KCB Banking Careers – Legal Manager

Job Title: Legal Manager (MLB)
Organisation: KCB Bank Uganda Limited
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Company Secretary
About KCB
NFT Consult, a leading HR Consultancy firm, seeks to recruit for it valuable client, KCB Bank with operations in several African countries.  NFT Human Resource Solutions are customer tailored per industry requirements and are geared towards increased cost savings, process improvement leading to improved efficiency and effectiveness yet simultaneously strengthening quality and control of resources.
Job Summary: The Legal Manager will be responsible for handling perfection of Legal/Credit Documentation relating to approved facilities by providing high level quality support to Credit Department, business teams and related units, while also providing independent control over the credit documentation process. The incumbent  shall also provide support and/or mange potential litigation issues as well as litigation cases filed by or against the bank to ensure that the bank’s interests are not prejudiced either before court, in the public domain or business environment.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Issuance and processing of banking facility letters upon receipt of duly approved credit Approval, observing turn-around time and high standards of accuracy.
  • Make sure that the appropriate security documentation on the Bank’s Standard forms have been properly prepared before dispatch to the customer.
  • Issue compliance Certificate jointly with the Company Secretary within agreed TAT on receipt of the last outstanding security document.
  • Working closely with external legal counsel and other service providers on security documentation process and ensuring that security documentation and other conditions of sanction have been perfected/completed prior to authorizing drawdown of facilities(unless there is a waiver in place).
  • Working closely with branch management on all outstanding approval conditions and answering all quires relating to pending compliance certificates.
  • Issue deficiency reports upon receipt of Credit Approval and/or duly accepted letters of offer.
  • Prepare instructions to and follow up banks external lawyers in preparation of security documents on behalf of the bank.
  • Representing the Bank before any court of law as witness or to watch brief as necessary.
  • Overseeing and measure external lawyers’ performance to ensure efficiency.
  • Managing litigation costs to a minimum including but not limited to negotiating settlements in favour of the bank where deemed appropriate.
  • Creating legal awareness and providing advice to the Bank on suitable courses of action to avert and/or minimize litigation.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should preferably hold a good Law degree from a reputable university
  • Be an advocate of the High Court of Uganda
  • At least three years’ post –admission experience in a busy law firm or financial institution with hands on experience in commercial law and litigation.
  • Excellent analytical with good management skill and ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Possess the ability to prioritize work and deliver high quality output within tight deadlines.
  • The applicant must also be resourceful, creative and has high follow through ability
  • Possess excellent organizational skills and computer skills.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates should visit the web link below and create a profile on the NFT Consult website by entering their e-mail addresses. Please visit web link below and click Apply now if convinced you have the job requirements. The applications/CVs should be prepared in English and submitted in either MS Word or PDF format will be considered.
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