Legal Officer at Gabiro Agribusiness Hub Ltd
- Company: Gabiro Agribusiness Hub Ltd
- Location: Rwanda
- State: Kigali Jobs in Rwanda
- Job type: Full-Time
- Job category: Legal Jobs in Rwanda
Gabiro Agribusiness Hub (GAH) Ltd
Recruitment of Legal Officer
Vacancy title: Legal Officer
Jobs at: Gabiro Agribusiness Hub Ltd
Reporting to: Chief Executive officer (CEO).
Deadline of this Job: 4th December, 2023
Duty Station: Kigali/Nyagatare
1. Company profile & overview
Gabiro Agribusiness Hub Ltd is a fruit of joint venture Company established between the Government of Rwanda through its Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (Majority shareholder) with Netafim Ltd, an Israeli company that offers global leadership in the agriculture manufacturing industry. Both parties signed a Joint Venture-JV and Engineering Procurement and Construction-EPC agreements on February, 23rd 2019 to initiate Gabiro Agribusiness Hub Project Phase I (5600/15600 Ha). The project shall cover Karangazi and Rwimiyaga sector, of Nyagatare district. Phase II of the project is expected to extend to both north and south parts of phase I reaching to Gatsibo District.
We are seeking to recruit a competent candidate to fill the position of Legal Officer whose will be responsible for overseeing and managing the legal aspects of the company’s operations. This role requires a deep understanding of corporate law, contract management, and regulatory compliance. The ideal candidate will possess strong analytical skills, attention to detail, and the ability to provide sound legal advice and guidance to the management team.
2. Duties & Responsibilities
- Provide legal guidance and support to the management team on a wide range of legal issues, including but not limited to contracts, corporate governance, compliance, and regulatory matters.
- Review, draft, and negotiate various contracts, agreements, and legal documents to ensure they adhere to the company’s policies and comply with relevant laws and regulations.
- Conduct legal research and analysis to stay updated on changes in laws and regulations that may affect the company’s operations, and make recommendations to ensure compliance.
- Develop and implement internal policies and procedures to mitigate legal risks and ensure the company’s operations align with legal standards and best practices.
- Collaborate with external legal counsel, as necessary, to handle complex legal matters and represent the company’s interests in legal proceedings or negotiations.
- Assist in the resolution of legal disputes and litigation, including managing external legal resources and representing the company in negotiations, mediations, and arbitrations.
- Work closely with other departments, such as finance, human resources, and operations, to ensure legal compliance in all aspects of the business.
- Conduct legal due diligence for potential business transactions, partnerships, and acquisitions to assess and mitigate legal risks.
- Prepare and deliver training sessions and workshops to educate employees on legal matters, policies, and compliance requirements.
- Keep accurate and up-to-date records of all legal documents, contracts, and correspondences.
3. Qualifications requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree in law (LLB)) from an accredited institution.
- Admission to the bar and a valid license to practice law in the relevant jurisdiction.
- Minimum of 4 years of experience working as a legal officer or in a similar legal role, preferably in the agricultural or agribusiness sector.
- In-depth knowledge of corporate law, contract law, and regulatory compliance.
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to provide strategic legal advice and solutions.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate complex legal issues clearly and effectively.
- Proven track record of managing legal contracts and negotiations effectively.
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
- Strong attention to detail and the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
- Familiarity with relevant software and tools for legal research and document management.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates are invited to apply for the role by sending an application letter, curriculum vitae, copies of certificates, diplomas, testimonials with names of three job references, and a copy of national identification card to [email protected] and cc [email protected] and, not later than 4th December,2023 before 5 pm .
Chief Executive Officer
Gabiro Agribusness Hub Ltd