Legal Officer

The Carmelite Prisoners’ Interest Organization (CAPIO) is a human right organization that addresses the rights, needs, and dignity of inmates in Nigeria. CAPIO hereby advertises the position of a Legal Officer.

• The Legal Officer shall be responsible for monitoring and/or advising on all legal matters, commercial contracts, and agreements.

Key Deliverables
• Conducts legal research for all purposes
• Conduct trials at any Court from start to finish
• Prepare and file all court processes at appropriate courts.
• Attend court anywhere in Enugu State
• Visit any custodial centre and interview inmates
• Multi-task and take up other roles as CAPIO programs may demand
• Draft a wide variety of legal agreements.
• Provide internal advisory services to CAPIO.
• Monitor the maintenance of the registers and other records required to be maintained by CAPIO.
• Assist in the development of guidelines, policies, and procedures.
• Review and draft contracts, agreements, and internal policies and ensure that they are in compliance with all statutory or legal requirements.
• Perform Secretarial duties for the organization
• To vet/draft security documents in accordance with approved terms, evaluating critical issues pertaining to security documents and ensuring that they do not contain any irregularity.

Qualifications & Experience
• LLB Degree holder.
• Member of the Nigerian Bar Association.
• A minimum of 3 years post NYSC experience.
• Sound knowledge of Microsoft Office applications especially Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
• Excellent written & verbal communication skills.
• Strong knowledge of litigation
• Legal experience, ideally in handling criminal cases, contract negotiation, and drafting.

Qualified applicants should submit their CV, and cover letter to mail@www.capiong.org on or before 27 September 2022, include at least two referees with their contact details.

Job Category: Legal Officer
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Enugu