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Kampala, Uganda

Full-time

Deadline: 

February 2, 2024 at 2:00:00 PM

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About the Organisation

Asaak strives toward unlocking the economic potential of marginalized small and medium business owners. By bringing together a team of individuals with a wide range of backgrounds and a passion for fintech, Asaak is equipping business owners and journeying with them to their bigger dream.

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Job Title

Legal Officer job at Asaak Financial Services

Job Description

The Legal Officer will provide legal services to support business operations in accordance with the company’s policies, procedures and the law.

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Employee’s duties and responsibilities shall include, but not be limited to the following:

  • Draft and review contracts entered into by the Company in its operations including but not limited to procurement of goods, services and engagement with partners.

  • Provide legal advice/opinions and draft responses to notices of intention to sue the company from customers, employees and any other stakeholders.

  • Review investigation reports, enquiries and internal audit findings and make recommendations for appropriate legal action to redress/safeguard the company.

  • Support Management in monitoring and reporting compliance with Company policies and procedures and laws of Uganda.

  • Conduct legal research and provide legal advice and guidance for proactive compliance of the Company with new legislation and best practices impacting the operating environment.

  • Provide legal services to support business operations in accordance with company policies procedures and the law.

  • Represent the company in courts of law and any other fora in liaison with the external lawyers.

  • Liaising with external lawyers on company matters

  • Draft and review agreements, legal documents and Memorandums of Understanding.

  • Participate in recovery of written off and bad loans.

  • Provide legal support to the company’s debt Recovery Strategy and follow-up police cases in liaison with collection and recovery officers

  • Draft contract and service level agreements for company engagements

  • Prepare and submit monthly reports to the supervisor

  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor

Qualifications and Competencies

Qualifications and specifications:

  • Must hold a minimum of a bachelor's degree in Law from a recognized University and a Diploma in Legal Practice from Law Development Centre.

  • Should be an enrolled Advocate of the High court of Uganda.

  • Must have a valid practicing certificate.

  • A minimum of two years of working experience from a reputable financial institution and or law firm will be an added advantage

  • Must possess excellent multi-tasking skills and the ability to function under pressure.

  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Must have high levels of personal and professional integrity

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How to Apply

Qualified applicants should send via e-mail their complete applications with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of academic credentials and contact information for 3 professional references by Friday 2nd February 2024 by 5:00 pm addressed to
The HR & Administration office
Asaak Financial Services
careers@asaak.co

While we thank all applicants for showing interest, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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