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Legal & business development manager

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Position: Legal & business development manager

Duty Station: Kigali, Rwanda

Starting Date: June 2015

Type of Contract: Fulltime consultancy contract for 3 months with possibility of extension

Consultancy fee: 350 000 RWF gross per month


Microjustice4All (MJ4All) is a Netherlands based non-governmental organization dedicated to legally empower the poor and excluded. By providing people with legal documentation and enabling them to live under the shelter of the law and enjoy the protection and opportunities it affords, Microjustice4All helps them to get out of the poverty cycle. Through the provision of legal documentation, awareness-raising activities, local capacity building and evidence-based lobbying, we aim to enable all people to participate in society and encourage them to be self-reliant.

MJ4All helps to set up local legal infrastructures (Microjustice Country Organizations) that provide services to obtain legal documents with a focus on:
  •     Birth certificates and various civil documents to enable access to e.g. education, health care, social benefits, microfinance and voting;
  •     Housing and land registration for property protection, access to collateral and investment opportunities;
  •     Setting up businesses, cooperatives and other legal entities, and drafting contracts to increase income-generating activities and civil society participation; and
  •     Legal issues related to the above, mostly related to family law and inheritance matters.

 Currently, MJ4All is coordinating Microjustice Country organizations in Latin America, Africa and Europe, and is seeking to expand its MJ4All network.

MJ4All is seeking to expand the Microjustice network in Rwanda through a social business approach that will work hand in hand with an existing NGO and is looking to recruit someone to guide the development of the social business.

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The legal businesss development manager will cooperate closely with the MJ4All consultants and Microjustice Rwanda NGO to develop the legal and service delivery component of a sustainable Microjustice infrastructure that is being set up in urban and rural areas of Rwanda (Gicumbi and Kigali). This includes supporting the registration and setting up of a company (social business) in Rwanda, developing partnerships and setting up a network of legal outlets in the above-mentioned areas and ensuring that clients receive quality legal services. Researching and analyzing the Rwandan laws and procedures for the development of legal services with a focus on the legal needs of women, forming and maintaining good relationships with the relevant government institutions are also crucial components of the position. The main focus of the work is to set up legal outlets and ensure that services are delivered in line with Microjustice concept, methodology and principles.

  •     Setting up social business: support to register a legal entity that will become a sustainable social business for legal service provision.
  •     Setting up a structure of sustainable legal outlets, that cater for the needs of clients and provide quality legal services
  •     Supporting the company in the use of the MJ4All method:
  •         Product development: based on the results of the needs assessment, write product manuals, models and other needed documents to provide legal services.
  •         Recruitment and training: in order to set up the Legal Department, recruit and train interns (legal facilitators and case managers) in relevant laws and procedures according to the MJ4All methodology.
  •         Coordination and supervision: guarantee optimal quality of the legal services of the Legal Department, supervise and coordinate the work of the case managers.
  •         Service distribution network: support the creation of service distribution networks, including public and private institutions, and the development of legal awareness raising campaigns.
  •         Lobbying: based on the practical experience, conduct lobbying and advocacy activities with relevant public institutions in order to eliminate legal obstacles.
  •         Carry out any other task that may be required.

  •     University degree in Law (preferably business law, familiarity with family law, land rights, and succession and inheritance), the candidate must be a member of the Rwandan Bar Association
  •     Proven track record of business development (setting up a business, develop its structures, building a solid client base, building a network of partners and cooperations, ensuring business sustainability through income generation)
  •     A minimum of three years of experience working in the Rwandan legal sector
  •     Prior experience working with clients

  •     Strong analytical and writing skills in English
  •     Strong practical knowledge and experience of Rwandan laws, procedures and the legal system and sector
  •     Flexibility, solution-orientation, exceptionally strong self-motivation and the drive to build a strong organization in a challenging environment are crucial
  •     Ability to work in a team and independently
  •     Willingness and ability to work with an entrepreneurial and start-up organization
  •     Creative thinking and problem-solving skills
  •     Social motivation to legally empower


Application deadline: 15 June 2015

Interviews will take place on 18./19. June 2015

Starting date: as soon as possible

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to: and with “Legal & business development manager” as the subject line. Please ensure your resume contains full contact details, including a telephone number.


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