BRIEF ON THE ACTIVITIES OF THE LEGAL & BOARD SECRETARIAT SERVICES UNIT

1.        INTRODUCTION

1.1     The Legal and Board Secretariat Services Unit is a unit under the office of the Executive Secretary responsible for all Legal and Board matters of the Fund. It is headed by an Assistant Director who is responsible for the overall co-ordination and supervision of the activities of the Unit.

2.      FUNCTIONS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE LEGAL AND BOARD SECRETARIAT UNIT

2.1     The Unit undertakes the following functions and objectives:

               i.     Advising the Management and the Board of Trustees on all legal matters;

               ii.     Preparation/vetting of contract agreements involving the Fund and interpretation of legal instruments;

              iii.     Providing secretarial services as well as logistics support to the Board of Trustees and Management meetings;

              iv.     Liaising with the Fund’s external Solicitors to ensure adequate handling of court cases in which the Fund is a party; and

              v.      Performing any other duty as may be assigned by the Executive Secretary and Management.