Posted: 10/Jul/2019
Baobab is an investment company whose mission is to create a group of leading microfinance banks and finance companies in at least 15 countries by 2015 that will provide financial services and savings products to entrepreneurs who lack access to the traditional financial sector. Baobab was created in July 2005 by PlaNet Finance, and other investors including International Finance Corporation, AXA Belgium, and Societe Generale, with the European Investment Bank, the French Development Agency and Developing World Markets joining

We are recruiting to fill the position below: 

Job Title: Legal Officer 

Supervisor: Reporting to the Legal adviser/CEO

Main Responsibilities
  • Provide legal advisory services
  • Reviews banking documents for the purpose of checking its legality and agreement with local/international laws
  • Ensures that all banking operations and transactions are in accordance with general rules and company policies in order to protect bak’s property and reputation.
  • Review 3rd party contracts
  • Provide support in compliance related matters and risk management
  • Give advice on a broad range of legal and regulatory issues
  • Liaise with external counsel where necessary
  • Drafting and reviewing of commercial and financial agreements.
  • Supporting managers in structuring, negotiating and executing transactions with 3rd parties.
  • Addressing on-going legal obligations including compliance with CBN and anti-money laundering issues.
Required Skills:
  • Knowledge of Microsoft office
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Attention to details and discretion with confidential information
  • Very good, clear and concise writing skills
  • Highly structured and creative
  • Self- motivated, results oriented and problem solver.
  • At least one year experience in similar position
  • LLB in Law and BL with common law background
  • Preferably Female.
Application Closing Date
12th July, 2019.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Application Letter with the "Job Tittle" as Subject of application to: or