Legal Specialist

Bachelor's Degree   Afghanistan, Herat Full Time 483
Date Posted:Sep 29, 2022
Reference:ADF-118
Closing Date:Oct 13, 2022
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Male
Functional Area:Legal
Nationality:Afghan
Salary Range:As per company salary scale
Years of Experience:3 - 5 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension: Yes
Contract Type:Permanent
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English

About Agricultural Development Fund:

 

The Agricultural Development Fund (ADF) will act as a second-tier wholesale lending institution that will lend to intermediaries in the agricultural value chain, who will then on-lend to small commercial farmers, defined as farmers with 1-30 hectares. ADF is capitalized by a $100 million grant provided by the United States Government to the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan with the objective of increasing lending to the agriculture sector in order to create a more competitive agriculture sector through expanded agricultural production and increased incomes for agricultural households. ADF will lend directly and indirectly to banks, non-bank financial institutions, credit unions, microfinance institutions and non-financial intermediaries such as private farmer associations, farm stores, agricultural depots, food processors, agribusinesses and other market participants and informal providers of finance that support the development of agricultural value chains in Afghanistan and are able to enhance the supply of agricultural credit to the end-borrowers at the farm level. Until its transition to the Government of Afghanistan in 2014, the ADF is managed by the Agriculture Credit Enhancement (ACE) program a USAID contract.

Job Summary:

The Legal Specialist position is one of the key positions in the ADF with the major responsibilities to handle all legal affairs of ADF facing during loan collection and recovery. 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • In coordination with legal team to prepare, review, and provide legal advice on all legal documents including loan agreements.
  • Court deals, arranging the execution of mortgages/collaterals, and assisting the ADF in legal or other related matters.
  • Assist legal officer in all legal processes, including but not limited to, credit/loans, lawsuits etc.
  • Assist Loan Recovery team for the recovery of the default loans.
  • File legal cases in the relevant courts against the defaulter borrowers.
  • Execute investigation and gathering factual data regarding the legal status of client’s concerned properties to protect the ADF’s interest
  • In coordination of legal team meet with government officials, property registries, evaluators, and courts to gather information on the legal status of collaterals.
  • In coordination of legal team, represent the ADF in the formal, judicial, and customary legal systems.
  • Participate in judicial sessions and defends the ADF’s interests in court trials.
  • Participate in the prosecution investigation process regarding the ADF’s client and employees.
  • Assist legal officer to write and prepare the defense statement and objection over prosecution appeal in due time.
  • Prepare and file legal cases/reports on behalf of the ADF for various issues related to credit/loans, employees’ etc.
  • To provide a comprehensive progress report on status of the cases with the court and other relevant government department for activities he/she undertook during the week. This report should be submitted to line manager on each weekend.
  • Legal claim against customers who have not paid their loans or have been overdue to the justice and Judicial government Departments.
  • To follow up the cases in DGCs, courts, Law Departments, General Attorney Office, police, and other related government departments.
  • Regularly and continuously representation of the ADF and defending for its interests in all governmental and non-governmental organizations.
  • To prepare and arrange the contracts and all other legal documents required for all the loans
  • Monitor the process of Tazmin Khat (Guarantee Letter) and other court registry required letters.
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Job Requirement:

  •  A bachelor’s degree in Law/Sharia and master’s degree is preferable.
  • Minimum of 3 year experience as advocate lawyer or equivalent/similar positions.
  • Experience in dealing with Courts, Law Department and other government Departments.
  • Must have Knowledge of Islamic Financing
  • Very good communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to grasp key agricultural concepts and value chain.

 

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Herat
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