Legal Officer Vacancy

  • Full Time
  • Kigali

AB Bank Rwanda

Main Responsibilities

Main Responsibilities

Draft and review the Bank’s legal agreements and provide advice regarding the implications for the Bank, and any actions required by the Bank.
Establish record keeping and tracking systems and provide reports to the Head of Department on the status of legal activities.
Ensure disputes are resolved in a manner that safeguards Company’s position and in compliance with applicable legislation.
Brief and monitor external counsel to ensure legal representation is effective.
Develop effective working relationships with key user departments to ensure their needs are understood and appropriate solutions developed that support business needs.
Provide legal counsel so as to ensure legal problems and risks are identified and dealt with before they emerge as significant.
Execute Legal Department administrative related tasks as and when they arise.
Execute any other tasks as given by the Head of Department and/or Management Team.


Required to comply with the Bank’s Code of Conduct, to treat clients, colleagues and suppliers according to the code, and inform his/her superiors about any violation of the code

Provides information to

Head of Legal Department

Technical/ Professional reporting to

Head of Legal Department

Administrative reporting to

Head of Legal Department

Administrative Supervising


Technically/ Professionally Supervises

Junior Legal Officer

Limits of Authority

Payment Authorization: None

Results expected to achieve

Demonstrates best practice in relation to professional responsibilities. Ensures that own work is in compliance with departmental procedures.
Focusses on finding effective solutions that meet the needs of ABR, whilst maintaining professional standards. Uses professional knowledge and experience to establish priorities, identify and address issues in an area of responsibility.
Initiates and builds on relationships with colleagues across departments to maximize efficiencies. Recognises the needs of others and responds accordingly, focusing on the interests of ABR. Role models professional behaviour towards colleagues and clients at all times.

Anticipates the learning and knowledge needs of team members, and addresses those needs on a timely basis. Takes informal steps to address errors or omissions in team members’ work, and promptly raises such performance issues with senior staff. Ensures senior staff are fully briefed on team activities and team members’ performance, and that the team is kept informed of management communication.

Qualifications, experience, and skills requirements:

Education: Bachelor degree in law
Experience: Minimum of three (2) years of experience in commercial law
Professional Knowledge in Civil Litigation, Commercial Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution and criminal procedure
Technical Skills in Compliance/Legislation, contract management, negotiation
Professional knowledge in Drafting Legal documents
Integrity, professional discretion and ability to handle confidential matters
Fluency in English with excellent writing, editorial and oral advocacy skills
Women are strongly encouraged to apply.