Area Legal Coordinator for North Area Office

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Category:
Legal
Location:
Debre birhan, Amhara 
Career Level:
Mid Level ( 2+ - 5 years experience)
Employment Type:
Full time
Salary:
As per the Institution salary scale

Job Description

IMMEDIATE INTERNAL/EXTERNAL VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Position:              Area Legal Coordinator  
Opening Date:     April 02, 2022
Place of Work:    North Area Office (Debre birhan) 

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 five of the Regional States of the country.
VisionFund MFI is currently looking for candidates for Area Legal Coordinator for North Area Office. The successful candidates will have skills and experience that meet the following requirements:

1. Major Responsibilities:
• Plans, organizes, coordinates, directs, supervises and controls Legal activities of Area and Branch Offices; 
• Represents VF MFI before trial and appellant courts, in hearings and administrative legal actions at Area level;
• Prepares pleading and appeals when VF MFI institutes proceeding against individuals and body corporate;
• Prepares legal documents and defences to charges and appeals instituted against VF MFI for presentation to courts after approval by supervisor;
• Appears and litigates in court on behalf of the Company;
• Receives decisions passed by court and reports to concerned body;
• Participates in preparing legal opinions on claims, proposed acts, contract and other legal instruments;
• 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 Office and Branches in handling legal matters;
• Closely follows-up loan repayment schedules and takes the appropriate action on overdue loans in consultation with concerned Area Offices and Branches; 
• Supervises, supports, trains, and coaches the Area Attorney;
• Completes all performance management activities including: performance planning, monitoring, annual performance appraisals of Area Attorney; 
• Prepares progress reports and submits to the Legal Service Manager/Area Office Manager;
• Performs other related duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Job Requirements

• LLB Degree in Law with a minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience. 
• Able to communicate and good presentation skill;
• Good knowledge of the court system and procedures, legal ethics;
• Ability to interpret, analyse and solve problems;
• Ability to act in professional and ethical manner;
• Determined personality with initiative, perseverance and the ability to motivate and manage a team;
• Capability and willingness to take responsibility and highly developed sense of integrity;
• Proficiency in Microsoft office applications.

• Terms of Employment: Permanent
• Salary:    As per the Institution salary scale
• Closing Date:  April 08, 2022

How to Apply

Candidates who fulfil 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 through [email protected] or in person to: North Area Office (Debre birhan)

                          Women applicants are highly encouraged to apply!

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