UAP Insurance Jobs – Legal Assistant

Title:    Legal Assistant
Organisation: UAP
Kampala, Uganda
UAP Holdings
Limited is the pan-African Financial Services
Company with a primary purpose of acting as a holding company for the
various UAP businesses.
The Groups origins in Kenya date back to the 1920’s when Provincial Insurance
Company of East Africa was incorporated. UAP Group embarked on a multi-phased
restructuring plan in 2006 to shift from a traditional non-life insurance
business to a broad-based Insurance and Financial Services Group. UAP Group has
grown into a Pan-African Financial Services Group with a geographical footprint
in six (6) countries namely Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Rwanda, Tanzania and
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The range of services and products have
grown beyond General Insurance to include Life Assurance, Property Investments,
Fund Management and related Financial Services such as insurance premium
financing, financial advisory and securities brokerage.
The UAP Legal Assistant will provide professional assistance in the
provision of legal advisory and company secretarial services to the Company.
Duties and Responsibilities: 
In charge of drafting legal documents, opinions
and correspondences
Review, drafting and managing contracts
Responsible for preparing documents for external
counsel on litigation matters
Preparing minutes and reports of various meetings
as assigned
Conduct legal research on legislative
interpretations and regulatory requirements
Supporting the Board and Committee meetings as
Maintaining register of contracts
Maintaining shareholder records
In charge of developing and maintaining regulatory
Cascading group templates and formats
Overseeing compliance with SLA’s
Providing timely property management support
(leases and relevant instruments)
Responsible for monitoring and securing
Intellectual Property
Drafting legal documentation for staff matters and
labour matters
Offering business process support
Maintaining record of annual returns and statutory
Attending court alongside litigation counsel
Performing any other related duties assigned to
the Company Secretary
Skills and Experience: 
The applicant should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in
Law from a recognized University
Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the
Law Development Centre (Uganda)
A minimum of two years working experience in legal
advisory and company secretarial practice Advanced computer skills- MS Office
Skills in General Office Management
Methodical thinking and a high sense of urgency
Excellent Communication skills
Possess the ability to work under pressure with
tight deadlines
Effective Time Management skills
Leveraging and Respecting Others
Negotiation skills and ability
High degree of confidentiality
Keen attention to detail
Planning and organizational skills
Writing effectively
Acting with Integrity
Instilling confident and trust
Focusing on clients
to Apply:
candidates who wish to join the Insurance industry should send their
applications via Email with an updated CV and cover letter with the subject
head as Legal Assistant to:
4th June 2015 by 5PM
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