Careers in Banking – Legal Manager, Special Assets at Bank of Africa – Uganda Ltd. (BOA)

Organisation: Bank of Africa – Uganda Ltd. (BOA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About US:
Bank of Africa – Uganda Ltd.
is part of GROUPE BANK OF AFRICA (BOA) comprising 16 Commercial Banks, 3
Leasing Companies, 2 Investment Companies, a Stock Brokerage Company, an Asset
Management Company and a Mortgage Bank. It spans 15 African countries and
France, employing over 5,000 people.
Job Summary:  The
BOA Legal Manager, Special Assets will be responsible for overseeing all legal
aspects of the Bank’s special assets including client reviews, litigation,
restructuring, reorganization and debt recovery.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:        
  • Oversee
    all legal work relating to special assets;
  • Supervise
    and control all correspondence and recovery documentation on special
    assets accounts;
  • Manage
    the Bank’s external lawyers on all matters relating to special assets;
  • Regularly
    review legal briefs and attend court on behalf of the Bank where
    necessary;
  • Works
    closely with Senior Management, prepare and negotiate positions with
    clients, and represent the Bank in all cases of mediation and arbitration;
  • Lead
    the drafting and review of contracts and service level agreements (SLA’s)
    between the Bank and third party service providers;
  • Continuously
    provide briefs to management on the progress of litigation cases, and
    provide regular, compressive reports on the allocated portfolio and
    related legal progress;
  • Provide
    general legal advice to the special assets department and management at
    large.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate should hold a Law degree from a recognized university.
    Possession of an MBA or professional qualification will be an added
    advantage;
  • Be
    an enrolled advocate of the High Court of Uganda;
  • A
    minimum of five or more years’ experience in court litigation and debt
    recovery preferably in the financial industry;
  • Strong
    knowledge of the relevant legal and financial regulatory framework in
    Uganda;
  • Excellent
    ICT skills;
  • Conscientiousness
    and attention to details;
  • Self-drive
    and results focus;
  • Self-organization
    and task effectiveness;
  • Excellent
    analytical and negotiation skills;
  • Strong
    communication skills (verbal, written and presentation);
  • Confidence
    and assertiveness;
  • Good
    networking skills, tact and diplomacy; with ability to influence key
    people inside and outside the Bank;
  • Team
    player with good interpersonal skills;
  • Possess
    the ability to work under pressure, and exercise excellent judgment.
How to Apply: 
All candidates who wish to
join the banking industry should send a cover letter and up-to date curriculum
vitae strictly by email (no scans) to the address below. Your application
should include three references. Please indicate the job title, ‘Legal Manager
-Special Assets’ in the subject line.
Talent Manager, Bank of
Africa – Uganda Ltd.
Email to:
boajobs@boauganda.com
Deadline: 6th April,
2015
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