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14 Sep 2023

Legal And Company Secretary at BRAC

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Job Description


BRAC is the world’s largest, and leading development organization dedicated to poverty alleviation and empowerment of the poor. Initiated in Bangladesh in 1972, BRAC now operates in 11 countries across Asia, and Africa. To counter poverty and promote social empowerment, BRAC strategically integrates development programs in microfinance, agriculture, health, education, human rights and legal aid, community empowerment, and more.

BRAC Rwanda Microfinance Company PLC is registered with Rwanda Development Board in September 2018 and was approved license from National Bank of Rwanda to operate Microfinance and other financial services in Rwanda. BRAC Rwanda is looking for competent, dynamic, and self-motivated Rwandans to fill the following regular position.

Position: Legal and Company Secretary

Job Location: Kigali.

Salary: Negotiable

Reporting to: CEO


The Legal and Company Secretary will provide legal advice and secretarial services for BRAC Rwanda Microfinance CompanyPLC i.e. to assist in developing and implementing legal action plan for loan recovery, review and preparation of loan agreements and other corporate and legal documents, assistance on the interpretation and translation of country legislations; litigation of civil and labour  cases and any other claim involving BRAC Rwanda; and, in liaison with the Heads of Programs and Support Departments, preparations and review of various legal instruments, memoranda, brief documents. Attend BoD & board committee meetings and prepare quality minutes.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

The main duties and responsibilities are: –


The main duties and responsibilities are:

  1. To develop and implement proper legal strategies/action plan (annual) on recovery of the overdue loans in coordination with the operations and relevant departments.
  2. To make follow up on the cases/complaints filed at District Land and Housing Tribunal across the country and maintain a list of recovery cases.
  3. To take part and in the board meeting and assisting ex-officio in preparation, coordination and enhancement of quality board presentation pack.
  4. Taking part in the board meeting and board committee meetings as well as AGM/EGM and recording necessary notes.
  5. Formulate precise and complete board/ board committee/AGM/EGM meeting minutes and share with the CEO/CD within reasonable timeframe as specified by CEO/CD.
  6. Ensure that all the legal documents (including minutes/ resolutions) are duly signed by appropriate authority, fully recorded and safely stored.
  7. Carry out legal research and offer legal advice and guidance on proactive compliance with new legislation and or best practices likely to affect the Microfinance business, corporate policy, BNR guidelines and operating environment.
  8. Regularly review fraud investigation reports and findings and make recommendations for appropriate legal action;
  9. Closely follow up on cases reported to police stations and hold watching briefs in criminal proceedings in courts of law in respect of matters reported by the company  and accordingly report progress
  10. Submit monthly reports on new and existing legal suits by and against the company, progress of credit recovery cases/labor cases or other assigned for collection, trend and exposure analysis thereof, and recommend strategies.
  11. Regularly review and perfect the complete documentation for Credit facilities to Microfinance customers in line with Microfinance policy and  relevant legislation
  12. To prepare and regularly review contracts and other corporate and legal documents
  13. Training of staff in all legal issues arising out of BRAC in Rwanda operations including assisting the company in identifying genuine securities
  14. To coordinate and oversee legal-related issues across field offices in the country and, within delegated authority, to represent BRAC Rwanda in legal litigations in courts and quasi-judicial bodies;
  15. Participate, from time to time, in reviews and amendments of various BRAC Policies and Procedures;
  16. Preparation of progress and annual legal affairs reports
  17. Other functions will be determined from time to time by the Management as the case may be

Safeguarding Responsibilities:

  1. Ensure the safety of team members from any harm, abuse, neglect, harassment, and exploitation to achieve the programme’s goals on safeguarding implementation. Act as a key source of support, guidance and expertise on safeguarding for establishing a safe working environment.
  2. Practice, promote and endorse the issues of safeguarding policy among team members and ensure the implementation of safeguarding standards in every course of action.
  3. Follow the safeguarding reporting procedure in case any reportable incident takes place, and encourage others to do so.

Key performance indicators:

The main duties and responsibilities are: –

The main duties and responsibilities are: –

  1. An organized and impactful action plan on recovery of outstanding loans that requires legal actions
  2. Well management and timely closure (from organizational part) of the litigation matters
  3. Accurate, relevant and timely safekeeping of the records (i.e board/ board committee/ AGM/EGM meeting minutes).
  4. Informed and well-advised BRAC Management and staff;
  5. Compliant organization;
  6. Timely reviewed BRAC Policies and Procedures;
  7. Progress and annual legal affairs reports;

Knowledge, Skills & Competencies:

The needed qualifications and skills are: –

  1. Excellent knowledge on recovery cases and in all legal matters related to the operations of the company and more categorically on laws governing financial institutions
  2. Demonstrate knowledge on labour matters;
  3. Planning skills including ability to work accurately and meet deadlines;
  4. Demonstrate mature sense of judgment;
  5. Management of Diversity at the workplace
  6. Excellent communication and presentation skills including excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  7. Ability to work under pressure
  8. Strong problem-solving skills
  9. Demonstrates strong analytical skills and ability to conduct comprehensive legal research on a range of issues, including those of a unique and/or complex nature.
  10. Demonstrates discretion and sound judgment in applying legal expertise to sensitive, complex legal and administrative issues.
  11. Ability to influence others to reach agreement.

Computer literate with effectively use of basic applications such as MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 

Specific educational qualification:



Concentration / Major

Bachelor of Laws (L.L.B)/ Master of Law (L.L.M) (Added qualification) and Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practises

Law/ Corporate Law


Certified/ Registered legal practitioner/ Member of Bar Association

Method of Application

Candidates need to send a signed Cover letter in PDF format indicating the title of the position applied for, updated CV mentioning educational and professional qualifications, years of experience, and notarized scan copies of academic qualifications. All those documents should be sent through email: [email protected] , Application deadline is  27th September 2023

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be called for written test and interview.

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