Board Secretary/Legal Affairs Officer

  • UGANDA WAREHOUSE RECEIPT SYSTEM AUTHORITY
  • Kingdom Kampala, Nile Avenue, Kampala, Uganda
  • 29/01/2021
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Description

Salary Scale: UWRSA Level 2

Responsible to: Managing Director

Responsible for: Legal Officer

Purpose of the Job

To provide strategic and technical guidance to the Authority on Legal matters, perform the

functions of a Board Secretary and Registrar to the Central Registry.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Arrange meetings of the Board of Directors, giving clear notices of meeting times and places.
  2. Coordinate the affairs of the Board, and provide the Authority with legal counsel, guidance and representation.
  3. Take minutes of the meetings of the Board of Directors;
  4. Keep records of the decisions and other policy records of the
  5. Board of Directors;
  6. Prepare reports and minutes for the Board of Directors;
  7. Prepare and update the Board Charter;
  8. Coordinate Board evaluation;
  9. Handle all  formal  communication  between  the Managing Director and the Board of Directors.
  1. Lead in  legal  matters  in  accordance  with  new  laws,  manage  the  performance  and development  of  staff  in  the  department,  in  line  with  the  goals,  objectives,  policies and regulations of the Authority.
  1. Manage and  monitor  the  progress  of  all  legal  proceedings  including  litigation  and alternative  dispute  resolution  by  providing  Legal  interpretation  of  laws  and  other statutory instruments
  1. Provide legal  advice  on  drafting  contracts  and  other  documents  of  the  Authority, reviews  the  contracts  between  the  Authority  and  suppliers/service  providers  to ensure compliance with the national and international laws.
  1. Ensure that the Authority operates in compliance with the laws, regulations, policies and guidelines governing and enforce compliance.
  1. Represent the  Authority  in  courts  of law and effectively defend the interests of the Authority.
  1. Offer secretariat  support  and  legal  counsel  to the Authority Disciplinary Committee and the Staff Tribunal.
  1. Perform functions of a Registrar of the Central Registry of the Authority.

 

PERSON SPECIFICATIONS Qualifications

  1. Should have  a  Bachelor  degree  in  Law,  Public  Administration  and  Management, Economics or any other applicable qualifications
  2. Should have   a   Master’s  Degree  in  any  of  the  above  fields  from  a  recognized institution of higher Learning.
  3. Should have practicing certificate in legal practice

Experience

Applicants  should have a minimum of ten (10) years relevant working experience, three (3) years  of  which  should  have  been  served  at  a  Principal  level  in  Government  or  equivalent level of experience from a reputable organization.

He/She should be an Enrolled Advocate for at least five years.

Technical Competences

1) Knowledge on the laws of Uganda and other relevant International laws

2) Must have good arbitration/mediation skills

3) Have experience and knowledge on Public Service Standing Orders,

4) Ability to represent the Authority in any legal matters at all times,

5) A good interpersonal and communication skills

6) Demonstrated computer knowledge.

Behavioral

a) High level of professionalism, ethics and integrity

b) Maintain high level of confidentiality

c) Accountability

d) Communicating effectively

e) Judgment, decision making and problem solving

f) Teamwork

How to apply

Send application to  info@uwrsa.go.ug and hr@uwrsa.go.ug

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