Senior Legal Specialist

Bachelor's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 531
Date Posted:Jul 8, 2019
Reference:HR 06/07/2019
Closing Date:Jul 25, 2019
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Legal,Banking
Salary Range:As per company salary scale
Years of Experience:2 - 4 Years
Contract Duration: Unspecified
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Permanent
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English

About Afghanistan International Bank:

Founded: 2004

Afghanistan International Bank (Incorporated in March 2004) is the first private bank in the country promoted by Asian Development Bank (ADB) and some of the prominent business houses of the country headquartered at Kabul. Within 15 years of commencing business the Bank has grown rapidly throughout the country. AIB believes in developing its people through continuous investment in training and giving larger opportunities to those who grow with the bank. With professional management team ensuring high standards of corporate governance and a professional work environment where every manager is committed to train and develop his people is what makes AIB an employer of choice.

Job Summary:

To draft, review and amend of the bank’s current Standard Operating Procedure (SOPs), agreements, MoUs and other Legal documents as required from time to time.

Skills Required:


Requires travel to provinces:


Skills Description:

  • Computer literate and fluent in both written and spoken English and one of the languages (i.e. Dari or Pashto),
  • Research and investigative skills required, Understanding of State Laws and Regulations, the applicant should also have ability to identify potential problem areas and appropriately assist Legal Manager as needed,
  • Ability to review and understand complex legal documents and prepare responses/documents in response,
  • Strong organizational, prioritization, analytical, written and verbal communication skills are required, the applicant should be proficient in use of IT applications and systems including but not limited to familiarity with Microsoft Office,
  • Proven ability to meet stringent deadlines and adapt to changing priorities, operating in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
  • Excellence in legal drafting; ability to present information in written and oral form clearly and effectively,
  • Ability to define problems and collect relevant information and apply relevant legal principles to relevant factual situations.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Draft and review Policies, and Standard Operating Procedure (SOPs) of the Bank (whenever required), and other legal documents.
  • Review the Contracts, Undertakings, Memorandum of Understandings and other legal documents to ensure compliance with the current laws and regulations of the country.
  • Provide legal opinion and support to the bank’s day-to-day operations under supervision of Chief Legal Officer.
  • Review the legal manuals and report, court judgments, changes in judicial systems and amendments in various statutes and legislation, promulgation of new laws, regulations, presidential degrees, by-laws and orders.
  • Follow up with the litigation lawyers who represent the Bank before the courts, and other Judicial and Prosecutions Offices of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan,
  • Translate Legal documents or any other documents as required by Chief Legal Officer
  • Other duties whenever assigned related to Legal Department.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul



  • Candidate must possess a Bachelor's Degree in Law or equivalent from an accredited university, (priority shall be given to applicants with an LLM degree).
  • Must be familiar with the Legal System of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, specifically Knowledge of banking Law, Other Regulations related to Corporate and Banking Sector of the country.


  • Experience: 2-4 years’ experience in research, Drafting and Legal Analysis (preferably in Financial Institutions). 

Job Keywords:

Senior Legal Specialist
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