Legal Manager Job Careers – DFCU Bank


Job Title:    Legal Manager

Organization:  DFCU

Duty Station:  Kampala,

Reports to: Chief Legal Officer / Company Secretary


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 will be responsible for
offering oversight and manage the documentation of the Bank’s contracts, draft
reviews and recommend final contracts for adoption by the Bank, including
standard templates like bank-customer contracts, credit documentation
templates, tenancy agreements and nonstandard template. The incumbent will provide
support to the Company Secretary. The jobholder will also support the Chief
Legal Officer/ Company Secretary in the management of the Bank’s litigation.
The Manager will provide legal advisory services.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       Draft credit templates, review and improve
existing standard contract templates, in line with new and existing products
and legal requirements.

·       Minimize legal risks arising from contracts
including credit risk during recovery and counterparty contract risk etc.

·       Draft and review contracts based on the
business approvals, together with the legal requirements to ensure the Bank has
legally binding and enforceable contracts with service providers.

·       Review large and/ or complex credit
transactions in line with legal requirements to ensure the Bank has legally
enforceable credit documents.

·       Offer legal advisory services to partner
units and management, undertake legal research as part of this function,
support assigned committees and projects.

·       Sensitize staff and enforce compliance with
statutory and regulatory requirements.

·       Provide oversight over the custody of the
Bank’s final contracts.

·       Support with provision of oversight over the
Bank’s litigation portfolio, to ensure effective implementation of the agreed
litigation strategy, policies, processes and guidelines in the management of
cases by and against the Bank.

·       Provide proactive support to the Bank’s
recovery teams in the management of delinquent accounts.

·       Provide support to the Company Secretary.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       The ideal candidate for the DFCU
Bank Legal Manager job must hold a Bachelor of Laws Degree.

·       Post graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.

·       Enrolled Advocate of High Court and
subordinate Courts.

·       A minimum of five (5) years’ experience
working in a busy law firm or commercial institution with extensive exposure to
banking and finance transactions.

·       Demonstrated experience in contract
negotiation and drafting.

·       Exposure to credit operations, documentation
and perfection.

·       Strong grasp and in-depth knowledge of the
principles and laws governing banking, finance, corporate law, contracts,
mortgages and securities, land transactions, security realization etc.

·       Strong analytical and critical skills and,
attention to detail.

·       Excellent legal drafting and interpretation

·       Strong interpersonal and communication skills

·       Research skills.

·       Computer skills.

·       Demonstrated leadership skills.


How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to
send applications with detailed CV’s including present
position and copies of relevant professional/academic certificates (University
Transcript, O and A level) to the email address indicated below;


Deadline: 2nd February 2021


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