Legal Counsel

  Afghanistan Unspecified 414
Date Posted:Mar 3, 2011
Closing Date:Mar 14, 2011
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Legal
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Open Ended
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Permanent
Probation Period:1 month
Required Languages:

About FINCA Afghanistan:

Founded: 2008

Job Summary:

FINCA Afghanistan is looking for an in-house legal counsel (ILC) to head the Legal Department, working with the senior management of FINCA Afghanistan, and with the global Legal Team of FINCA International. In coordination with FINCA’s Office of the General Counsel, the ILC will be responsible for reviewing and preparing contracts and other corporate and legal documents, analyzing the tax consequences of the operations and transactions in which the affiliate participates, representing the affiliate before the regulator, competent courts and other authorities as well as ensuring compliance with labour and employment obligations.

Skills Required:

Not available

Requires travel to provinces:


Skills Description:

Duties & Responsibilities:

In addition, the ILC will be responsible for identifying legal risks associated with the operations of the affiliate and proposing mechanisms for mitigating such risks. The ILC will work and provide legal advice on a wide range of corporate and credit matters, including (but not limited to):

- Corporate compliance with local laws and regulations, including applicable banking regulations, corporate, tax, accounting, and labour matters,
- Legal support in all aspects of the affiliate’s credit operations, including preparing and negotiating loan and security documents, managing foreclosure proceedings, and all litigations,
- Legal support in structuring and monitoring financing agreements with local and international lenders,
- Legal support in managing transformation of the institution into banking financial institution,
- Maintenance of corporate minutes book, contracts and records.

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Law degree from a leading university in Afghanistan, post-graduate law degree from a western university preferred,
- Admission to the local bar,
- Minimum of 5 years of experience in corporate, tax, commercial, finance/banking law,
- Experience with credit/financing operations, loan and security structuring, foreclosure proceedings; litigations experience is required (experience with commercial banks preferred),
- Experience in labour law preferred,
- Experience with cross-border financing transactions,
- Capacity to work under time pressure,
- Thoroughness and initiative,
- Ability to operate sensitively in multicultural environment and develop effective working relations with colleagues and clients,
- Excellent interpersonal skills,
- Passion for FINCA’s social mission,
- Fluency in English required. Dari or Pashto highly desirable; including a demonstrated skill to draft and negotiate contracts in these languages.

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