Overview

Sef International UCO is looking for a Head of Legal Services Department, who will represent and protect the interests of the Organization in the courts and in the legal bodies. He/ she will provide legal advice and guidance to the Organization to make compliance between the internal and external legislative requirements.

Responsibilities:

- Ensure the assessment of the documents represented by the potential customers and express an opinion about the trustworthy and compliance of the documents with the legislative requirements;
- Organize, prepare and oversee the preparation process of the applications and documents required to submit to the Court;
- Represent and protect the rights and the interests of the Organization in the courts and in the other legal bodies;
- Participate in the decision making process and follow up the Court decisions related to the Organization;
- Organize, prepare and follow up the process of registration of all documents and court cases, analyze the results and present it to the Executive Director, make recommendations for improvement;
- Solve the labor disputes between the employees and employer;
- Explore and follow up the legislative regulations, inform and notice the CEO about any changes of the legislative field which can refer to the operations of them Organization or to the stuff;
- Examine the best practices related to credit institutions and give recommendations about the corrections and improvements to the CEO about the financial and business processes;
- Provide legal assistance preparing all the necessary documents;
- Implement correspondence with the local authorities within the framework of his official duties;
- Ensure legal advice and assistance to the employees in the framework of labor relations;
- Assist the Human Resources Department in the process of preparing contracts, material responsibility agreements and other necessary documents;
- Manage and train the stuff of the Legal Services Department in the preparations and implementation process of the procedures;
- Implement the daily management of the Legal Services Department to achieve the goals of the Organization, to make positive environment to contribute the team work in the Department;
- Ensure that the vision, values and mission of the Organization are kept and are accepted by the stuff of the Legal Services Department.

Required Qualifications:

- 3-5 years of managerial working experience;
- Knowledge of CBA regulations, government decisions on credit organization and tax legislation;
- Knowledge of RA legislation, especially in the field of economic, labor, civil and tax legislation;
- Knowledge of requirements for the contracts, agreements, receipts, and other official documentation;
- Ability to institute policy, procedure, and make operational corrections and modifications;
- Skill in examining operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures;
- Excellent knowledge of business operations and specifics of loan companies, including business model, technologies, structure, etc.;
- Knowledge of Armenian auditing policies, standards, requirements, procedures and methodology;
- Strong skills in planning, controlling, goal setting; personnel motivation skills;
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to communicate and work effectively within a diverse community;
- Adaptablility and ablility to meet deadlines on assignments;
- Excellent time management and organizational skills;
- Strong skills in negotiating, relationship building, problem solving, and timely problem escalation;
- Fluency in Armenian and English languages (written and verbal); good knowledge of Russian language is a plus;
- Ability to travel within RA and internationally;
- Knowledge of AS Bank is desirable;
- Strong computer skills in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

About Sef International UCO LLC

The Micro Enterprise Development programme started in 1997 as a part of World Vision's sustainable development approach to create job opportunities for the poor in Armenia. To carry out a full-range of credit activities through urban and rural branches i