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Senior Legal Officer

at Centenary Bank
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted March 3, 2020
Category Legal
Job Type FULL_TIME
Currency UGX

Description

SENIOR LEGAL OFFICER
Reports to: Legal Manager – Litigation.
Role: Draft and review legal documents including pleadings, contracts, credit facilities and securities and represent the bank in legal matters including in courts of law in line with the law, bank policies, regulations and best practice
Grade/Rank: 2

Key Result Areas
Represent the Bank in courts of law, and also represent the Legal Division at management meetings.
Provide legal advice, draft and review legal correspondence by/to the Bank, including notices to instigate court action and follow through to ensure that consumers and Bank rights are protected or enforced as the case may be.
Support Management in identifying emerging legal risk, mitigants and in setting performance measures and recommend action in respect of external counsel services.
Draft and review contracts to be executed by the Bank in its operations including but not limited to commercial and finance contracts, engagements with partners, review and renewal of leases and tenancy agreements.
Perfection and registration of customer credit transactions documents and securities respectively for compliance with relevant standards and legislation. Conduct periodical review of credit documentation and make recommendations to Management.
Conduct legal research and provide sound and proactive legal advice for the Bank’s compliance with new legislation and best practices impacting the operating environment.
Review investigation reports and make appropriate recommendations for legal action to redress/safeguard the Bank’s assets and reputation.
Support Management in delivering, monitoring and reporting compliance with the divisional operating plan, budget and service level agreements.

Skills

Following instructions and apt knowledge of civil and criminal Procedures
Proactive planning and organization skills with ability to generate initiatives or innovate to bring about continuous improvement in performance of the function.
Delivering Operational Excellence with minimum supervision.
Writing and report preparation with a view of attaining customer expectations and satisfying Bank standards.
Proper analysis of legal content and ability to generate good business solutions

Experience Requirements

Four (4) years post enrolment active court practice; experience in the commercial, land, industrial and criminal divisions will be an added advantage.

Education Requirements

Education and Professional Qualifications
An honours’ bachelor’s degree in law and Post graduate diploma in legal practice (LDC) Required Experience and Competences