LEGAL OFFICER

JOB OBJECTIVE/SUMMARY:

To provide support to the Company’s Head, Legal in all matters of legal nature and ensure effective management of legal and contractual risks.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Legal Matters:

Maintain and periodically review the List of Law firms retained by the Microfinance Bank indicating names, addresses, staffing etc.

Provide legal support and documentation in respect of external funds received; review legal agreements and ensure adequate documentation for all sanctioned funds received;

Review ongoing suits/cases and provide legal opinion accordingly

Review all third party agreements and provide legal opinion before execution.

Maintain a Register of all Agreements entered into by the microfinance bank outlining nature, parties, dates, duration etc.

Review progress of outstanding litigation, liaise with and manage external lawyers.

Ensure performance of contractual Instrument for compliance to terms and identify conflicts or changes requiring resolution at contract renewal.

Develop all resolutions emanating from contractual obligations

Prepare, review and modify contractual instruments to assist and support various business activities.

Review all contracts or any other documentation where the Company has committed itself and assess legal implications that need to be brought to the executive management’s attention

Review and advise management on legal implications of internal policies and procedures.

Draft contracts, agreements and review internal policies and ensure that they are in compliance with all statutory or legal requirements.

Negotiate, review and draft documentation for business transactions and prepare and advise on the necessary checklist to be adopted to ensure information is submitted on time.

Assist in the formulation, implementation and/or amendment of Company policies.

 

Others:

Perform other duties and responsibilities, as may be assigned by the Head of Department

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

Education:  A good bachelor degree in law. An LLM will be an added advantage.

Experience:  Minimum of 5 years’ relevant experience, at least 5 of which should demonstrate proven track record in contract negotiation and drafting. Experience should demonstrate ability to provide accurate and effective legal counsel with proven track record of adding value to an organization through the development of comprehensive contract documents that mitigate risk and penalties.

 

How To Apply

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LEAD ESC LIMITED will never ask applicants to pay any fee or otherwise. As an equal opportunity employer and employment agency, we will not discriminate on the basis of gender, age or race. We thank all applicants for their interest but ONLY candidates under consideration will be contacted directly for further evaluation.