Chief Manager Legal Job Placement – BRAC Uganda Microfinance Ltd

Job Title:      Chief Manager Legal
Organisation: BRAC Uganda Microfinance Ltd
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About US:
BRAC International is one of the world’s largest
Non-Governmental Development Organizations, working in a number of countries in
Africa and Asia on poverty alleviation Programs, is registered in Uganda as
BRAC Uganda. The organization implements integrated development approach combining
Education, Health, Agriculture, Livestock, Adolescent Empowerment and Microfinance.
About BRAC Uganda Microfinance Ltd:
BRAC Uganda Microfinance Ltd is the
largest Microfinance operation in Uganda covering 80 districts through 136
networked branches targeting Micro, Small and Medium Entrepreneurs of Uganda.
BRAC boasts of promoting financial inclusion by extending financial services to
the un served and underserved, now with over 160,000 borrowing clients, over
100Bn loan book with 99.3% recovery rate, operationally and financially self-sustaining.
In order to serve our customers better with wider range of services and
products, Board and Management has future plans of becoming a regulated
financial Institution in Uganda – Micro-Deposit Taking Institution (MDI).
Job Summary: The Chief Manager Legal will offer  support BRAC Uganda Microfinance by drafting
and reviewing legal documents including pleadings, contracts, credit facilities
and securities, provide legal advice, conduct research and represent BRAC
Uganda Microfinance in Courts of Law in line with divisional standards and
targets on legal risk management and best practice standards. The Chief Manager
Legal will also serve as CS and Secretary to the Board;
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Conduct
legal research and provide legal advice and guidance on proactive compliance of
the Microfinance with new legislation and or best practices likely to affect
BRAC Microfinance business, policy and operating environment.
·        
Regularly
review fraud investigation reports and findings and make recommendations for
appropriate legal action to redress, hold watching briefs for BRAC Microfinance
in criminal proceedings in courts of law in respect of matters reported by the
Microfinance and accordingly report progress.
·        
Responsible
for preparing responses to notices of intention to sue and liaise with the
relevant Divisions/Branches for timely compilation of information required for
the Microfinance response thereto in compliance with the Legal requirements,
consumer protection standards and Divisional Service Level Agreements.
·        
The
CML will be tasked with submitting weekly/monthly reports on new and existing
legal suits by and against the Microfinance, progress of credit recovery cases
assigned for collection, trend and exposure analysis thereof, and recommend
strategies. Manage the Microfinance external advocates and branches on,
information required for progress of any court proceedings in which the
Microfinance has an interest and advice on measures to be taken for their efficient
and effective management.
·        
Draft
and review contracts entered into by the Microfinance for procurement of goods
and services in line with the Bank’s requirements, policy and best practice on
prudent risk management.
·        
Regularly
review and perfect documentation for Credit facilities to Microfinance
customers in line with Microfinance policy, relevant legislation and divisional
Service Level Agreements.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The
applicant should preferably hold a Bachelor of Laws degree. Possession of a Post
Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
·        
At
least four years’ post-enrollment experience in either active legal practice
(litigation bias) in a reputable law firm, as in-house counsel in a financial
institution or large reputable institution
·        
Qualification
to practice as a lawyer in a national jurisdiction is required.
·        
At
least one year of experience appearing as an advocate/litigator before a court
or tribunal is required
·        
Prior
legal experience in international, administrative and/or employment law is
desirable. Previous experience at the international level, preferably in an
international public organization, is desirable
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested
candidates should send their application letters, Curriculum Vitae not scanned
(including bio-data such as: Date of birth, Education qualification, language
proficiency, work experience and at least three professional referees in Ms.
Office Word Document) and all Scanned copies of academic /other supporting
documents. They should all be merged into one PDF file. In total, there must
only be two attachments sent to hrd.uganda@brac.net.
Deadline: 22nd January 2016
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