Fresher Legal Officer Litigation and Recovery Job Opportunities – Housing Finance Bank

Organization: Housing
Finance Bank
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Manager,
Registration & Securities
About US:
Housing Finance Bank
was incorporated as a private company under the Companies Act in December 1967,
the Bank has become a household name and has grown in leaps and bounds with a
good track record among the pioneers of a mortgage lending. National Housing
& Construction Corporation, a parastatal involved in real estate business
has 5% shareholding and National Social Security Fund (NSSF) holds 50% and the
Government of Uganda holds 45%. Today, the bank looks back with pride on the
business accomplished in the mortgage lending business. Through innovation and
placing emphasis on Honesty, Integrity, Efficiency and Customer care, Housing
Finance Bank is the leader in the mortgage, holding a 90% market share.
Job Summary: The
Legal Officer Litigation and Recovery will implement legal action for the
non-performing portfolio of the Bank as guided by the Bank’s Policies and
existing Laws in order to maintain the Bank’s asset quality in addition to
managing litigation risk.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provide cost effective and timely legal advisory services and
    support to the Credit Recovery Function of the Bank in order to foster
    effective management of Regulatory and Litigation risk and to facilitate
    the recovery of Non-Performing loans.
  • Co-ordinate the conduct of litigation matters in liaison with
    External Advocates which includes but is not limited to reviewing
    pleadings, preparing instructions, supporting Bank witnesses, coordinating
    hearing dates and providing necessary documents to support timely
    resolution of the Bank’s cases.
  • Represent the Bank in Courts of Law, other fora of Alternative
    Dispute Resolution and participate in negotiating settlements in liaison
    with the Bank’s External Advocates and/ or the Credit Department.
  • Conduct due diligence on non-performing loans forwarded for legal
    action to support recovery and to ensure compliance with the legal regime
    and Bank policies and implement the appropriate action.
  • Co-ordinate and monitor the implementation of instructions issued to
    the service provider engaged to support litigation and recovery in
    accordance with their service level agreements.
  • Maintain schedules of up-to-date litigation and recovery cases and
    prepare reports on litigation and recovery cases for Management
    consideration within the required timelines.
  • Address external and internal customer queries in accordance to Bank
    Policy/ Service Level Agreement standards and timelines.
  • Maintain a record of relevant litigation and recovery
    correspondence/ files and ensure safe custody thereof.
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned by Management from
    time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the Housing Finance Bank Legal Officer
    Litigation and Recovery job must hold a Bachelor of Laws (LLB -Hons) from
    a recognized University.
  • A Diploma in legal Practices from the Law Development Centre.
  • Two years of experience in securities and registration in a Banking
  • Sound understanding of the laws and regulations relating to financial
  • Litigation risk management
  • Demonstrate team building, excellent interpersonal and networking
  • Ability to exercise integrity and confidentiality
  • Excellent communication and presentation skill
How to Apply:
All candidates who
wish to join the Banking sector are invited to send their applications
including an updated CV, certified copies of all academic transcripts,
certificates and testimonials, daytime telephone contact, and email address of
both applicant, and three competent referees addressed to:
Head Human
Resources, Housing Finance Bank, Plot 4 Wampewo Avenue, P. O. Box 1539,
Kampala. Uganda.
Only successful candidates will be contacted. All applicants who will not have
heard from us within five weeks of closing date should consider their
application unsuccessful.
Deadline: 24th September 2018 by 5:00pm
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