Senior Legal Officer Registration and Securities Job Opportunity – Housing Finance Bank

Organization: Housing Finance Bank
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Legal Manager Services and Advisory
About US:
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 Registration and
Securities will provide legal registration 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Address queries regarding the Bank’s
    securities and maintain a record of relevant records of
    correspondences/files and ensure safe custody thereof.
  • Routinely 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 submit periodic reports as and
    when required for Management’s consideration
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Housing Finance
    Bank Senior Legal Officer Registration 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
    Registration in a Banking Institution
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of laws and
    regulations relating to financial institutions.
  • Skills and knowledge of securities and
    advisory management
  • Good team player
  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills
  • Securities and Registration Management skills
    and knowledge
  • 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: 22nd January 2016
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