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Company Overview

Egbin Power Plc. is West Africa’s largest power generation station with an installed capacity of 1,320 MW consisting of 6 Units of 220MW each. One of the biggest additions to the electricity industry in Nigeria. Our future aim is to lead the movement to ‘Light up Nigeria’ and the wider sub-Saharan African region.

Egbin is located at the heart of a small town called Egbin in Ikorodu Local Government Area of Lagos.

   Job Summary

  • To provide legal, professional, contractual support to Egbin Power Plc.; whilst identifying risks, reducing liabilities, preventing litigation and ensuring strict compliance with laws.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide sound and efficient legal advisory services to Egbin Power Plc. 
  • Support in the provision of advice to Egbin Power Plc. on compliance with acceptable rules and regulatory requirements regarding Egbin Power Plc. business interests or company matters in general. 
  • Provide advice and recommendations that ensures that company operations, procedures and policies are within relevant statutes and legislation in Nigeria. 
  • Provide drafts, negotiate, administer, interpret; perfect and advice on commercial agreements, letters, forms and other legal documents related to the organization as required. 
  • Work with the Head of Legal & Regulatory to ensure that approved contracts are duly executed by the  relevant parties and signatories.
  • Attend company meetings and rendering such secretarial services as may be deemed appropriate to support the Board Secretariat. 
  •  Assist in the entire review and approval processes for all contracts in accordance with the process and the limits of authority policies.
  •  Liaise with external solicitors working on the Company’s matters, litigation and transactions.
  • Assist in handling regulatory matters with respect to governing power sector acts and regulations, resolving regulatory issues with respect to Power Purchase Agreements.
  •  Monitor developments with respect to changes in government policies on Power Generation, power sale, rules & regulations of related policies and advice Head Legal and Regulatory on implications.
  • Support in periodic reporting, MIS and Management Inputs.
  • Assist in organization and administration of the legal department.
  • Conduct regular environmental scan to keep abreast of the latest case-law and statues/amendments specific to the Power Sector.
  • Perform other functions that may be assigned to him/her by the Head, Legal & Regulatory Services.

Key Requirements

  • Minimum qualification is Degree in law, L.L.B, B.L (Second Class Lower Division)
  • LLM or any relevant Post Graduate Qualification is an added advantage. 
  • Minimum of Three (3) years’ experience working as a corporate lawyer. 

Skills and Competencies

  • Good written, oral and communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills to form objective conclusions. 
  • Good business writing and documentation/ drafting skills 
  •  Knowledge of substantive law and legal procedures
  • High degree of reliability, confidentiality, discretion, quality and professionalism
  • Ability to synthesize information and make clear, concise recommendations on courses of action. 
  • Appreciable business judgment, critical thinking skills and ability to prioritize assignments.
  • Good negotiation skills and influencing skill 
  • High ethical standards and integrity
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Outlook

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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