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Head, Legal & Data Protection Unit

Closing: May 31, 2024

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Published: May 8, 2024 (20 days ago)

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Job Requirements
  • A good Bachelor’s Degree in Law. An LLM will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 7 years relevant experience, at least 5 of which should demonstrate a proven track record in contract negotiation and drafting. Experience should demonstrate an ability to provide accurate and effective legal counsel with a proven track record of adding value to an organisation through the development of comprehensive contract documents that mitigate risk and penalties.
  • Knowledge of the dynamics of the bank’s products and services.
  • Knowledge of the regulatory environment and framework.
  • Strategic thinking and strategic management.


Responsibilities
Job Requirements
  • A good Bachelor’s Degree in Law. An LLM will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 7 years relevant experience, at least 5 of which should demonstrate a proven track record in contract negotiation and drafting. Experience should demonstrate an ability to provide accurate and effective legal counsel with a proven track record of adding value to an organisation through the development of comprehensive contract documents that mitigate risk and penalties.
  • Knowledge of the dynamics of the bank’s products and services.
  • Knowledge of the regulatory environment and framework.
  • Strategic thinking and strategic management.


Job Objective / Summary

  • To ensure that the Company adheres to its constitution as well as National laws and regulations.
  • To provide support to the Company’s Legal Adviser in all matters of a legal nature and ensure effective management of legal, contractual risks and Data Protection.

Duties and Duties
Legal Matters:

  • Provide leadership and ensure efficient and effective management of staff and resources in the Legal group.
  • 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 advise management 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 the performance of contractual Instruments 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 to which 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 the legal implications of internal policies and procedures.
  • Draft contracts, agreements and review internal policies and ensure that they comply 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.
  • Provide legal protection and risk management advice to management, especially on contract management.
  • Provide continuous leadership, supervision, training and development of subordinates ensuring an effective and motivated team.
  • Assist in the formulation, implementation and/or amendment of Company policies.

Data Protection:

  • Coordinate the training of all employees on Data Protection.
  • Point of contact for data protection for all clients, regulatory authorities and internal teams on data protection and data security.
  • Monitor Data Management procedures and enforce compliance within the organisation.

Others:

  • Appraise subordinates promptly and objectively, and follow up on action points resulting from the appraisal – particularly in addressing gaps identified.
  • Take responsibility for the training, coaching and mentoring of subordinates
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities, as may be assigned by Company Secretary.

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