Fresher Legal Officer Jobs – Centenary Bank

 

Job Title:    Legal Officer

Organisation: Centenary
Bank

Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda

Reports to: Legal
Manager – Banking and Litigation

 

About US:

Centenary Bank is a
commercial bank in Uganda licensed by the Bank of Uganda, the central bank and
national banking regulator.

 

Job Summary:  The Legal Officer will primarily draft and
review legal documents including pleadings, contracts, credit facilities and
securities and represent the bank in legal matters including in courts of law
in line with the law, bank policies, regulations and best practice Conduct
legal research and provide legal advice to mitigate risk and safeguard bank
interest.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Assist
and collaborate with management in the perfection and registration of credit
documents and securities for compliance with relevant legislation.

·       
Conduct
legal research and provide legal advice and guidance for proactive compliance
of the Bank with new legislation and best practices impacting the operating
environment.

·       
Draft
and review contracts entered into by the Bank in its operations including but
not limited to procurement of goods, services and engagement with partners.

·       
Draft,
review and approve documentation for provision of loans and advances to Bank
customers in line with Divisional mandates.

·       
Monitor
tenure of bank leases and tenancy agreements in line with the Bank’s
requirements, approved terms and conditions.

·       
Prepare
divisional reports in line with the division guidelines and advise on
appropriate legal risk and performance management measures and action.

·       
Provide
legal advice/opinions and draft responses to notices of intention to sue from
customers or their legal representative to redress customers or enforce bank’s
rights.

·       
Represent
the Bank in courts of law and the Legal division at Management Committees and
inter-divisional meetings.

·       
Review
investigation reports, enquiries and internal audit findings and make
recommendations for appropriate legal action to redress/safeguard the Bank.

·       
Support
Management in monitoring and reporting compliance with divisional SLAs and in
the management of staff, external resource providers and budget performance.

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate for the Centenary Bank Legal Officer job placement should hold
a Bachelor’s degree in law and diploma in legal practice (LDC)

·       
Two
years of post-enrolment experience preferably combining both Court and inhouse
counsel practice.

·       
Delivering
Operational Excellence

·       
Delivering
Customer Expectations

·       
Following
Instructions and Procedures

·       
Planning
and Organizing

·       
Writing
and Reporting

·       
Understanding
data and generating solutions

 

How to Apply:

If you are
interested in joining a dynamic team in a fast-paced work environment and meet
fully the requirements above, please:

 

Download an
application form,
Click
Here

Fill the form and
attach an application letter (addressed to General Manager Human Resource,
Centenary Bank, P.O. Box 1892, Kampala), updated Curriculum Vitae, plus copies
of all academic credentials, testimonials and contact details of three
competent referees.

E-mail the above to:
Talent_sourcing@centenarybank.co.ug

 

Note; Only
shortlisted candidates will, be contacted.

 

Deadline: 12th March 2021

 

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