Career Opportunity  

BRAC’s vision is a world free from all forms of exploitation and discrimination where everyone has the opportunity to realise their potential. The organisation was founded in Bangladesh in 1972 and acts as a catalyst, creating opportunities for people to transform their lives. BRAC believes in integrity, inclusiveness, effectiveness, and innovation in all areas of work. BRAC uses an integrated model to change systems of inequity, through social development programmes, humanitarian response, social enterprises, socially responsible investments and a university. It operates in conflict-prone and post-disaster settings in 11 countries across Asia and Africa.

BRAC is a global leader in developing cost-effective, evidence-based programmes, and has been ranked the #1 NGO in the world for the last four years consecutively by NGO Advisor.

The position will lead the BRAC legal & Compliance department and will be responsible for the legal affairs of the entire organisation. This role includes overseeing delivery of legal services and resource to accomplish goals, strategies and priorities of BRAC. This position will also responsible for developing and leading legal strategy to promote and protect the BRAC’s matters.

  Position  

Position: Director, Legal & Compliance

No of Vacancy: N/A

Job Description/Responsibilities:

  • Set the strategy and goals for the Legal team in alignment with the larger organisational goals.
  • Lead the process of conducting periodic review and audit of policies and procedures to ensure that remain relevant and updated in line with regulatory changes.
  • Communicate and educate all staff on new developments in regulatory compliance and legal aspects.
  • Maintaining proper corporate interactions with the relevant Govt. offices, Judiciary and Anti-Corruption Commission, different regulatory authority etc.
  • Provide legal advices to Executive Director, Directors and other senior management of BRAC in relation to operational activities.
  • Ensure preparation & implementation of annual operating Plan (AOP) of L&C department in line with organisation priorities and strategic direction.
  • Identify the legal risk, operational risk, keep the management informed and take steps accordingly.
  • Oversee & monitoring staff cases, high valued & sensitive cases pending with different courts.
  • Oversee the operational relationships with other parties like High Court/ Supreme Court Lawyers for High Valued and sensitive cases.
  • Negotiate & vetting legal contracts with business partners, including equipment procurement, service contracts and software license.
  • Oversee litigation & compliance issues related to land and relevant matters.
  • Ensure to analyse all reports from different wings and take necessary steps accordingly.
  • Communicate, attend and conduct various meetings with concerned Programme managements towards resolution of legal issues.
  Requirements  

Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelor or Masters Degree in Laws from reputed local or foreign university followed by Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) with concentration in Code of Civil & Criminal Procedure, Evidence Act, Contract Act, Land laws and Law of Inheritance, Labor law, Other relevant laws of the land, Civil and Commercial mediation. Professionally enrolled as an advocate.

Experience Requirements:

  • At least 10 years of experience after post-qualification including significant professional experience in practice as a Barrister, Solicitor or as an in-house legal counsel.

Additional Job Requirements:

  • Review progress to enhance learning & improve management
  • Identifying areas to engage experts and ensuring use of new knowledge
  • Initiating new interventions
  • Capacity building of team
  • Building synergy & extending partnership

Age Range: n/a

  Salary and benefits  

Salary Range: Negotiable

Other Benefits: Festival Bonus, Contributory Compulsory Provident Fund, Gratuity, Health and life Insurance and others as per organisation policy

Job Location: BRAC Head Office

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Last Apply Date : 20/Sep/2019

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BRAC believes every one of its employees, suppliers, downstream partners, visitors, clients and community including children, youth and vulnerable adults that come into contact regardless of age, race, religion, gender, disability or ethnic origin has the right to be protected from all forms of harm, abuse, neglect, harassment, and exploitation. We guarantee assessment of disabled candidates who meet the essential requirements. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will do everything possible to ensure that those who are suitable to work within our values and beliefs are recruited to work for us. Any personal persuasion will result in disqualification of candidature.

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