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25 Jul 2023

Legal Officer at CRDB Bank

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Job Description


Reporting to: Senior Manager; Litigation

Department- Company Secretary

Location- HQ

Job Summary.

Provide legal support to the operations of the Institution, with special emphasis on litigation. The legal Officer will be responsible for reviewing, preparing contracts and documentation used by the Bank in the business.

 

Key responsibilities:

  • Prepare court documents and represent the Bank in courts of law.
  • Review internal documents and policies to ensure they are drafted in accordance with legislation and responsible for identifying legal risks associated with the operations of the Institution and proposing mechanisms for mitigating such risks.
  • Preparation and drafting of reports and communications to the regulator.
  • Provide updates to the Head of Legal and or a person acting in that position on issues affecting the operations of the Bank.
  • Provide support to the Bank to ensure compliance by the Bank with its labour and employment obligations as an employer of its staff, including registering with local authorities and entering employment contracts drafted under local law that protect the interests of the Bank.
  • Providing legal opinions based on local laws regarding various aspects of the operations of the Bank.
  • Assist in drafting legal demand letters to default clients.
  • Participate in the training of staff in all legal issues arising out of the CRDB business and operations. These may include assisting them to identify genuine securities, legal implications of illegal recoveries, fraud etc.
  • Perform all other duties assigned to him/her by Line Manager and coordinate weekly and monthly reporting.
  • Co-ordinate with external counsels on the status of cases and report to his or her line Manager or Head of Legal.
  • Maintaining resources and overseeing cases relating to litigation collection and ensuring timely reporting on the cases and close follow-ups on fraud prosecution handled by external lawyers.
  • Pursuing claims by the Bank as determined and defending the Bank against claims by third parties in court.

Experience, Knowledge, and Skills Requirement.

  • Bachelor’s degree in law (LLB) from a recognized University/Institution.
  • Possession of a master’s degree will be an added advantage.
  • Admission as Advocate of the High Court.
  • Minimum of 3 years working experience in a financial institution or reputable organization.
  • Must have strong litigation skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of all types of legal matters related to the operations of the Bank.
  • Excellent verbal and communication abilities in both English and Kiswahili.
  • Ability to adapt and work co-operatively and effectively.
  • Creative and analytical thinking to problem-solving.
  • Strong relationship-building and diplomatic interpersonal skills with sensitivity to the emotional, attitudinal, and political aspects of corporate life.
  • Excellent negotiation skills.

Deadline 6th August 2023

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Closing Date : 8th August, 2023.







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