Legal Officer – Securities Job at Finance Trust

Organisation: Finance
Duty Station: Kampala,
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: Legal
Officer – Securities will oversee the encumbrance registration process, loan
security movements and the general administration of all loan securities
presented to the company.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • To
    receive securities for searches and mortgage registration.
  • To
    maintain a record in hard and soft copy of all securities received from
    branches and properly track their movement.
  • To
    ensure that all securities received are forwarded to the responsible
    Departmental staff for processing of searches, caveats and mortgage
    registrations, among other requests.
  • To
    implement an effective custody & retrieval system of all loan
  • To
    receive instructions in regards to retrieval of securities.
  • To
    prepare and issue Mortgage and Caveat Release letters on demand.
  • To
    ensure that release letters are signed off by the authorized bank
    Officials and duly issues as per Finance Trust guidelines.
  • To
    draft the necessary contracts.
  • To
    provide legal advice and opinion.
  • To
    handle staff & customer enquiries in regard to securities.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    candidate should possess an Honors Bachelors Degree in Laws from a
    recognized university. Diploma in Legal practice from Law development
  • At
    least three years experience in legal practice gained in a financial
    institution, corporate company or a busy law firm.
  • Good
    interpersonal skills.
  • Ability
    to work well under pressure.
  • Good
    personal presentation.
  • Good
    interpersonal & teamwork skills.
  • Must
    be flexible and willingness to frequently travel upcountry.
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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