VisionFund Micro-Finance Institution S.C Senior Legal Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

VisionFund Micro-Finance Institution S.C Senior Legal Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 223382

Category: Legal

Location: Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa

Career Level: Senior Level (5+ years experience)

Employment Type: Full time

Salary: As per the Institution salary scale

Job Description

Immediate Internal/external
Vacancy Announcement

Position: Senior Legal Officer

Opening Date: September 19, 2019

Place of Work: Head Office

About the Organization:

VisionFund Micro Finance Institution (S.C) is an Institution established according to proclamation No. 40/96 which currently amended to 626/2009 to provide financial services to the productive poor in the rural and urban areas of Ethiopia. VisionFund is currently operating in four of the Regional States of the country.

VisionFund MFI is currently looking for candidates for Senior Legal Officer role. The successful candidates will have skills and experience that meet the following requirements:

1. Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • Represents VF MFI before trial and appellant courts, in hearings and administrative legal actions;

  • Conducts investigation of theft, forgeries and misappropriations involved on VF MFI’s property or funds and takes appropriate legal action;

  • Participates in preparing legal opinions on claims, proposed acts, contract and other legal instruments;

  • Prepares and provides standard contracts and other legal documents to the different work units of the Company;

  • Provides legal opinions and explanations upon request to different work units;

  • Participates and gives opinions in the preparation of rules, regulations, directives and other legal related cases;

  • Periodically updates all legal documents in accordance
    with the laws of the country;

  • Assists Area and Branch Offices in handling legal matters;

  • Closely follows-up loan repayment schedules and takes the appropriate action on overdue loans in consultation with concerned Area and Branch Offices;

  • Provides orientation, training and information to the operation staff on legal issues and new developments of the law with respect to micro-finances and properties;

  • Prepares progress reports and submits to the Service Manager;

  • Performs other related duties as assigned by his/her supervisor.

    Job Requirements

  • LLB in law & minimum 5-years relevant experience
  • Local language knowledge, communication skill & computer skill is advantageous.

  • knowledge of civil & commercial codes & analytical skill
  • Good knowledge of Legal research methods, the court system and procedures, legal ethics.
  • Ability to interpret, analyses and solve problems.
  • Ability to act in professional and ethical manner.

    Terms of Employment: Permanent

    Closing Date: September 26, 2019

    How to Apply

    Candidates who fulfill the above requirements can submit the application letter, updated curriculum vitae with names and addresses of up to 3 references and non-returnable copies of credentials in person to: VisionFund MFI Head office Located near Gerji Mebrat Hail square or send to VisionFund Micro Finance Institution (s.c), P.O.BOX 31478, Addis Ababa, or can apply online on
    Women applicants are highly encouraged to apply

    If you need more information, you can contact HR & Administration department via telephone number: 0116478356

    VisionFund Micro-Finance Institution S.C Senior Legal Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

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