03 September, 2014

5126 Legal Officer - Commercial

Vanuatu National Provident Fund (VNPF)


Banking and Financial Services


Port Vila, Vanuatu.

Job Hours:

Not Stated

Due Date:


Job Description:

The Vanuatu National Provident Fund (VNPF) is a body established by the Vanuatu National Provident Fund Act CAP 189 to provide for a member contributions to and the payment of members benefits out of the Fund.

Are you motivated, driven to excel, a strategic thinker, passion for excellent customer service, a team player and be part of a business that protects and maximizes the Funds retirement benefits for its members?... Then we have exciting career opportunities for you!

The Fund is now seeking to recruit for its Head Office in Port Vila, a suitably competent and proven person for the position of Legal Officer - Commercial . This is a senior position requiring a person of good character, maturity and leadership with desire for growth and improvement of the fund on behalf of members through out Vanuatu.

The successful person will be in charge of all commercial and contract management support of the fund to ensure commercial business interests are optimized, in addition to representing the Fund in Court for all matters in relation to both commercial and member related issues. He/she is expected to work collaboratively with other relevant departments of the Fund including liaising

with external lawyers of the fund. This is a senior position reporting directly to the Manager Legal Department of VNPF.

- Effective management and/or practice in commercial, employment, benefits and pension laws.

- Demonstrate thorough understanding of VNPF Act Cap 189.

- Provide commercial support and advice to management and board of Directors.

- Support the legal team in managing all legal aspects of the Fund.

- Work in colloboration with other departments of the fund in all legal related issues.

- Review lawsuits against the Fund and prepare defence reports on behalf of the Fund.

- Represent the VNPF in Court.

- Demonstrate good knowledge and understanding of VNPF member system.

Key attributes and requirement:


- Excellent academic achievement and who has had adequate training at a good firm or public sector and is keen to make a real career move to the next level.

- Strategic thinker.

- Demonstrates excellent leadership skills with excellent verbal and written communications skills.

- Demonstrate good understanding with complex investigation skills.

- Positive attitude and a team player.

- Passion for sound for planning and organizational skills.

- Excellent people skills and networking skills.

- Ability to work under pressure with high standard outputs.

- Computer literate, with excellent analytical, problem solving and investigate skills.

- Goal-driven/competitive, with desire to exceed goals and targets.

- Display leadership qualities and has ability to train and manage a group of people.

- The desired candidate should have a legal background with a qualification of Bachelor or higher in Law. High considerations will be given to any applicant who has been admitted to the Vanuatu Bar and a member of

the Vanuatu Law Society.


An attractive salary commensurate with qualifications, experience and abilities would be negotiated with the successful candidate.


Not Stated


How To Apply:

For a copy of the detail job description of this position, please contact the Human Resource section of the Fund, and send applications to the address below.

Contact Name:

Mr. Santos Vatoko.


+678 23808




Mr. Santos Vatoko, General Manager, VNPF, Po Box 420, Port Vila, Vanuatu.
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