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Contracts Coordinator Jobs at Orlean Invest West Africa – Onne March 25th, 2014


Orlean Invest started operating in 1988 and celebrated its Silver jubilee in October 2013. Orlean
Invest is Nigeria’s largest Free Zone Oil and Gas logistics provider and provides her many clients with vital infrastructure and logistical support in a safe working environment.

Development through continuous investment has been the core driver of the company since its inception and now Orlean Invest is transferring the success it has at Onne to other projects across Nigeria such as Badagry Mega Port, Eko Energy Estate in Lagos and Abuja Hills Estate to name but a few of the on-going developments.

Job Title: Contracts Coordinator
Orlean Invest West Africa – Onne

Following the recent review of the Legal Department we have a number of new positions for which we are looking for talented legal professionals to fill.  We would like candidates for these roles to have a good first degree in Law obtained either in Nigeria or England and Wales, (Possession of second degree such as LLM or MBA will be an added advantage for some of the positions).  They must have also been called to the Bar to practice as a Legal Practitioner and be able to demonstrate knowledge of company law.

Candidates have to have the ability to cope with the dynamics of providing advisory and administrative support at Head Office level to entities in an organization engaged in diverse business areas spanning Port and Terminal Operations, Logistics, Property Development and Construction, Hospitality,  Industrial activities, Offshore Marine Supply and Crew Boat services and other facilities and services supporting operators in the Oil and Gas industry.

The Contracts Cooordinator will assist the Contracts Manager in managing the various contracts and legal aspects of projects undertaken by the Company.  They will assist in the management of the review and negotiations of contracts ensure compliance with contractual conditions and deal with various day-to-day contractual matters to ensure smooth and successful contracts/project execution and operations.

The Contracts Coordinator assits the Contracts Manager in:

    Implementation of policies and directives on legal aspects of contract

    Development and implementation of  procedures for contract management and administration in compliance with company policy

    Liaising with Department and Units on use of existing Standard Contracts

    Providing advice on all legal aspects of contract matters involving the Company

    Vetting of contracts to ensure protection of the interest of Company vetting and review of contracts, ensuring the structure and the terminologies of all contracts are in line with the approved templates

    Advising on strategy for the handling of litigation arising from contracts affecting Company

    Ensuring safe custody of all contractual documents

    Maintain contractual records and documentation, including correspondence, customer contact information sheets, contractual changes, status reports etc

    Advise and follow up on close-out, extension or renewal of contracts

    Ensure that signed contracts are communicated to all relevant departments to provide contract visibility and awareness, interpretation to support implementation

    Monitor and advise on transaction milestones and deliverables. 

Desired Skills and Experience

We are looking for candidates with no less than 10 years post qualification experience, out of which the last 6 years should be in a  leading organisation, preferably in the Oil and Gas sector.  Candidates should have excellent knowledge of and proven track record in contract negotiation, preparation and administration, in addition to good knowledge of, and experience in advising on project and construction contracts.

How to Apply

Please email your CV along with a one page letter of introduction detailing your experience and motivation for the role to hrresourcing@orleaninvest.com and put the job tile of the role in the subject heading.

We would like to thank you in advance for your interest in Orlean Invest and due to the large number of applications unfortunately only those candidates that are successful in being shortlisted will be contacted.

To find out more information about Orlean Invest, please visit our website www.OrleanInvest.com

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