Compliance and Legal Officer


Addis Ababa
Posted 4 weeks ago

Job Features

Job CategoryLegal(Lawyer/Attorney/Adviser)
Job LevelMid Level(3+4)
DeadlineNov 9 2020

Job Description


EthioChicken is a leading distributor of chickens to rural farmers in Ethiopia. We are a rapidly growing Company that believes in investing in our employees and offers them opportunities for career advancement. Ethiochicken is an Ethiopian based company.


Our vision is to bring a chicken to every family in Ethiopia in 2021, and a chicken to every person in Ethiopia in the future, transforming the Ethiopian poultry industry, making it a model of inclusive growth.


The Compliance & Legal Officer, under the supervision of Finance Director, is responsible for coordinating, documenting, reviewing and reacting upon all legal and regulatory issues. Assist also in getting different business and investment license and renewals.

 Duties and responsibilities

  • Legal and regulatory project administration

o   Attend all external legal council meetings for coordination of all required actions

o   Facilitate research and coordinate with external advisers

o   Manage projects related to corporate formation, dissolution, and amendments to articles of incorporation by board resolution

  • Legal documentation management and archiving

o   Indexing and managing digitization process

     – Create efficiently accessible archives for use in financing applications and auditor inquiries

  • External stakeholder, shareholder, and grantor relationship management

o   Track and organize communication and follow-up to shareholders, lenders, grantors, regulatory agencies, and other stakeholders

o   Curate grantor reporting documentation

  • Data archive curator

o   Select appropriate IT solution to safely archive critical corporate documents

o   Manage vendor relationship for this IT solution

o   Ensure regular archiving and backup

  • Customer Follow – Up

o   Assist in credit customer balances & collection

o   Chase default customers and take to court as the need arises

o   Take necessary legal actions on post-dated customer checks

  • Contract Follow – Up

o   Ensure company contracts are legally framed in their contents which keep company benefits and rights as protected.

o   Ensure all documents need document authorization, and are authorized by DARO & respective institutions

o   Ensure also stamp duties are paid properly on the respective contracts

  • Labor Issues

o   Work with HR unit in all labor related issues to ensure they are legally in order

o   Assist HR in employee anger management, misunderstanding & incompliance

o   Represent the company in all employee related legal issues at the necessary regional and federal courts

  • Other related duties as stipulated by the Finance Controller

Job Requirement


  • Must be able to work under pressure, meet deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude and providing exemplary customer service
  • Highly motivated to learn about the complexities of business administration and legal compliance
  • Detail oriented

Qualifications and Requirement

  • Bachelor’s Degree in law


  • 3-5 years in legal a company legal role. Business administration experience would be considered an advantage
  • Relevant experience preferred, but not required

How to Apply

                                                 APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Please title your application with subject line: – “Compliance and Legal Officer” 

Only candidates meeting the required qualifications are invited to send their applications(Cover Letter) including a detailed CV through or


                                          Women are highly encouraged to apply!

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