Head, Legal Department at Zormelo & Associates

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Head, Legal Department at Zormelo & Associates

  • Post Date:October 8, 2021
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Job Description


1.            Provide legal advice to Executive Management, Head Office departments and branches’

2.            To ensure the drafting of all banking facilities documentation,

3.            Process pre-disbursement facility documentation,

4.            Liaise with relevant departments to ensure effective insurance policies are in place to protect the Bank’s assets (human, movable and immovable) against all manner of risks,

5.            Give support to all relevant departments and units in negotiations with third parties and draft the necessary legal agreements,

6.            Handle all contentious files (in defence or otherwise)

7.            Provide legal support to the Human Resources Division on labour issues,

8.            Ensure the Bank is represented in court and before other investigative bodies: CHRAJ; Serious Fraud Office, Police, etc.,

9.            Ensure compliance with all court orders and judgments,

10.          Ensure that the Bank has title to all its landed properties,

11.          Ensure proper custody of all security documents of the Bank and its clients,

12.          Handle the drafting of all tenancy and services agreements and ensure cancellation or renewal thereof.

13.          Provide Legal Opinion to Group, Regional Directorate; Management and Heads of Department

14.          Ensure the supervision of the legal team and the day to day management, and evaluation of  team

15.          Preparation of Annual Budget

16.          To ensure submission of Monthly Reports to Line Manager

17.          Presentation of Reports at the Quarterly Legal Affairs Committee




•             First Degree in Law or its equivalent professional qualification

•             Barrister at Law

•             At least 15 years relevant Post Qualification Experience

•             Senior Management Experience/Expertise

•             5 years experience in working in a Financial Institution




•             Sound knowledge of the law and the legal environment

•             Team player with good interpersonal skills

•             Leadership and managerial skills

•             Excellent communication skills, both written and oral

•             Drive and flexibility

•             Good legal drafting skills

•             Analytical skills and good business acumen

•             Innovative and creative

•             Good Knowledge of Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Microsoft Office Project and Core Banking Applications

•             Detailed Report preparation skills

•             Deep analysis of reporting

•             Presentation Skills




•             Promote increased impact on clients and staff

•             Focus energy and talent on collective success

•             Think outside the box and be creative

•             Act ethically and with courage

•             Be engaged and demonstrate consideration for others




•             Quality Conscious, Decisive and Assertive

•             Strong Interpersonal and Leadership Skills

•             Effective Communicator

•             Team Player/Leader