Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Ecobank Rwanda Limited. Head Legal & Company Secretary Jobs in Rwanda

 P.O. BOX: 3268 Kigali - Rwanda

External recruitment Advert
Opening date:  28th March 2017
Closing date   :  31st March 2017
Ecobank Rwanda Ltd is a full service bank that joined the Rwandan market in 2007 with the aim of providing a broad range
of products and Services to Consumer, Commercial and Corporates business segments.
The bank’s vision is to build a world-class bank and contribute to the economic development and financial integration of Rwanda and the region by providing customers with convenient and reliable financial products and services.
Ecobank Rwanda Ltd is an affiliate under Ecobank Group and operates in Central east and southern African (CESA) region.
In order to respond to our growing market with the required human capital, we are currently looking for experienced professionals in the Following area;
Head Legal & Company Secretary
Key Responsibilities:
Act as Chief Legal Advisor to the Bank and provide quality and timely legal support and advice on company secretarial, credit-legal, and operational, dispute resolution and debt recovery undertakings within the Bank.
Specific responsibilities:
Plan organize and  Minute the proceedings of the Senior Management, Board Committee and Shareholders meetings and maintaining records and statutory books as required by law and policies. Manage correspondences with the Board and shareholders and formulate and implementing effective and efficient Board processes to achieve maximum value and efficiencies including Board selection, orientation, meetings and evaluations etc.
Advising the Internal stakeholders on key regulatory and statutory developments that impact the Bank’s business and ensuring compliance with required regulatory and statutory requirements.
Providing timely and creative legal advisory services and guidance to the business to facilitate the business to meet its financial objectives and manage legal risks. 
Providing quality and timely credit–legal services in facilities negotiation, structuring, drafting, documentation and collateral perfection and  ensure the Bank obtains complete and quality documentation and securities and in support of its lending.
Providing quality and timely advisory and transactional procurement support in negotiation, preparation, review and execution of service, operational, technology and corporate contracts between the Bank and third parties.
Providing quality and timely advisory and transactional support with respect to other commercial transactions.
Managing the Bank’s dispute resolution portfolio and supporting debt recovery  portfolio by developing and implementing best-fit strategies and engaging and guiding competent external counsel for litigation matters  
Engaging, guiding and liaising with external advocates as key service providers on credit-legal, commercial, litigation, debt recovery matters and general advisory and holding them accountable to agreed performance targets through proactive performance management.
Conducting legal risk identification, analysis and support in developing mitigating measures and overseeing the implementation of any required remedial actions.
Continuously training and engaging internal stakeholders on matters affecting legal service delivery with a view of improving the quality of legal support offered to the business.
Establishing and growing key stakeholder relationships and engaging external stakeholders’ e.g. RDB, Commercial courts Administrators, Rwanda Banker’s Association, Rwanda Bar Association, Rwanda Revenue Authority etc. to facilitate seamless service delivery and progressive policy considerations.
Developing and documenting all departmental procedures as well as standard documentation and checklists for legal related matters and ensuring nil deviations.
Legal department information and records management-proper, organized and safe records and document management
Legal department team leadership: Build and develop a highly effective legal team and department.
Qualification requirements & experience:
Educational qualifications: Degree in business law, LLM is an added advantage.
Company secretarial course is a distinct advantage.
  • Minimum 5 years in the banking sector, law firm or judicial system
  • At least two years’ experience on a Company secretarial related function,
  • Good understanding of the judicial system in Rwanda,
  • Good understanding of the banking environment,
  • Has ability & experience in interacting with internal & external clients, external Lawyers & Bailiffs.
  • Excellent organizational skills,
  • Effective research and good communication skills,
  • Proven ability to think strategically and act tactically,
  • Have excellent legal drafting skills Computer Literacy,
  • Proven ability to communicate in English, Knowledge of French is an advantage
If your career aspirations match this exciting opportunity, please write in confidence quoting the position on the subject matter

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