Legal Officer as Executive Secretary to the CEO at Institute of Credit Administration


No economy grows without the use of credit and there is no example of any advanced society without the use of credit. Credit at whatever level of sector, if not properly managed could spell doom for an economy. As we are all aware, for the economy to grow to the point of providing desired jobs and wealth creation, there must be credit extension at all levels of industrial and commercial activities. But credit business extended or granted under a sloppy arrangement is an evil worse than an economy driven by a cash-and-carry regime. All over the world, businesses extend credit to each other, but successful management of these credits has been hampered, abused to a large extent following lack of standards, unethical conducts, insider’s abuse resulting to sharp practices in the industry. Evidencing that there is a systematic absence of regulation and protection of relationships between debtors, creditors, and managers of credit. In other countries of the world where economy is driven by credit system, national institutes for credit are in place to regulate, set standards, moderate ethical conducts and build capacity of the people involved in managing, controlling and monitoring credits at all levels of commercial or business credit activities. The incidence that triggered the world economic and financial meltdown in years back stemmed largely from proper attention that was not paid to sound and disciplined credit management system, thus re-enforcing the need for every country to provide necessary safeguards and infrastructures to protect local credit market economy. In order to foster development of credit management in Nigeria and Africa, and to ensure that standards are set based on best practices in professional and ethical conducts, as well as provision of services geared towards enhancing skills and capacity building of those involved in credit functions, the Institute of Credit Administration (ICA) was established as a non-profit organization in 1992 and got its legal status as a body limited by guarantee under the law of Nigeria in year 2002. The institute’s Bill for charter scaled through and was passed into Law at the Nigeria’s Federal House of Representatives in 2009.

Job brief

We are looking for a highly qualified Executive Legal Officer who will work as Executive Secretary to the CEO.
The successful candidate will effectively ensure a comprehensive delivery of Secretarial and Managerial services in support of CEO’s day to day executive responsibilities.

Responsibilities

  • Give accurate and superior executive secretarial services to the CEO.
  • Collaborate with other management staff to devise efficient operational strategies and performance to meet the need of the organization.
  • Specify internal governance policies and regularly monitor compliance
  • Research and evaluate different risk factors regarding business decisions and operations
  • Apply effective management techniques for a successful business operative
  • Communicate and negotiate with critical stakeholders and external parties
  • Constructively write letters and type with high speed without further input from any superior
  • Deal with complex matters with multiple stakeholders and forces
  • Conduct your work with integrity and responsibility
  • Get involved in driving the business of the organization with absolute diligence.
  • And accepting to handle any other responsibilities or duties that may be assigned from time to time

Requirements and skills

  • Degree in Law with history of work experiences cutting across secretarial and managerial duties
  • Age – 35 years and above
  • Proven experience as Legal Officer who worked as EXECUTIVE SECRETARY in a high profile business environment
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of secretarial administration services, procedures, and ethics
  • Full comprehension of the influences of internal and external environments of an organization
  • High degree of professional ethics and integrity
  • Sound judgment and ability to analyse situations and information
  • Outstanding communication skills and excellent personality

Expected remuneration for this role is N110,000.00- N140,000.00 (gross) subject to review based on productivity, loyalty, and professionalism.

We expect applications and CVs to come from applicants living in any of these areas in Lagos: Ajah, Badore, Ado Road, Ogombo Town, and Lagos Island, Ikoyi, Victoria Island.

Successful applicant will resume immediately.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: registrar@icanigeria.net using the position as subject of email.

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