SaroAfrica International Limited

Legal and Compliance Officer

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Job Description

SaroAfrica International Limited is the leader in the Nigerian Crop Protection industry. We are a wholly indigenous company, committed to the provision of dependable solutions to crop production problems in a distinctive, rewarding and responsible way. We have our head office located in Ibadan and offices across in Nigeria as well as in some West and Central African Countries.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Legal and Compliance Officer

Location: Lagos


  • In Saroafrica, we have obligated to doing the right thing in the right and prescribed manner because of our strong belief that our business growth and expansion will be achieved and sustained when strong corporate governance and a culture of compliance exist.
  • To drive this objective, we are pleased to invite suitably qualified candidates to apply for the position of Legal and Compliance Officer.

Roles and Responsibilities
Reporting to the Head, Audit and Compliance, the Legal and Compliance Officer will have key responsibilities but not limited to the following:

  • Managing litigations and liaising with external lawyers
  • Providing commercial legal advice and solutions
  • Negotiate, review and draft commercial agreements and key business documents.
  • Managing and Fostering excellent relationships with relevant third parties including the security agencies
  • Monitor compliance with laws, regulations and internal policies
  • Educate all levels of employees on not only the regulations but also the impact of non-compliance
  • Investigate irregularities and non-compliance issues
  • Collaborate with other departments to create a culture of compliance.
  • Must have responsibility for Company Secretariat functions

Other Key Attributes

  • Experience in delivering high quality advice and solutions to business leaders and top executives
  • Experience in dealing and managing relationships with lawyers, the Police and other security agencies;
  • Must have understanding of laws and practice applicable to business operating in Agriculture and Consumer sectors in Nigeria and the Sub Saharan Africa
  • Experience in ensuring that Implementations are fully carried out in an orderly and timely manner

Job Requirements
Minimum years of experience


Other Requirements

Requirements/Behavioral competencies

  • The ideal candidate must have obtained at least a Second Class Upper Degree in Law at both University and the Nigerian Law School.
  • Possession of at least a Second Class Upper Degree in Law at both University and the Nigerian Law School.
  • Minimum of 5+ years of experience
  • Demonstration of steady progression and advancement with increased responsibilities;
  • The ability to communicate effectively in English consult with others, build relationships, facilitate group discussions, deliver presentations and understand change management;
  • Excellent judgment and strong problem solving skills, including the ability to analyze and understand the financial impact of relevant options;
  • Professionalism and integrity;
  • Ability to perform under time constraints to meet deadlines
  • High level strategic thinking capabilities
  • Possessing a shared mindset as well as keen eye for details
  • Willingness to travel at short notice.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note: If you do not have 2:1 at both University and the Nigeria Law School, please do not apply.

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About SaroAfrica International Limited
The Saroafrica Group is made up of five companies: Saro Agrosciences Limited, Saro Agro-Allied Limited, Saro Lifecare Limited, SaroPharma Limited, AgriSeedco Limited- A Joint Venture with SeedCo the African Seed Company with interests in Crop-Protection, Commodities-Export, Public-Health and Personal & Home-Care. We are a proudly African company with Head-quarters in Nigeria and a well established operation in Ghana and we are actively pursuing entry into more countries within the West & Central...
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Job Summary
July 4, 2017
Offer Type
Minimum of 6years
Salary Range
N0.00 - N0.00K
November 30, 1899
Risk Management / Compliance
Agriculture/ Agro Allied
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