Posted: 19/Nov/2019

The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC Plc), a reputable Electricity Distribution Company in Nigeria (backed by international investors and shareholders) is currently seeking experienced professionals to fill the vacant position below:

Job Title: Assistant Manager - Legal Services


Job Description
AEDC Plc being a dynamic organization, is looking at growing potential within the Company. To this effect, the Company is currently seeking experienced professionals to join it as Assistant Manager, Legal Services: This person will work on Investigations, Advisory, Dispute Resolutions, Legal Documentation and Compliance.

Major Roles & Responsibilities

  • Ability to initiate and complete any of the team member assignments.
  • Leads one or more of the teams in Legal Services.
  • Leads negotiations and meetings with internal and external departments.
  • Drives performance of unit KPIs and SLAs.
  • Ensures quality assurance of deliverables.
  • Keeps expenses within budget limits.
  • Submits weekly and monthly reports to General Manager Legal Services.
  • Backs up for General Manager Legal Services. Train subordinates.

To Assist with:
Litigation & Arbitration:

  • Efficient case management for civil and criminal cases excluding cases of electricity theft and vandalism.
  • Managing and tracking expenditure under the litigation budget.
  • Managing, monitoring and reduction in litigation spend.
  • Prequalification and supervision of external counsel and debt collectors.
  • Engagement & Dis-engagement of External Counsel and debt collectors.
  • Reduction in number of litigations by promoting out of court settlements through the use of ADR to efficiently resolve disputes where beneficial to the company.
  • Evaluating the merits of cases filed against or on behalf of the company and facilitating meetings with external counsel to agree AEDC strategy.
  • Reviewing of court processes prior to filing.
  • Compilation, assignment and monitoring of civil cases for prosecution and defence on behalf of the company.
  • Facilitating the appearance of witnesses during court hearings and preparing witnesses for court hearings.
  • Maintenance of comprehensive filing (electronic and hard copies) of all processes and correspondence and updating electronic database.
  • Engaging with the insurance broker(s) to promote beneficial settlements for incidents.
  • Attendance at court and arbitration hearings.
  • Coordinating settlement meetings.
  • Biannual & annual performance ranking of external counsel.
  • Working with appropriate directorates and convening meetings with external counsel in order to determine the best redress or response strategy to disputes.


  • Apply ADR and other dispute resolution techniques to resolve complaints initiated by law firms in favor of the company.
  • Preventing complaints from degenerating to litigation.
  • Participating in incident investigations to provide a legal perspective and ensure comprehensive report writing.
  • Participating in staff investigations and providing a legal perspective.
  • Ensuring appropriate documentation, record and current status of incidents and disputes in electronic databases.
  • Engaging with the insurance broker(s) to promote beneficial settlements.
  • Engaging with security agencies to develop a strategy for the arrest of offenders in conjunction with the Security Unit.
  • Monitoring the repayment of debts assigned to debt collectors.
  • Follows up on correspondence and liaise with Commercial Services on the repayment of MDA debts Advisory & Compliance.
  • Participating in staff investigation panels and providing a legal perspective.
  • Providing notification of new laws and regulations and their impact on the company.
  • Providing timely and practical legal opinions.
  • Ensuring savings for the company by ensuring AEDC is not subject to unlawful taxes and levies.
  • Developing compliance database on the legislation and regulations that impact on AEDC’s business.
  • Notifying relevant departments of their compliance obligations ahead of deadlines.
  • Monitoring corporate compliance with legislation and regulations.
  • Pursues and promotes the enactment of legislation favourable to AEDC.
  • Keeping track of pending bills within the legislature in order to contest bills adverse to the interests of the company.
  • Populating and updating relevant Legislation and NERC Regulations on the company intranet.

Contracts & Documentation:

  • Engagement with Procurement and user departments to ascertain the company needs.
  • Ensures that contract amendments / reviews are gathered and acted as appropriate.
  • Preparation of comprehensive standard templates for efficient roll out of agreements.
  • Review of non-standard templates to ensure protection of company interests.
  • Conducting searches at CAC on counterparties.
  • Negotiation of contract terms in favour of the company.
  • Participation in Tender Committee meetings.
  • Development and maintenance of contract database.
  • Notification of user departments two months prior to contract expiry.
  • Circulation of contract obligation to contract manager.
  • Proper filling of contracts and originating documents.
  • Creates and maintains soft copies of all agreements.
  • Creates and maintains documentation registry.

Education, Experience &Technical Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law LLB, Barrister at Law (BL).
  • Minimum of 7 years post call.
  • Membership of NBA and a Post graduate qualification will be an added advantage.
  • Tenacity to manage a large work load.
  • Broad knowledge of Company and Commercial Law.
  • Excellent written, oral communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and discretion.
  • Awareness of the sensitivity and confidentiality involved in the function.
  • IT proficient.

Other Required Competencies:

  • Resilient and able to deliver under pressure.
  • Takes full ownership and demonstrates focused determination to complete work on time.
  • Ability to work within a team with minimal supervision.

Application Closing Date
27th November, 2019 at 5:00 pm GMT.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

The Cover Letter should be addressed to:
Abuja Electricity Distribution Company Plc,
1 Ziquinchor Street, Off IBB Way,
Wuse Zone 4, Abuja, FCT,
 The Director, Corporate Services.


  • All applications should include Curriculum Vitae and a cover letter.
  • The subject of your application should be position applied for. Failure to follow the instructions will lead to disqualification of your application.
  • Only soft copy of applications will be treated and shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview