Legal Officer Job at Finca Microfinance Bank

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Job Title: Legal Officer at FINCA

Job Description
The Legal Officer is a member of the Legal Department. S/he deals with legal issues pertaining to the Company.
The Legal Officer will provide legal support to the operations of the Institution, with special emphasis on the litigation, corporate, banking and corporate finance. In coordination with the legal department team the Legal Officer will be responsible for reviewing and preparing contracts and other corporate and legal documents, ensuring compliance with banking and microfinance applicable legislation and regulations, representing the affiliate before the regulator, competent courts and other authorities as well as ensuring compliance with labor and employment obligations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Process Company legal documents, loan, grants, and credit documentation and security instruments such as mortgage deeds, debenture, guarantees and the like.
  • Reviewing internal documents and policies to ensure they are drafted in accordance with applicable legislation
  • Reviewing and preparing, as necessary, contracts and documentation used by the Company in the business of providing microfinance services to its clients
  • Assisting in the preparation and drafting of reports and communications to the regulator
  • Provide updates to the Head of Legal and or a person acting in that position on issues affecting operations of the Company
  • Provide support to the Company to ensure compliance by the Company of its labor and employment obligations as employer of its staff, including registering with local authorities and entering into employment contracts drafted in accordance with local law and that protect the interests of the Company
  • Providing legal opinions based on local laws regarding various aspects of the operations of the Company
  • Prepare court documents or and represent the Company in courts of law.
  • Assist in drafting legal demand letters to defaulting clients.
  • Participate in the training of staff in all legal issues arising out of the FINCA Tanzania business and operations. These may include assisting them to identify genuine securities, legal implications of illegal recoveries, fraud etc.
  • Perform all other duties assigned to him/her by the Head of Legal and/or Chief Executive Officer or a person acting in that position.
  • Manage and coordinate weekly and monthly reporting
  • Co-ordinate with external counsels on status of cases and report to HOL
  • Maintaining resources and overseeing cases relating to litigation collection and ensuring timely reporting on the cases and close follow ups on fraud prosecution handled by external lawyers
  • Pursuing claims by the subsidiary as determined and defending the subsidiary against claims by third parties

LEGAL OFFICER SKILLS AND SPECIFICATIONS

  • Excellent knowledge of all types of legal matters related to the operations of the Company
  • Excellent verbal and communication abilities in both English and Kiswahili
  • Ability to adapt and work co-operatively and effectively
  • Creative and analytical thinking to problem-solving
  • Strong litigation skills
  • Strong relationship building and diplomatic interpersonal skills with sensitivity to the emotional, attitudinal and political aspects of the corporate life
  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills
  • Excellent decision-making abilities
  • Be able to work long hours

QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES
-S/he must be an Advocate
-Must have a Bachelor’s degree in law
-At least 3 years of working experience in a law firm or a busy Commercial Organization.
-Must be computer literate
-A person with very good coordination, interpersonal and organizational skills.
-Be self-motivated, creative, and able to work under minimum supervision.
-Ability to train others

Summary
Validity period: 05/03/2019 – 11/03/2019
Duty Station: Head Office – Dar es salaam
Position: Legal Officer
Department: Legal

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