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Company Secretary/Legal Officer - Harare,Zimbabwe

  • Harare, Zimbabwe

Job Details

Job ID: #6603
Job Location Harare,Zimbabwe
Company Type Agriculture
Job Role Company Secretary/Legal Officer
Joining Date ASAP
Employment Type Full Time
Monthly Salary $4500 - $6000 gross p/m

Preferred Candidate

Career Level Senior Management
Years of Experience 4
Residence Location Harare,Zimbabwe
Gender Not Specified
Nationality Zimbabwean
Degree Law Degree with valid practicing certificate & registration with the Law Society of Zimbabwe

Job Description

  • Job Status: Interviews Completed

Our client, a well established Agricultural company, is now looking for a qualified & experienced Company Secretary/Legal Officer to join them asap.

Reporting to the CFO & CEO
The position is responsible for all company secretarial services for the Group, liaising with the Board as well as contract management. It serves as an in-house legal counsel for all commercial and legal matters. The legal role includes assisting management on all corporate legal and regulatory matters
Organise, prepare agendas and notices for board meetings, committees, and annual general meetings (AGMs)
Take minutes, draft resolutions, and lodge required forms and annual returns and follow up on actions from meetings
Maintain statutory books, including registers of members, directors, and secretaries
Handle all board and company correspondence, collate information, and write reports, ensuring decisions made are communicated to the relevant company stakeholders
Monitor changes in relevant legislation and the regulatory environment and take appropriate action
Liaise with external regulators and advisers, such as lawyers and auditors
Maintain the register of shareholders and monitor changes in share ownership of the company - in a publicly listed company
Consult and handle all corporate legal processes (e.g. intellectual property, mergers & acquisitions, financial/securities offerings, compliance issues, transactions, agreements, lawsuits, patents)
Draft, review and administer all commercial contracts for the Group
Research, anticipate and manage all legal risks that may affect the group operations
Guide the business and ensure compliance with all applicable rules and regulations
Structure, draft and review reports and other legal documents
Represent the Group companies in legal proceedings (administrative boards, court etc.)
Assists management on general contracts, third-party agreements, and vendor supplier relationships
Manages external counsel and general litigation
Assists management with employment law concerns, contracts, claims and creating company policies
Ensures compliance with trademarks, patents, intellectual property and trade secrets
Creates business legal reports and correspondence, and effectively presents information to senior management
Responds to inquiries from regulatory agencies, customers and the business community
Identify risks and propose alternative structures to mitigate risks involved in potential transactions

Key Skills
Excellent negotiation, communications & administrative skills
Analytical ability and attention to detail
Business acumen
Ethical Conduct
Strategic thinking

  • Job Role: Company Secretary/Legal Officer
  • Industry: Legal
  • Salary: $4500 - $6000 gross p/m

Required Skills

4 Years of Experience
Minimum of 4 years working experience within a similar role
Law Degree, valid practicing certificate necessary and registration with the Law Society of Zimbabwe
Proven background in a similar or related background

Additional Requirements

Company Secretary
Legal Officer

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