Legal Officer Job at Pride Microfinance Limited

Job Title: Legal Officer
Location: Kampala, Uganda
Pride Microfinance Limited (MDI) (Pride) is the leading Microfinance Deposit Taking Institution in Uganda with 30 networked branches countrywide and an equal opportunity employer, regulated by Bank of Uganda under the MDI Act, 2003. Pride is now looking for mature experienced individuals to fill the above position in the organization. These are dream career opportunities for highly dynamic, creative and innovative astute performers within the financial and banking sector.
The Legal Officer will report to the Senior Legal Officer and will be required to provide legal services to Pride Microfinance Ltd (MDI)’s Management and staff in accordance with the company’s policies, procedures and the law.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities include:-
·         Providing prompt and accurate legal advice to the staff and Management of Pride on issues concerning the organization’s operations in line with the Law and company policies.
·         Drafting agreements which are to be executed by Pride and ensuring that the company’s interests are protected.
·         Reviewing contracts drafted by Pride’s external service providers and advising on the effect of the terms therein on Pride.
·         Conducting research and preparing comprehensive Legal opinions.
·         Preparing loan and mortgage documentation & registering Pride’s interests on the documents of title of securities pledged by clients in the respective registries.
·         Verifying securities presented by clients
·         Designing recovery procedures for bad loans and participating in debt recovery.
·         Drafting court documentation
·         Representing the company in courts of Law and preparing litigation status reports.
·         Liaise with external lawyers on non routine matters.
·         Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Academic Qualifications and Experience:
·         Honour’s degree in Law from a recognized University
·         Post graduate diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre
·         Enrolled Advocate for at least 3 (three ) years
·         Valid practicing certificate
·         He/She should possess prior experience of at least 2 years in a reputable organization preferably a financial institution or a busy Law firm.
Person Specifications:
  • Should be dynamic, self-motivated, results oriented and analytical.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, mediation, problem solving and interpersonal skills.
  • Computer literacy skills
  • S/he should not be above 29 years of age.
How to Apply:
If you believe you have the necessary skills and experience, please apply and send a detailed CV, copies of academic and professional certificates / testimonials, postal address, current salary, salary expectation, names of 3 referees and a daytime telephone contact to the Head Human Capital Management, using the address below so as to reach not later than August 24, 2012.
Applications received after the closing date will not be considered. If you do not hear from us by October 31, 2012; please consider yourself unsuccessful. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Metropole House, Plot 8 – 10 Entebbe Road,
P. O. Box 7566, Kampala, Uganda.
Tel. No. 041 4346 930 / 297 
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