Legal Manager Job Opportunity – BRAC Uganda Microfinance Ltd

Job Title:         Legal Manager
Organisation: BRAC Uganda
Microfinance Ltd
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Head of Legal
and Company Secretary, BRAC Uganda Microfinance Ltd
About US:
BRAC Uganda Microfinance Ltd is the largest Microfinance operating in
Uganda covering several districts through 149 networked branches targeting
Micro, Small and Medium Entrepreneurs of Uganda. BRAC boasts of promoting financial
inclusion by extending financial services to the un-served and underserved, now
with over 212,000 borrowing clients, over 155Bn loan book with 98% recovery
rate, operationally and financially self sustaining.
Job Summary: The Legal
Manager will ensure a sound legal framework by offering in-house legal advisory
services, efficient management of the legal services, support management and
BRAC on legal risk generally but not limited to contractual, credit,
litigation, regulatory and statutory risks.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·        
Receive instructions, peruse files and assess
the merits and demerits of each case and related circumstances;
·        
Provide general legal advisory services to all
business functions and the operational functions of BRAC to ensure legal and
regulatory compliance so as to shield BRAC from all operational and legal risks
and losses.
·        
Ensure timely handling of contract drafting and
reviewing and/or any other amendments or renewals of the respective
contracts/agreements, as per the respective internal approvals.
·        
Receiving all summons and new pleadings filed
against BRAC and opening up new files with the central registry and represent
BRAC in courts of law
·        
Support the Head of Legal/Company Secretary in
day today affairs of the Department.
·        
Perform any other duty that may be assigned.



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The applicant must hold a Bachelor of Laws
degree from a recognized university, Post Graduate Diploma in Legal practice
and Masters Degree is added advantage
·        
Enrolled Advocate of the High Court & all
Courts subordinate thereto and must have practiced law for at least four years.
·        
Broad knowledge in Finance/Banking is an added
advantage.
·        
Good grasp and in-depth knowledge of the
principles and laws governing Banking and general business/commerce.
·        
Previous exposure and experience in financial
institution or large corporation as in house counsel or busy law firm that
majorly handles banking related activities.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates must submit their
application letters, Curriculum Vita, all Scanned copies of academic /other
supporting documents in one PDF file. In total, there must only be a maximum of
3 attachments and send to hr.bracmfug@brac.net 
addressed to the Head Of Human Resource and Training, BRAC Uganda
Microfinance Limited.
Deadline: Friday, 8th
December 2017
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