Job Summary
Designation: Legal Officer

Date Advertised 24 February 2020

Business Unit: Wholesale Banking

Geographical Area Zimbabwe

Department: Legal Department

Vacancy Manager: Legal Manager

Purpose of the job

Providing legal advisory services and opinions and ensuring effective management of legal and contractual risks. The role also encompasses supporting the Zimbabwe group of entities in respect of the management of litigation, general legal matters and projects with group-wide significance.

Duties And Responsibilities
Main Focus Areas
Management of in-country legal risk

• Provide ongoing legal support and opinions
• Manage the process by which the bank identifies high risk legislation, assess the risks to BancABC of non-compliance and adhere to a legal risk management strategy and
framework for the country that is aligned to the in-country bank and overarching group Legal strategy
• Monitor country awareness of legal risks and ensure these are being identified and managed in all legal projects, agreements, legal opinions, systems, policies, procedures
and products

Provision of legal advice and drafting of contracts and legal agreements

• Provide legal support and opinions to relevant in-country teams • Review and provide legal advice on tender documents and
procurement processes
• Work closely with internal stakeholders to understand the legal aspects of proposed transactions and structures and provide a view on the feasibility thereof
Litigation management
• Review ongoing litigation cases and advise management accordingly
• Appoint and instruct legal counsel where required
• Liaise between external counsel, in-country legal teams and business to defend or prosecute a case to its logical conclusion

Stakeholder engagement

• Build professional stakeholder relationships, displaying excellent abilities to listen, advise, influence, negotiate and present at all levels
• Integrate information provided by various sources to make decisions
• Engage with internal stakeholders to provide guidance and ongoing legal advice, as well as training on specific issues where needed

Qualifications And Experience
Qualifications and Work Experience
• 4+ years’ post-qualification legal experience in commercial litigation, sound knowledge in labour knowledge preferably having completed pupillage in a reputable law firm, and also exposure to a banking environment
• LLB (Hons) is a must
• Registered Lawyer

Skills and Competencies:

• Highly attentive to detail
• Sound Analytical skills
• Good Judgement and Decision Making Skills
• Excellent Orientation skills
• Ability to maintain confidentiality
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with an ability to be assertive when necessary
• Able to interact confidently with senior stakeholders
• Sound planning and organising skills with an ability to work with minimal supervision
• Deadline driven
• Proactive, resilient and tenacious

Job Related Knowledge

• Knowledge of country laws a must
• Knowledge of In-country legislative changes, including financial regulations
• Knowledge of Internal standards, policies and procedures

How To Apply
Interested applicants who meet the job requirements should e-mail their CVs to [email protected] with the Heading: “Legal Officer”
or hand deliver to Human Capital Administration offices


Closing date: 28 February 2020 @ 1630hrs.