Head of Legal

Website ExpressCredit Zambia

ExpressCredit is a global consumer finance company operating in Zambia and three surrounding countries, including Namibia, Botswana, and Lesotho.

We operate a multi-channel lending platform for private and government sector employees underserved by mainstream financiers. As a good corporate citizen, our goal is to help people in need of short-term and long-term financial assistance – all of which make a meaningful and lasting impact on the local communities.

ExpressCredit is a game-changer and one of the fastest microlenders in the country. A combination of new technologies, mobile sales, and a network of branches and direct sales positions us well for growth and building a sizeable, well-performing loan portfolio.

Express Credit Zambia seeks to recruit a self- motivated, experienced, skilful and result oriented professional based in Lusaka for the position of Head of Legal.

Job Purpose

Oversee the legal department and provide company secretarial solutions & services to ExpressCredit Zambia. To ensure on-going compliance with Statutory and Regulatory requirements in line with Corporate Governance rules. Assist the business in the implementation of policies to comply with legal risk framework, regulatory requirements and business processes

Qualifications

  • Grade 12 certificate with 5 credits or better of which English and Mathematics are a must;
  • Relevant bachelor’s degree in law
  • Advocate of the High Court of Zambia with current practicing Certificate
  • Member of the Law Association of Zambia
  • Minimum of 6 years related experience post admission, with a preference for financial services experience
  • Admitted to practice law in the relevant jurisdiction
  • Experience in finance/banking
  • Experience in corporate law
  • Experience in litigation and labor law, preferred
  • Written and spoken fluency in English required
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of the Company’s business
  • Exceptional Communication (Verbal and written) and Persuasion Skills
  • Ability to be Strategic
  • Good presentation skills
  • Moral and Ethical Leadership
  • Result and service driven
  • Good Problem-Solving Skills
  • Attention to details
  • Highly Adaptable and Flexible
  • Self-motivated
  • Good Leadership and people skills
  • Good Organizational skills
  • Result and Solution skills

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