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FINCA Limited (Malawi), a subsidiary of FINCA Impact Finance (FIF), is a deposit taking micro finance institution in Malawi operating through 22 service outlets serving borrowers and savers in rural, urban, and peri-urban areas in Malawi.

FINCA is increasing access to its services and products through alternate channels. To strengthen our team and prepare the institution for the challenges ahead, FINCA Malawi is looking for interested qualified persons for the below listed post:



Position: LEGAL OFFICER, based at the Head Office in Blantyre




Job Purpose:


The Legal Officer is responsible for providing legal advice to Management and represent FINCA in the courts of law. Under the supervision of the Head of Legal and Company Secretary, he/she will be responsible for attending to the company’s litigation matters, perfection of securities, reviewing, drafting
and preparing contracts and other legal documents, attending disciplinary and mediation sessions and preparing legal opinions.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities


Provide legal advice and opinions to FINCA

  • Clear and concise legal advice and opinion
  • Attending Credit Committees where legal input is required
  • Liaise with external lawyers handling cases for FINCA


Represent FINCA in courts of law.

  • Commencement of timely prosecution of FINCA cases in debt collection and other matters as may be required and preparation of defense for cases against FINCA


Prepare security documents.
  • Supporting the Commercial Department on all legal issues involving securities
  • Assisting in the arrangement of credit life insurance
  • Authorizing collateral perfection in the PPSR and drafting security documents including charges and mortgages
  • Enforce security held by sale of charged/ mortgaged properties by providing advice to branches and recoveries team


Preparation and vetting of contracts
  • Reviewing all contracts or any other documentation where FINCA has committed itself and assess legal implications that need to be brought to the executive management’s attention.
  • Prepare, review and modify contractual instruments to assist and support various business activities.


Company Secretarial
  • Assist the Company Secretary in provision of secretarial services to the FINCA


Conducting Legal Trainings
  • Conducting Legal Trainings/Presentations from time to time in liaison with the Head of Legal and Company Secretary
  • Conducting trainings on collateral handling, debt collection and anti-money laundering issues.


Qualifications and Skills
  • Bachelor of Laws Degree and a valid license to practice law as a minimum
  • A minimum of 1 year of experience
  • Experience in Company and Employment Law
  • Experience in Law of Contract
  • Experience in Law of Torts


Travel Requirements
  • Availability to travel (25% of the time)



How to apply

Interested candidates should submit their application letter and Curriculum Vitae not later than Wednesday, 31st March, 2021 to:


The Human Resources Manager,


FINCA Limited,

Private Bag 382,

Blantyre


for shortlisting and interviews.

Submit your application through the below email:-


Email: recruitment@fincamalawi.org 

FINCA International Inc. is an Equal Opportunities Employer.


Skills Required


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  • Location
    Blantyre
  • Company
  • Type
    Full Time
  • Positions
    1
  • Apply Before
    01 Apr, 2021

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