Law Jobs at UDBL – Head of Legal/Bank Secretary

Job Title:     Head of Legal/Bank Secretary – (1 Position)
Salary Scale: UDBL 2
Reports to:       Chief Executive Officer/Board of Directors
Location:           Head Office
Supervises:        Staff in the Legal Department
Job Summary: To Manage the Legal Department of the Bank, provide Company Secretarial Services to the Board and ensure that the Bank is provided with appropriate legal services in the Operations of its business.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Board secretarial services
·         Prepares and/or reviews Board papers from other business units for quality assurance purposes, for Board and Committee meetings.
·         In consultation with the Chairman and CEO, prepares a schedule and an agenda for Board and Committee meetings. Reviews agenda for Board and Committee meetings.
·         Informs the Board on key issues affecting the Fund and respond to Board queries and requests with regards to areas to do with current or future legislation.
·         Prepares Action reports for reporting back to the Board on the progress of implementation of Board decisions.
·         He/she will ensure proper and orderly conduct of Board meetings and Board Committee meetings.
Managerial responsibilities
·         Allocates work in the department and monitor progress, performance, and timely quality of service.
·         Approves all expenses relating to the Department in accordance with standard procedures.
·         Responsible for custody, and application of common seal.
·         Responsible for the custody of  official documents
Advisory services
·         Provides legal advisory services to all matters of a legal nature.  This would include areas such as new legislation, internal policies and procedures, major pending cases involving / affecting the Bank, insurance etc.
·         Reviews and finalizes contracts for various services from the business units and external parties.
·         Negotiate with external parties on contract terms and conditions.
·         Oversees the carrying out of legal due diligence on investment proposals for submission to the executive committee of  management and subsequently to the Board
·         Ensures timely compliance with all statutory requirements.
Minimum Qualifications, Skills and Training
·         LLB (Hon) Degree; Postgraduate Diploma in Legal practice and; the person MUST be an Advocate of the High Court of Uganda. 
·         A recognized management course or ICSA would be an added advantage.
Minimum Experience
·         A working experience of over 10 years; preferably in a financial institution.
·         Outstanding track record of having handled successful litigations or court cases.
·         Excellent analytical skills, sound judgment and collaborative working style with capability to work in partnership with the Board, CEO and other heads of department.
·         High level of personal integrity, considerable knowledge, experience and competence in managing legal matters.
·         Ability to lead and create a motivated and energized human resource base, with a focus on results based performance.
·         Ability to handle corporate matters
Skills Required
·         Good judgment and decision making skills
·         Planning and organizational skills
·         Leadership and people management skills
·         Quality orientation
·         Good oral and written communication skills
·         Negotiation and influencing skills
·         Demonstrated high levels of integrity (candidates must provide or attach a strong recommendation or testimony of their integrity and moral uprightness)
How to apply: 
All applications should be hand delivered to Ag. Chief Executive Officer , Plot 15 Clement Hill Road , Ruth Towers P.O Box 7210 Kampala
All copies of academic and professional credentials and testimonials MUST be attached to the applications
Please note that only short listed and successful will be contacted

To reach Not Later than 5:00 pm 19th December 2012

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