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Company Secretary Job at Agaciro Development Fund (AgDF) - Career Opportunity in Rwanda
Job Category: Administrative
Job Type: Full-Time
Deadline of this Job: 21 June 2021
Duty Station: Kigali
Posted: 14-06-2021
Job Status
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 14-06-2021
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 14-06-2045
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Job Description

Vacancy title:
Company Secretary

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Business Management and Administration , Category: Admin & Office ]

Jobs at:

Agaciro Development Fund (AgDF)

Deadline of this Job:
21 June 2021  

Duty Station:
Within Rwanda , Kigali , East Africa

Date Posted: Monday, June 14, 2021 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed


Vacancy Announcement At Agaciro Development Fund (AgDF)

The company is recruiting a highly qualified and motivated candidate to fill the following position:

Position: Company Secretary

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer

The position holder is responsible for ensuring that AgDF complies with standard financial and legal practice and maintains high standards of corporate governance.

The Company Secretary acts as a link between the Management and Board of directors in primarily ensuring mitigating risks and maximizing the rights of AgDF in its engagements.

The Company Secretary performs the following responsibilities:

Provide timely and comprehensive facilitation to the Board to effectively carry out their fiduciary duties,
Act as the Board and Executive management committee secretary and provide expert and strategic legal advice to both management and the Board,
Ensuring compliance with standard financial and legal practice at AgDF,
Mitigation of risk and maximization of rights,
Organize and prepare agendas and papers for Board meetings, committees, and annual general meetings,
Take minutes, draft resolutions of Board, its committees, Executive management committee and follow up on the implementation of decisions taken by the Board and management meetings,
Oversee policies, making sure they are kept up to date and referred to
Maintain statutory books,
Deal with legally binding correspondences, collate information, and write reports, ensuring decisions made are communicated to the relevant stakeholders,
Contribute to meeting discussions as and when required, and advise members of the management of the implications of proposed policies,
Monitor changes in relevant legislation and the regulatory environment and take appropriate action in consultation with relevant authorities,
Liaise with external regulators and advisers, such as lawyers and auditors on issues related to AgDF legal engagements and operations,
Develop and oversee the systems that ensure AgDF complies with all applicable laws, in addition to its legal and statutory requirements
Take a role in share issues, mergers, acquisitions, and advise on legal matters relating to all assets managed by AgDF,
Maintain the register of AgDF shareholding and monitor changes in share ownership,
Draft contracts in collaboration with departments, manage and renew contracts as appropriate,
Be responsible for the custody of all agreements and contracts; lead the negotiation, drafting, review, execution, and interpretation of statutes, agreements, contracts, and policies governing the operations of AgDF in collaboration with departments,
Perform any other relevant duties assigned by the superiors in line with this position.

Job profile:
Interested candidates must have at least 5 years of relevant proven experience within the legal advisory services field and meet the following position requirements:

Possession of a degree of law (LLB);
Master’s degree of law (LLM) is preferable;
Possession of a professional qualification is desired;
Possess 5years+ of experience in Board Secretariat functions in a corporate setting;
Be a results-driven and diligent company secretary and legal expert with exceptional interpersonal, writing, and verbal communication skills;

Proficiency in English is required and having a good working knowledge of French will be an added advantage.

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 60

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree


Job application procedure

How to apply

Applications including cover letter, CV with three references, copies of academic credentials, and ID copy addressed to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) should be submitted to AgDF Head Office, at RSSB Tower II, 3rd Floor, African Boulevard, Kigali, Rwanda, or via this email:  not later than 21st June 2021 at 17h00 pm.

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