Job Title: Legal Intern (Contract)

Department: Legal
Location: FF Towers
Number to Hire: 1
Job Type: Contract
Minimum years of Experience: 1


The Legal Intern will provide operational legal support to the MainOne group’s businesses across multiple jurisdictions. The Legal Intern shall assist in providing advice on commercial transactions, vendor and supplier contracts, compliance matters, company secretarial activities, and legal processes.

Specific responsibilities are:

  • Draft, review, and negotiate a wide variety of commercial legal agreements for the Company’s products and services, inclusive of master services agreements, sales agreements, service level agreements, etc.
  • Draft and review legal agreements for the Company’s vendor and supplier transactions including purchase agreements, third-party service agreements, interconnection agreements, professional service agreements, etc.  
  • Provide legal advice on corporate and commercial legal matters
  • Assist in providing internal advisory services to the business units and departments within the Company
  • Assist the compliance functions of the department inclusive of monitoring and maintaining the registers and other records required to be maintained by the Company under the Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA), as well as identifying and ensuring compliance with statutory and contractual obligations.
  • Assist the Company Secretary with company secretarial functions including providing all necessary secretarial support services in respect of the meetings with the applicable rules and regulations, monitoring the rendering of all statutory returns, and giving notification to the Corporate Affairs Commission as required under CAMA.
  • Provide assistance in connection with the contract management process of the department including the keeping of contract records, contractual obligations and terms for the purpose of compliance, required filing, and updates of contractual records   
  • Undertaking in-depth research into any aspect of the law in support of the business
  • Gather and analyze research data, such as statutes, decisions, legal articles, and documents
  • Prepare and draft correspondences, documents, and other relevant files necessary
  • Provide all such other administrative and other secretarial duties as directed by the Head Legal, Corporate and Commercial Services.

Qualifications, Skills & Competencies

  • LB/BL; 2:2
  • 0-1 year relevant work experience (NYSC)
  • Good understanding of general and specific Company and commercial law
  • Good judgment and strong initiative
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a teamwork-oriented attitude
  • Proven ability to effectively juggle competing priorities
  • Candidate must be able to work under pressure with keen attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational skills and possess the ability to interact effectively with other attorneys and staff, diverse in-house client groups, senior executives, and outside personnel
  • Strong ability to think strategically, creatively, and innovatively
  • High professionalism, self-motivation, efficiency, and results-oriented delivery on short timelines
  • Ability to interact effectively with business and technical clients in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Demands of the Job


  • Ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Excellent team working ability to ensure smooth operation in the Legal Department as a whole
  • Constant awareness of sensitivity and confidentiality involved in the function
  • Good research skills
  • Good writing skills