Free Zone / Legal Associate at Rendeavour



  2021-01-18
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Rendeavour is Africa’s largest urban land developer with over 30,000 acres of visionary projects in the growth trajectories of large cities in Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Rendeavour’s vision goes beyond alleviating what is a self-evident problem – that of stifling urban congestion and a dearth of quality housing and commercial property in Africa. Rather, we aim to help create the infrastructure – the living and working spaces, communities, schools and hospitals – that will help sustain and accelerate Africa’s economic growth, meet the aspirations of Africa’s burgeoning middle classes, and serve as a catalyst for further urban development.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Free Zone / Legal Associate, Nigeria

Location: Victoria Island Lagos,
Employment Type: Full-time
Reporting Line: Head of Legal, Nigeria and Free zone Operations Manager, Nigeria

Background

  • Rendeavour is Africa’s largest urban land developer with over 30,000 acres of visionary projects in the growth trajectories of large cities in Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Rendeavour’s vision goes beyond alleviating what is a self-evident problem – that of stifling urban congestion and a dearth of quality housing and commercial property in Africa.
  • Rather, we aim to help create the infrastructure – the living and working spaces, communities, schools and hospitals – that will help sustain and accelerate Africa’s economic growth, meet the aspirations of Africa’s burgeoning middle classes, and serve as a catalyst for further urban development.The Company is looking for a resource that possesses a strong background in free zone administration and commercial law.

Requirements
Hard Skills and Experience:

  • At least 3 – 6 years of core legal experience; Wide and strong network in Nigerian and international business circles;
  • Must have been called to the Nigerian Bar;
  • Sound knowledge of Free zone administration in Nigeria

Soft Skills:

  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Task-oriented, initiative driven, and enthusiastic; Good planning and organizational skills;
  • Excellent report writing and documentation skill;
  • Good IT skills; and good team player.

Personal Characteristics:

  • High energy;
  • Result-oriented; Strong work ethic; and
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure.

Responsibilities

  • Draft and review legal documents, term sheets, offer letters, agreement to lease, deed of sublease, procurement agreement, utilities agreements, etc.
  • Draft and review of contracts and identification of potential risk factors for new and existing transactions.
  • Provide litigation and court process drafting support to the Head of Legal.
  • Assist in the review of the Corporate Governance Handbook (CGHB) of all Rendeavour entities in Nigeria. Flag all non-compliance with the Corporate Governance Handbook of RHL, Alaro City Development FZC and other Rendeavour entities in Nigeria.
  • Assist with company secretarial functions, such as statutory filling, updating the company’s records on an ongoing basis etc. promptly. Maintain and regularly update the contract database.
  • Conduct legal research as may be required. Assist in the strategic plan for free zone revenue generation.
  • Assist the free zone operations manager in the review and execution of incorporation documents received from prospective enterprises. Support the head of legal to ensure submission of Annual Returns (for Alaro City Development FZC to NEPZA.
  • Liaise with the free zone operations manager to ensure receipt of Annual Returns from enterprises as agreed with the individual entity in line with Alaro City Regulation/NEPZA Regulation. All other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Deadline: 31st January, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send an up-to-date CV to: careersnigeria@rendeavour.com quoting ‘Free Zone / Legal Associate’ as the subject of mail.

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