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


Job Title:   Legal Officer
Organization: Pride Microfinance Limited (MDI) (Pride)
Duty Station:  Uganda

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, 2003.     

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  Understanding.
  • 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  e.t.c.
  • Assign  cases  to  Debt  Collection  Officers  for  recovery  and  obtain  monthly  reports  from  them.
  • Liaising with external  lawyers  on  company  matters.
  • 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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