes, especially litigation
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws.
  • Awareness of regulatory issues in a manufacturing environment.
  • Excellent time management and planning skills.
  • Very good analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to work under pressure.


Educational Qualification

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Law (LLB).
  • Relevant post-graduate degree is an added advantage.

Professional Qualification

  • Membership of any of the following professional bodies is required: Nigerian Bar Association (NBA).

Desired Experience

  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience in a legal function, preferably experience in drafting, reviewing and execution of all kinds of contracts.
  • At least 5 years’ experience performing contract review and drafting function in a top-tier law firm or in Multinational Corporation.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Dangote on to apply
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