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Legal Advisor

Company Nedbank Namibia
Reference # LA
Published 09/11/2019
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Windhoek, Khomas, Namibia
Introduction
Legal Advisor (Windhoek)

Reporting to – Head: Legal and Forensics Services
Job Functions Legal
Industries Banking / Finance & Investment
Specification
Key Responsibilities:

The incumbent will be responsible for providing the following services to Nedbank Namibia Limited:

•Ensure delivery of legal support services by engaging with business stakeholders and setting agreed delivery times.
•Identify legal risks and provide solutions by engaging with internal business stakeholders.
•Engage with internal and external clients to negotiate legal contracts in order to ensure positive outcomes for Nedbank and the clients.
•Attend and/or arrange client engagement forums to provide a better understanding of Nedbank’s legal requirements.
•Identify (pro-actively) clients' needs in order to provide practical legal solutions pertaining to Nedbank's legal documentation and processes.
•Provide strategic legal leadership to the Board of Directors and Executive Management of Nedbank and legal solutions, advice and support to Management, to ensure that Nedbank acts in accordance with the current laws and regulations and contractual / legal arrangements and that Nedbank’s legal risk is thus managed within agreed levels.
•Formulate, implement and review legal policies, mandates and processes.
•Staying abreast of changes in the legislative, regulatory environment and interpret such to advise business and support units on legal implications.
•Draft and/or vet all legal agreements and documents with legal impact or risk.
•Manage litigious matters for and against Nedbank and liaise with external counsel where necessary.
•Monitor adherence to Group Legal policies and procedures in line with the established guidelines.
•Manage monthly reporting requirements and risk within as well as outside Nedbank by gathering relevant information, compiling and submitting the reports in line with the set standards.
Requirements
Abilities Requirements:

•Excellent comprehension, communication and writing / grammar skills.
•Strong decision-making abilities.
•High work standards and integrity.
•Planning and organizing.
•Stress tolerance.
•Working independently and with strong own initiative.
Education & Experience Requirements:
•Law Degree (LLB or BA or BCOMM with LLB) and admitted as a legal practitioner in the High Court of Namibia.
•Minimum of five (5) years’ experience, preferably in banking or corporate environment.
•Computer literacy in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
Job Closing Date 16/11/2019
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