Company Secretary/ General Counsel Employment Opportunity – Kiira Motors Corporation (KMC)

Organization: Kiira
Motors Corporation (KMC)
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
Kiira Motors
Corporation (KMC) is an Automotive Manufacturing Company incorporated by
Government of Uganda and Makerere University to champion value addition in the
Domestic Automotive Industry for job creation and diversification of the
Job Summary:  The Company Secretary/General Counsel Legal is the Head of the Legal
Division at Kiira Motors Corporation responsible for the efficient
administration of Kiira Motors Corporation, particularly with regard to
ensuring compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements and for ensuring
that decisions of the Board of Directors are implemented. The Company
Secretary/General Counsel for Kiira Motor Corporation shall also be responsible
for leading corporate strategic and tactical legal initiatives.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provide Executive Management with effective
    advice on company strategies and their implementation, manages the legal
    function, and obtains and oversees the work of outsourced counsel;
  • Represent Kiira Motors Corporation’s
    legal interests and provide assurance of strong corporate governance and general
    legal housekeeping before investors, partners and co-partners, regulatory
    agencies, legislative bodies, auditors, and trade groups;
  • Provide prompt commercial, practical
    legal advice to Kiira Motors Corporation’s various business lines to
    facilitate, improve and strengthen operational decision-making through
    integration of legal analysis as part of overall business development
  • The incumbent is responsible for
    contracts and commercial agreements, finance, governance, real estate,
    intellectual property, employment and litigation/adversarial proceedings
    and Directs Outsourced counsel as needed;
  • Ensures Kiira Motors Corporation
    Compliance with regulatory and compliance protocols, current and
    anticipated, at state and federal levels;
  • Identify current and upcoming legal,
    regulatory and related compliance risk and determine how Kiira Motors
    Corporation can offer its products and services in various jurisdictions
    while operating in compliance with local laws and regulations;
  • Support Business Development on
    commercial negotiations;
  • Support HR and Finance on Human
    Resources matters (e.g., employee agreements, consulting agreements,
    employee benefits, stock options, and other employment issues);
  • Review and draft contracts, policies,
    compensation plans, and the Kiira Motors Corporation Human Resources
    Handbook as needed;
  • Provide sound legal advice on issues
    affecting existing and future business where risks and mitigation
    strategies are clearly identified;
  • Collect, organize, and present market
    intelligence on the legal issues affecting the Company’s core business.
  • Lead support and training of legal team
    members as required.
  • Advising the Board of Directors and the
    Committees on governance matters;
  • Coordinating the timely completion and
    dispatch of Board of Directors and Committee papers;
  • Ensuring that the business at Board of
    Directors and Committee meetings is accurately recorded in the minutes;
  • Organizing and facilitating the
    induction and professional development of Directors;
  • Provide the secretariat to the Board of
    Directors, Committees and Executive Management;
  • Ensure that all returns required by the
    Companies Act 2012 are filed;
  • Represent the company in dealings with
    other companies, banks and shareholders; and
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the
    Chief Executive Officer.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Kiira Motors
    Company Secretary/General Counsel job should preferably hold a Bachelor’s
    Degree (Honors) in Law from a Recognized Institution;
  • An Advocate of the High Court of Uganda;
  • Valid Certificate of Legal Practice;
  • Member of the Institute of Chartered
    Secretaries and Administrators; and
  • Master’s Degree in Law (LLM-Preferably
    International Commercial Law), Business Administration (MBA) or in a
    Related Field from a Recognized Institution.
  • A minimum of seven years in legal
    practice, four (4) of which should have been served at the level of Senior
    Legal Officer in a reputable organization.
  • A firm understanding of the legal system
    as it affects business
  • Able to analyses and solve problems
  • Management and organizational skills
  • Discretion when dealing with
    confidential information
  • Good communication and interpersonal
  • Planning, Organizing and Coordinating;
  • Information Technology;
  • Accountability;
  • Ethics and integrity;
  • Concern for quality and standards;
  • Assertiveness and Self Confidence; and
  • Time management.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who wish to join Kiira Motors must deliver
your application documents to the Kiira Motors Corporation’s Office at Plot 13
Kimera Road, Ntinda. Kampala. Uganda. Your application documents should include
the following:
  • An application Letter (Cover Letter)
    addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Kiira Motors Corporation.
  • A CV (Please use this CV
  • Certified copies of Academic Documents
    (Certificates and Transcripts). Only copies certified by the awarding
    institution will be accepted.
Deadline: 16th November 2018 by 5:00pm
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