[Vacancy]: Legal & Regulatory Compliance Personnel Needed at VFD Group

May 3, 2024

Job Description


The ideal candidate will be responsible for ensuring that our operations comply with all relevant laws, regulations, and industry standards. This role involves monitoring regulatory developments, assessing potential risks, and implementing appropriate compliance measures.


  • Legal Advisory: Provide legal advice and guidance to management and staff on a wide range of legal issues, including regulatory compliance, contract interpretation, and risk management.
  • Contract Drafting and Review: Draft, review, and negotiate contracts, agreements, and legal documents to protect the bank’s interests and ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Legal Due Diligence: Conduct legal due diligence reviews for potential mergers, acquisitions, or partnerships to assess legal risks and liabilities.
  • Intellectual Property Protection: Manage the bank’s intellectual property portfolio, including trademarks, copyrights, and patents, to safeguard the bank’s proprietary rights.
  • Legal Research and Analysis: Conduct legal research and analysis on emerging legal issues, regulatory developments, and industry trends to provide timely advice and recommendations.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Monitor changes in laws, regulations, and industry standards affecting the microfinance banking sector and ensure the bank’s operations remain compliant.
  • Legal Documentation: Prepare and maintain legal documents, records, and filings, including corporate governance documents, board resolutions, and regulatory filings.
  • Litigation Management: Represent the bank in legal proceedings, including court appearances, mediation, and arbitration, and liaise with external legal counsel as needed.
  • Risk Management: Identify legal risks and vulnerabilities, conduct legal risk assessments, and develop strategies to mitigate legal risks and minimize potential liabilities.
  • Corporate Governance: Ensure compliance with corporate governance principles and regulatory requirements, including organizing and facilitating board meetings and maintaining corporate records.
  • Legal Research: Conduct legal research and analysis on relevant statutes, regulations, and case law to support decision-making and provide recommendations on legal matters.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Law (LLB). A Master’s degree will be an added advantage.
  • 4 years of proven experience working in a legal role within the financial services industry.
  • Sound knowledge of laws, regulations, and industry standards governing microfinance banking operations.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment, with a high level of professionalism and integrity.
  • Proficiency in legal research, drafting legal documents, and representing clients in legal proceedings.
  • Attention to detail, organizational skills, and the ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines effectively.

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