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The East African Development Bank (EADB) is a development finance institution whose mandate is to promote sustainable development in its Member States. The Bank’s shareholders are Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda. Other shareholders include the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO), German Investment and Development Company (DEG) and other international financial institutions.
The Bank seeks to recruit competent, professional, experienced individuals committed to the development of East Africa to fill the following position:
Job Title: Chief Legal Officer (1 position- Tenure: up to 3 Years)
The Chief Legal Officer will be responsible for providing advice on a wide range of legal issues relating to the functions, structures and activities of the EADB, including the Treaty and Charter of the EADB, the Headquarters Agreement, international conventions and treaties as well as co-coordinating the negotiation of draft agreements between the EADB and third parties.
In particular the Chief Legal Officer will:

  • Advise on constitutional and corporate legal matters arising from the interpretation and application of the Banks Charter; draft legal documents concerning membership and participation in the bank, and the creation and administration of special funds;
  • Develop, implement and interpret internal legislation;
  • Provide legal advice and assistance; draft, vet and revise legal documentation relating to the structure and administration of the Bank and special funds, with other international organizations and with member and non-member states, including matters pertaining to the privileges, immunities and exemptions of the Bank and those vested on the Bank, its employees, experts and consultants;
  • Provide legal support to the negotiation and finalisation of legal instruments of cooperation between the Bank, bilateral and multilateral development partners;
  • Manage and direct the Banks’ representation in litigation, arbitration, and other administrative or legal proceedings, including internal administrative reviews, appellate and judicial proceedings; and other matters in which the Bank is a party or may have an interest;
  • Provide legal services and assistance in connection with all administrative and human resources management matters, the acquisition of goods and services for the Bank including preparing, reviewing, concluding all contracts and other legal instruments and advising on all legal questions relating to administrative and personnel matters;
Minimum Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelors’ degree (LLB) and a postgraduate degree in Law (LLM) from a recognized university or universities.
  • Admission of at least one Bar association;
  • Qualification and experience in international public law and the law of international organizations is mandatory; foreign relations law will be an added advantage;
  • Minimum of ten years experience in the financial sector and a minimum five years as head of legal services/company secretary;
  • Must possess a track record of developing, interpreting and administering internal legislation, treaties, negotiating host country agreements, managing staff appeals and disciplinary proceedings in an international context;
  • Experience with a large bank or financial institution, development bank or multilateral organization is required;
  • Professional qualifications in company secretarial work, governance would be an added advantage; and
  • Must possess advanced computer skills.
Requirements for all positions
  • Have a clear understanding and commitment to the Bank’s mandate;
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel, work and to relocate within East Africa;
  • Diligent and able to work with minimum supervision in multinational and multicultural environment;
  • Ability and willingness to work long hours and deliver on assignments within short deadlines and to perform other duties that may be assigned to him/her;
  • Applicants must be nationals of one of the Member States of the Bank.
If your career aspirations match these challenging and exciting roles, please email your application quoting the relevant job title by 27th August 2010 to Executive Selection Division, KPMG Uganda at the following email address:
Please attach your CV containing an e-mail address, daytime telephone contact, qualifications, experience, present position, names and addresses of three referees. All applications should be sent via email.
Applicants should be nationals of the EADB member states. Only short listed applicants will be contacted. The Bank reserves the right to make an alternative offer or no offer at all.

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