Assistant Coordinator Legal Services at Nigerian Red Cross Society

The Nigerian Red Cross Society (NRCS) was established through an Act of Parliament in 1960. This Act depicts that the NRCS is recognized by the Federal Government of Nigeria as a community based Voluntary Aid Society, auxiliary to and complementing the public authorities in the area of humanitarian interventions.

Experience 7 years
Location Abuja
The Assistant Coordinator Legal Services under the direction of the Secretary General will be responsible for all legal matters related to the structure of the organization, its legal engagements and compliance. He/She is expected to build strong and amicable relationships with legal bodies and external legal counsel.

The Assistant Coordinator Legal Services has the following responsibilities:

Identifying and mitigating legal risks
Draft a wide variety of legal agreements
Conducting legal training for staff
Advice management on the legal implications of NRCS policies and procedures
Prepare report on legal activities, risks and litigation
Ensuring all contracts, legal documents and templates are up-to-date and compliant with statutory laws
Assist with information management, document retention, filing public notices and other compliance related items.
Support the Secretary General to gather information and respond to public records requests, subpoenas, court papers and other legal actions
Analyze and review, revise and draft NRCS rules and procedures.
Ensure the Society comply with all rules, procedures, guidelines, and Nigerian labour laws
Provide service excellence through courteous, informed, accessible and professional engagement.

Actively work towards the achievement of the NRCS goals
Abide by and work in accordance with the Red Cross Fundamental Principles and NRCS Statutes
Show capacity to assist other members of staff and management, aptitude for maintaining cooperation and team spirit necessary to achieve the objectives of the National Society
Perform any other work-related duties and responsibilities that may be assigned by Line Manager
Qualifications and Experience

First Degree in Law ( LLB, BL) from a reputable institution
Possesses relevant professional and postgraduate qualification(s)
Member of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA)
Minimum of 7 years of active litigation experience.
Skills and Competencies



Proficiency in the use of MS office and data analysis tools
Strong knowledge of constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
Strong knowledge of corporate law; commitment and enthusiasm in the delivery of the organization’s objectives
Ability to exercise sound judgment and discretion
Good understanding of general and specific Company and commercial law
Excellent team working ability to lead smooth operation in the Legal Unit as a whole
Good research skills
Demonstrated crisis and emergency management skills
Fluency in written and spoken English (multiple Nigerian languages an added advantage)
Strong judgment and ability to identify and analyze problems and to think strategically to anticipate, interpret and develop strategic responses to issues
Ability to persuade, influence, negotiate, manage and sustain effective, successful strategic relationships both internally and externally

Knowledge of project management
Understanding of program functions in a humanitarian/ development context
Behavioural Competencies

Articulate when communicating, and a curious and effective listener
Ability to protect the reputation of NRCS through the quality of work, knowledge and experience
High ethical standards and honesty in handling the organizational resources and zero tolerance to corruption
Culturally sensitive, globally minded and showing respect to the views and opinions of others
Ability to collaborate and work well in a team
Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: [email protected] using the position as subject of email.

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Pay close attention to job description requirements as applicants that do not meet these requirements will not be considered.

Applicants who fail to comply with application instructions above will not be considered.