JOB AT ASA Microfinance (Rwanda) Limited : Legal Advisor and Company Secretary : ( Deadline : 10 May 2019 )
1. Company Summary
ASA Microfinance (Rwanda) Limited is a subsidiary of ASA International which is a limited liability company registered in 2007 and had been establishing Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) in different countries of Asia and Africa by playing role in poverty alleviation and women empowering, and has extensive microfinance programs globally.
We are looking for competent, dynamic and self-motivated staff to fill up the following position.
Position: Legal Advisor and Company Secretary
Location: Head Office
Direct Supervisor: Reportable to Managing Director through Deputy Managing Director.
2. Duties and Responsibilities:
Ensure adherence with the Company’s Memorandum and Articles of Association by the Company, and effecting any changes to meet the needs of the company.
Establishing and ensuring the proper and functional Corporate governance framework for the Company;
Ensure that the governance framework and any supporting policies and procedures are clearly documented;
Arrange required regulatory and Corporate Affairs documents in respect to Corporate, Regulatory Affairs of the Company;
Statutory review and comparison of company and registry records to ensure consistency and full compliance with prevailing statutory rules;
Develop effective and appropriate reporting formats which will ensure that the Company’s Board of Directors and Sub -Committees make timely and proper corporate disclosures to the regulators;
Liaising with auditors, tax advisers, law firms, bankers and shareholders on board governance issues
Organizing and preparing agendas and meeting materials/papers for Board meetings, Board committees, and Annual General Meetings (AGMs);
Taking minutes, drafting resolutions, lodging required forms and submission of periodical and annual returns with the regulators;
Assist the Chairman and Directors in the conduct of meetings and their directorial and governance obligations and responsibilities;
Building effective working relationships with all board members, offering impartial advice and acting in the best interests of the company;
Promoting board development by assisting the chairman with all development processes including board new induction, training, and evaluation;
Ensuring all corporate compliance obligations under relevant laws and all the requirements of regulatory authorities are met;
Safe keep of regulatory & Corporate Affairs documents and records; and have custody of the Common Seal of the Company;
Maintaining statutory books, including registers of Shareholders and directors of the Company
Ensuring decisions made in the BOD and committees meetings are communicated to the concern departments and management;
Monitoring changes in relevant legislation and the regulatory environment and taking appropriate actions;
Developing and overseeing the systems that ensure the company complies with all applicable rules and regulation in addition to its legal and statutory requirements;
Monitor corporate governance developments and assist the Board in tailoring governance practices to meet the Board’s needs and shareholder’s expectations;
Carrying out the instructions of the Board, assisting in implementing corporate strategies and giving practical effect to the Board’s decisions;
Advise the Board, through the chairman, on all governance matters and periodically review whether the Board and the company’s other governance processes are fit for purpose;
Responsible for corporate disclosure and compliance with country corporation laws;
Ensuring effective information flows:
-within the Board
-from the Board to its committees and from the committees to the Board
-between the Directors and the management
24. Developing and administering corporate policies and policy manuals intended to keep the company current with governance best practices;
25. Ensure that the Company has appropriate corporate governance to enable it to conduct its activities both lawfully and ethically;
26. Ensure that the Company maintains high standards of corporate governance and social responsibility in its business;
27. Communicate effectively with Board of Directors, shareholders, employees, Government authorities, stakeholders and the public as and when necessary;
28. Act as privy to confidential information about the company and needs to act with tact and discretion at all times.
29. Refrain from misuse confidential information or disclose it to any third party as an officer of the company.
30. Any other duties and responsibilities assigned by the management of the Company.
Have at least a Bachelor’s degree (A0) in Law;
Being Rwandan by nationality;
Have at least 3 to 5 years’ experience in the legal field, company Secretary or legal analysis and interpretation;
Having the same experience in the banking or microfinance sector would be an asset;
Having between 30 and 35 years old;
Speak and write correctly English;
Knowledge of the legal texts in force governing Financial Institutions;
Mastery in computers: Microsoft Word and Excel, PowerPoint, internet.
Be ready to work or travel anywhere in the country where ASA Microfinance (Rwanda) PLC has branches;
2. How to Apply
Interested candidates should send the following documents both soft copy to the email: [email protected], and hard copy to the Head Office.
Detailed curriculum vitae including three persons of references and their recommendations
Copy of degree and Certificates;
One Photo passport Size
A copy of the National Identification Card
Applications should be addressed to the Managing Director of ASA MICROFINANCE (RWANDA) LIMITED located in GASABO District, Plot No. – 95, NTORA Village, KG 784 St. RUHANGO Cell, Gisozi Sector, Kigali, Rwanda
The Deadline for submission is on Friday 10th May 2019 at 5 PM and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.
Done at Kigali on 30/04/2019
Human Resource Manager
ASA Microfinance Rwanda Limited