Legal and Compliance Officer at Rutongo Mines Ltd: (Deadline 20 December 2021)

Legal and Compliance Officer at Rutongo Mines Ltd: (Deadline 20 December 2021)

Legal and Compliance Officer at Rutongo Mines Ltd: (Deadline 20 December 2021)


Who We Are:

Rutongo Mines Ltd is a Tin mining Company, situated in Masoro Sector, Rulindo District, Northern Province.

The Management of Rutongo Mines Ltd informs the public that it is recruiting Competent, Qualified, and Experienced staff for the following position:

1. Position: Legal and Compliance Officer
2. Reporting to: General Manager and under supervision and general guidance of the Group Legal and Compliance Manager,
3. Contract Duration: 1 year renewable subject to a successful completion of 3 months’ probation period. Employment is expected to start in January 2022.
4. Job Location: Rutongo- Masoro  in Rulindo District

5. Job brief for Legal and Compliance officer: 
The Legal and Compliance Officer in Rutongo Mines Ltd will be responsible for enforcing law regulations in all aspects and levels of business as well as provide guidance on compliance matters.

Main Responsibilities:

Legal and Compliance Officer Will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Maintain the compliance Register of the Company and update it whenever there are changes in legislations and policies
  • Assist in preparing and/or reviewing business contracts and other Company documents.
  • Assist in negotiation and settlement of claims and disputes in a manner that safeguards the Company’s interests.
  • Serve as focal point for the Due diligence processes conducted by external stakeholders and on the Company subcontractors and keep the required documentation ready and updated
  • Draft and lodge complaints against illegal miners and buyers using legal terminology and laws and work hand in hand with security department on those issues
  • Follow up on cases related to illegal mining at both the Rwanda Investigation Bureau and Prosecution levels and update the Group Legal and Compliance Manager and the RM General Manager on the progress;
  • Liaise with the local government entities, and communities we operate in on various legal and compliance as well as social matters and maintain a professional awareness of subjects related to the Company business.
  • Attend community and local stakeholders’ meetings and take minutes and work closely with the general Manager on these matters
  • Draft various legal documents, correspondences, and reports
  • Keep records/filing of Company legal and compliance documents both soft and hard copies
  • Support the HR team in labor regulation related issues when required
  • Other lawful related duties assigned to you by your supervisors

6. Required Qualifications and Skills for the Legal and Compliancy Officer:

Minimum qualification requirements

  • Bachelor of Laws (LL. B)
  • Minimum of 3 years postgraduate experience in a similar or related task.
  • Knowledge of applicable legislation
  • Capable of working in a matrix structure

Competencies and skills

  • Act in an ethical, transparent, and morally defensible manner, including highlighting unethical practices.
  • Excellent communication skills both orally and in writing with proficiency in English language;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and sound rational judgments
  • Creativity, imagination, and initiative
  • Exhibit strong problem solving and research skills;
  • Business awareness and a good knowledge of Rwandan laws.
  • Previous experience in compliance and community relations is an added value
  • Teamwork, self-management, and alignment with Company values is required
  • Must be a person with a growth-mindset with a can-do attitude

7. Applying for the Position:

Please submit the following documents in a single file attachment to the e-mail   for Human Resources Office

Indicating which position you are applying for and addressed to the General Manager of Rutongo Mines Ltd.

  • Application letter/A cover letter setting out briefly the candidate’s motivation and suitability for the position not more than 1 page,
  • A Curriculum Vitae- maximum 3 pages,
  • The name, position, and contact number for three references, one of them being from your recent employer, preferably your Supervisor.
  • A copy of education and training certificates/diplomas/degrees
  • Any pertinent recommendation letter that the candidate may wish to add.
  • A copy of relevant work certificates.
  • A copy of ID

Submission of Applications deadline

The deadline for Application is  20th December 2021 at 03:00 Pm.

The applications submitted after deadline will not be considered.

Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

Done at Rutongo, on 09th December 2021


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