Job Vacancy for a Legal Officer
- Designation: Legal Officer
- Branch: Head office, Accra
- Start date: Immediate
- Working hours: Daily 8h00 till 17h00 or as required to fulfill one’s responsibilities.
The Legal Officer would be responsible for assisting the Legal function in giving advice and support on the legal impact of management decisions as well as representing the institution in all litigation matters for and against the institution.
- Firstly, Responsible for analysing the probable outcomes of cases, using knowledge of legal precedents.
- Secondly, Responsible for examining legal data to determine advisability of defending or prosecuting lawsuit.
- Thirdly, Responsible for gathering evidence to formulate defense or to initiate legal actions, by such means as interviewing clients and witnesses to ascertain the facts of a case.
- Furthermore, Responsible for ensuring that court processes are filed and served in a timely manner.
- Moreover, Responsible for representing the institution in court in all litigation matters.
- More so, Responsible for filing all legal documents based on a logical structure and ensuring updates of relevant legal registers.
- Additionally, Responsible for liaising with external legal counsels and diligently following up on assigned cases.
- Most importantly, Responsible for giving general legal advice.
- Thereafter, Responsible for drafting and reviewing of agreements.
- Then, Responsible for the preparation of mortgage deeds and discharges of mortgages.
- Also, Responsible for conducting searches at Lands Commission and Land Title Registry and communicating results to the appropriate staff.
- Besides that, Responsible for ensuring that mortgages are fully perfected on time at the Lands Commission and Land Title Registry.
- Again, Responsible for coordinating the acquisition of auctioneers to undertake institutional auctions, in collaboration with the Risk Department.
- Afterwards, Responsible for filing documents at the Registrar General’s Department and performing general company secretarial duties.
- Finally, Responsible for conducting general legal training for staff. Any other responsibility that may be assigned by the supervisor.
Educational Qualifications and Experience:
- A Bachelor’s Degree in Law.
- Qualifying Certificate in Law.
- At least five (5) years work experience, desirably in a savings and loans institution, bank, or a law firm.
- Should be well versed in legal recovery, litigation, and perfection of security. Computer knowledge (Microsoft Office- Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
- Good knowledge in spoken and written English
- Problem-solving and decision-making abilities.
- Analytical skills and a good eye for detail.
- Planning and organisational skills.
- Negotiation skills and ability.
- Good communication and presentation skills.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to multitask, prioritise and manage time efficiently.
- Hardworking, goal and result-oriented, as well as an organised team player.
- Creative problem solver who thrives when presented with a challenge.
- Great “people-person skills and professional attitude.
- Positive attitude.
How to Apply for this Job Vacancy for a Legal Officer
The expiry date for applications: 14th June 2022 (Close of business)
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