Job opportunity for Legal Manager at Bank of Africa (BOA)

Job Title:   Legal Manager
Organisation: Bank of Africa – Uganda Ltd.  (BOA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Company Secretary
About US:
Bank of Africa – Uganda Ltd. is part of GROUPE BANK OF AFRICA (BOA) comprising 16 Commercial Banks, 3 Leasing Companies, 2 Investment Companies, a Stock Brokerage Company, an Asset Management Company and a Mortgage Bank. It spans 16 African countries and France, employing over 5,000 people.
Job Summary: The Legal Manager will ensure a sound Legal Framework for the Bank by offering in-house Legal advisory services, efficient management of the Legal department and support to management and the Bank on Legal Risk generally including but not limited to contractual, credit, litigation, regulatory and statutory risks.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·         Receive instructions, peruse files and assess the merits and demerits of each case and related circumstances;
·         Conduct legal research to enhance and boost success rates on legal cases for and against the Bank;
·         Manage/handle threatened litigation notices, debt recovery and the legal cases for and against the Bank;
·         Attend and represent the Bank in courts of law;
·         Actively monitor external legal services and ensure effective representation of the Bank in courts of law;
·         Attend and provide input to credit recovery and disciplinary committee meetings on behalf of the legal department;
·         Prepare opinion memos for the Company Secretary to peruse and advise;
·         Continuously monitor compliance with statutory obligations and advise management accordingly;
·         Work closely with relevant departments to ensure that where legal risks have been identified, appropriate courses of action have been taken;
·         Offer timely support in contract negotiations, reviews and drafting and providing recourse options especially for non-performing contractors;
·         Prepare monthly and quarterly reports relating to the department for the Company Secretary for use in Board and Executive management meetings;
·         Provide legal advisory services to the branches, departments and management;
·         Regularly review credit offer letters, witness credit documentation  and advise the credit approving body on the legal status of proposed credit security and any other legal issues;
·         Provide continuous leadership, supervision, training and development of department staff ensuring an effective and motivated team;
·         Support the Company Secretary in day to day regulatory Legal or Board issues where need be;
·         Perform any other duty incidental to the above.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The applicant for the aforementioned Banking job must hold an LLB undergraduate degree, a diploma in legal practice and in possession of a valid practicing certificate. Applicants with Master’s degrees will have an added advantage;
·         The applicant must be an Advocate of the High Court of Uganda for at least four years and with working experience gained from a financial institution, corporate company or a busy law firm that majorly handles banking related cases.
·         Strong leadership and managerial skills;
·         Excellent relationship management and communication skills;
·         Demonstrate knowledge of, and experience with, laws dealing with government and/or commercial contract administration, particularly contract negotiation, preparation and administration;
·         Ability to provide independent advice (orally and in writing) to senior level management on highly technical matters;
·         Proven ability to delicately solve sensitive matters
·         Prior experience of having worked in a Financial Institution is an added advantage.
How to Apply for the job:
All suitably qualified candidates should visit the web link below and create a profile on the NFT Consult website by entering their e-mail addresses.
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