Legal Officer Vacancy at Accion Microfinance Bank Limited
Posted: 18/Mar/2019

Accion Microfinance Bank Limited  - Established in 2006, began operations in May 2007 on license from the Central Bank of Nigeria. Our management team comprises seasoned and distinguished professionals from diverse backgrounds complemented by the expertise of our technical partners, ACCION International. At Accion Microfinance Bank our core values, business philosophy and methodology distinguish us as one of the leading microfinance banks in Nigeria.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Legal Officer

Location: South West, Nigeria

Job Responsibilities

Draft, review and negotiate third party agreements, contracts and service level agreements between the Bank & provide legal opinion before execution

Liaison with necessary law enforcement agencies as may be required from time to time

Interpretation of laws, regulations and courts decisions as they affect the Bank and or services rendered by the Bank

Provide legal support and documentation and protect the interests of the Bank from legal liability and, as necessary, to provide legal defense in cases filed against or instituted by the Bank

Provide all necessary legal and advisory services

Issue legal opinions on regulatory, institutional and financial issues arising from the interpretation of documentation relating to the Bank

Manage all assets presented as collateral security and liaise with the Nigerian Police Force and other enforcement agencies for repossession in line with the Bank?s processes and procedures

Support the Bank?s Recovery Unit to guarantee an effective recovery process in line with the Bank?s policies

Work with and provide support to other members of the Legal Team

Attend and observe client interviews and court proceedings as required and submit a report to the Legal Manager

Handle any legal issue(s) regarding the Bank and perform other duties and responsibilities, as may be assigned from time to time

Qualification & Experiences
Bachelor in Law

Minimum of 6- 8 years post NYSC experience

Prior experience in a debt recovery role; preferable with financial services or microfinance industry would be an added advantage

Basic mathematics and analytical skills required, as well as investigative and persuasive skills

Effective communication and reporting skills required

Computer literate - Proficiency in the use of Microsoft office programs

Key Performance:
Analytical and Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyses information skillfully;

Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional issues

Technical Skills - Strive to continuously build knowledge and skills; Be assertive and possess a good negotiation skill

Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict; Maintains confidentiality; Remains open to others? ideas and innovative/tries new things

Investigative Skills ? Ability to conduct an effective customer interview process; Ability to listen effectively and inquire rightly

Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interest; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives

Motivation - Sets and achieves challenging goals; Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles

Planning/ Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Set goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; Develops realistic action plans

Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.

Application Closing Date
21st March, 2019 

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:

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