Manager Legal Services Employment Opportunity - Uganda Post Limited (Posta Uganda)

Organisation: Uganda Post Limited (Posta Uganda)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Company Secretary

About US:
Uganda Post Limited (Posta Uganda) is a wholly-owned government company which is the leading provider of a wide range of postal, logistical, IT and financial services in Uganda with international links to all major postal administrations worldwide.

Job Summary: The Manager Legal Services will primarily ensure that the company is adequately defended and to provide legal support to all operational and business units of the company.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • The jobholder will manage the litigation Portfolio of UPL and institute and defend legal suits for the company.
  • Prepare annual plans and budgets for the department and guide implementation of planned activities in line with UPL's Business plans and policies.
  • Offer technical support to the team through capacity building, coaching and mentoring and effectively manage performance of the team.
  • Actively contribute to the income generating and sustainability initiative of UPL.
  • Work closely with external company lawyers and follow up progress on case handling, research, advice and provide opinions with regards to cases filed in courts of judicature.
  • Follow-up proceedings before Courts, Adjudicators, Mediators, Arbitrators and Tribunals and brief the Company Secretary on the progress.
  • Manage and contract database and other legal documentation ensuring that the contract database is up to date and provide technical input in contract making and propose adjustments as necessary.
  • Compile and report on the status of the contracts database.
  • Participate in negotiation of contracts and apply, register and defend company trademarks from any opposition.
  • Manage the Company's asset database by maintaining the assets database for all land titles and vehicle log books and ensure that the asset database is up to date.
  • Offer technical advice to various operational units and Committees e.g. Contract Committee, Disciplinary Committee, etc. for effective decision making
  • Maintain the legal and policy framework of the company by compiling, draft, edit and review company rules, regulation, and policies.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant should hold an Honours Bachelors of Law Degree
  • Possession of a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
  • The applicant must be an enrolled advocate of the High Court
  • At least eight years of relevant working experience; five years at supervisory level.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their application letters, detailed CVs and certified copies of academic transcripts and certificates to:

The Head, Department of Human Resource and Administration,
Posta Uganda,
P.O. Box 7106 Kampala. Uganda

Deadline: 24th July 2017

NB: Candidates who do not receive feedback within a month’s time from the deadline should consider their applications

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