HEAD OF LEGAL & COMPANY SECRETARY – FINCA MICROFINANCE BANK LIMITED

Full time Finca Microfinance Holding Bank Limited in Banking & Insurance
  • Owerri, Imo, Nigeria, Plot 20 Wetheral Road Owerri Municipal, Imo State, Nigeria View on Map
  • Post Date : January 11, 2021
  • Apply Before : January 31, 2021
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  • Experience 8 Years +
  • Qualifications First Degree Bachelor

Job Description

 

  • Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer, the Head of Legal and Corporate Secretary is responsible for providing comprehensive legal and strategic advice to the Subsidiary, including the Subsidiary’s Management and Board of Directors, and managing the overall legal risk of the Subsidiary.
  • The Head of Legal and Corporate Secretary is a member of the Subsidiary’s Management Board and, as such, participates in all discussion and decisions made by such body, providing leadership to the Subsidiary.
  • The Head of Legal and Corporate Secretary has a dual role consisting of (i) having primary responsibility for the Subsidiary-wide legal function as head of the legal department and member of the Management Board, and (ii) being responsible for the corporate governance of the Subsidiary as Corporate Secretary.
  • The Head of Legal and Corporate Secretary is responsible for overseeing all law-related areas of the operations of the Subsidiary, with a focus on banking and financial regulatory matters, legal compliance, development of policies, employment and labor, litigation and contracts.
  • The Head of Legal and Corporate Secretary is responsible for identifying legal risks associated with the operations of the Subsidiary and proposing mechanisms for mitigating such risks. In collaboration with all senior management of the Subsidiary, the Head of Legal and Corporate Secretary must ensure that a culture of integrity and transparency is developed and maintained in the organization, overseeing the implementation of and compliance with policies and laws, including FINCA’s Code of Conduct.

Accountabilities
Corporate Governance:

    • Acts as the Corporate Secretary of the Subsidiary.
    • Advises Management at the Board of Directors on the scope of their authority, appropriate decision-making, and legal aspects of their decisions.
    • Attends all meetings of the Shareholders/Members, Board of Directors and relevant Committees.
    • Leads the scheduling of meetings of the corporate bodies of the Subsidiary to ensure compliance with applicable requirements and to ensure that all decisions are adopted in a timely manner and by the appropriate corporate body.
    • Assists with preparation of the agenda for Shareholders, Board and relevant Committee meetings.
    • Sends meeting notices to all Shareholders, members of the Board and all relevant Committee members, as applicable.
    • Provides guidance to the Management Board of the Subsidiary in the preparation of materials for each meeting.
    • Provides legal advice to the Chair of the Board in the exercise of the Chair’s duties.
    • Records attendance at all Board and Committee meetings and conveys attendance records on a quarterly basis to FINCA Impact Finance.
    • Ensures that quorum requirements are met and that decisions are adopted in accordance with applicable law and the Subsidiary’s constituent documents.

Job Requirements
Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Law is required. Master’s degree (LL.M) is preferred;
  • Admitted to practice in the Subsidiary’s jurisdiction,

Experience:

  • At-least 10 years of experience is required;
  • Experience in finance/banking is required;
  • Experience in corporate law is required;
  • Experience in litigation and labor law is preferred.

Knowledge and Skills:

      • Exceptional negotiation, influencing skills;
        • Excellent entrepreneurial, leadership, communication skills;
        • Self-confidence, decisiveness and common sense;
        • Decision-making skills;
        • Excellent Analytical and Reporting skills;
        • Strong command of Microsoft suite.

Required skills

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