UAP Insurance Jobs – Legal Assistant

Job
Title:    Legal Assistant
Organisation: UAP
Insurance
Duty
Station:
Kampala, Uganda
About
US:
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.
Job
Summary:
The UAP Legal Assistant will provide professional assistance in the
provision of legal advisory and company secretarial services to the Company.
Key
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
assigned
·        
Maintaining register of contracts
·        
Maintaining shareholder records
·        
In charge of developing and maintaining regulatory
checklists
·        
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
documents
·        
Attending court alongside litigation counsel
·        
Performing any other related duties assigned to
the Company Secretary
Qualifications,
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
How
to Apply:
All
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: legal@uap.co.ug.
Deadline:
4th June 2015 by 5PM
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