Senior Legal Officer Job Opportunity – Capital Markets Authority (CMA)

 Senior Legal Officer
Organisation: Capital
Markets Authority (CMA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Director
Legal & Board Affairs
About US:
The Capital Markets
Authority (CMA) is an autonomous body, established in 1996 under_ the Capital
Markets Authority Act (Cap 84) to promote, develop and regulate the capital
markets industry. CMA is governed by a Board of Directors appointed by the
Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development.
Job Summary:  The Senior Legal Officer will provide
technical support, undertake enforcement actions, review and draft laws aimed
at ensuring that the capital market in Uganda is safe, efficient and vibrant.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Draft capital markets laws, and provide technical support for their
    approval and publication.
  • Undertake legal research to support the review and development of
    capital markets laws.
  • Provide legal advice, and prepare legal briefs and opinions;
  • Undertake responsibilities of the Secretary to the Legal &
    Regulatory Affairs Committee of the Board;
  • Undertake and coordinate enforcement actions in conjunction with
    relevant law enforcement organs of Government;
  • Provide technical support and represent the Authority with regards
    to Anti Money Laundering/Counter Terrorist Financing activities and
  • Represent the Authority in courts of law and other dispute
    resolution fora where necessary;
  • Perform any other related duties that may be assigned from time to

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold an honors Bachelor’s degree in Law from a
    recognized institution/ University, a post-graduate diploma in legal
    practice and enrolment as an advocate in Uganda is required. A relevant
    Masters degree will be an added advantage.
  • A minimum of five years of relevant post-qualification work
    experience from a reputable organization, preferably in a regulatory or
    financial services sector.
  • Previous experience in developing, implementing and enforcing
    securities legal and regulatory framework, legislative drafting,
    compliance and company secretarial practice will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to handle a diverse workload and multiple simultaneous
    activities under minimum supervision;
  • Self-motivated and results driven with ability to deliver
    effectively under pressure;
  • Ability to work within and with teams
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Strong ability to persuade all levels of management and external
  • Strong communication and presentation skills;
  • Ability to interpret legislation and policy;
  • Good legal drafting skills
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should hand deliver or email, their
applications together with a recent CV (with at least three referees), and
copies of relevant academic transcripts and/ or certificates by to: The
Director, Corporate Services, Capital Markets Authority, 8th Floor, Jubilee
Insurance Center, Plot 14 Parliament Avenue, P.O Box 24565, Kampala. Uganda
Email to:
NB: Only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted.  Your
application will only be reviewed if you have fulfilled all the above stated
requirements, including submission of documents in standard file types, namely
Microsoft Word (doc or docx) and Adobe Acrobat (pdf) in a single attachment,
and should not exceed 10MB. Zipped files, Links and or multiple attachments are
not acceptable.

Deadline: 12th November 2018, by 5:00PM
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