Corporate Secretary/Legal Counsel – Rusumo Power Company Limited (RPCL)

Corporate Secretary/legal counsel
Type of Appointment/ contact:
RPCL will offer a successful candidate an Open ended type of contract
Reporting line:
Corporate Secretary/legal Officer will report to Managing Director who will assess and evaluate him/her during performance evaluation
KPI/Job description
• Provide general advice and counsel on corporate, legal, business and employment matters;
• Preparing and analyzing contracts and other legal documents related to the operation and maintenance of RRFHP and corporate governance of RPCL;
• As a Corporate Secretary, prepare various meeting minutes and resolutions of the Board and maintain the Board Books;
• Legal liaison between Company and various Outside Legal Counsel;
• Periodic reviews and audits of corporate documents, processes and procedures to ensure ongoing legal compliance;
• Maintaining and defending the Company intellectual property portfolio;
• Maintaining in-¬‐house legal records and databases
• Represent the company’s interest with respect to disputes with any of the three shareholder governments and various ministries. On immigration, import/export issues, leases, tax and labor laws applicable in each country of

• University Degree in Law and licensed to practice law in one of the three partner countries (Rwanda, Tanzania, and Burundi) and able to receive certification to practice law in other partner countries as required;
• 10+ years of experience as in-¬‐house counsel; Experience working as a corporate secretary is an advantage;
• Excellent research, writing and communication skills;
• Organized and able to manage time efficiently;
• Ability to work independently with little direction;
• Ability to use independent judgment and critical thinking;

• Must be able to work under extreme pressure and in emergency situations
• Thorough knowledge of English/French, and/or one of the regional languages is an added advantage

Eligibility Criteria
Interested applicants from Burundi Rwanda and Tanzania are invited to express interest in the assignment by submitting a cover letter, Copy of Education Certificates and CV including date of birth and nationality by 5 January 2021 before 17:00 hours Rwanda time through the email: and with a copy to the Managing Director

The above positions will be based at the Regional Rusumo Falls Hydroelectric Power Plant site on the Rwanda-Tanzania Boarder. Staff will be appointed on an Open ended type of contract with a probation period of 6 months.

Only qualified candidates who are nationals of the participating and shareholder countries of Republic of Burundi, Republic of Rwanda, and United Republic of Tanzania are eligible to apply. The positions will be filled up based on equity and balance of the shareholder countries.

Method of Application
Interested qualified candidates should electronically submit their application letter, Curriculum Vitae, academic certificates and copies of relevant documents/testimonials, addressed to the Chairperson Board of Directors, Rusumo Power Company Board (RPCL) by 5th January 2021 before 17:00 hours Rwanda time through the email: with copy to, the email should labeled “candidate name” and title of position applied for.