UTL Jobs – Head of Legal & Regulatory Affairs

Location: Kampala, Uganda
About Uganda Telecom: We are a Total Communications Provider offering diverse products, services and solutions in Telecommunications.
Applications are invited from suitably qualified, competent and dynamic individuals for the Position of Head at Legal & Regulatory Affairs.
With a strong, commercial, industry knowledge and track record, the successful candidate will have the responsibilities of overseeing all legal and Board matters of the Company as well as directing the work of the company’s legal & regulatory team to service external and internal stakeholders.
Reporting: The Head of Legal & Regulatory Affairs is an Executive Management position reporting directly to the Managing Director.
Job purpose: To advise and implement legal, regulatory and board policies, systems, plans and to proactively prosecute the best interests of the company at all times.
Key Responsibilities
·         Lead a team of legal and regulatory managers in implementing the Uganda telecom strategy.
·         Responsible for all legal matters e.g. preparation of contracts, statutory instruments and any other registration.
·         Responsible for the Board of Directors’ matters e.g. preparation of memos, meetings and minutes.
·         Ensuring full compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements and for ensuring that decisions of the Board of Directors are implemented
·         Ensuring,, that the organization complies with relevant legislation and regulation, and keep board members informed of their legal responsibilities..
·         Ensuring, adherence to governance structures and mechanisms, corporate conduct within the organization’s regulatory environment, board and stakeholder meetings, compliance with legal, regulatory and listing requirements
·         Ensuring the proper negotiation of contracts, risk management, property administration and organization, and provide advice on corporate governance issues to both Management and Board.
·         Interpret and communicate to management policies laid down by the Board of Directors and Government and monitor the implementation of such policies.
·         To maintain full record of all Company Assets and ensure their safe protection.
·         Responsible for public relations of the company. Supervise the Purchasing function to ensure that the operations are in conformity with the policies of the Company.
·         Responsible for the Security of the company’s physical assets and IP (Intellectual Property).
Qualifications, Skills & Experience
·         An appropriate degree in Law
·         A post graduate diploma in legal practice.
·         Membership of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries and Administrators will be an added advantage.
·         Should have working experience of at least eight (8) years in legal practice of which three (3) should be as Head of Corporate Legal & Regulatory Division
·         Should possess excellent communication skills to people at all levels and backgrounds
·         Ability to provide professional advice to the Board and Managing Director
·         Hands-on management style and proven experience of managing and motivating a Legal and Regulatory team
·         Strong organizational, time management, negotiation, and communication-skills
·         Utmost professional integrity.
How to apply:
Applications from suitably qualified candidates should be submitted to:
The Chief Human Resources & Administration Officer Uganda Telecom Rwenzori Courts P.O Box 7171 Kampala. Or recruitment@utl.co.ug
Closing Date: 2nd August 2012 at 17.00hrs. Only successful candidates will be contacted.
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