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