Legal Officer Job Vacancies – Microfinance Support Centre Limited (MSC)

Job Title:   Legal
Officer
Organisation: Microfinance
Support Centre Limited (MSC)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Manager Legal
Services
About MSC:
The Microfinance Support Centre Limited (MSC) is a linchpin of
Government of Uganda
(GOU) micro credit programmes under the Rural Financial Services
Strategy. MSC facilitates access to affordable, sustainable and convenient
financial and Business Development services to active and productive Ugandans.
MSC Ltd supports legally established entities engaged in the value chain
namely; production, value addition and marketing enterprises. MSC offers
affordable credit through its network of 13 regional offices spread throughout
the country. It has so far served clients in 110 districts in Uganda. It gives
priority financing to support the agricultural production value chain namely;
production, value addition and marketing. 
Besides credit, MSC provides capacity building to its clients including
SACCOs, Cooperative Unions, MFIs and SMEs to enable them manage their organizations
sustainably.
Job Summary: The Legal
Officer will provide legal support to all departments of the Company and assist
the Manager legal Services in handling Company securities to ensure efficient
service delivery
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  
·        
The incumbent will draft and review Contracts
that promotes and protects the Company’s interest and are in compliance with
the law.
·        
Conduct initial legal due diligence &
searches on ail loan files and provide a legal opinion to the Manager Legal
Services.     
·        
The jobholder will also draft and review loan
documents and provide legal guidance to customers during execution of
documents.     
·        
Facilitate registration of Company documents at
the different registries e.g. Debentures, Guarantee Deeds, Annual Returns, Resolutions
and others
·        
The jobholder will also facilitate and follow up
perfection of Securities in favor of the Company.
·        
Provide support to safe custody & release of
securities to customers
·        
Provide legal support to the Manager, Legal
Services in implementation of the Department’s debt Recovery Strategy.
·        
Provide legal support to the Manager, Legal
Services in implementation of the Department Litigation Strategy.
·        
Provide legal support to the Compliance function
of the Company.
·        
Perform any other duties assigned by the Company
Secretary.
Key Result Areas
·        
Legal verification of all documentations
regarding loan facilities of the
·        
Proper registry of the company securities and be
custodian of all company securities
·        
Draft contract and service level agreements for company
engagements
·        
Provide legal support to Board functions and
compliance section.         



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The applicant must hold a Degree (Honors) in
laws from a recognized University/institution
·        
Possession of a postgraduate diploma in law is a
must.   
·        
Must be an enrolled advocate of the High Court
of Uganda with a valid practicing certificate
·        
A minimum of four years of working experience in
the area of commercial law in a corporate entity.                                               
·        
Good computer skills.                                             
·        
Ability to demonstrate an excellent
understanding of commercial and company law
·        
Ability to demonstrate analytical skills, clear
decision making ability, highest standards of integrity.            
·        
Ability to demonstrable objectivity and
impartiality with concern for accountability and achieving results.
·        
Ability to work under pressure with tight
deadlines.
·        
Ability to influence and collaborate with
different stakeholders
·        
Ability to identify problems, obstacles and
opportunities and initiate action or make recommendations.                                    
·        
Ability to work in teams.
How to Apply:
If you believe you have the necessary skills and experience, please
send an application and attach a detailed CV, copies of academic and
professional certificates indicate your postal address, a daytime telephone
contact and names of three referees to the Executive Director using the address
below. The applications in properly sealed envelopes should be hand delivered
to the address given below clearly stating the job title applied for on the top
right corner.
Address to:
The Executive Director,
The Microfinance Support Centre Limited,
Plot 46 Windsor Crescent Avenue Kololo,
P.O. Box 33711, Kampala. Uganda
Email to: msc@msc.co.ug
Deadline: 15th
November 2017 by 5:00pm

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