Legal Counsel, Project Finance at Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD): (Deadline 31 May 2022)

Legal Counsel, Project Finance at Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD): (Deadline 31 May 2022)

Legal Counsel, Project Finance at Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD): (Deadline 31 May 2022)

Vacancy Announcement

The Development Bank of Rwanda is Rwanda’s only National Development Bank mandated to support Rwanda’s development goals. Over the last years, the bank has undergone substantial re-organization aimed at positioning it as an “innovative and sustainable provider of development finance for socio-economic impact”.

To achieve this vision, the bank’s new strategic plan (2018-2024) has outlined 3 key strategic themes.

  • Operational Excellence: Continuous improvement of our credit and risk management system, financial performance and customer services.
  • Strategic Partnerships: Forming strategic partnerships to deliver our mandate is a key component of our core activities.
  • Dynamic Culture: Continuously improving our pool of knowledge to have the most competent and skilled employees.

BRD is committed to respecting gender equality and disability norms. We promote gender responsive practices. Qualified candidates particularly females and persons living with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

To help accomplish this ambitious and exciting vision, the Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) would like to recruit a suitable qualified candidate to fill the following position:


1. Background Information

Job Title: Legal Counsel, Project Finance

Current Grade: JG 6

Department: Company Secretary and General Counsel

Reports to: Manager, Legal Services

Direct Report: N/A

Indirect Reports: N/A

2. Contract Terms – Open Ended

3. Purpose of the Job

The purpose of the job is to support the office of the General Counsel in the preparation of loan documentation, security contracts, and provision of general legal advisory services to the Bank.

4. Main Responsibilities of the Job

Duties and responsibilities shall include but are not limited to:

  • Preparation of a variety of legal documentation including transaction documentation designed to protect the interests of the Bank as a lender, borrower, co-lender, service user, or various suppliers.
  • Negotiation of legal documents with the Bank’s legal counterparties and under the guidance of Management and in line with guiding documents and principles of the project and BRD Policies.
  • Providing legal advice to Management and Staff in all areas relating to the Project activities and advising on solutions to legal problems, constraints, risks, options, consequences, and approaches.
  • Reviewing legal documentation prepared for the Bank or arising from the work of the Bank on the Project.
  • Providing an advisory opinion on the project implementation.
  • Representing the Bank internally and externally in negotiation, disputes, consultations, and other proceedings that require legal representation.
  • Participation in legal aspects of the Project and its lending operations including loan administration.
  • Conducting proper and timely legal due diligence on all projects to be financed by BRD and submitting the Legal Due Diligence report.
  • Research and prepare statistical data on legal matters, laws, and regulations, and propose changes or updates to the policies and procedures of the Bank.

5. Working relationships 

  • All departments

6. Professional, academic qualifications and experience

  • At least a bachelor’s degree in Law. A Master’s degree in Law and ILPD diploma will be an advantage.
  • A minimum of three (3) years of general experience in the banking sector.

7. Core competencies

  • Understanding of relevant laws and regulations in relation to Banking
  • Experience in the provision of administrative support
  • Understanding of Statutory requirements
  • Excellent communication skills (writing skills)
  • Experience in project finance
  • Experience in contract management

Application Guidelines: 

Interested candidate should apply online ( upload application documents including Curriculum Vitae, copies of degree certificates and professional certificates, motivation letter, names of three previous supervisors (as one document) as well as their emails and telephone

Only online applications shall be considered. 

Email only for inquiries (not application):

Address all applications to the Head, Human Capital and Corporate Services of the Development Bank of Rwanda. 

Deadline for application: Tuesday 31st May 2022

The employment package is highly competitive/attractive. 

Due to expected high volume of applications, ONLY shortlisted applicants will be contacted. 

Done in Kigali, Tuesday 17th May 2022


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