South Africa

Legal Officer

Company HealthPlus Limited
Reference # HP/LD/LO/08
Published 02/08/2019
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria
HealthPlus Limited, Nigeria’s first integrative pharmacy, is the fastest-growing pharmacy chain in West Africa. We are committed to our mission of helping people achieve optimum health and vitality, while delivering superior value to stakeholders. Our vision is to be Africa’s #1 for pharmacy, wellness and beauty. Recently, we secured significant foreign investment from our partners to scale up our network of retail outlets and our online business. This strategy will give us unparalleled reach across the country and beyond.

CasaBella Beauty, is a one-stop store for beauty and grooming solutions for men and women. CasaBella International was incorporated in 2008 and became the exclusive distributor for Revlon in Nigeria. The first CasaBella store opened in Lagos in 2010 and today, CasaBella Beauty is the fastest-growing retailer of beauty supplies in West Africa.

Our success is based on our great people, great values and a winning corporate culture. Our people are passionate, driven and committed to continuous learning in order to maintain our edge. Our testimonial is that we are proud to be members of the HealthPlus family as we are offered a strong platform to explore our potentials. We believe in best practices always and therefore employ and retain the best talents.

As we expand our frontiers to redefine the world of health & beauty in Nigeria, we are looking for result driven individuals who will roll up their sleeves and share our passion & success. People who will join our team of highly motivated professionals who get the job done!

No matter what your job title is, the work you do at HealthPlus supports the health and well-being of the millions of men, women and children who turn to us for care. That is because all of us - from our talented business professionals at the head office and our experts in our retail locations who serve our communities - are committed to providing the best possible service experience.

With locations across Nigeria, we offer the opportunity to build a rewarding career in an environment that supports your success.
Job Functions Administration,Advisory,Communications,Compliance & Regulatory Affairs,Legal,Management,Research,Research and Development
Industries Fmcg (Fast Moving Consumer Goods Sector),Food & Beverages,Insurance,Legal,Management Consulting,Manufacturing,Medical,Ngo / Non-Profit,Pharmaceutical / Medical / Healthcare / Hygiene,Production,Professional Services,Property Development,Regulatory,Research,Retail,Sales
Corporate Governance
•Work as part of a team, to ensure the highest level of corporate governance within the Group
•Organise, prepare agendas for, issue notices and taking minutes of Board Meetings and Annual General Meetings (AGMs)
•Maintain statutory books, including registers of members, directors and secretaries
•Proactively work to develop and enhance Board and Committee processes and controls in response to regulatory and industry changes, and as directed by the Boards and the business
•Provide input and advice to the business and directors with regard to Board governance matters
•Contribute to meeting discussions as and when required, and advising members of legal, governance and related matters
•Prepare, approve, sign and seal agreement leases, legal forms and other official documents on the company’s behalf when authorized by the board of directors or the chief executive officer
•Carry out all matters concerned with the allotment of shares and issuance of share certificates including maintenance of statutory share register and conducting the appropriate activities connected with share transfers
•Maintain the register of shareholders and monitor changes in share ownership of the company
•Make arrangement for the payment of the dividend within prescribed period as provided under the provisions of the Companies and Allied Matters Act
•Take a role in mergers and acquisitions

Legal advisory
•Ensure compliance of the provisions of Companies Law
•Ensure that business of the company is conducted in accordance with its objectives as contained in its Memorandum of Association
•Develop and oversee the systems that ensure the company complies with all applicable codes, in addition to its legal and statutory requirements
•Monitor the administration of the company's pension and cooperative schemes

Contract Management
•Coordinate contractual agreements with employees, suppliers, customers, etc
•Deal with correspondence, collate information and write reports, ensure decisions made are communicated to the relevant company stakeholders
•Monitor changes in relevant legislation and the regulatory environment and taking appropriate action
•Liaise with external regulators and advisers, such as lawyers and auditors
•Coordinate matters arising from due diligence exercises and work as part of a team to ensure conditions precedent are attained

•Bachelor’s Degree in Law (LLB, BL)
•Member of the Nigerian Bar Association
• Minimum of 5 years related work experience
•Legal risk management
•Policy development
•Litigation management
•Regulatory compliance
•Contract management
•Administrative skills
•Good understanding of general and specific company and commercial law
•Excellent communication skills – able to succinctly express complex ideas (verbally and in writing)
•Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills
•Strong inter-personal skills and a team work orientated attitude
•Proven ability to effectively juggle competing priorities
•Candidate must be able to work under pressure with keen attention to detail
•Ability to interact effectively with business and technical clients in a fast-paced environment
•Good written and oral communication skills
•Ability to exercise sound judgment and discretion
•Upholding quality and continuous improvement
•Ability to work with minimum supervision
•Excellent team work ability to ensure smooth operation in the Legal Unit as a whole
•Constant awareness of sensitivity and confidentiality involved in the function
•Good research skills
•Negotiation skills
•A good working Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite like Word, Outlook, and Excel
Job Closing Date 31/08/2019
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