Legal Counsel & Company Secretary Job Opportunity at CVPeople Tanzania – January 2021

Legal Counsel & Company Secretary Job Opportunity at CVPeople Tanzania – January 2021

Job Title: LEGAL COUNSEL & COMPANY SECRETARY

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Industry: Banking
City: Dar es Salaam
Job Description

Job Purpose

  • Provide legal services to support the company’s specialized legal matters and projects and to provide strategic direction in managing Legal Risk concerned;
  • Manage drafting and vetting and negotiating legal documents;
  • Advise the Company’s on any changes to such regulation and impact thereof of the Company;

Key responsibilities:

  • To ensure that the companies operate to high standards of conduct and to meet all regulatory requirements, laws of the Country, and code of conduct so as to protect and enhance the reputation of the Company with its regulators and to avoid significant financial loss.
  • Review legislative, regulatory, and governance developments that may impact the Company’s
  • To ensure timely and accurate registration of all documents of the company’s so that any complications in the process are quickly addressed;
  • To act as a legal consultant to the Board and other staff;
  • To liaise with the Company’s external attorneys in the conduct of court cases and all legal matters.
  • To review the progress of outstanding litigation and liaise with and manage external lawyers and advise management and the Board accordingly.
  • To liaise with debt collectors and auctioneers in the conduct of recovery matters;
  • To ensure that the company’s records at the company’s registry are complete and up to date;
  • Draft and or review such policies that are required to promote good corporate governance in accordance with the best practices;
  • Review legislative, regulatory, and governance developments that may impact the company and ensure the company is appropriately briefed on such;
  • To manage and ensure that where legal risks have been identified, appropriate courses of action have been taken.
  • To provide legal protection and risk management advice to management especially on contract management.
  • To review and draft contracts, agreements, and internal policies and ensure that they are in compliance with all statutory or legal requirements.
  • Assist with all corporate funding initiatives including not limited to – due diligence reviews, negotiating legal terms and drafting and vetting corporate finance agreements and ancillary documents, and proving instructions to attorneys for local law opinions (if need be);
  • Prepare weekly, monthly and quarterly reports for the department, Management, and Board meetings.
  • Review all contracts or any other documentation where the Company has committed itself and assess legal implications that need to be brought to the executive management’s attention.
  • Assist in providing continuous leadership, supervision, training, and development of department staff ensuring an effective and motivated team.
  • Keep the company is informed of new or changes in legislation and ensure that the company is compliant with all regulatory and legal requirements;
  • Maintain and manage a panel of external legal service providers, debt collectors, and auctioneers; provide instructions to them when required on behalf of a company, manage costs associated with external providers;
  • Design, implement and oversee processes and mechanisms for the effective delivery of legal advice, opinions, and responses to legal queries.
  • Ensure that best practices are adopted, guidelines complied with, and that activities comply with the applicable laws, rules, and regulations in a consistent manner within the company
  • Dissemination and communication of any new regulatory developments applicable to the Company;
  • Assist in the management of the departmental budget, ensuring expenditure within set parameters;
  • Ensure financial losses are reduced;
  • Manage all Company secretarial duties in the Company

Requirements

  • Academic & Professional experience:
  • LLB undergraduate degree from an accredited University;
  • A Master’s degree will be an added advantage; and
  • Must be an Advocate of the High Court of Tanzania.

Experience

  • At least three years legal experience with a proven track record in contract negotiation and drafting, litigation, and recovery matters;
  • Proven track record of providing accurate and effective legal counsel;
  • Proven track record of adding value to an organization through the development of comprehensive contract documents that mitigate risk and penalties;
  • Knowledge of Tanzania’s Legal requirements and environment;
  • Good communication skills to maintain good internal/external relationships.

Additional skills

  • Strong leadership and managerial skills;
  • Excellent relationship management and communication skills necessary for interaction with the Judicial system and negotiating parties;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of, and experience with, laws dealing with government and/or commercial contract administration, particularly contract negotiation, preparation and administration;
  • Ability to provide independent advice (orally and in writing) to senior level management on highly technical matters;
  • Demonstrate success in managing and conducting a variety of litigation matters;
  • Good planning and organization skills; and
  • Proven ability to delicately solve sensitive matters.

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