9 Payment Service Bank

Legal Officer

Legal Services

Nigeria - Lagos | Full Time | NGN Confidential

Job Description/Requirements


  • Advise 9PSB on legal matters relating to contracts and assist departments in the closure of legal responsibilities to the best interest of 9PSB.
  • Keep abreast of global and local best practice as it relates to the unit’s activities.
  • Continuously assist in reviewing the unit/team’s activities, make recommendations for improvement and implement approved initiatives to ensure enhanced performance of the team.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with key internal and external stakeholders.


  • Liaise with individual departments & divisions and provide advice on legal issues arising from contracts.
  • Review and vet contracts and legal agreements including memoranda of understanding (MoUs) or agreement (MoAs), letters of intent, and other related documents.
  • Research and proffer opinion on any legal inquiries or issues of a contractual nature arising out of the interpretation and application of contracts and agreements.
  • Ensure that terms and conditions set out in contractual documentation are legally valid, consistent with 9PSB’s policies, rules, and regulations, and are in the organization’s best interest.
  • Coordinate with tender committees and concerned departments/divisions in drafting and finalizing tender documentation. Provide legal assistance to tender committees in tender amendment, tender process management, contract negotiation, and finalization.
  • Provide assistance in litigation by or against contractors or other parties arising out of contracts, agreements, or similar documentation.
  • Collaborate with external counsel to ensure effective case management strategy and adequate representation in Litigation matters involving the Bank.
  • Assist in monitoring Litigation (including any alternative dispute resolution mechanisms) by and against the Bank with a view to mitigating the Bank’s, if any, in matters. Assist the Head, Legal Services in acting as a liaison for external counsel’s contact.
  • Ensure the setup and maintenance of a database of all contractual documents, litigation (& dispute-related matters), and related legal documentation.
  • Ensure safe custody of all tenders and contracts.
  • Assist in implementing the unit’s work programs and plans in line with agreed-upon procedures and guidelines.
  • Assist in planning and managing the human and material resources of the unit to optimize performance, morale and enhance productivity.
  • Manage inter-functional relations to ensure synergy across the various departmental functions.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to team members and manage subordinates’ performance towards the achievement of overall team objectives.
  • Ensure adequate training and development is delivered to employees in the Contract and Tender review and management processes.
  • Monitor and control the budgetary needs of the unit/function.
  • Prepare/compile agreed periodic activity and performance reports for the attention of the Head, Legal Services.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Head, Legal Services.


  • First degree in Law.
  • Postgraduate/ professional qualification in a related field will be an added advantage.
  • Banking experience is required.
  • Minimum of five (5) to seven (7) years of work experience.

Required Capabilities:


  • Banking Regulations
  • Legislation and Compliance
  • Contract Drafting


  • Dispute/Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution
  • Communication
  • Team Management


  • Passion for Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Empowering people
  • Growing people
  • Team work
  • Customer Focus

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