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Job Vacancy: Contract Manager (Legal) at Ascentech Services Limited

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Contract Manager (Legal) at Ascentech Services Limited

Ascentech Services Limited is a full-fledged Human Resource Solution Provider incorporated in 2013 with its Head Office in Lagos, Nigeria. We are committed to forging long-term partnerships with our clients by creating and delivering robust and flexible services that address the changing needs of their business.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Contract Manager (Legal)

Location: Lekki, Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time
Industries/Sector: Manufacturing Company

Job Responsibilities
We would like to engage a Lawyer for the position of a Contract Manager. Some of the requirements for the role include:

  • Assist in identifying required resources, personnel and funding to achieve the unit/ function’s strategy.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with key internal and external stakeholders.
  • Liaise with individual departments & divisions and provide advice on legal issues arising from contracts.
  • Review and vet contracts and legal agreements including memoranda of understanding or agreement letters of intent and other related documents.
  • Research and proffer opinion on any legal inquiries or issues of a contractual nature arising out of the interpretation and application of contracts and agreements.
  • Ensure that terms and conditions set out in contractual documentation are legally valid, consistent policies, rules and regulations, and are in the organisation’s best interest.
  • Coordinate with tender committees and concerned departments/divisions in drafting and finalizing tender documentation. Provide legal assistance to tender committees in tender amendment, tender process management, contract negotiation and finalization.
  • Provide assistance in litigation by or against contractors or other parties arising out of contracts, agreements, or similar documentation.
  • Ensure the set up and maintenance of a database of all contractual documents and related legal documentation.
  • Ensure safe custody of all tenders and contracts.
  • Assist in implementing the unit’s work programs and plans in line with agreed upon procedures and guidelines.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to team members and manage subordinates’ performance towards the achievement of overall team objectives.
  • Ensure adequate training and development is delivered to employees in the Contract and Tender review and management processes.
  • Monitor and control the budgetary needs of the unit/function.
  • Prepare/compile agreed periodic activity and performance reports for the attention of the Head, Legal & Company Secretariat Services.

Job Requirements

  • Proven experience as a Legal Counsel in a Business Environment or Law Firm with 5 – 7 years’ experience
  • Degree in Law
  • An understanding of the construction industry
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of contract law and procedures
  • An understanding of bid documents/ construction contracts.

Application Closing Date
20th December, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: cv@ascentech.com.ng using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

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