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Monday, November 27, 2017

Legal Officer Job at Brac Uganda - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Legal Officer

Jobs at:
Brac Uganda

Deadline of this Job:
Not Later Than Friday December 08th. 2017

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda




Job details:
BRAC Uganda Microfinance Ltd is the largest Microfinance (“BRAC”) operating in Uganda covering 80 districts through 155 networked branches targeting Micro, Small and Medium Entrepreneurs of Uganda. BRAC boasts of promoting financial inclusion by extending financial services to the un served and undersized, now with over 212,000 borrowing clients, over 150Bn loan book with 98% recovery rate, operationally and financially self-sustaining. in order to serve our customers better with wider range of services and products, Board and Management has future plans of becoming a regulated financial Institution in Uganda — Tier 2 and thus the need to fill the positions of Compliance Manager, Legal Manager and Legal Officer to meet the needs of the transforming entity
Title: Legal Officer

Reports to: Legal Manager, BRAC Uganda Microfinance Ltd.
Purpose: The Legal Officer will mainly be responsible for drafting and reviewing bank services and other contracts, rendering supporting the recovery and litigation areas and is principally responsible for the general legal office administrative management including handling of external correspondence.
CORE ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Provide general legal advisory services to all business functions and the operational functions of the Bank to ensure legal and regulatory compliance so as to shield BRAC from all operational and legal risks and losses.
  • Support the Credit Administration Unit in ascertaining the security status for secured transactions by liaising with the Registry Teams and proceeding to initiating the final recovery proceedings by issuing the legal notices of demand or reinstatement of the same in compliance with the law and BRAC policy.
  • Timely handling of contract drafting and reviewing and/or any other amendments or renewals of the respective contracts/agreements, as per the respective internal approvals.
  • Receiving all summons and new pleadings filed against BRAC and opening up new files with the central registry in the absence of the Legal Manager.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS
  • Bachelor of Laws degree from a recognized university, Postgraduate Diploma in legal practice is added advantage.
  • Excellent at communication and report writing
  • Good analytical skills with ability to provide guidance to the institution in a short time.
  • Good computer literacy in Word, excel and other applications incidental thereto.
  • Self-motivated, result orientation with ability to make appropriate decisions when called for.
Job application procedure
interested candidates must submit their application letter, Curriculum Vitae, All Scanned copies of academic /other supporting documents, MUST BE IN PDF FILE. In total, there must only be a maximum of 2 attachments and send to hr.bracmfug@brac.net.  Only soft Copy applications addressed to the Head Of Human Resources and Training BRAC Uganda Microfinance Limited mentioning the job title as the Subject Not Later Than Friday December 08th. 2017. Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.