Head of Secretariat/ Corporate Counsel and Company Secretary Job at Plan International

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian non-profit organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood, and enable children to prepare for - and respond to - crises and adversity. We believe in the power and potential of every child, but know this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Position: Head of Secretariat/ Corporate Counsel & Company Secretary

Job Location: Nigeria
Grade: Grade 5/Level 19
Type of Role: Permanent or maximum fixed term contract as per employing office’s standard terms and conditions.

The Opportunity

  • We are recruiting for a Head of Secretariat - Corporate Counsel & Company Secretary to lead the Company Secretariat team within the Governance and Executive Department.
  • In this role you wad the Governance & Secretariat team and will be responsible for advising on pertinent governance and regulatory requirements, enabling effective decision making,  providing high quality meeting services to, and ensuring open and accountable communication across Pian International’s governing bodies and senior management groups.

The Person

  • We are seeking a qualified lawyer (US/New York State preferred).
  • The ideal candidate should possess a comprehensive understanding of diverse governance and corporate legal frameworks, coupled with a proven track record in developing and implementing corporate governance support and company secretarial systems and processes.
  • You will have experience collaborating with governing Boards and executive management teams preferably in international and/or nonprofit contexts. 
  • You will provide expert counsel on global governance and corporate law matters, while also staying attuned to emerging trends and utilising technology to keep up with new innovations and developments.


  • Please respond to the requirements of the role in your cover letter.
  • Only CVs and cover letters in English will be accepted.  
  • Plan International will never send unsolicited emails requesting payment from candidates.