Legal Manager at Sahara Group

Sahara Group is a leading international energy and infrastructure conglomerate with operations in over 38 countries across Africa, Middle East, Europe and Asia. Spanning three decades, we have broken ground and challenged stereotypes across the global business landscape. The women and men who make up our organization are our strongest levers for growth.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: Legal Manager

Job Identification: 196
Location: Ikoyi, Lagos
Job Schedule: Full time


  • Provide expert legal advice and guidance to the various companies within the Sahara Group in order to safeguard the businesses from exposure to legal and compliance risks.
  • Provide in-depth detailed research on various legal issues.
  • Attend meetings with external stakeholders of the organization including public/regulatory bodies. 
  • Engage and work closely with external legal counsel when required.
  • Provide litigation support to external legal counsel and assist with management oversight of external legal counsel.
  • Ensure the legal department and the various operation companies and stakeholders are updated on applicable legal and regulatory requirements by providing support and advice on laws, regulations, and rules.
  • Review, draft and negotiate medium to high risk commercial agreements with minimal supervision.
  • Provide support on assignments or take the lead on assignments as required.

Minimum Qualifications / Experience

  • Law Degree from a commonwealth jurisdiction.
  • Qualified to practice Law in Nigeria (i.e. BL).
  • At least 8 years post call experience, 5 of which must be in an Energy focused law firm or company.
  • Completion of NYSC is mandatory.
  • Geographical mobility within and outside Nigeria where necessary.

Knowledge / Skills:

  • Strong knowledge of Nigerian laws and regulations, corporate commercial law as well as regulatory compliance.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and with both internal and external stakeholders with diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong commercial awareness and ability to apply commercial solutions to legal problems.
  • Experience in working with regulators.
  • Strong knowledge of laws, regulations, and industry standards related to the Energy Sector (oil & gas and power), construction & infrastructure.
  • Excellent drafting and negotiation skills.
  • Strong IT Skills, including proficiency with Excel, MS Word, and PowerPoint.

Personality Traits:

  • Strong team spirit
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills, with a keen attention to detail
  • Good planning and organizational skills, including the ability to anticipate tasks, set priorities, meet deadlines, and function efficiently whilst working to strict deadlines and shifting priorities.
  • Must be dedicated, conscientious and reliable.


How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Application Deadline  3rd March, 2024.