01 May 2017

Legal Manager - Documentation Jobs - DFCU Bank

Job Title:            Legal Manager-Documentation
Organisation: DFCU Bank
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Head of Legal & Compliance

About US:
DFCU bank is a fast growing commercial bank offering a variety of innovative products and services. DFCU Limited was started by the Commonwealth Development Corporation (CDC) of the United Kingdom and the Government of Uganda through the Uganda Development Corporation (UDC) under the name of Development Finance Company of Uganda Limited. Later restructuring brought in DEG (of Germany) and International Finance Corporation (IFC) as equal partners with CDC and UDC, each having a 25% stake in the company. Its objective was to support long-term development projects whose financing needs and risk did not appeal to the then existing financial commercial lending institutions.

Job Summary: The Legal Manager-Documentation will oversee all the Bank’s contracting processes, including legal documentation, review and drafting of business and supplier contracts, appraisal, preparation and structuring of sanctioned credit facilities, monitoring and evaluation of compliance with financial, credit and commercial terms.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Tasked with drafting of contracts, Memoranda or documents required by the Bank in the contracting process, including non-standardized credit deals that involve unique terms and conditions.
  • Keenly review and appraise complex credit files and documents prepared by the Credit Documentation Unit to ensure compliance with sanctioned credit terms;
  • Profile and perform a legal overall due diligence on the Bank contracting parties, borrowers, customers and all the applicable correspondences and legal documentation.
  • Resource and be a reference for the Bank projects and Procurement teams, Credit Documentation Unit and Relationship Managers in respect of all Bank contracts, deal structuring and documentation matters;
  • Fast track the due execution, enforcement and custody of all the Bank service provider contracts and any other legal relationship.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Legal Manager from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the DFCU Legal Manager-Documentation job opportunity must hold a University Law.
  • Possession of a postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice.
  • Enrolled Advocate of the High Court with a practice of over four years.
  • Extensive knowledge in Banking and Finance is an added advantage.
  • Exposure of working in a busy private law firm or bank handling large commercial transactions.
  • Good grasp and in-depth knowledge of the principles and laws governing Banking & Corporate Law, Leasing/asset finance, Laws governing Land & Mortgages among others
  • Knowledge of the law and best practice on repossession, realization security and receiverships.
  • Good legal research skills.
  • Computer literacy skills i.e. proficiency in Word, excel and other applications incidental thereto.
  • Self-motivated and result orientated with ability to make appropriate decisions when called for.
  • Ability to work long hours with minimum or no supervision.

How to Apply:
All candidates who so wish to join the banking sector in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to send their applications with detailed CVs including present position and copies of relevant professional/academic certificates to: Vacanciesbank@dfcugroup.com

Deadline: 10th May 2017

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