Legal Assistant Recovery Job Vacancy – UGAFODE Microfinance Limited (MDI) ~ Jobs in Uganda |  

Organization:
UGAFODE Microfinance Limited (MDI)
Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda
UGAFODE Microfinance
Limited (MDI) is a registered financial institution in Uganda and is adherent
to the Central Bank’s regulations and guidelines and was founded in 1994 to
provide quality microfinance services.
Job Summary:  The Legal Assistant Recovery will be responsible
for implementing 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, Baliffs which includes but is not limited
to reviewing pleadings, preparing instructions, supporting Bank witnesses,
instituting the suits, 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.
·       Advise the credit department on the
legislation on recovery of loans and Follow up, monitor the debt collectors to
ensure all recovery mechanisms are done within the law
·       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
from time to time.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal
candidate for the UGAFODE Microfinance Limited Legal Assistant Recovery job
must hold a
Bachelor of Laws
(LLB -Hons) from a recognized University.
·       A Diploma in
legal Practices from the Law Development Centre
·       At least one (1)
year of experience in post training experience and admission to practice law in
Uganda
·       Sound
understanding of the laws and regulations relating to financial institutions.
·       Litigation risk
management
·       Demonstrate team
building, excellent interpersonal and networking skills
·       Ability to
exercise integrity and confidentiality
·       Excellent
communication and presentation skill

If you believe you
meet the requirements as noted above, please submit an application letter
together with an up to date CV to our email only: recruitment@ugafode.co.ug
(please indicate the position you are applying for in the Subject Line e.g.
“Legal Assistant Recovery”).

Applications should be addressed to the Head of Human
Resource.

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