Secretary Jobs – Law Development Centre (LDC)

Job Title:     Secretary
Law Development Centre (LDC)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Director
About US:
The Law Development
Centre (LDC) has a mandate to provide legal education to lawyers and
non-lawyers, undertake research in topical legal issues, contribute to legal
reform, produce legal publications, teaching materials, law reports and also
provide community legal services.
Job Summary: The
Secretary will coordinate and facilitate the activities of the Management
Committee. The incumbent will also provide technical advice in relation to the
Management Committee deliberations and decision making, drawing on his or her
professional experience and, in time, historical knowledge of LDC.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • To coordinate Management Committee activities and ensure its
    resolutions and decisions are effectively and efficiently communicated and
  • Advise the Chairperson -Management Committee and the Director in the
    effective planning and execution of the role and functions of the
    Management Committee and associated Committees.
  • Ensuring appropriate, robust action plans are in place to address
    the findings of governance reviews and that these are effectively
    monitored as part of performance management arrangements.
  • In conjunction with the Chairperson- Management Committee establish
    arrangements for evaluating the effectiveness of the Management Committee,
    and for the development of an ongoing Committee improvement programme.
  • Establish effective arrangements for the induction of new Management
    Committee members and provide advice and support to the members regarding
    the discharge of their statutory duties.
  • To record minutes of Management Committee meetings and ensure safe
    custody of the records.
  • To manage the usage of LDC Seal.
  • Ensure the preparation, publication, distribution and presentation
    of periodic performance reports to the Management Committee.
  • To provide legal advice to Management Committee in a timely manner.
  • To perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by
    the Director.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the Secretary job must hold a Bachelor’s degree in
    Law, Social Sciences, Arts or Administration.
  • Master’s degree in Law or Business Administration.
  • Member of the Institute of Certified Secretaries and Administrators
    (ICSA) is an added advantage
  • Postgraduate training in Public Administration and Management or
    Business Administration shall be an added advantage.
  • A minimum of eight (8) years’ work experience in legal practice or
    public administration, 5 of which should have been at the level of head of
    department or its equivalent in government or a reputable private
  • He/she should be a strategic planner.
  • Possesses strong relationship management skills.
  • Should be creative and innovative.
  • Ability to embrace change management.
  • He/she should be a person of high integrity.
  • Results Oriented.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • He/she should be a team builder

How to Apply:
All candidates
should send their applications addressed to The Secretary, Law Development
Center, P.O. Box 7117 Kampala either via post or hand delivery to the Law
Development Centre Reception. The applicants should attach up-to-date
Curriculum Vitae, Certified copies of academic and other relevant documents and
indicate names and contacts of two referees.
Deadline: 25th May 2018 by 5.00pm.
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