Finance Trust Jobs – Company Secretary/Head of Legal Services

Organisation: Finance
Trust
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About Us:
Finance Trust is one of the
oldest Microfinance Institutions in Uganda having started its operations in
1984. The company is licensed and regulated by Bank of Uganda as a Microfinance
Deposit Taking Institution (MDI) and is recognized as a key player and part of
Uganda’s formal financial sector. The company has one of the largest branch
networks in Uganda with 31 interconnected branches strategically positioned all
over the country and serves over 200,000 customers with a variety of savings
and loan solutions including business loans, salary loans, school fees loans,
savings accounts, fixed deposits and a money transfer service through Western
Union, MTN Mobile Money, Wand Pesa and M-Sente.
Job Summary: The job
holder will offer legal services to the Board and Management and to ensure that
the bank achieves its business objectives in conformity with corporate
governance best practices.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Prepare
    agenda and materials for Board meetings & Annual General Meeting (AGM)
    in consultations with the Board Chairperson and the Managing Director.
  • Accurately
    record minutes of Board Meetings, Committee Meetings & AGM. To ensure
    that Board policies and decisions are conveyed to the relevant departments
    of the Bank for them to efficiently carry out their responsibilities.
  • To
    update the shares membership register, make annual returns and register
    any document which has copyrights provision under the Intellectual Property
    Act and comply with all the provisions in other laws relevant to the
    Banking Industry.
  • To
    bring to the attention of Directors all the laws and regulations relevant
    to their oversight role for the Bank.
  • To
    support business growth by providing cost effective legal advice to the
    Board and Management.
  • To
    ensure that all contracts and agreements are kept in safe custody.
  • To
    lead, motivate and develop the Legal team to deliver excellent legal
    services that support the achievement of the overall Company Mission and
    Business Plan.
  • To
    monitor external legal services and ensure effective representation of the
    Bank in the Courts of Law.
  • To
    ensure compliance with Bank’s memorandum and articles of association.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    applicant should hold an Honors Bachelor Degree in Laws gained from a
    recognized university. A post graduate Diploma in Legal Practice: A Master
    Degree in Laws (LLM), Business Administration or any other relevant post
    graduate qualification gained from a recognized university.
  • Must
    be an enrolled advocate for at least seven (7) years.
  • Membership
    to ICSA will be an added advantage.
  • Seven
    years working experience from a financial institution or any other
    corporate institution with at least three (3) years at a senior management
    level.
  • Must
    have demonstrated experience in Company Secretarial practices and
    corporate governance.
  • Must
    have a sound understanding of the Uganda Banking and Mortgage industries.
  • Good
    interpersonal & teamwork skills.
  • Good
    leadership skills with a high sense of maturity.
  • Good
    planning & organizational skills.
  • High
    level of integrity, responsibility & confidentiality. •
  • High
    sense of self-drive and business acumen.
  • Must
    be aged between 35-45 years.
How to Apply:
All candidates should submit
their handwritten applications plus photocopies of academic documents,
testimonials and a CV with at least three referees to the Head of Human
Resource, Uganda Finance Trust Limited, Plot 115 & 121, Katwe, and P.O. Box
6972, Kampala, Uganda.
Deadline: 28th August, 2013. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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