The Development Bank of Rwanda is Rwanda’s only National Development Bank mandated to support Rwanda’s development goals. Over the last years, the bank has undergone substantial re-organization aimed at positioning it as an “innovative and sustainable provider of development finance for socio-economic impact”.


To achieve this vision, the bank’s new strategic plan (2018-2024) has outlined 3 key strategic themes.

  • Operational Excellence: Continuous improvement of our credit and risk management system, financial performance and customer services.
  • Strategic Partnerships: Forming strategic partnerships to deliver our mandate is a key component of our core activities.
  • Dynamic Culture: Continuously improving our pool of knowledge to have the most competent and skilled employees.

To help accomplish this ambitious and exciting vision, the Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) would like to recruit a suitable qualified candidate to fill the following position:

BRD is committed to respecting gender equality and disability norms. We promote gender responsive practices. Qualified candidates particularly females and persons living with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Background Information
Job Title:  Legal Officer, Corporate Governance Affairs Job Level: 6 Current Grade: JG 6
Division: Company Secretary and General Counsel
Reports to: Company Secretary and General Counsel
Direct Reports: N/A Indirect Reports: N/A
Contract terms: Open-ended contract
Purpose of the Job
The purpose of the job is to provide support to the office of Company Secretary and General Counsel in ensuring compliance with key regulatory and legislation processes by maintaining high standards of corporate governance.
Main Responsibilities of the Job
Duties and responsibilities shall include but not limited to: 

  • Facilitate, assess and review internal policies and procedures to ensure they are aligned with applicable laws and regulations to protect the Bank from any legal risk.
  • Draft/Review legal documents, executive documents etc. between BRD and other stakeholders.
  • Review and monitor changes in legislation that impact the Bank and its operations.
  • Maintain and update Board and Shareholder registers.
  • Prepare for and attend AGMs, Board and Committees meetings, follow-up on the implementation of AGMs and Board decisions and prepare relevant reports.
  • Prepare and ensure proper documentation for minutes of Board and Committees meetings and review Board papers before submission to the Board.
  • File financial annual returns and other statutory requirements such as change of directors, external auditors, executive management members with the office of the registrar general (Rwanda Development Board) and other relevant institutions.
Working relationships
All departments of BRD
Professional, academic qualifications and experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in law
  • A minimum of three (3) years working experience.
Core competencies
  • Ability to communicate technical information clearly and effectively
  • Have excellent writing skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Good time and personal management skills
  • Ability to organize meetings
  • Ability to navigate digital tools and apps
  • Self-driven
  • Independent
  • Curious and innovative
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Application Guidelines:

Interested candidates should apply online ( ) and upload application documents including Curriculum Vitae, copies of degree certificates and professional certificates, motivation letter, names of three previous supervisors (as one document) as well as their emails and telephone.

Only online applications shall be considered.

Email only for inquiries (not application):

Address all applications to the Head, Human Capital and Corporate Services of the Development Bank of Rwanda.

Deadline for application: Thursday, July 22nd, 2021.

The employment package is highly competitive/attractive.

Due to expected high volume of applications, ONLY shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Done in Kigali, July 8th, 2021