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Executive Assistant to the Managing Partner

Role type: Experienced
Firm: Olajide Oyewole LLP
Location: Lagos
Posted: 24 January 2024
Application closing date: 30 March 2024

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About US

Olajide Oyewole LLP is, at its core, bold, exceptional collaborative and supportive.  Our people are the backbone, heart, and soul of our firm.  Wherever you are in your professional journey, Olajide Oyewole LLP is a place you can engage in meaningful work and grow your career.  Let’s see what we can achieve. Together.



Job Summary  

The role is focused on providing dedicated support to the Managing Partner (MP) on management support functions, including but not limited to organizing work schedule, planning, and attending meetings, preparing management and operational reports, and managing internal projects.


Bachelor of Science or Arts (B.Sc. or BA) minimum; and

  • Master of Science or Arts (M.Sc. or MBA) optional.


Minimum of Nine (9) years’ proven experience supporting C-Level Executives in a professional services firm.

Personnel Specification 

  •  Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Good organisation, communication, and research skills.
  • Ability to write effectively for public relations and other purposes, for audiences inside and outside the firm.
  • Ability to prepare written materials, to support and to follow-up marketing opportunities for the firm and for individual lawyers.
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines; and
  • Organisational skills with an attention to detail

Knowledge Needs         

  • The job requires interaction with top-level contacts with respect to highly sensitive and confidential information necessitating use of discretion and diplomacy.
  • Ability to work independently and willingness to work long hours where required while multitasking with minimal/no supervision.
  • Expert level written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven experience in Project Management.
  • Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability.
  • Emotional maturity, flexibility, and adaptability.
  • Exceptional organization, event planning & project management skills
  • Ability to manage multiple and rapidly changing priorities to meet the needs and expectations of the Managing Partner.
  • Ability to anticipate the Managing Partner’s needs and collect or prepare information for review.
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Forward looking thinker, who actively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions with an attention to detail.


  •  Resilient and able to adapt to changing needs, priorities, and responsibilities.
  • Excellent writing, presentation, and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong problem solving, listening, and learning skills and proactive analytical thinking.
  • Good reporting and negotiating skills.
  • Excellent Project management skills, frameworks, and best practices.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Outlook,
  • Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Familiarity with web browsers and internet search engines.
  • Excellent organizational skills with an attention to detail.
  • Tactful and diplomatic with great interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent team-player with project prioritization abilities.
  • A demonstrated ability to multi-task, work under pressure, prioritize and meet concurrent deadlines; and
  • Forward looking thinker, who actively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions.


  • Salary is highly competitive and falls within the pay bracket for the role internally (also subject to negotiation).
  • Reasonably compensated with competitive benefits (HMO, pension, group life health insurance, discretionary bonus, flexible working arrangement, learning, development, and training programmes, etc)

Application Process      

Join us and embark on a rewarding career journey where your skills, passion, and dedication will be recognized and rewarded. Together, we can consistently offer exceptional, differentiated and quality services to our clients. Interested? Please send your application to [email protected].