Legal Officer Job at Umutanguha Finance Company Ltd (UFC) – Career Opportunity in Rwanda

Vacancy title:
Legal Officer

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Finance , Category: Legal ]

Jobs at:

Umutanguha Finance Company Ltd (UFC)

Deadline of this Job:
19 October 2020  

Duty Station:
Within Rwanda , Kigali , East Africa

Date Posted: Wednesday, October 07, 2020 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

Umutanguha Finance Company Plc (UFC), a microfinance institution operating in Rwanda headquartered in Kigali, Opposite Nyamirambo Stadium, House # 177, KN2 Avenue, P.O Box 2998 Kigali, Tel 0788387730, email: [email protected] , wishes to recruit focused, results-oriented, and suitably qualified professional to fill the position of “Legal Officer” .

• Assist the Board in preparation of the management and governance meetings and draft the minutes thereof
• Provide legal advice to the Board and management in collaboration with the Head of Department of Legal
• Ensuring compliance with applicable laws, regulations, UFC policy, and principles of good corporate governance
• Promptly reporting and advising on conflicts of interest in accordance with UFC policies and the Code of Conduct
• Assisting in Maintaining all corporate records and documenting all corporate decisions
• Ensure compliance with microfinance regulation applicable to the activities and operations of the Company
• Reviewing and preparing, as necessary, contracts and documentation used by the Company in the business of providing financial services to its clients
• Provide Legal support to other areas of operations of the Company (Human Resource, Operations, Recovery, Tax, etc)
• Coordinating the registration and de-registration of collaterals
• Providing training to staff on various areas related to legal aspects of the Company’s operations
• Coordinating the company’s courts representation and receivership
• Coordinating and overseeing the pursuit of claims by the Company as applicable, and defending the Company against claims by third parties
• Assisting the CEO to give feedback to various correspondences
• Other duties may be assigned

Job Skills: Not Specified

Skills Required:
• At least a Bachelor’s degree in Law
• At least One-year of relevant experience or Postgraduate/professional courses (LL.M or Master’s Degree) completed or at an advanced level.
• Understanding of Microfinance and banking operations
• Have proficient knowledge of the use of Microsoft Office packages.
• Good communication and interpersonal skills
• Analytical and Problem Solving
• Strong writing and communication abilities in Kinyarwanda and English (Fluency) as well as a working knowledge in French

Job Education Requirements: Not Specified

Job Experience Requirements: Not Specified

Work Hours: 8


Job application procedure
Please submit the following electronically to [email protected]   by 09/10/2020, 17:00 Application letter Curriculum vitae Degrees (and post-graduate transcripts if applicable) Training and experience documents (if applicable) A list of three references and their contacts

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