Head, Legal/Company Secretary (Heirs Life Assurance Ltd)

Heirs Life Assurance Ltd

Job Title: Head, Legal\Company Secretary
Company Name: Heirs Life Assurance Ltd
Department: Legal Department


The Head, Legal/Company Secretary shall be responsible for ensuring that the Company remains in line with all Legal, corporate governance and regulatory standards. He/she will also provide Legal advice to the Company’s Executive Management Committee, identify and manage Legal risks and opportunities.


  • a) Legal
    • – Ensure that the Company complies with legislation, regulation and requirements of NAICOM and other relevant regulatory body(ies) whilst interpreting the effet on the Company of any proposed changes to legislation.
    • – Provide Legal support in relation to the entering of contacts including engagement letters and business tenders/proposals.
    • – Provide Legal support in all aspects of general corporate work, including investments and projects. – Identify, manage and mitigate Legal risks on behalf of the Company.
    • – Provide preventative Legal guidance and risk training to the Company. – Assist with the development of the Company’s Legal and risk strategy as and when required.
    • – Develop and review contracts, documents and investment proposals from a Legal perspective. – Keep abreast of changes in NAICOM regulations and communicate best practice notes on topical Legal issues for Company’s use.
    • – Identify and analyse Legal issues, draft key documents, present clear recommendations and assuring Legal compliance. – Represent the Company in various Legal proceedings as assigned.
    • – Provide hands-on Legal counsel to all levels of executive staff and manage operations of the Legal department.
    • – Coordinate all Legal and corporate governance standards pertaining to the Company.
    • – Act as the custodian of codes of conduct and ethics document and process.
    • – Act as custodian of all Company’s certificates, agreements, shares and other relevant documents.
  • b) Company Secretary
    • – Organise, prepare and circulate agendas & supporting documents timely and as required.
    • – Take and circulate Minutes of Executive Management Committees (EMC) meeting.
    • – Ensure that annual accounts and annual returns are submitted to applicable regulatory bodies before the submission deadlines.
    • – Act as custodian of the group’s statutory books, register and Legal files.
    • – Participate in ad-hoc projects and perform other duties as assigned.

Qualification/Experience Requirement(s):

  • A Bachelors’ degree in Law or any related discipline from a reputable University. Membership of the Nigerian Bar Association is compulsory.



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