Legal Officer Jobs – Pride Microfinance Limited (MDI) (Pride)

Job Title:   Legal Officer
Organization: Pride
Microfinance Limited (MDI) (Pride)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About US:
Pride Microfinance
Limited (MDI) (Pride) is the leading Microfinance Deposit Taking Institution in
Uganda with 34 networked branches and eight contact offices countrywide, an
equal opportunity employer, regulated by Bank of Uganda under the MDI Act,
2003.     
Job Summary:   The Legal Officer will provide  legal 
services  to  support 
business  operations  in 
accordance  with  company’s 
policies,  procedures  and 
the  law.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Providing  legal 
services  to  support 
business  operations  in 
accordance  with company  policies 
procedures  and  the 
law.
·        
Reviewing  and 
drafting  loan  documents, 
mortgages,  powers  of 
attorney  and other  loan 
and  security  documents 
for  all  Pride 
products.
·        
Conducting  searches 
and  verify  registered 
collateral  presented  by 
clients  i.e.  land      
titles,  logbooks.  
·        
Ensure  timely 
registration  of  caveats, 
mortgages,  debentures.  
·        
Execute/witness  legal 
documents  on  behalf 
of  Pride  to 
make  them  legally 
binding.
·        
Representing  the 
company  in  courts 
of  law  and 
any  other  fora.
·        
Drafting  and 
reviewing  agreements,  legal 
documents  and  Memorandums 
of Understanding.
·        
Participating  in 
recovery  of  written 
off  and  bad 
loans.
·        
Ensure  release 
of  security  to 
clients  upon  completion 
of  a  loan.
·        
Maintaining  and 
update  registers  in 
the  department  e.g. 
titles  register,  keys 
register,  searches  register 
e.t.c.
·        
Assign  cases 
to  Debt  Collection 
Officers  for  recovery 
and  obtain  monthly 
reports       from  them.
·        
Liaising  with 
external  lawyers  on 
company  matters.
·        
Preparing  periodic 
reports


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
·        
The
ideal candidate for the Pride Legal Officer job placement should preferably
hold a Bachelor  of  Law 
Degree  from  a 
recognized  University  and 
a  Diploma  in 
Legal  Practice  from 
Law  Development  Centre.  
·        
Should  be 
an  enrolled  Advocate 
of  the  High 
court  of  Uganda.
·        
Must  have 
a  valid  practicing 
certificate.
·        
Two
years of working  experience  from 
a  reputable  financial 
institution  and  or 
law  firm  will 
be  an  added 
advantage.
·        
Candidates  with 
a  Post  graduate 
qualification  in  Law 
or  Business  Finance 
will  have  an 
added  advantage.
·        
Should  possess 
2  principal  passes 
at  A’  level
·        
Should  possess 
a  credit  or  a  pass 
in  Mathematics  and 
English  at  O’ level
·        
Should  be 
a  self  driven, 
dynamic,  self-motivated,  team 
player,  results  oriented, 
analytical  and  with 
excellent  interpersonal  skills. 
He/she  should  be 
aged  between  25 
  30  years.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to apply online by following
the procedure;
  • Click Here
  • Create an Account
  • Fill in your personal information and
    upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV), including all your scanned academic
    credentials, 3 letters of recommendation from each of the referees and a
    passport photo.
  • Submit online i.e. no hardcopy
    deliveries will be accepted
Deadline: 25th January 2019
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