Oando Plc Job Vacancies: Legal Advisor

Oando PLC, one of Africa’s largest integrated energy solutions provider, is currency seeking an experienced professional to fill the Legal Advisor position in Oando Energy Services Limited (OESL), one of its subsidiaries.
Job Title: Legal Advisor
JOB SUMMARY
The Legal Advisor shall work within the Legal Services Shared Services Centre (SSC) and will primarily be responsible for providing day-to-day administrative supervision and support on various legal transactions and operational projects/assignments regarding OESL, an Oando entity in the upstream sector.
The Advisor shall provide transaction and operational support and practical advice. geared towards the effective and efficient management of the legal needs of each transaction/assignment handled. The Advisor’s services shall be for the benefit of OESL as a whole including all product service lines and departments of the entity; with the requisite support to the parent company, Oando Plc, as and when required.

SPECIFIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
• Executes work/implements best practices for legal services on assigned transactions
• Processes legal transactions; prepares and reviews legal opinions and agreements as may be requested by users from time to time
• Attends meetings and negotiates contracts with third parties and or OES team members
• Writes/reviews basic letters, files, updates and archives legal documents and case folders
• Maintains and periodically updates the databases maintained by the Legal Services department
• Liaises with applicable government agencies and regulatory authorities with regard to obtaining requisite consents, permits and approvals required for the Oando entity’s business
• Litigation/Arbitration management
• Provides support to the Finance department in managing/monitoring the entity’s receivables and financing obligations
KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
• Process turnaround and general performance against Service Level Agreements (SLAs)
• Level of adherence to mandatory reporting requirements (quality of reporting & completion deadlines)
up-to-date and comprehensive information on legal documents involving the company
• Ease of access to company business, transaction and legal records .
• Quality and effectiveness of day-to-day legal services
support provided
• Promptness/timeliness of service delivery
• Customer satisfaction levels
• Quality and comprehensiveness of legal information/data
• Depth of legal and industry knowledge, and effective multi-tasking skills
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
• 1st degree in Law (minimum of Second class lower Division): BL
• Minimum of 7 years post-call experience
• Ability to perform general and complex legal analysis
• Strong & effective business communication (verbal and writing skills)
• Ability to plan and execute complex assignments under pressure
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS REQUIRED
• Oil & gas industry history and dynamics
• Good basic understanding of Oando’s upstream business
• Knowledge of the local, national and international laws and regulations pertaining to the upstream service industry
• Negotiation Skills
• Contract Management
• Legal Documentation
• Basic Accounting
• Customer Relationship Management
• Interpersonal Skills
• Networking
• Strong proficiency with the use of Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
• Leadership Skills
• Effective communication skills
Method of Application
If interested in this position please apply online at http://www.oandoplc.com/careers/.
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Deadline for all applications is Tuesday 15th February, 2011

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