Manager Legal

  1. Job Title :               Manager Legal (1)

     Reports to  :               Head Legal & Administration

 

  1. JOB PURPOSE: Implements Company’s legal strategy and policies. Manages legal activities with an objective of protecting the Company’s interests from a shareholder and Board perspective. Provides advice and counsel on all legal related matters including but not limited to; Contracting, Company Secretarial & Litigation

 

  1. KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES
Key Result Areas Activities
Implement the Company’s legal strategy and policies.

 

·         Protect the company from unnecessary litigation by advising on  business risks and any litigation threats

·         Ensure Corporate Governance by providing guidance on company secretary matters.

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Manages the legal activities of the Company’s, with the objective of protecting the Company’s interests and providing guidance to senior management on compliance with  laws and regulations in relation to their functional areas:

 

  • Keeps management advised on all new legislation and trends that could affect the Company.
  • Provides oral or written legal opinions and advice as part of daily work or assigned projects.
  • Writes & responds to legal correspondences on behalf of the company.
  • Provides technical support to management in negotiations and in preparation of contracts.
  • Coordinates all legal activities pertaining to protection of all company assets.
  • Coordinates and oversees required statutory filings.
  • Keeps all the necessary legal documents, certificates and corporate files.
  • Generally ensuring Legal Compliance within the Company.

·         Continually assesses the legal risk that the company faces and advises the management team

Company Secretarial  & Corporate Governance ·         Prepare for Board meetings

·         Take minutes during the board meetings

·         Maintain a company Register and filling company secretarial documents

·         Prove guidance during board meeting

Manage litigation with third parties, in alignment with the legal strategy, resulting in solved cases with minimal damage for Company, both in costs and reputation:

 

·         Ensures follow-up with external legal counsels and provides guidance and back-up information.

·         Discusses any settlement options on any disputes with management and negotiates on behalf of the management team.

·         Ensures resolution of disputes in an effective manner.

·         Manages external legal counsels and monitors legal proceedings conducted by such counsel for and on behalf of the Company.

Manage contracting matters:

 

·         Drafts Commercial Agreements, Leases and other Legal Documents or delegates to external Legal Counsel as appropriate.

·         Vets draft Agreements between the Company and other parties drawn up by such parties or their Solicitors, with a view to protecting the legal position of the Company in such Agreements.

·         Perfects the Company’s leasehold titles, preserves the titles and maintain the related records

Process Entry permits and Dependants Passes for expatriate staff and their dependants. ·         Process entry permit for expatriate staff

 

  1. SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE
Educational Qualifications  & Functional / Technical Skills
  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB honours)
  • Diploma in Legal Practice
  • Be a member of the BAR
  • Hold a valid practicing certificate

 

Relevant Experience (Type of experience and minimum number of years)
  • 5 years of legal experience in an established law firm or in-house as Legal Counsel
  • Knowledge of insurance industry & Insurance Law.
  • Able to operate in a performance driven organization
Other requirements (Behavioural etc.)
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Result oriented
  • Strong coaching skills
  • Excellent communications skills, both orally and in writing

 

 

Interested and qualified candidates should submit their applications accompanied with a detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV), photocopies of academic documents and certificates, not later than 30th July 2018 at 5:00 pm addressed to:

Head Human Resource

NIC HOLDINGS Ltd.

Plot 3 Pilkington Rd

P O Box 7134 KAMPALA

 

Or by Email

e-mail; vacancy@nic.co.ug

*Note: Only Shortlisted Candidates will be contacted.



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