Legal Officer, Registration and Securities Job Careers – Housing Finance Bank (HFB)

Job Title:    Legal Officer, Registration and Securities

Organization: Housing Finance Bank

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Manager, Registration and Securities

 

About US:

Housing Finance Bank, is a Commercial Bank and the leading provider of housing finance solutions with a vision to be the preferred consumer and business bank with a focus on housing finance.

 

Job Summary:  The Legal Officer, Registration and Securities will provide legal services that secure the Bank’s legal interest in respect of credit facilities/transactions, related collateral and facilitate effective management of the Bank securities’ portfolio in line with relevant laws, policies, procedures and processes to achieve a robust asset quality.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Conduct legal due diligence on proposed Credit facilities and provide opinions on securing the Bank’s position in the transactions.
  • Prepare and review Legal documentation for all function operations that protects and solidly positions the Bank including obtaining endorsements in line with the Bank’s Policies and Procedures.
  • Lodge appropriate documents to facilitate perfection of securities and ensure that all the Bank’s Securities are duly perfected by external parties.
  • Address all queries regarding he perfection of the Bank’s securities and maintain a record of relevant records of correspondences/files and ensure safe custody thereof.
  • Conduct due diligence on all Collateral for on boarding (prior to take on) and release of the Securities including preparation instruments in discharge of the Bank’s obligations.
  • Accurately maintain, track and update the Bank’s information database for Registration and Securities Function including all Registers.
  • Conduct and participate in audit, verification and reconciliation exercises of the setion to achieve a secured portfolio.
  • Provide timely, sound and cost effective legal advisory services to support business growth.
  • Oversee, sanction and guide as first line the work of External Lawyers to achieve Section targets and purpose.
  • As part of business continuity for the department, be in position to perform all functions of the Section as may be guided by supervisor.
  • Make periodic reports to your supervisor on assignments and responsibilities in agreed format.
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned by Management from time to time.




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB) from recognised University (Commonwealth).
  • Post Graduate Diploma in legal practice from the Law Development Center or such other institution recognised in Uganda.
  • Legal knowledge and experience – 3 years.
  • Advocate of the High Court of Uganda /Common wealth.
  • Sound Understanding of Laws and regulations relating to responsibilities and Industry.
  • Specific experience in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams).

 

Business Behaviours

  • Excellent Customer Service.
  • Drafting and Research skills.
  • Effective Risk Management.
  • People and Team Orientation.
  • Communication and Presentation skills.

 

How to Apply:

All Interested candidates should hand deliver their applications with a recent CV, copies of all academic transcripts, certificates and testimonials, daytime telephone contact, postal and email address and three competent referees to:

Chief Human Resources Officer

Housing Finance Bank,

Investment House

4 Wampewo Avenue, Kololo

 

Deadline: 21st May 2021

 

NB: Please take note that ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted and any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

 

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