African Guarantee Fund Legal Assistant Jobs in Kenya

African Guarantee Fund Legal Assistant Jobs in Kenya

The African Guarantee Fund for Small and Medium- sized Enterprises (AGF) is incorporated and licensed in Mauritius as a limited liability company and has its office of operation in Nairobi, Kenya.

AGF partners with financial institutions to ease access to finance for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs).

AGF contributes to the promotion of economic development, vital for prosperity, stability and poverty reduction in Africa through two lines of interventions:

  • Provision of a mix of financial guarantees and other products which reduce the risks supported by financial institutions when lending to SMEs that have insufficient collateral. These guarantees contribute to reduce the inability of SMEs to provide acceptable guarantees required by financial institutions prior to lending.
  • Support for capacity development of the client financial institutions to enhance their capacity to
    appropriately assess loan requests from SMEs and to mitigate risks associated with the guarantee.
  • AGF operates according to market principles and is a commercially viable venture with its products being utilized in 39 countries in Africa, and it’s gradually expanding with an aim of covering the entire Africa by
    2021. The African Development Bank together with the governments of Denmark (through DANIDA)
    and Spain (through AECID), are the founding shareholders of AGF. Other Shareholders include: Agence Française de Développement (AFD), Nordic Development Fund (NDF), Investment Fund for Developing Countries (IFU) and KfW Development Bank.
  • AGF Group is rated with a stable credit rating of AA- by Fitch Rating International

    Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform legal research and analysis.
  • Prepare legal opinions, briefs, reports and correspondence and provide legal advice on relevant
  • Review and draft regulations, contracts, agreements, memorandums of understanding, letters,
    institutional and operational modalities or legal documents to meet specific circumstances;
  • Liaise with the various departments in relation to legal assistance required;
  • Translate documents from English to French and vice versa;
  • Liaise with our legal partners to seek legal opinion and guidance
  • Prepare reports on areas covered or requiring attention to cover risks
  • Assist on all corporate governance matters and holding of board meetings and shareholder
    meetings and drafting of resolutions; and
  • carry out any other relevant work assigned by the Legal Officer.
  • Any other duty
    assigned from time to time for the effective delivery of legal functions and for the good of AGF.

    Qualifications, knowledge, skills & Experience Required

  • Undergraduate University Degree in Law;
  • 5 years experience in busy legal set up; experience in financial institutions is an added advantage
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and French;
  • Knowledge of common law and civil law systems;
  • Knowledge of OHADA laws will be a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to compile and report results from activities.

    Additional eligibility competences and desired Characteristics

  • Self-driven individual with a passion and flair for helping SMEs succeed;
  • Good project management experience and writing skills;
  • Excellent IT skills – particularly data management and processing packages;
  • Ability to work in a professionally and culturally diverse setting;
  • Ability and willingness to learn and quickly adapt
  • Team player with strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Must have strong analytical and coaching skills;

    Terms of offer

  • The African Guarantee Fund for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (AGF) is an equal
    opportunity employer and offers a regionally competitive salary with an excellent benefits package.
  • AGF prides itself on its collegial, supportive and gender sensitive working environment and believes that staff diversity promotes excellence.
  • Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

    How to Apply

  • Apply on email, sending one document including a cover letter summarizing their relevance to this
    position, a full C.V. names and contact information of three referees knowledgeable about the
    candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to: .
    “Application for Legal Assistant” should be clearly marked on the subject line of the email
    message. Applications will be considered until 24th January 2019. Only short-listed applicants
    meeting the above requirements will be contacted.

  • For more information and job application details, see; African Guarantee Fund Legal Assistant Jobs in Kenya

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