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Guaranty Trust Bank (Uganda) Limited (GTBank) is one of the leading banks in Africa. GTBank Uganda currently has an exceptional and exciting career opportunity for a suitably qualified professional to join the team in Uganda to provide support to the in-country growing transactions

 

POSITION:    HEAD, LEGAL AND COMPANY SECRETARY

REPORTING TO: MANAGING DIRECTOR

The Head of Legal and Company Secretary is to provide legal advice to all units within the Bank, and handle all legal matters affecting the Bank.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Providing legal advisory services to all departments within the Bank including providing independent legal advice and judgment to mitigate any legal risks.
  • Liaising with external counsel on litigation matters instituted by or against the Bank, and preparing bank witnesses for testimony or appearance in court.
  • Continuously reviewing, analysing and interpreting laws, regulations, judicial decisions and Bank/industry policies.
  • Providing support in contract negotiations and management including review of all contractual agreements for the Bank to ensure that the Bank’s interests are safeguarded, and providing recourse options for non-performing contractors.
  • Advising the relevant units on the perfection of securities and looking out for intervening eventualities that may adversely affect the Bank’s interests.
  • Managing the annual securities audits and advise on the remedial process.
  • Facilitate legal recovery of Non-Performing Assets for the Bank.
  • Undertaking research on current legal developments (e.g. Laws, Regulations, Judicial decisions etc) and advising the relevant units/ committees within the Bank.
  • Preparing and facilitating staff training on various legal matters affecting the bank, including dissemination of appropriate legal requirements to various units.
  • Instructing and liaise with the Bank’s legal service providers to ensure external legal activities and engagements are coordinated and effective.
  • Facilitating review and audit of securities in the Bank’s possession and advise on the remedial process.
  • Liaising with various Government Registries as needed.
  • Maintaining relationships with the legal panels across the Group and provide legal support to the Group as and when the need arises.
  • Any other assignment as may be assigned from time to time.

 

 

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
  • Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB).
  • O & A – Level Certificates
  • IT proficient
  • Reference from a reputable law firm in Uganda.
  • A minimum of five years legal experience in a leading organisation, with a proven track record in litigation management.
  • Excellent relationship management and communication skills necessary for interaction with the Government of Uganda, the judicial system and external lawyers.
  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience in banking and commercial law including contract negotiation, preparation and administration.
  • Ability to provide independent advice (orally and in writing) to senior level management on highly technical matters.

 

All interested candidates should send their application including cover letter, CV and academic documents to the Head of Human Resources, Guaranty Trust Bank Uganda by hand delivery or email to jobsug@gtbank.com (documents uploaded should not exceed 5Mbs) not later than Friday 8th July 2022.

+256 785 866 559
enquiriesug@gtbank.com