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Legal Compliance Officer

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Umwalimu SACCO is looking for inspired innovators, dynamic self-driven, and highly creative personalities to collaborate with Umwalimu SACCO in taking it to the next level of success. If you feel you have what it takes, we would like to hear from you.

Please pick one or more positions that speak to you on the list below and send us your applications via email at  no later than 28th May 2020. Put the job title you are applying for e.g. “IT Audit Manager” as the subject of the email.

Interested candidates should submit soft copies of the motivation letter, CV, and copy of required notarized degrees and other important documents. Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the exam and interview.



Key Result Areas



Reports to:

Director of Legal and Compliance 

Age Limit: 35

Education& Experience

  • Education background: LLB Bachelor degree in Law, Diploma in Law or CPS qualification
  • 2 years of progressive experience in the Legal field

Job purpose

Responsible for advising the management on legal matters and ensures compliance by the Cooperative on all legal/statutory requirements.

Key responsibilities

  • Assist in providing accurate legal advice on less complex matters to managers and staff to ensure that decisions taken are legally correct;
  • Carry out research and prepare reports on any legal issues to support the more senior members of the team;
  • Assist in drafting legal documents on various matters, ensuring that these are legally sound and/or to ensure that the organization’s interests are safeguarded.
  • Drafting of contracts with suppliers, a business partnership including negotiating the contracts
  • Drafting leases with landlords and corresponding with them
  • Maintaining lease schedules;
  • Review documents to check for legal accuracy.
  • Analyze issues and problems to identify legal implications.
  • Maintain an awareness of developments in the legal field relevant to the organization, including reviewing and reporting on the implications of any new legislation.
  • Liaison with external lawyers/auctioneers
  • The pursuit of debt collection including issuing of demand letters and follow up instructions to lawyers and auctioneers
  • Perform any other duty as may be assigned by the Supervisor
  • Be the liaison with the regulator on legal compliance
  • Ensure UMWALIMU SACCO interests are protected in all contracts
  • Working with Credit Department, ensure efficient debt recovery efforts
  • Cost-effective securitization of loans


  • NB: These vacant posts are opened to external as well as internal candidates.

Done at Kigali 8/5/2020



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