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Principal Legal Counsel (Finance)
Job Title: Principal Legal Counsel (Finance)
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Company: African Development Bank
Job Summary: Ensures the correct interpretation of, and compliance with the policies, rules and regulations in financial resources.
Job Description: Attend Board of Directors meetings and Senior Management committees directly related to the functions of the incumbent and provide any legal clarifications or assistance that may be required; 2. Ensure that the mobilization, investment and management of the Bank’s financial resources comply with applicable Bank rules and policies. 3. Support and advise the Bank’s Treasury in the negotiation and drafting of documentation to effect Bank borrowings in the international capital and money markets, and draft or review all legal documents required for the implementation of the Bank‘s borrowing strategy and capital markets transactions. 4. Prepare and review legal documentation for the Bank’s derivatives and other risk management transactions, negotiate relevant master agreements and draft and review individual transaction documents. 5. Advise on the legal aspects of cash management, bank account agreements, anti-money laundering (know your customer) initiatives, and contracts for the custody or investment of the Bank’s financial resources. 6. Draft and review legal documents concerning membership and subscription to the Bank’s capital, contributions to the African Development Fund and the creation of trust funds and special funds. 7. Provide legal advice on the Bank Agreement, the General Authority on Asset and Liability Management, financial regulations, policies and rules and participate in the work of the Bank’s Asset and Liability Management Committee and its working groups. 8. Issue legal opinions on regulatory, institutional and financial issues arising from the interpretation and application of the Charter of the Bank; draft legal documents relating to accession and participation in the Bank and the Fund; interpret and apply the Financial Regulations of the Bank. 9. Prepare and review all necessary documentation for the Bank’s borrowings in the international capital and money markets. 10. Review, update and recommend for approval standard documentation, in accordance with market and industry practice, for use in derivative transactions. 11. Advise on contracts for the investment of liquid assets of the Bank and the African Development Fund. 12. Review, revise and recommend for approval global clearing, custody, execution and repurchase agreements to facilitate the Bank’s investment and risk management transactions.
Requirements: Hold at least a Master's degree or its equivalent in Law, and admission to the Bar of one of the African Development Bank member countries; or a Juris Doctor (JD) and admission to the Bar of one of the African Development Bank member countries. 2. A minimum of six (6) years of relevant experience in similar jobs, preferably with a reputable international law firm, a legal department of a private or public entity, or an international financial institution with proven technical competence and experiences in international finance and banking practice. 3. High level skills in communication and negotiation as well as the ability to build partnerships with a broad range of clients and deliver results that meet the needs of the Legal Service Department’s work program. 4. Having private sector experience will be an added advantage. 5. Seasoned knowledge in the current trend of development and familiarity with international law, and related matters within the Bank and other international organizations. 6. Strong skills in preparation of complex legal documents including briefs and confidential legal opinions, preparing certificates, leading the negotiation of complex projects and programs and other transactions of a similar nature. 7. Capacity to conceive and supervise the negotiation of complex legal documents of all manners and form that balances the standards and norms of outside parties with the unique requirements of the Bank. 8. Experience in applying legal knowledge to deliver full scope of strategic Legal services. 9. Effective consulting and advisory skills that enable clients and help resolve their legal questions. 10. Ability to work and deal with sensitive issues in a multi-cultural environment and to build effective working relations with colleagues. Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English and/or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other.
How to apply: Please apply online: www.afdb.org
Closing Date: 10/05/2018
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