Jobs at Sanlam Nigeria

Full Time7 months ago
Employment Information
Purpose of the Job

Provide Legal and advisory services on all Insurance matters ensuring that the interest of Sanlam Life Insurance and its shareholders are protected.
Provide Company Secretarial functions.

Duties and Responsibilities

Board administration, Board reporting, pre-meeting logistics, preparation of Board meeting minutes, and communications from the Board meetings to relevant stakeholders
Keep records of proceedings at MANCO and EXCO meetings, timely circulation of minutes and action points of previous meetings, timely circulation of notices, agendas and reports for consideration at meetings, follow up on committee members for compliance on Action Points from previous meetings and timely and effective communication of MANCO and EXCO decisions to stakeholders

Core Legal Responsibilities

Design and implementation of legal service strategy
Effective monitoring of corporate governance practice to ensure adherence and compliance; advise management promptly on any change with recommendation on actions
Collaborate with management to manage the strategic direction of Sanlam Life Insurance from a legal perspective
Identify and mitigate legal risks
Prepare and review legal documents, including contracts, MOU's, Agreements, and Insurance Bonds
Prepare, review and negotiate commercial contracts
Manage all aspects of litigation portfolio for the organization (including review of statement of claim, defence and witness statement on oath) Assist all departments in review of legal matters including personnel /employee relations and customer relations as requested
Provide legal advice to staff to ensure the best legal approach is taken for business ventures Advises them on matters of constitutional and national law
Promote strong relationships with partners and clients of the company. This may include acting as a liaison between partners and work groups Ensure filing of statutory returns with CAC etc. Ensure effective stakeholder engagement with regulatory authorities including NAICOM Review contentious claims files and provide recommendations that will not undermine the company's interest or business continuity Provide secretarial support to core Company
Accountable to: Managing Director/CEO
Meetings [EXCO, Board] and coordinate the preparation of Board papers.
Create and adopt policies and procedures designed to ensure that the organization and its employees comply with required laws and regulations.
Assume active involvement in problem-solving and crisis management over critical issues that have an impact on Sanlam Life Insurance business/operations.
Work with Internal Audit where necessary, in the event of serious regulatory risk and or contract breaches, to ensure actions are taken immediately to remediate and/or activities are ceased. Maintain custody of all key corporate and statutory documents of the Company.
Improve productivity and quality of departmental job delivery through best practice initiatives


Academic Qualification & Work Experience:

First Degree in Law (LLB) from a reputable institution and BL from the Nigerian Law School
A higher degree(s) or relevant professional qualification(s) will be an added advantage.
Minimum of 12 years relevant experience working in a reputable insurance company

Required Competencies (KSA):

Knowledge of Legal policies, processes and procedures
Knowledge of Nigerian Constitution and legal system
Knowledge of the insurance Act, NAICOM Act,
Companies and Allied Matter Act amongst others
Knowledge of the insurance company structure Ability to draft legal documents
Good analytical skills
Document and record keeping
Research Skills
Excellent Communication Skills (Oral and written) Good interpersonal, negotiation and problem solving Skills
Result oriented
Demonstrates ability to lead, manage and motivate a team to achieve set goals and objectives Demonstrates initiative and enthusiasm

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