Senior Plan Head, Legal and Company Job in Nigeria

 Blueridge Microfinance Bank, a Fintech Company, is recruiting suitably qualified candidates to fill the position below:

Job Title: Head, Legal and Company Secretary

Location: Ikeja, Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Description
The Head, Legal and Company Secretary will play a crucial role in ensuring legal compliance, managing corporate governance, and overseeing legal affairs within the organization. The duties and responsibilities for this position shall include the following:
Corporate Governance:

  • Oversee and manage the corporate governance framework of the bank.
  • Organize and attend board meetings, ensuring that proper procedures are followed and documentation is accurate.
  • Maintain records of board decisions, resolutions, and other corporate governance-related documents.

Contracts and Agreements:

  • Draft, review, and negotiate contracts, agreements, and legal documents.
  • Ensure that contracts entered into by the microfinance bank are in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Provide guidance on legal implications and risks associated with contracts.

Regulatory Affairs:

  • Interface with regulatory authorities and ensure timely submission of required reports and documents.
  • Monitor changes in regulatory requirements and advise the organization on necessary adjustments.
  • Coordinate responses to regulatory inquiries and audits.

Risk Management:

  • Collaborate with the risk management team to identify legal risks and develop strategies to mitigate them.
  • Provide legal input into the development and implementation of risk management policies.

Corporate Secretarial Functions:

  • Act as the company secretary and ensure proper maintenance of statutory registers and records.
  • Facilitate communication between the board, management, and shareholders.
  • Handle the filing of statutory returns and other legal documentation.

Dispute Resolution:

  • Manage legal disputes and liaise with external legal counsel when necessary.
  • Develop strategies for resolving legal issues efficiently and cost-effectively.

Legal Compliance:

  • Stay abreast of relevant laws, regulations, and industry standards affecting microfinance banking.
  • Develop, implement, and monitor compliance programs to ensure adherence to legal requirements.
  • Provide legal advice to the executive team and various departments on compliance matters.

Ethical and Professional Standards:

  • Uphold high ethical and professional standards in all legal and corporate secretarial activities.
  • Serve as a role model for legal and ethical behavior within the organization.


  • Collaborate with other departments, including finance, operations, and risk management, to ensure a holistic approach to legal and regulatory compliance.


  • LL.B, BL in recognized institution and from the Nigerian Law School.
  • 5-10 years proven experience in corporate settings, financial sector or FINTECH experience is an added advantage.

Application Closing Date
18th March, 2024.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.