Legal Officer at Umutanguha Finance Company Ltd (UFC): (Deadline 9 October 2020)

Legal Officer at Umutanguha Finance Company Ltd (UFC): (Deadline 9 October 2020)
  • Full Time
  • Rwanda

UFC

UFC

Legal Officer at Umutanguha Finance Company Ltd (UFC): (Deadline 9 October 2020)

JOB SUMMARY: 

The Legal Officer has a dual role consisting of (i) having primary responsibility for the Company legal function and (ii) may assist the Company Secretary in the Board of Directors’ meeting. In close collaboration with other departments, the LO is responsible for overseeing all law-related areas of the operations of the Company, with a focus on banking and financial regulatory matters, legal compliance, development of policies, employment and labor, litigation, and contracts.

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist the Board in preparation of the management and governance meetings and draft the minutes thereof
  • Provide legal advice to the Board and management in collaboration with the Head of Department of Legal
  • Ensuring compliance with applicable laws, regulations, UFC policy, and principles of good corporate governance
  • Promptly reporting and advising on conflicts of interest in accordance with UFC policies and the Code of Conduct
  • Assisting in Maintaining all corporate records and documenting all corporate decisions
  • Ensure compliance with microfinance regulation applicable to the activities and operations of the Company
  • Reviewing and preparing, as necessary, contracts and documentation used by the Company in the business of providing financial services to its clients
  • Provide Legal support to other areas of operations of the Company (Human Resource, Operations, Recovery, Tax, etc)
  • Coordinating the registration and de-registration of collaterals
  • Providing training to staff on various areas related to legal aspects of the Company’s operations
  • Coordinating the company’s courts representation and receivership
  • Coordinating and overseeing the pursuit of claims by the Company as applicable, and defending the Company against claims by third parties
  • Assisting the CEO to give feedback to various correspondences
  • Other duties may be assigned

Skills Required:

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in Law (Post graduate diploma: LL.M is or Master’s Degree is an added advantage)
  • Relevant experience post graduate practical courses
  • Understanding of Microfinance and banking operations
  • Have proficient knowledge on the use of Microsoft Office packages.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Analytical and Problem Solving
  • Strong writing and communication abilities in Kinyarwanda and English (Fluency) as well as a working knowledge in French

How to apply for the job:

Please submit the following electronically to [email protected]  by 09/10/2020, 17:00

  • Application letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Degrees (and post graduate transcripts if applicable)
  • Training and experience documents (if applicable)
  • A list of three references and their contacts

 Only short-listed candidates will be contacted on 9th October 2020 at 6:00 PM by email and phone to conduct a computer-based test and interview tentatively on 10th October 2020.

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