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 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