Country Head Legal

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • Applications have closed


A reputable Commercial Bank is looking for a suitably qualified, vibrant and self-motivated individual to fill the position below:

Position Title: Country Head Legal

Department: Legal

Location: Head Office

Reporting to: Country Managing Director

Functions and Responsibilities

  • Organizing, preparing agenda as well as taking minutes of board meetings, annual general meetings (AGMs), and Executive Management committee meetings of the parent company;
  • Organizing the Annual Board Retreat;
  • Maintaining statutory books, including registers of members, directors and secretaries;
  • Handling all correspondence, collating information, writing reports and ensuring that decisions made by the board are communicated to the relevant company stakeholders;
  • Liaising monitoring the Bank’s Registrar to ensure that the Bank obtains optimum value from their engagement
  • Contributing to meeting discussions, as and when required, and advising directors of the legal, governance, implications of proposed policies
  • Review all documents presented for drawdown on credit facility to ensure that the Bank’s interest is adequately protected and conditions precedent met before disbursement.
  • Be responsible for preparing, reviewing, analyzing and negotiating legal, credit and security related documents.
  • Ensuring that all the Bank’s internal written policies and procedures are in compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Develop policies, processes and procedures for managing reputational risks within all of the Bank’s business units, products, activities, processes and systems
  • Act as a liaison with outside counsel.
  • Ensuring the due perfection and protection of the Bank’s interest in securities and the Bank owned properties.
  • Providing transactional and general support to the Investment Banking Division.
  • Provide appropriate legal support to the Bank Remedial Asset Group in recovery of credit facilities.
  • Provide advisory services to the various units and sections of the Bank on their activities.
  • Conduct Annual Quality Assurance Review of the Bank’s facility and security documentation.
  • Conduct periodic performance assessment review of external counsels retained by the Bank.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned/deemed necessary by Country MD

Skill and competencies

  • Knowledge and understanding of banking operations (international & domestic)
  • Legal financial planning
  • Good policy development and management capabilities
  • Legal documentation
  • Legal Advice
  • Litigation
  • Regulatory Knowledge
  • Corporate Governance
  • Compliance Monitoring
  • Banking Industry Knowledge
  • Financial Industry Knowledge
  • Knowledge and understanding of Financial Regulations (Domestic & International)
  • Knowledge and understanding of Risk Management and Financial Standards (Domestic & International)
  • Strategic Focus/ Orientation
  • Integrity and Discretion
  • Initiative/ Proactive
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Analytical skills / Problem solving
  • Resilience, Tenacity and Integrity
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Communication (oral & written)

Qualifications and Experience

  • A good first Bachelor’s Degree in Law and BL.
  • Practicing license/ Professional Membership
  • A recognized professional certification will be an added advantage

Please clearly indicate the job title in the subject of your email and use your full name and the job you are applying for as the filename of your application.  Applications should consist of your cover letter and CV only, in a single document. Hand delivered or posted applications will not be accepted. The closing date for accepting applications is 11th November, 2022. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

All applications should be e-mailed to: [email protected]

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