Head Legal Job Placement – Stanbic Bank

Job
Title:   Head Legal
Organisation: Stanbic Bank
Duty
Station:
  Kampala, Uganda
Job
ID:
13508
About
US:
Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited is a
subsidiary of Stanbic Africa Holdings Limited which is in turn owned by
Standard Bank Group Limited (“the Group”), Africa’s leading banking and
financial services group. The Standard Bank Group is the leading banking group
focused on emerging markets. It is the largest African banking group ranked by
assets and earnings. Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited is the largest bank in Uganda
by assets and market capitalization. It offers a full range of banking services
through two business units; Personal and Business Banking (PBB), and Corporate
and Investment Banking (CIB).
Job Summary:  The Head Legal will support the Board, Country
Chief Executive and Senior Management in discharging his/her responsibilities
relating to the compliance and legal risk mitigation as required by relevant
regulatory requirements and international best practice and the relevant
legislation. The incumbent will;
·        
Co-create the strategy for the development and
execution of a Legal culture in the subsidiary across all business units.
·        
Facilitate the process for implementing existing, new
and / or amended statutory, regulatory and supervisory requirements.
·        
Ensure the implementation of a sound corporate
governance framework within the Bank.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1.
Legal Advisory:
·        
Offer legal advice to the Management and business
units of the Bank
·        
Oversee the litigation against the Bank with the
Bank’s external solicitors and keep Management and Board informed on such
matters. 
·        
Regularly review and/or prepare all legal
instruments (apart from routine Credit documentation) entered into by the Bank
to ensure that the Bank’s interests are protected.
·        
Review the Bank’s standard forms and documentation
to ensure completeness and to simplify, where possible
·        
Continuously examine and appraise changes in the
legal and regulatory environment that may impact on the Bank’s performance.
2.
Legal Risk Management:
·        
Ensure legal and reputational risk are minimised to
avoid the risk of loss to the Bank. Legal Sign-off of new products or product
amendments in line with procedures.
·        
Draft/review all agreements to be entered by the
bank and third parties.
·        
Maintain a centralized register of agreements.
·        
Proactively identify legal problems and proposing
appropriate solutions.
·        
Be the central point in the bank for all litigation
matters involving the bank.
·        
Work closely with external lawyers with regard to
litigation matters/where external legal opinions have been requested
·        
Provision of accurate, expert and specialist legal
advice to all divisions and business units of the Bank.
3.
Corporate Secretariat:
·        
Ensure local governance structure is in line with
local requirements and group standard.
·        
Maintain a good relationship with members of the
Board of Directors.
·        
Provide efficient corporate secretarial services to
stakeholders.
4.
General:
·        
The job holder will be managing the Legal Department
within budget. 
·        
Supports the mentoring and training of staff.   
·        
Ensuring appropriate actions on personal development
plan (PDP) needs of staffs are taken.
·        
Adhere to delegated authority assigned from time to
time.
·        
Adhere to the bank’s established risk management
processes and procedures.
·        
Maintain awareness of Group Legal requirements as
contained in Group Reference Guides and communication in circulars from time to
time
·        
Carry out legal research on issues relevant to legal
risk management as identified from time to time.
·        
Resolve credit, legal and business concerns in a
solution-orientated manner, which reflect an acceptable balance between the
bank’s commercial and legal interests;
·        
Ensure proper record keeping and version control
(whether electronically or in hard copy);
·        
Ensure a Legal Documentation template library is
kept and maintained.
·        
As appropriate, identify any new developments or
current requirements in laws which necessitate an improvement to the bank’s
standard legal documentation.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The applicant must hold an LLB or its equivalent
from a recognised institution
·        
The incumbent must be a member of the Uganda Bar
Association of good standing
·        
Familiarity and knowledge of all statutory,
regulatory and supervisory requirements that impact on the operations of the
Bank
·        
Solicitor of the High Court of Uganda with at least
10 years at the Bar
·        
A minimum of five years’ experience in Board
Secretarial work with a similar institution
·        
Advanced level proficiency in the following
competencies;
Personal Competencies:
·        
Skills and knowledge of corporate legal services
management
·        
Applies knowledge and understanding the role and
functions of corporate legal services within the context of the local
legislative and industry regulatory framework.
·        
Legal Knowledge: Knowledge of
applicable legislation and the legal policies and procedures pertaining to the
local, regional and relevant international laws.
·        
Legal Advisory and Interpretation: The ability to
advise on the development of policies and strategies on legislative matters
through legislative analysis and interpretation.
·        
Dispute Resolution: Demonstrates
skills and abilities needed to effectively develop and present the
Organisation’s interests in matters of dispute.
·        
Court Processes and Procedures: Is able to act
in accordance with the duties of an official of the court or legal
representative when participating in court procedures.
·        
Legal Administration: Understands
the laws and legal principles governing the administration and contractual
obligations of the organisation.
·        
Legal Research: The ability to
review case law and statutory provisions to determine the most appropriate
response from the organisation.
·        
Financial Industry Regulatory Framework: Insight into
and understanding of the various laws and regulations regulating the financial
services industry.
How
to Apply:
All candidates who wish to join the one
of Africa’s biggest Banking Groups, Standard Bank in the aforementioned
capacity are encouraged to Apply Online by visiting link below.
Deadline:
27th October, 2015
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