Legal Officer Jobs – Finance Trust Bank (FTB)

Job Title:         Legal Officer
Organization: Finance Trust
Bank (FTB)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Legal Manager
About Us:
Finance Trust Bank is licensed as a Tier 1 Commercial Bank after taking
over the financial services business of Uganda Finance Trust Limited (MDI).
Finance Trust Bank is a fully-fledged commercial bank serving a clientele of
over 350,000 depositors and over 28,000’ borrowers, through a network of 36
branches countrywide. The bank offers a variety of Products and services including;
Savings, Current accounts, Loans, Money transfer services and Bills payments to
its target market which comprises of micro, small and medium entrepreneurs,
salary earners and youth.
Job Summary: The Legal
Officer will undertake In-house legal practice and represent the Bank in Courts
of Law and other fora.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • Responsible
    for draft loan documentation.
  • The
    incumbent will draft legal correspondence upon instructions from
    Supervisor.
  • Review
    credit files for disbursement.
  • The
    jobholder will also draft or peruse legally enforceable Contracts.
  • Carry
    out legal awareness trainings for the Bank staff.
  • Provide
    legal advisory services.
  • Represent
    the Bank in Courts of law and other forum
  • Serve
    as a liaison between Bank and External Advocates on all Bank matters upon
    instructions from Supervisor.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The applicants for the Finance Trust Bank
    Legal Officer job opportunity should hold a Bachelors degree in Law from a recognized university.
  • Diploma
    in Legal practice from Law Development Centre.
  • A
    minimum of three years’ experience in legal practice in a financial
    institution or a busy law firm.
  • Excellent
    communication and stakeholder management skills.
  • Broad
    knowledge and understanding of the Banking business environment.
  • Credit
    analysis skills.
  • Ability
    to work under pressure in order to meet deadlines.
  • Good
    teamwork skills.
  • Willingness
    to travel upcountry.
  • Computer
    literacy skills i.e. proficiency in Microsoft Office packages.
How to Apply:
All qualified candidates should submit their applications which should
include; photocopies of academic testimonials, a CV with at least three
reference contacts, including the most recent employer, and telephone number
to; Head, Human Resource, Finance Trust Bank, Plot 115 & 121, Katwe, P. O.
Box 6972, Kampala, Uganda.
Deadline: 3rd March
2017
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