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18 October 2016

Entry Level Jobs - Legal Officer at Pride Microfinance Limited (MDI)

Job Title:  Legal Officer
Organization: Pride Microfinance Limited (MDI) (Pride)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Senior Legal Officer

About Pride:
Pride Microfinance Limited (MDI) (Pride) is the leading Microfinance Deposit Taking Institution in Uganda with 33 networked branches and 7 contact offices countrywide, an equal opportunity employer, regulated by Bank of Uganda under the MDI Act, 2003.

Job Summary:  The Legal Officer will be provide legal services to Pride Microfinance Ltd (MDI)’s Management and staff in accordance with the company's policies, procedures and the law.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Offer legal advice to Management and staff on issues relating to the operations, procedures and policies of the organization.
  • Ensure registration of Pride’s interest; namely mortgages, caveats and debentures on ownership documents pledged by clients.
  • Draft and review legal all documents and other collateral securities relating to Pride’s business.
  • Routinely represent Pride in courts of law and any other fora and design appropriate litigation strategy to monitor progress of litigation matters.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The Legal Officer should preferably hold an Honours degree in Law from a recognized University
  • Hold a Post graduate diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre.   
  • Be an Enrolled Advocate for at least 2 (two) years with a valid practicing certificate.
  • He/She should possess prior experience of at least 2 years in a reputable organization preferably financial institution or a busy Law firm.
  • All candidates should also possess 2 principle passes at A’ Level and credit passes in English and Mathematics at O’ Level.
  • Possess good customer awareness and emotional intelligence skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • The ideal candidate should maintain confidentiality, have Self- drive and confidence, be Proactive
  • Possess business acumen
  • Excellent public relation skills
  • Ability to multi-tasking
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Good at goal setting and quality control.
  • She/she should also be computer literate
  • Possess the ability to coach & mentor
  • Skilled in change management
  • Possess emotional intelligence and advocacy skills
Age: Below 30 years

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications to the: Head Human Capital Management, Pride Micro-finance Limited, Victoria Office Park, Block B,  Plot 6 -9, Ben Kiwanuka Okot Close, P.O. Box 7566, Kampala, Uganda.

The complete applications should include a detailed curriculum vitae, three referees, copies of academic transcripts, copy of riding permit, postal address and a daytime telephone contact.

NB: All applicants are advised to deal directly with Pride, and canvassing is strictly not allowed. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 21st October, 2016

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