Job Advertisement : Head of Legal, Litigation and Recovery Department

Cameroon Desks
UNICS Plc is seeking a dynamic and experienced professional to lead the Legal Affairs and Debt Recovery team as the Head of Legal, Litigation and Recovery Department.

Location: Cameroon
Company Overview:
UNICS Plc, a prominent Microfinance Institution established on January 15, 2000, offers a range of financial products including savings and current accounts, diverse loan products, Automated Teller Machines, international Bank Cards, bank-to-wallet account links, Online Banking, SMS Banking, Virtual Private Network services, and more. Over the past 24 years, UNICS Plc has become one of the fastest-growing financial institutions in Cameroon, providing well-developed products tailored to meet public needs.

Position Overview:
UNICS Plc is seeking a dynamic and experienced professional to lead the Legal Affairs and Debt Recovery team as the Head of Legal, Litigation and Recovery Department.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Conduct legal risk analyses during credit processing and manage the constitution of collaterals in accordance with the OHADA Uniform Act.
  • Handle litigations and contentions, including credit, social, general, and criminal contentions.
  • Develop and implement legal, litigation, and recovery policies and procedures.
  • Collaborate with assigned legal practitioners to initiate appropriate legal actions for debt recovery and other legal issues.
  • Manage amicable and forceful debt recovery procedures as per OHADA guidelines.
  • Advise management on legal-related issues and manage the constitution and administration of collaterals.
Qualifications and Skills:
  • Minimum of five years of practical experience in debt recovery within a financial institution or a debt collection department.
  • Master's degree in Business Law or equivalent professional legal studies.
  • Practical experience with legal practitioners (Barristers, Bailiffs, Notary Public, etc.) is advantageous.
  • Strong understanding of the OHADA Uniform Acts and Jurisprudence.
  • Ability to negotiate and design agreements for amicable settlements.
  • Exceptional communication skills in both English and French, verbal and written.
  • Knowledgeable in contemporary legal issues.
  • Proficient in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented environment and maintain a flexible, customer-focused culture.
  • Capable of working under pressure.
  • Self-motivated, engaging, positive, results-driven, and possesses the maturity and personality to command respect.
Application Process:
If you meet the qualifications and are interested in this role, please submit your motivation letter and curriculum vitae to: by 24th June 2024.

UNICS Plc is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.


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