Finance Trust Bank was licensed as a Tier 1 Commercial Bank on 11th November, 2013, taking over the financial services business of Uganda Finance Trust Limited (MDI). Today Finance Trust Bank is a fully-fledged commercial bank serving a clientele of over 500,000 depositors and over 37,000 borrowers, through a network of 34 branches country wide. The bank oﬀers a variety of Products and services including; Savings, Current accounts, Loans, Money transfer services and Bills payments to its target market which comprises of micro, small and medium entrepreneurs, salary earners and youth.
In order to meet the needs of its growing customer base, the company is seeking to recruit dynamic, self-motivated, result oriented professionals to fill the following position;
SENIOR LEGAL OFFICER 1 Position
This position reports directly to the Head Legal and is based at Head Office.
Role of the Job:
To oversee the encumbrance registration process, loan security movements and the general administration of all loan securities presented to the company
Key Result Areas:
Design litigation strategies and procedures, institute legal proceedings on behalf of the company in line with the legal policy, under the guidance of the Head of Department.
Represent the institution in the courts of law, arbitration proceedings in line with the legal provisions, and monitor progress of litigation cases to ensure the interests of Finance Trust are protected.
Draft / Review contracts and design legal instruments as may be required by the Bank and line with the Law and Bank risk appetite framework.
Review loan files, recommend disbursement in line with applicable laws, and Bank policy.
Ensure that the documents creating charges on collaterals/securities are of legal consequence by instructing the clerk to conduct searches on the authenticity of the securities at the land registry for land titles, registering mortgages, creating charges and caveats on chattels as and when required.
Interpret legislation and regulations governing Finance Trust and provide legal advice to Management and staff.
Conduct recoveries of stuck and written off loans as and when instructed by instituting suits against the defaulting customer in line with legal provisions.
Supervise and manage the performance of the legal officers and legal clerk on a daily basis in line with the HR policy.
Provide legal advisory to Bank staff and customers as well as Management when required.
As and when required, monitor the performance of the approved court bailiffs.
In line with the departmental operational plan, conduct legal awareness for Bank staff.
Ensure registration of Bank’s intellectual property rights.
Prepare management reports of the legal function in line with the operational plan.
Minimum educational and technical competence requirements:
A Bachelor’s degree in Law from a recognized university.
Diploma in Legal practice from Law development Centre.
Three (3) years’ experience in legal practice gained from a financial institution or a busy law firm.
Good interpersonal skills.
Ability to work well under pressure.
Good personal presentation skills.
Good teamwork skills.
Willingness to travel upcountry.
For details, please visit our website at www.financetrust.co.ug.
Position carry’s an attractive salary and benefits package.