Careers in Banking – Manager Legal Services at Tropical Bank Limited




Organisation: Tropical Bank Limited
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Senior Manager Legal Services and Company
Secretary
About Tropical:
Tropical Bank Limited was
established in 1973 under the name Libyan Arab Uganda Bank for Foreign Trade
and Development. Tropical Bank Limited is jointly owned by the Governments of
the Republic of Uganda 0.03% and the Libyan Foreign Bank (LFB) 99.97% of
Paid-up Capital.
The Bank provides
professional and personalized commercial banking services to various sectors of
the economy including financial support to Parastatals, Corporates, Small and
Medium Enterprises, Individuals, and Non-Governmental Organisations.
Job Summary:  The
Manager Legal Services will provide support in maintaining strategic oversight
of the Legal Department in ensuring that it achieves its stated mandate and
provide the support necessary to the achievement of the bank’s overall
strategy, and provision of company secretarial services to the Board of
Directors, Shareholders and the Company.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • Ensures
    that the Bank’s interests are safeguarded when preparing, reviewing and
    amending contracts or making related recommendations.
  • Provides
    legal advice to various units at corporate office and branches.
  • Keeps
    the Senior Management up to date on the amendments / new laws introduced
    in the country and effects, if any, on the Bank’s lending portfolio /
    operations.
  • Regularly
    reviews security documents for large credit facilities to ensure that
    Bank’s interest is protected at all times.
  • Ensuring
    that the Department’s loan and securities functions are adequate to
    protect Tropical bank in its lending transactions, and maintaining
    oversight of the registration and safe custody of these documents;
  • Where
    required, provide company secretarial functions including preparation and
    proper maintenance of all Board Minutes and corporate documents;
    co-ordination of Board meetings, General meetings and Directors’
    workshops;
  • Oversee
    Tropical Bank’s litigation activities and recovery referred for legal
    action and to ensure positive outcomes and cost minimization. This
    includes, participating in formation of litigation and recovery strategy
    for each matter, and directing the officer directly responsible for
    litigation and recoveries in the monitoring of each case to ensure that it
    is properly handled.
  • Providing
    accurate legal advice to the Board of Directors and Management on all
    legal issues, and providing oversight to the external legal counsel
    contracted by Tropical Bank for any purpose;
  • In
    charge of the preparation and Ownership of the Department’s budget, and
    ensuring that the operations of the Department are maintained within
    budget.
  • Give
    prompt and accurate legal advice to inquiries and consultations of a legal
    nature from branches and all departments.
  • In
    charge of the planning, organizing and monitoring the performance of the
    legal unit and ensuring that agreed service levels are met.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate should preferably be an Advocate with (LLB and
    Postgraduate Diploma in Law) with in depth knowledge of the law and its
    practice with a valid practicing Certificate.
  • At
    least five to seven years of relevant experience preferable with a
    financial institution.
  • Good
    knowledge and understanding of commercial lending practices is desirable.
  • Experience
    in retail/consumer finance will be an additional advantage.
How to Apply:
If your qualifications and
experience match those described above please send a detailed application
together with your CV, copies of your academic certificates and transcripts and
a cover  letter of not more than 2 pages
explaining why you consider yourself to be the best suited candidate.
The Executive Director,
Tropical Bank Limited, Plot 27 Kampala Road, P.O. Box 9485, Kampala
Tel+256414313100
E-mail to: admin@trobank.com;
Deadline: 10th April,
2015 by 4PM
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