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Legal Officer Cairo Bank Uganda

The job holder is responsible for ensuring that the bank is pursuing with vigor all avenues open to minimize losses on its lending portfolio and litigation of court

Key Responsibilities

• Proactively provide legal advice to the credit department on all legal matters affecting lending and ensure adherence to the companies Act ,FIA 2004, the Mortgage Act, Land Act, Registration of Titles Act and other legislation , including subsidiary legislation in the form of Rules ,Gazette notices ,Regulations etc.
• Review of the legal documentation used by the Credit department e.g. letters of offer, facility agreements, debentures and all other security documentation to ensure that the Bank’s interests are well protected.
• Represent the Bank in court/legal related matters (for short and urgent matterse.g. garnishee applications, labor claims etc.) and prepare and submit court notes.
• Proactively review any changes in legislation and submit in the form of legal updates.
• Ensure the application of provisions in statute to credit business operations and environment.
• Conducting research on the bank’s litigation cases and providing periodic updates on the status of cases.
• Providing legal opinions on matters of legal nature.
• Coordinating and preparation of minutes of meetings as assigned by line manager.
• Preparation and submission of weekly, monthly reports on securities perfection status.
• Preparation and submission of weekly, monthly reports on outstanding credit and non – credit cases filed for and against the bank.

• A Bachelor’s of Law degree from a reputable university.
• A Bachelor’s of Laws degree from a reputable university.
• A post graduate diploma in Legal practice.
• Enrolled Advocate

• At least 2 years’ working experience preferably in a financial institution or a
• busy law firm.

Skills and competencies.

• Strong evaluation, communication and reporting skills.
• Strong service ethics
• Good at managing large volumes of information and can add value through
• reporting.
• Ability to balance long term and short term requirements independently.
• Independent and logical thinker yet an achiever and implementer.

Interested candidates should send their application letters together with their curriculum vitae to the Head Human Resources at  not later than 5pm, Monday 17th April, 2023.

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