Head Legal & Company Secretary job at Exim Bank
Website :
65 Days Ago
Linkedid Twitter Share on facebook

Vacancy title:
Head Legal & Company Secretary

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Banking , Category: Legal ]

Jobs at:

Exim Bank

Deadline of this Job:
14 December 2021  

Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Kampala , East Africa

Summary
Date Posted: Tuesday, November 23, 2021 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed


JOB DETAILS:
Position: Head Legal & Company Secretary
Department: Legal & Recovery
Duty Station: Exim Bank Uganda Head Office
Reporting To: Chief Executive Officer/Board Of Directors

Job Purpose
Develops, establishes, leads, guides, and monitors a legal strategy for the Bank to mitigate legal risks and enable the business to achieve its revenue and growth objectives. The Head Legal/ Company Secretary is the principal legal advisor of the bank. The Head Legal/ Company Secretary is responsible for planning, directing, managing, and controlling all legal matters of the bank.

Key Responsibilities include:
• Provide legal services such as advice, representation or drafting services to bank’s management. This also includes liaising with external legal advisors in the provision of these services.
• Ensure compliance with internal as well as external corporate governance and legal requirements.
• Provide effective leadership to the Legal Unit and providing effective supervision and training of Unit’s staff.
• Guide the Board on discharging its responsibilities & keep it abreast of the relevant changes in legislation and governance best practices.
• Ensure that all members of the Board have full and timely access to information that may be relevant to the proper discharge of their duties.
• Convene and servicing meetings of the Board of Directors, annual general meetings (AGM)/meetings (producing agendas, taking minutes), and all board correspondence.
• Undertake research (materials, statutes) and review ongoing cases and advice management accordingly.
• Liaise with relevant departments to ensure that where legal risks have been identified, appropriate courses of action have been taken.
• Carry out an annual review of the performance of external service providers (lawyers, auctioneers, and valuers) and advice Management on the recommended service providers for the following year.
• Prepare legal opinions on any new laws, cases, regulations and advise management accordingly.
• Draft service level agreements between all the departments of the Bank and ensure that these are adhered to.
• Carry out a quarterly review of the performance of external service providers (lawyers, auctioneers and valuers) and ensure that they are complying with their respective service level agreements.
• Provide leadership around the structuring, negotiating & drafting of legal agreements and documentation (e.g., relating to markets transactions, new products) and provide legal opinions where necessary.
• Review and advise management on legal implications of internal policies and procedures.
• Draft contracts, agreements, and internal policies in conjunction with managers from other departments and ensure that they are in compliance with all statutory or legal requirements.
• Review progress of outstanding litigation and attend regular meetings with the bank’s external lawyers.
• Manage external counsel in terms of ensuring the bank has the right panel of firms and that agreed fee structures and terms of engagement are in place and adhered to.
• Provide periodic (monthly) progress reports to the CEO, on litigation matters and chances of recovery of financed assets and outstanding loan facilities.
• Maintains close oversight of work carried out by receivers appointed by the bank to ensure that the cases are managed as efficiently as possible.
• Attend meetings with Account Relationship Managers to discuss the status of their securities and address any concerns arising.
• Review various types of security documentation and advice Management on the issues concerning the banks’ ability to recover and mode of recovery.
• Attend Board Meetings and AGMs to ensure that the formalities for shareholders and the board have been put in place.
• Coordinate and ensure that all dividend cheques and bonus certificates are received by all shareholders.
• Convening and servicing meetings of the Board of Directors, annual general meetings (AGM)/meetings (producing agendas, taking minutes)
• Review all contracts which the Bank enters into or any other documentation where that Bank has committed itself and assess legal implications that need to be brought to management attention.
• Review all documentation with correspondent banks and ensure that all documentation required to be put in place is provided.
• Negotiate, review and draft documentation for any lending the Bank is entering into and prepare and advise on the necessary checklist to be adopted to ensure information is submitted on time.
• Takes full responsibility for performance management of all direct reports, focusing on all aspects of sound people management: recruitment, development, performance management, career pathing, on the job training, coaching, and mentoring, and employee engagement within the precincts of the bank's human resource plan, policies, and procedures.
• Define performance contracts for staff and monitor their performance against agreed standards and objectives, working with them to grow their skills were needed.

Requirements
• A Bachelor’s degree in law - LLB from a University in a country that practices English law; Post graduate Diploma in Legal Practice and advocate of the High Court of Uganda.
• Added Advantages: Master’s degree in law or Business Administration Professional secretarial qualifications such as ICSA.
• 10+ year’s post-qualification experience in corporate banking and commercial law 5+ of which should be at a senior level.
• Demonstrated experience in litigation, Conveyancing, and legal research.
• Good understanding of the financial services sector and commercial law.
• Good knowledge and experience in managing company legal matters.
• Familiarity with current regulatory environment.
• Strategic enablement skills.
• Solution-focused, flexible thinker with a strong “can do” attitude.
• Able to influence, negotiate and engage diversity.
• Strong networking and stakeholder engagement skills.
• Sound judgement and decision-making skills.
• Highly analytical and attentive to detail combined with an ability to think laterally and holistically.

Work Hours: 8


Experience in Months: 120

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

Job application procedure
Kindly send your cover letter and up to date CV to hr@eximbank-ug.com  with the subject JOB APPLICATION: HEAD OF FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION by close of business, Tuesday 14th December 2021.


All Jobs

QUICK ALERT SUBSCRIPTION

Job Info
Job Category: Legal jobs in Uganda
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 14 December 2021
Duty Station: Kampala
Posted: 23-11-2021
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 23-11-2021
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 23-11-2064
Apply Now

Notification Board:

Join a Focused Community on job search to uncover both advertised and non-advertised jobs that you may not be aware of. A jobs WhatsApp Group Community can ensure that you know the opportunities happening around you and a jobs Facebook Group Community provides an opportunity to discuss with employers who need to fill urgent position. Click the links to join. You can view previously sent Email Alerts here incase you missed them and Subscribe so that you never miss out.

Caution: Never Pay Money in a Recruitment Process.

Some smart scams can trick you into paying for Psychometric Tests.