Associate Director, Legal and Compliance at BRAC

Vacancy announced at BRAC for the post of Associate Director, Legal and Compliance who will be responsible for periodic review and audit of policies and procedures in line with regulatory changes.

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BRAC is a development success story, born in Bangladesh and expanding into 10 other developing countries in Asia and Africa. It spreads anti-poverty solutions making it a global leader in providing opportunities for the world’s poor.
Post: Associate Director, Legal and Compliance
Company/Organization: BRAC International
Vacancy: 1 
Purpose of the Associate Director, Legal and Compliance of BRAC International role is to oversee and manages the provision of all legal aspects of BRAC International to ensure maximum legal protection and to maintain its operations within the limits prescribed by law. S/he also will provide strategic guidance, consultation, and support to Stichting BRAC International and BRAC International Holdings B.V. boards and senior management teams on a comprehensive range of legal and associated issues involved in carrying out the mission of BRAC International and its different entities. Associate Director, Legal and Compliance of BRAC International will act as a focal point of legal initiatives, provide legal advice, conduct research and represent BI in Courts of Law in line with organizational standards and compliance on legal risk management and best practices. S/he will report to the Managing Director of BIHBV and closely work with the board members of BRAC International and BIHBV.
Job Location – Dhaka Office, BRAC International for Bangladeshi nationals or for outstanding candidates from other nationalities, UK as a location will be considered.
Employment Status: Contractual
Salary – Negotiable
Benefits/facilities –
    • Not Specified
Job Profile / Responsibilities: 
        • Conduct periodic review and audit of policies and procedures of BRAC International (BI) to ensure they remain relevant and updated in line with regulatory changes including BI countries.
        • Communicate and educate all relevant staff in BRAC International Head Office and its operating countries on new developments in regulatory compliance and legal.
        • Provide guidance to BRAC International countries to maintain liaison with different Govt. Offices, Judiciary and Anti- Corruption Commission, different regulatory authority etc.
        • Provide legal advices to the BRAC International Social Development Programme and Microfinance Management teams on engaging and maintaining relationships with the local legal firms.
        • Anticipate and identify legal and regulatory risks, counsel and keep the relevant management teams informed in order to develop legal strategies and solutions and advice appropriate actions to mitigate risks
        • Oversee and monitor staff related cases, including safeguarding, high valued and sensitive cases pending with different courts/countries.
        • Liaison with outside lawyers for strategic high value cases (significant BI financial and/or reputational exposure).
        • Represents or oversees the representation of BI and senior management in judicial and administrative proceedings, and in negotiations with other government agencies.
        • Represent organization and negotiate legal terms with microfinance lenders, donors, consultants, general suppliers, IT procurement suppliers.
        • Communicate, attend and conduct various meetings with concerned Programme/Country/ managements towards resolution of legal issues.
        • Act as a key source of support, guidance and expertise on safeguarding matters for establishing a safe working environment across BRAC International.
        • Advise the BI Inquiry Review Committee on legal aspects of post inquiry actions.
        • Provide guidance to the BI HR Director on legal aspects of employment-related legal obligations in BI countries.
        • Advise and support Director Finance on SBI and BIBV legal matters, regulatory engagement and filling as and when needed.
        • Analyze all reports related to legal issues from different countries, take necessary steps accordingly and ensure BI legal compliance and reporting obligations for the anti-terrorism and anti-money laundering vetting procedures are met.
        • Provide company secretarial support to the Stichting BRAC International and BIHBV BRAC International Holdings B.V. Supervisory Board.
        • Establish a safeguarding culture across all level of the programme by implementing the safeguarding policy. Act as a key source of support, guidance and expertise on safeguarding for establishing a safe working environment.
        • Responsible to ensure team members are appropriately trained, supported and have access to resources regarding issues that are identified and actioned in accordance with the safeguarding policy and procedure.
        • Follow the safeguarding reporting procedure in case any reportable incident takes place, encourage others to do so.
Educational Requirements:
      • Master’s degree in Law with concentration in in Code of Civil & Criminal Procedure, Evidence Act, Contract Act, Employment and Labour Law, Land laws and law of inheritance, Other relevant laws related to Human Rights and Developmental sector and/or
      • Qualified Solicitor of the law society, UK and /or advocate of Bangladesh as approved by the Bar Council
Experience : 
      • 10+ years’ experience in Compliance and Legal in a corporate or development organisation.
      • Demonstrated experience in dealing with multiple stakeholders and multicultural staff and work, team supervision and development
Functional Competencies: Not Specified.
Behavioral Competencies: Not Specified.
Additional Requirements:
        • In line with the principle of neutrality, the ICRC does not assign personnel to a country of which they are nationals;
        • Candidates must be in good health and will have to do a medical check-up prior to departure in the field;
        • Candidates must possess a driving license (for manual transmission vehicles);
        • Candidates must be prepared to accept to be unaccompanied (i.e. no spouse, partner, children or dependents) for at least the first 6 months.
        • Length of assignment: 24 months on an open-ended contract;
Special information: 
  • Not Specified.
Application Deadline: 17 May 2021
Application Procedure:
External candidates need to email their CV with a letter of interest mentioning educational grades, years of experience, current and expected salary at recruitment.bi@brac.net
Internal candidates need to apply with their latest CV including all job assignments in detail with BRAC PIN and email to internal.bi@brac.net
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