Legal Specialist Job in Nigeria

 WIOCC is the leading player in the deployment of carrier-scale, future-proofed network infrastructure into Africa. We have the flexibility and scale to meet the ever-growing demand for reliable, high-speed capacity throughout Africa, driven by end consumers, enterprise users and the ecosystem that supports them. Our policy of continual investment in our network to create Africa’s first, truly hyperscale network infrastructure means ongoing investment for growth, ensuring our readiness to meet the future data volume demands of end users throughout Africa.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Legal Specialist

Location: Lagos

Employment Type: Full-time

Job Objective

  • To provide overall legal expertise and support on legal issues relating to the functions, structures and activities of the organization, support management on issues pertaining to the legal framework and monitor compliance with legal corporate governance requirements for the WIOCC Group.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • Support commercial contract function in reviewing and advising on the day-to-day contracting requirements
  • Support in the implementation of the various standard and non-standard forms of contracts in accordance with the set contracting policies
  • Negotiate with external parties and assist with the finalisation and execution of provisioning contracts relating to all areas of the business
  • Support and advise on any business development initiatives, e.g., partnerships, potential network acquisition projects and corporate/asset acquisition projects; preparation and negotiation of all documentation relating to cable investment projects
  • Support all bids – review and preparation of bid documentation
  • Supporting the business functions with legal services
  • Support in the debt collection and/or litigation
  • Support on the day-to-day contract lifecycle management

Minimum Qualifications

  • Degree in Law within a common law jurisdiction.
  • Post-graduate diploma in Law or in any other field
  • At least 5 years’ experience in an in-house capacity or in practice

Experience & Skills:

  • Self-motivated, proactive, and able to work with teams in a multi-geographical environment
  • Strong organisational skills to operate effectively in a fast-moving and dynamic environment
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written) with the ability to influence and form good working relationships at all levels
  • Ability to think strategically while managing the details, and to make clear recommendations
  • Ability to speedily grasp the essence, content and implications of the group’s business
  • Negotiating skills and capacity to work with other professionals, including non-legal professionals. to develop innovative solutions to conflicting interests and positions
  • Experience in the telecommunications sector and technical legal drafting and assessment skills.
  • Organised, systematic and process-oriented with good administrative skills
  • A good working knowledge of Microsoft 36


  • Client-focused, relationship builder
  • Integrity, honesty, and high ethical standards
  • Boundless, passionate, and flexible
  • Personal excellence, accuracy and attention to detail
  • Collaborative, achieve results through teamwork and partnerships
  • Willingness and ability to work under pressure, multi-task and think creatively
  • Friendly, approachable, patient, persistent and an avid team-player
  • Well-presented & professional.

Application Closing Date
3rd July, 2024.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their updated CV, including three referees to: using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.