Entry Level Legal, Compliance and Risk Officer (LCR Officer) Career Jobs - SolarNow

Organisation: SolarNow
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Director Risk Management

About US:
SolarNow is a distribution and finance company that sells high quality solar product and appliances to households and businesses in Uganda. The company started in 2011 and has since opened 36 branches throughout Uganda, employs around 250 people. Expansion into other countries is planned for 2017. 

Job Summary: The Legal, Compliance and Risk Officer (LCR Officer) follows-up on all legal issues by liaising with legal counsel and/or company lawyer. In addition, the incumbent ensures the company is compliant with internal policies and procedures, but also with relevant local and international regulations. Finally, the officer minimizes and mitigates risks the company might be exposed to. 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:   
  • Supports the Management Team in handling complex transactional matters and ongoing commercial contracts. 
  • Supports the Management Team in maintaining corporate records and minute books, coordinating matters relating to board and shareholders meetings, preparing materials for such meetings, and preparing related minutes, written consents, etc.
  • Supports the management team with respect to periodic Govt. Of Uganda regulatory reporting. 
  • Supports the management team in formation or dissolution of legal entities and other routine corporate legal matters.
  • Supports the Management Team with respect to contract drafting, coordination of approvals, signatures, and notarization of document and implementation.
  • Supports the management team in performing compliance audits of internal Corporate Policies and Procedures as well as relevant local and international environmental, social and governance (ESG) regulations
  • Supports the Management Team with processing Work Permits for international staff
  • Works closely with external legal partners on registering financial instruments, debt collection, arbitration, civil and criminal litigation.
  • Conducts legal research as needed.
  • Actively participates in special projects as needed, such as Mergers &Acquisitions and other corporate strategic initiatives, including preparing and organizing documents, due diligence support, and liaising with third parties.
  • Works with Management team and staff in other corporate departments on assigned projects.
  • Follows up on outstanding legal matters;
  • Supports the management team to Investigate and Audit potential cases of fraud;
  • Develops and proposes Legal, Compliance and Risk mitigation policies where needed;
  • Ensure risk mitigation measures are in place and are up to date (e.g. insurance).
  • Provides legal advice and support in all operations of the company 
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The ideal candidate for the Solarnow Legal, Compliance and Risk Officer (LCR Officer) job opportunity must hold a Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
  • Possession of a Diploma in Legal Practice
  • One to three years’ experience in legal practice; Registered Attorney
  • Possess the highest level of professionalism and confidentiality
  • Independent; Person of integrity; meticulous; analytical; eye for detail.
  • Flexibility, able to adapt to change while managing multiple assignments and willingness to assist in other areas as needed - must be a team player
  • Exhibits strong written and verbal communication skills. 

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications to the Human Resource Manager, SolarNow Uganda Services via e-mail, recruitmentug@solarnow.eu including their updated CVs (no other documents).

Deadline: 2nd June 2017

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