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



Job
Title:          
 Senior
Legal Officer
Organisation: Capital
Markets Authority (CMA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
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 responsibilities
  • 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 time

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 stakeholders;
  • 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: info@cmauganda.co.ug
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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