Careers in Banking – Legal Manager – Litigation and Recovery at Housing Finance Bank

Organization: Housing
Finance Bank
Duty
Station:
Kampala, Uganda
Reports
to:
Head Legal & Compliance Department
About
HFB:
Housing
Finance Bank was incorporated as a private company under the Companies Act in
December 1967, the Bank has become a household name and has grown in leaps and
bounds with a good track record among the pioneers of a mortgage lending.
National Housing & Construction Corporation, a parastatal involved in real
estate business has 5% shareholding and National Social Security Fund (NSSF)
holds 50% and the Government of Uganda holds 45%. Today, the bank looks back
with pride on the business accomplished in the mortgage lending business.
Through innovation and placing emphasis on Honesty, Integrity, Efficiency and
Customer care, Housing Finance Bank is the leader in the mortgage, holding a
90% market share.
Job
Summary:
The Legal Manager – Litigation and Recovery will coordinate
implementation of legal action for delinquent portfolio of the Bank as guided
by the bank’s policy and existing laws in order maintain the Bank’s asset
quality in addition to managing the Bank’s litigation risk.
Key
Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Offer cost effective and timely legal advisory
services and support to the Credit Recovery Function of the Bank in order to
foster effective management of Regulatory and Litigation risk in the recovery
of Non-Performing loans.
·        
Develop, review and make recommendations on
controls for the effective management of the Bank’s Litigation Risk Exposure.
·        
Manage the conduct and resolution of the Bank’s
Litigation cases by the External Lawyers in Courts of Law and other Alternative
Dispute Resolution fora.
·        
Coordinate implementation of Legal action for
non-performing loans to support recovery.
·        
Periodically review due diligence checklists and
procedures and oversee the conduct of legal due diligence and compliance with
regulatory requirements application to recovery action.
·        
Develop, review and monitor performance and
compliance with service level agreements for the provision of services to
support litigation and recovery provided by Services providers.
·        
Compile and send reports on litigation and
Recovery cases for the consideration of the Credit Committee of Management.
·        
Manage the safe custody of relevant litigation and
recovery correspondences/files and ensure safe custody thereof.
·        
Perform any other duties as assigned by the Head
Legal & Compliance Department.
Qualifications,
Skills and Experience: 
·        
The applicant should hold a Bachelor of Laws
(LLB-Hons) from a recognised University.
·        
Possession of a diploma in Legal Practice from the
Law Development Centre
·        
At least seven years’ experience in Litigation in
a Bank Institution.
·        
Detailed knowledge and understanding of the
Ugandan Court Procedures.
·        
Litigation risk management skills
·        
Demonstrable team building, excellent
interpersonal and networking skills
·        
Skills in security management
·        
Possess the ability to exercise integrity and
confidentiality
·        
Excellent communication and presentation skills.
Age: Below 35
years.
How
to Apply: 
All
candidates who wish to join the Banking sector are invited to send their
applications including an updated CV, certified copies of all academic
transcripts, certificates and testimonials, daytime telephone contact, and
email address of both applicant, and three competent referees addressed to:
Head Human
Resources, Housing Finance Bank, Plot 4 Wampewo Avenue; P. O. Box 1539,
Kampala. Uganda.
NB:
Only successful candidates will be contacted. All applicants who will not have
heard from us within five weeks of closing date should consider their
application unsuccessful.
Deadline:
11th June, 2015

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