Fresher Legal Officer Jobs – Pride Microfinance Limited (MDI) (Pride)

Job Title:   Legal Officer

Organization: Pride
Microfinance Limited (MDI) (Pride)

Duty Station: 

About US:

Pride Microfinance
Limited (MDI) (Pride) is the leading Microfinance Deposit Taking Institution in
Uganda with 34 networked branches and eight contact offices countrywide, an
equal opportunity employer, regulated by Bank of Uganda under the MDI Act,

Job Summary:  The Legal Officer will provide  legal 
services  to  support 
business  operations  in 
accordance  with  company’s 
policies,  procedures  and 
the  law.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Providing  legal  services 
    to  support  business 
    operations  in  accordance  with 
    company  policies  procedures  and 
    the  law.
  • Reviewing  and  drafting 
    loan  documents,  mortgages,  powers 
    of  attorney  and 
    other  loan  and 
    security  documents  for 
    all  Pride  products.
  • Conducting  searches  and 
    verify  registered  collateral  presented  by 
    clients  i.e.  land 
    titles,  logbooks.   
  • Ensure timely 
    registration  of  caveats, 
    mortgages,  debentures.   
  • Execute/witness  legal  documents  on 
    behalf  of  Pride 
    to  make  them 
    legally  binding.
  • Representing  the  company 
    in  courts  of 
    law  and  any 
    other  fora.
  • Drafting  and  reviewing  agreements,  legal 
    documents  and  Memorandums  of 
  • Participating  in  recovery 
    of  written  off 
    and  bad  loans.
  • Ensure  release  of 
    security  to  clients 
    upon  completion  of 
    a  loan.
  • Maintaining and  update  registers  in 
    the  department  e.g. 
    titles  register,  keys 
    register,  searches  register 
  • Assign  cases  to 
    Debt  Collection  Officers 
    for  recovery  and 
    obtain  monthly  reports 
    from  them.
  • Liaising with external 
    lawyers  on  company 
  • Preparing  periodic  reports

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  

  • The ideal candidate for the Pride Legal Officer job placement should
    preferably hold a Bachelor  of  Law 
    Degree  from  a 
    recognized  University  and 
    a  Diploma  in 
    Legal  Practice  from 
    Law  Development  Centre.   
  • Should  be  an 
    enrolled  Advocate  of 
    the  High  court 
    of  Uganda. 
  • Candidates  with  a 
    Post  graduate  qualification  in 
    Law  or  Business 
    Finance  will  have 
    an  added  advantage.
  • Must  have  a 
    valid  practicing  certificate.
  • Two years of  working  experience  from 
    a  reputable  financial  institution  and 
    or  law  firm 
    will  be  an 
    added  advantage.
  • Should  possess  2 
    principal  passes  at 
    A’  level
  • Should  possess  a 
    credit  or  a 
    pass  in  Mathematics  and 
    English  at  O’ level
  • Should  be  a 
    self-driven,  dynamic,  self-motivated,  team 
    player,  results  oriented,  analytical  and 
    with  excellent  interpersonal  skills. 
  • Age: Between  25 
      30  years. 

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to apply online by following
the procedure;

  • Click Here
  • Create an Account
  • Fill in your personal information and
    upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV), including all your scanned academic
    credentials, 3 letters of recommendation from each of the referees and a
    passport photo.
  • Submit online i.e. no hardcopy
    deliveries will be accepted

Deadline: 21st September 2019

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