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Title Principal Legal Counsel (Fin Div) (ADB)
Role ensures the correct interpretation of, and compliance with the various policies,
Category Legal
Location Africa - Cote d'Ivoire
Company cameroonjobs, Vacancies [ - - ] ( Posted on 07/25/2017, 06:57:25 PM)
Experience 5 to 7 Years
Educational Qualification Master's Degree
Skills Experience
Salary - -
Career Level Senior Management
Job Type Permanent
Job Status Full Time
The Principal Legal Counsel – Finance Division ensures the correct interpretation of, and compliance with the various policies, rules and regulations of the Bank in the mobilization, investment and management of the financial resources of the Bank.

Duties and responsibilities

Under the supervision and guidance of the Division Manager PGCL 3, the Principal Legal Counsel – Finance Division will:

1. 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.

13. Propose and design appropriate amendments to the Bank Agreement and other governing instruments, such as the Financial Regulations.

14. Support and advice the Bank Group Chief Risk Officer and Asset-Liability Management Committee on the legal aspects of balance sheet optimization activities.

15. Provide legal advice and assistance through the Division Manager to the Bank and its operating organs on all matters of finance, investments and reporting obligations to internal and external authorities.

16. Assist the Division Manager in the selection of external counsel to represent the interests of the Bank.

17. Provide legal advice on matters relating to investments and financial transactions of the Staff Retirement Plan.

Applicants who fully meet the Bank's requirements and are considered for interview will be contacted. Only online applications submitted with a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV) and copies of the required degrees will be considered. The President, AfDB, reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level. The African Development Bank is an equal opportunities employer. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Closing date, 2 Aug 2017
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