Banking Jobs – Senior Legal Officer Securities and Advisory at Housing Finance Bank (HFB)

Organization: Housing
Finance Bank
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Legal Manager Services
and Advisory
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 Senior
Legal Officer will offer legal advisory services that will facilitate effective
management of the Bank securities portfolio and enable the achievement of a
robust asset quality in line with the Bank’s policies.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Carry out due diligence prior to safe custody or
release of securities, prepare supporting documents and obtain request
endorsements and documentation in line with the Bank’s Policies and Procedures
·        
Actively monitor, co-ordinate and process lease extension
and renewals for the Bank’s securities in line with agreed SLA’s and turnaround
time.
·        
Implement mechanisms for accessing, assessing,
retrieval, stock-taking and auditing of the securities database in line with
the Bank’s policies and procedures
·        
Deliver timely and cost effective Legal Advisory
services to Management on issues arising in the course of the conduct of the
Bank’s business in line with business growth strategies and the bank’s
policies.
·        
Address queries regarding the Bank’s securities and
maintain a record of relevant records of correspondences/files and ensure safe
custody thereof.
·        
Monitor and co-ordinate the activities that the
Bank’s service providers are engaged in to support securities management in
line with their service level agreements.
·        
Prepare and send periodic reports as and when required
for Management’s consideration
·        
Perform any other duties as assigned by the Legal
Manager Services and Advisory.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The applicant should hold a Bachelor of Laws
(LLB-Hons) from a recognised University and a diploma in Legal Practice from
the Law Development Centre
·        
At least three years’ experience in Securities and
Advisory in a Bank Institution.
·        
Broad knowledge and understanding of Laws and
regulations relating to Financial Institutions.
·        
Skills in Securities and Advisory Management
·        
Team building, excellent interpersonal and
networking skills
·        
Familiarity with Securities Management
·        
High level of integrity and confidentiality
·        
Excellent communication and presentation skills.
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: 18th September, 2015

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