Legal Officer job at Hofokam Limited


Hofokam Limited

Legal Officer job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022


Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 31 January 2022

Hiring Organization: Hofokam Limited

Job Details:

Hofokam Limited is one of the largest Microfinance Institutions operating in Western Uganda with its head office at Fortportal City. Hofokam's mission is to provide quality and competitive financial services to households to enable them to realise their goals, with a vision to be the preferred partner of vibrant and economically empowered households in Uganda. As an equal opportunity employer, we invite qualified candidates to apply for the job being advertised below.Job Title: Legal Officer
Reporting To: Chief Executive Officer
Duty Station: Head office/Fort Portal
The legal officer/Company Secretary is a senior officer in the organization and internally, deals with board members, Executive Management, Branch Managers including staff at a lower level and externally deals with Courts of Judicature, Company Registries, External Advocates, UMRA and other statutory agencies.

Key Duties and Responsibilities
Legal Support to Business Operations:
• Oversee the registration of Hofokam's interest on all collateral pledged for credit facilities by staff and customers and to ensure the perfection of securities.
• Oversee the verification of the securities documents to be charged in favour of Hofokam and ensure that the same are enforceable.
• Provide legal opinion and guidance to Hofokam in the preparation and review of contracts with third parties.
• Represent the interests of Hofokam in the courts of law and other fora.
• Provide legal advisory services to all matters of a legal nature such as; new legislation, internal policies and procedures and monitor whether Hofokam is operating according to applicable regulatory requirements.
• Promote ethical conduct and compliance with rules, regulations


Qualifications, Skills & Experience .
• A Bachelor's degree in Law-LLB from a recognized University; Post graduate Diploma in Legal Practice and an enrolled advocate of the High Court of Uganda.
• A valid Practicing Certificate.
• Added Advantages: Master's degree in law or Business Administration; Professional secretarial qualifications such as ICSA.
• 5+years's post-qualification experience three (3) of which are in the financial services sector and commercial law
• Age: 30-45 Years.

Application procedure

Applying Instructions If you think you meet the above criteria, please send your application with certified copies of academic and professional certificates, a CV, postal address, daytime telephone contact, names and details of at least three (3) referees. For more details on the detailed jobs descriptions, please visit Hofokam website on, www.hofokam.co.ug Deliver applications physically or use the following email address: hr@hofokam.co.ug to The Chief Executive Officer, not later than 31 January 2022.

Date Posted: 2022-01-17

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