A reputable Microfinance Bank is recruiting suitable candidates to fill the position below:

Job Title: Legal Officer

Location: Uyo, Akwa Ibom
Employment Type: Full-Time

Job Summary

  • The Legal Officer shall be responsible for monitoring and advising on all legal matters, commercial contracts, and agreements.
  • The Legal Officer shall also ensure the company complies with the statutory and corporate governance practices and guidelines as observed in the industry.

Job Description

  • Maintain and periodically review the List of Law firms retained by the Bank indicating names, addresses, staffing, etc.
  • Provide legal support and documentation in respect of external counsel; draft, and review legal agreements and ensure adequate documentation.
  • Draft and review all third-party agreements and provide legal opinion.
  • Maintain a Register of all Agreements entered into by the bank outlining nature, parties,  dates, duration, etc.
  • Review all contracts or any other documentation to which the bank has committed itself and assess legal implications that need to be brought to the management’s attention.
  • Draft contracts and agreements review internal policies and ensure they comply with all statutory or legal requirements.
  • Periodically make entries and update the Legal encyclopedia on the extant laws and regulations that relate to the business of the Microfinance Bank.
  • Maintain a register of the company’s existing policies.
  • Review progress of outstanding litigation, ongoing suits/cases, and advice management accordingly
  • Maintains a legal encyclopedia of all extant laws relating to the business of the Company.
  • Devise and maintain office systems, including ctic data management and filing.
  • Attend and observe client interviews and court proceedings as required and advise management accordingly.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities, as may be assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law (minimum of Second Class Upper)
  • Should possess a minimum of 2 years post-call experience (preferably litigation & company secretarial experience), at least a year in a micro-finance bank or similar financial services company,
  • Age limit Between 25 and 30 years of age

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications to: edymanette@yahoo.com using the Job Title as the subject of the email.