Senior Legal Officer Job Vacancy – ECLOF

Job
Title:      Senior Legal Officer
Organisation: ECLOF
Duty
Station:
Kampala, Uganda
Reports
to:
Chief Executive Officer
About
US:
Uganda
Ecumenical Church Loan Fund (ECLOF) Ltd is a fast growing institution, an
affiliate of ECLOF International based in Geneva, Switzerland and a member of
the Association of Microfinance Institutions in Uganda (AMFIU) and is a
Christian based microfinance.
Job
Summary:
The Senior Legal Officer will
play an advisory role to the board and management on legal matters. The job holder
will ensure that all activities of the institution comply with the laws of
Uganda and protect the institution against civil and criminal actions.
Key
Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Provide
legal and advisory services:
o   Develop and
maintain legal policies and procedures for ECLOF.
o   Ensure
effective representation of ECLOF in the courts of law and monitor progress of
litigation cases.
o   Interpret
legislation and regulations governing ECLOF and provide legal advice to
management and staff.
o   Train staff
of ECLOF in basic legal procedure.
o   Prepare and
submit legal reports in line with operation plan
·        
Credit
Management:
Ensure proper documentation, and conducting
recovery of stuck and bad loans.
·        
Carry
out Board Assignments;
schedule and coordinate board meetings, act as
minute secretary and communicate board action points to management and staff.
Qualifications,
Skills and Experience: 
·        
The ideal candidate must hold an honors degree in
Law (LLB).
·        
Possession of a Post Graduate diploma in Law.
·        
Applicants that have completed ICSA have an added
advantage.
·        
Commercial operations, management experience and
training
·        
At least three to five years’ experience, in
litigation and financial industry.
·        
Significant experience in micro-finance/MDI laws,
employment laws, legal secretarial duties management and in commercial law.
·        
Leadership and competence in managing and
implementing varied plans and programs.
·        
Demonstrated ability to analyze reports and other
forms of data, with sound judgment and planning skills.
·        
Strong report writing, communication and
networking skills/people skills.
·        
Previous experience and training in managing and
supervising projects, plans and people
·        
Working knowledge and experience in lending,
credit and risk management.
·        
High degree of integrity.
·        
The applicant must be a committed Christian, able
to stand above denominational diversities
How
to Apply:
All
interested candidates should send their applications addressed to the Chief
Executive Officer, marked with position of interest in the upper right hand
corner, of the envelope. The complete applications should include a cover
letter, copies of academic certificates, detailed CV, submitted to: ECLOF-Uganda,
P.O. Box 22886, Kampala, Uganda Kati House Building, Ground Floor, Plot 2
Kyaggwe Road
Deadline:
22nd January 2016
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