• LLB, LLM advantageous
•10 years’ experience in Legal Advisory within Financial Services with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a Company Secretarial Function.
•Prior Microfinance experience is advantageous.
• Knowledge of the microfinance and financial services regulatory universe.
•In depth knowledge of corporate governance best practice and board composition and function.
• Ability to take a lead role in the formulation of policies and direction of practices to protect the legal interest of the organization.
•Excellent communication skills and the ability to engage with Board Members, Shareholders and Management
•Able to keep up to date with changes in legislation and advise the organisation accordingly.
Main Purpose of the Job
To, provide legal solutions to business cases supported by strong evidence using sound interpretation of the law. Responsible for providing legal advisory, corporate governance advisory and company secretarial services to management and board.
Critical Deliverables /Core Accountabilities and Responsibilities
Provide legal advice to the Board and Management on legal matters, and corporate governance issues
Identify legal risk and challenge areas in the organisation and provide solutions
Develop and reviews the Organisation’s MOU’s, SLA’s, Contracts and Agreements
Institute and defends litigation on behalf of the organisation and effectively manage litigation costs
Identify and manages external counsel in cases involving the organisation
Provide corporate governance best practice advice in line with relevant legislation
Monitor and implements appropriate Corporate Governance regulatory and statutory developments and ensuring compliance.
Act as the key liaison between the Board and Management
Organise and coordinate Board & Board Committee meetings including preparation of Board packs
Prepare Board Minutes, Resolutions, Powers of Attorney etc
Collate Statutory Information for Shareholders
Advise on issues arising out of board meetings including reviewing and amendment of articles/company constitution, restructure of subsidiary companies
Act as a point of contact and building good relationships with shareholders
How To Apply For This Job
Interested candidates should forward their applications accompanied by Curriculum Vitae to firstname.lastname@example.org by indicating the position they are applying for on the subject email: e.g. Ref: Head of Group Legal, Governance & Company Secretarial Or Visit the Company’s Website for more details CLICK HERE
Deadline: 12 August, 2022