11 Oct 2022

Head; Legal at NMB Bank Plc

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Job Description

Job Location :
Job Purpose:
To provide legal advice on all legal matters of the Bank except those which relate to Company Secretarial and Corporate Governance.
Main Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for ensuring that the Bank has effective Legal and Regulatory risk control frameworks and processes per the Bank’s strategic direction.
  • Responsible in restructuring the Legal department by clearly defining departmental roles and aligning them to business goals
  • Define the strategic direction for the Legal function within the Bank
  • Responsible for the implementation and maintenance of the Bank’s legal and regulatory framework.
  • Represent the Bank in all Legal related matters and ensure the best interest of the business is embedded in good faith.
  • Manage relationships with external counsels and monitor their performance using best supplier management practices.
  • Support business in the effective management of Legal matters and ensure the Legal Control resources are always sufficient, and capable to deliver on all key elements.
  • Ensure the Legal related matters are well managed and monitored within an acceptable level, timely and proactively advise the management on the appropriate course of action.
  • Attend governance meetings as required by the Bank policies.
  • Comply with the procurement policy of the Bank on all legal matters.
  • Effective management of the relationship with key country legal bodies and external counsels
  • Pro-active and timely identification and management of legal risk arising in the conduct of business in Tanzania.
  • To ensure that appropriate policies and procedures are in place and embedded to meet company, legal and local regulatory requirements.
  • Participate in drafting and review of contracts, leases, policies, procedures, and other legal documents.
  • Monitor costs by tracking internal and external spending including all invoices received from external counsels.
  • Monitor and follow up on new laws and amendments to relevant sources such as Government Gazettes and media.
  • Reshape and reorganize the function and ensure it gives optimal support to business units.
  • Performing miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Knowledge and Skills:
  • Business understanding of the domestic legal framework, and business legal risks
  • Understanding and application of Criminal, Civil, Labor, Corporate and Commercial laws.
  • Customer-centric
  • Excellent attention to details
  • Ability to multitask and work well in teams
  • Strategic thinking
  • Influencing skills and assertiveness
  • Great ability to listen, learn and open-minded
  • Highest integrity, morals and ethics, honest and responsible
  • Leadership and people management skills (Coaching, mentorship)
  • Positive interpersonal relationships
Qualifications and Experience:
  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB), A Master of Laws (LLM) and a Practicing Advocate
  • Minimum of 10 years’ corporate legal experience in core Legal function preferably in the Banking and Finance Industry.NMB Bank Plc is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer

The deadline for submitting the application is 24 October 2022.

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Closing Date : 24th October, 2022.

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