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  • Posted on: 17 August, 2015 Deadline: 29 August, 2015
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  • The Foundation for International Community Assistance (FINCA International) is a non-profit, microfinance organization, founded by John Hatch in 1984. Sometimes referred to as the "World Bank for the Poor" and a "poverty vaccine for the planet", FINCA is the innovator of the village banking methodology in microcredit and is widely regarded as one of the pioneers of modern day microfinance. With its headquarters in Washington, D.C., FINCA has 21 affiliated host-country institutions (affiliates), in Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia. Along with Grameen Bank and Accion International, FINCA is considered to be one of the most influential microfinance organizations in the world.

    In-House Legal Counsel (ILC)

     

    FINCA is recruiting for a highly-motivated and hands-on In-House Legal Counsel who thrives in dynamic environments to be part of the pioneer team for FINCA’s regulated microfinance bank start-up in Owerri, Nigeria. The In-House Legal Counsel reports to the Chief Executive Officer and is responsible for legal support to the operations of the affiliate, with special emphasis on the corporate, banking and corporate finance aspects. 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, ensuring compliance with banking and microfinance applicable legislation and regulation, representing the affiliate before the regulator, competent courts and other authorities as well as ensuring compliance with labor and employment obligations.

    Essential Duties:

    • Complying with banking and microfinance regulation applicable to the activities and   operations of the subsidiary (20%)
    • Providing legal support with respect to other areas of the operations of the subsidiary (25%)
    • Representing the subsidiary before courts and administrative Agencies (15%)
    • Implementing and supporting good corporate governance, anticipating and mitigating legal Risk (20%)
    • Providing legal assistance to the corporate finance operations and transactions of the subsidiary (20%)

    Qualifications and Experience:

    • LLB,  Authorized for Practice of Law in Nigeria
    • Minimum of  5 years of experience in a similar position
    • Experience in financial/banking sector will be an added advantage
    • Fluency in English required, Igbo or other local language skills strongly desirable.

    Candidate Profile:

    • Experience in Litigation and Labor Law Preferred, Experience in Corporate Law, Experience in Banking Environment, Strong interpersonal skills, Proactive and logical approach
    • Commitment to establishing a successful function within a growing organization
    • Willingness to relocate to Owerri, Nigeria
    • Enterprising and self-driven personality with the ability to adapt and acquire new skills
    • Highly attentive to detail with excellent organizational and documentation skills
    • Results-oriented, with the ability to drive projects from inception to execution stages
    • Excellent leadership and communication skills
    • Strong fit to FINCA’s desired corporate culture and values, and is committed to furthering FINCA’s mission and vision.  In particular, must demonstrate a commitment to transparency and integrity
    • Understands the needs of a start-up, with willingness and ability to perform duties beyond the scope of work

    Kindly Note: For consideration of your application, CVs must be in Word or PDF format and a maximum of 5 pages.

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    Savings Representatives (Relationship Development Officer)

     

    FINCA is recruiting for highly-motivated and customer-service oriented Savings Representatives (Relationship Development Officer) to be part of the pioneer team for FINCA’s regulated microfinance bank start-up in Owerri, Nigeria. Savings Representatives report to the Branch Manager and are responsible for actively promoting FINCA’s savings products and services (including delivery channels), maximizing volumes of savings deposits among key market segments.  Savings Representatives will support their branch in meeting its savings targets by ensuring that branch staff are properly trained on savings products and effective cross-selling of savings products by market segment.  Savings representatives will endeavour to win community trust, respond to client needs and raise client awareness regarding the benefits that FINCA products and services can provide them.

    Qualifications and Experience:

    • HND or BSC level of education
    • Preferred 1- 2 years work experience including sales experience
    • Basic mathematics, business acumen and analytical skills
    • Proficiency in Computer Applications Excel /Microsoft Office
    • Fluency in English required, Igbo or other local language skills strongly desirable

    Candidate Profile:

    • Willingness to relocate to Owerri, Nigeria
    • Strong marketing, communication and interpersonal skills and a customer-service orientation
    • Enterprising and self-driven personality with the ability to adapt and acquire new skills
    • Highly attentive to detail with excellent organizational and documentation skills
    • Strong fit to FINCA’s desired corporate culture and values, and is committed to furthering FINCA’s mission and vision.  In particular, must demonstrate a commitment to transparency and integrity

    Kindly Note:For consideration of your application, CVs must be in Word or PDF format and a maximum of 2 pages. The candidate will bear any cost for travel and accommodation if called for testing or interviews. Any relocation cost will be borne by the new hire.

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