Legal Officer II

Closing on: Jun 7, 2022
Job Category: Educational
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Lagos

About The West African Examinations Council (WAEC)

The West African Examinations Council is West Africa’s foremost examining board established by law to determine the examinations required in the public interest in the English-speaking West African countries, to conduct the examinations and to award certificates comparable to those of equivalent examining authorities internationally.

Job Description

The successful applicant will be required to perform the following duties among others:

  • Undertake due diligence compliance tasks as assigned
  • Ensure conformity with statutory government practices
  • Provide advisory services on legal matters
  • Assist in the development of guidelines, policies and procedures
  • Supervision of external legal retainers
  • Legal vetting of documents and commercial contracts
  • Risk analysis  and mitigation
  • Conduct of legal Research on matters as required

Qualification And Experience
Applicant must:

  • Possess a Bachelor of Laws degree (with at least a Second Class Lower Division) from a recognised University
  • Be a member of the Nigeria Bar Association.
  • Have a minimum of three (3) years’ post NYSC relevant work experience
  • Possess five (5) credits in SSCE/WASSCE including English Language and Mathematics at a sitting or six (6) credits at not more than two (2) sittings including English Language and Mathematics.
  • Applicants shouls not be more than forty (40) years of age as at the close of the advertisement.
  • They must have undergone the mandatory one (1) year National Youth Service.

Desirable Attributes:
Applicant must:

  • Be able to use Personal Computers, MS Office software package and have knowledge of web-based systems;
  • Be self-motivated and able to write good reports, analyse and review research reports;
  • Be able to work extra hours with little or no supervision;
  • Be a team player with good inter-personal skills and be open and able to lead change;
  • Possess influencing, analytical and communication skills;
  • Be an organiser / planner with ability to be flexible and to be able to successfully implement ideas.

How to Apply

To apply for the above position, please click on the link below. Please ensure to apply according to the instruction provided in the box below. Any other form of application outside what is stated will not be entertained.

Interested and qualified candidates should Click here to apply

Application Requirements

  • A scanned passport photograph of size between 7kb to 30kb and dimension 275 x 314 pixels
  • Educational qualifications (secondary and tertiary with uploaded scanned copies of certificates obtained). Size of upload between 50kb to 120kb, width between 400pixels to 1200pixels and height between 600pixels to 1500pixels

Note

  • You can only apply for a position if you have created a user account, verified your account and logged in.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Application details should be completed and submitted not later than the closing date.
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