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Work experience

Contract Manager (from April 2018
• Responsible for the contract management for the Australian business. • Drafting, evaluating, negotiating, and executing a variety of contracts including; NDA’s, commercial supply agreements, Amendment, Deeds of Novation, and financial agreements related to construction finance. • Ensure adherence to contract policies, processes, and guidelines necessary to maintain secure contract documentation in contract database. • Manage the contract lifecycle process, prepare all required documentation, and coordinate business and legal approve and obtain appropriate signatures. Assist with the continual improvement in the speed, quality, and simplicity of contract formation and management processes, without compromising compliance • Coordinate with clients regarding industry standards. • Coordinate with the procurement and legal teams. • Review, negotiate, draft and amend contract terms, conditions and pricing, and ensure they are accurately executed and satisfied. • Support Project Managers with any contractual issues. • Report status of current contract processes to management. •Resolve any contract conflicts.
Contract Manager (from October 2013 to April 2018)
In my previous role at Accenture. I was required to support the Client Engagement team to assist with the team’s delivery of commercial contracts and subcontracts in accordance with company policies and procedures, applicable laws, and customer requirements. This will include responsibly for tracking and monitoring contract changes, deliverables, correspondence, risks, maintaining associated documentation, and general contractual advisory services. • Participates in Contract Management and Project Management teams to support contract and subcontract compliance. • Identifies contract management issues and proposes solutions for approval. • Escalates risks or issues that are not resolved to their Contract Management line manager. • Transaction drafting and review of Statements of Work, Orders, Variations, Change Requests, Interims, LOAs • Provides negotiation support for Head Terms development as required. • Provides Proposal / RFX Review / NDA review activities. • Independently applies Accenture specific contract management tools and techniques to assigned projects. • Manages stakeholders of the Client Engagement team, Client counterpart contract managers, client procurement and business team members. • Generates reports required to monitor contract compliance. Preparation of

Education

Bachelor of Laws (from January 2016
an extensive Legal knowledge with the intent of majoring in construction law
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Pursuing postgraduate studies in International Human Rights Law. Passionate about justice and protecting rights of the marginalised and vulnerable in society. Extensive voluntary work and training experience in Research and Litigation. Interested in any temporary voluntary work in a Human Rights Law firm or organisation whilst pursuing studies. Target and aim is to gain as much as exposure and experience as possible and i hope to connect with a network of Human Rights Lawyers, Advocates and Defenders.

Work experience

Maintenance Coordinator (from November 2016
Ensure compliance with Occupational Health and Safety Standards at the Maintenance Department Coordinate Maintenance Tasks Bookkeeping
Refugee Unit: Student (from January 2014 to December 2014)
Render legal advice to refugees Research and written submissions on behalf of refugees to the Refugee Appeal Board ;Standing Committee for Refugee Affairs and High Court
Member (from February 2014 to November 2014)
National Students for Social Justice Training Workshops Teaching
Volunteer (from August 2013 to November 2013)
South African Human Rights Commission Research and Pro bono work
Volunteer (from November 2009 to December 2009)
Zimbabwe Women's Lawyers Association Research and Awareness Outreaches

Education

Education (from February 2011 to March 2015)
Bachelor of Laws LLB
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Work experience

Contracts and Documentation Team Lead (from May 2016 to July 2016)
Contracts and Documentation Team Lead AEDC is the licensed electricity distributor in the Abuja Electricity Zone Nigeria. I was responsible to provide contracting support to the company’s projects and all major transactions. As the focal point of contact and contractual lead in projects, I o Work closely with transactions and project teams to ensure proper specifications and contracts administration. o Maintain steady liaison with contract package owners to address all issues arising from the contracts; o Provide current contracts status update to management o Ensure conformity with company contracting guidelines and approvals
Contracting Counsel Nigeria (from November 2013 to May 2014)
Accenture is a global management consulting and professional services firm that provides strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations services and as the contracting counsel Nigeria, I was responsible to • Guide the deal teams in contracting strategies, lead negotiations, analyze the risks inherent in terms and conditions and proffer solutions, and • Support the project management function by ensuring compliance with the project specific contractual administration requirements and also in change managements, claim submissions and savings. • Analyze customer invitations to tender and proposed responses in accordance with company standards for terms of sale/risk profile, prepare exceptions/qualifications, and participate in subsequent contract negotiations; • Represent business interests in customer and internal meetings and interface directly with client negotiating teams to ensure company forms or standards are used in the contract; • Prepare the formal reviews and reports on the risks, mitigation, and resolution to management; • Counsel, advise, and consult company executives based on accurate interpretation of contract documents and the facts of a business opportunity;
Contracts Administrator (from May 2013 to October 2013)
Southern Swamp Associated Gas Solution Project (Nigeria) – Value US$ 827 million An Engineering Procurement and Construction project to construct a new central associated gas processing facility and refurbish/upgrade 3 remote intermediate existing flow stations in Port Harcourt in Nigeria. I was one of the contract administrators administering the project’s contracts, ensuring that all aspects of the project’s contracts are addressed and complied with, to maximize the project revenues and specifically, drafting, negotiating, managing change orders, variations and prepare claims.
Contracts Officer (from June 2012 to May 2013)
Income Electrix Limited is an indigenous EPC company that provides electricity and power engineering services in the Nigerian Power and Oil and Gas industry. I was responsible to: • Provide on-going contracts and commercial support for projects, identifying contract risks and championing commercial solutions, and • Ensure that contracts are managed properly, service levels maintained and key performance indicators met
Legal and Contracts Manager (from September 2009 to February 2012)
I was the legal and contract’s manager to Puzzles Group, a construction and real estate management company in Nigeria. In this capacity, I started the contracts and commercial management department and supervised the project contracting for Talba, Minna, Niger State 500 units of low cost housing estate project. This is a Niger State Government with a contract value of NGN 2.2 billion.
Commercial Manager (from January 2006 to April 2009)
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. is a Chinese multinational networking, telecommunications equipment, and Services Company headquartered in Shenzhen, Guangdong. As one of the commercial manager trainees, I was responsible on assigned projects to: • Design appropriate business and contracting strategy, prepare projects commercial documents, compliance statements to bid documents, contracts, cover letters and other contract related documentation as required; • Analyze the contractual and commercial risks of bid, proposals and contracts and led commercial negotiations; • Managed all the commercial and aspects of assigned projects including savings, cash flow forecasting, drafting of supplemental agreements, bonds, guarantees, insurances, services and materials procurements orders.

Education

CQUniversity (from November 2017 to May 2019)
Post Graduate Diploma Projects Management
UNSW (from July 2016 to August 2017)
Master in Corporate and Commercial Laws
University of Lagos, Nigeria (from October 1995 to November 2000)
Law