- Filingannual returns of company at BRELA. Other documents which must be filed include the directors’ report and auditors’ report (unless the company is exempt), and financial statements, including details of the company’s assets and liabilities.
- Arranging meetings of the directors and the shareholders. This responsibility will involve the issue of proper notices of meetings, preparation of agenda, circulation of relevant papers and taking and producing minutes to record the business transacted at the meetings and the decisions taken.
- Informing BRELA of any significant changes in the company’s structure or management, for example the appointment or resignation of directors.
- Establishing and maintaining the company’s registered office as the address for any formal communications. Ensuring that all the company’s business stationery carries its name, registered number, country of registration and registered address. These details must also appear on the company website, emails, order forms and invoices.
- Ensuring the security of the company’s legal documents, including for example, the certificate of incorporation and memorandum and articles of association.
- Deciding on the company’s policy for the filing and retention of documents.
- Advising directors on their duties and ensuring that they comply with corporate legislation and the articles of association of the company.
- To provide legal advice and assistance to the Management and staff.
- To monitor, review and promote company’s compliance to government rules and of various regulatory agencies.
- To coordinate and oversee legal-related activities across field offices in the country and, within delegated authority, to represent company in legal litigation in courts and quasi-judicial bodies.
- From time to time, and as the need arises, to undertake staff training on Labor and other laws relevant to company operations.
- Participate, from time to time, in reviews and amendments of various company Policies and Procedures.
- Preparation of progress and annual legal affairs reports; and
- Other functions as will be determined from time to time by the Management as the case may be
Knowledge and Experience
- University degree in Laws, (master’s degree is added advantage);
- Registered as Advocate.
- At least seven (7) years of experience in legal practice
- Four (4) years in a senior position
- Knowledge of Industrial Relation
- Negotiation skills
- Knowledge on Company Secretary Roles and Responsibilities.
- Analytical skills: Ability to assess legal problems and quickly, through multidisciplinary approach, develop realistic solutions.
- Demonstrated record on Mediation and Arbitration.
- Planning skills including ability to work accurately and meet deadlines.
- Demonstrated mature sense of judgment.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
- Management of Diversity at workplace; and
- Computer literate with effectively use of basic applications such as MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint