Legal Counsel – Advisory Employment Opportunity – National Social Security Fund (NSSF)

Job Title:      Legal
Counsel – Advisory
Organization: National Social Security Fund (NSSF)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Legal
Advisory Services Manager
About US:
The National Social
Security Fund (NSSF) is a Provident Fund mandated to provide social security to
its members as prescribed by law under CAP 222 (Laws of Uganda) through
efficient management of members’ contributions. The NSSF asset base is
currently over Ugx. 9.8  trillion, making the Fund one of the largest
players in Uganda’s economy.
Job Summary:  The Legal Counsel – Advisory is responsible
for the provision of legal advisory services to the Fund and for providing
assistance to the Legal Advisory Services Manager in monitoring performance of
the legal department.  
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Research and preparation of comprehensive legal briefs to the Legal
    Advisory Services Manager.
  • Assist the Legal Advisory Services Manager prepare Board papers for
    the Corporation Secretary
  • Attend various management committee meetings as the legal advisor as
    assigned by the Legal Advisory Services Manager.
  • Render Support to the Business Units in member sensitization.
  • Follow up changes in Pensions Sector Laws and all other laws
    affecting the Fund.
  • Review the General and Special Conditions of Contract contained in
    the standard bidding documents.
  • Conduct legal due diligence and issue reports to management.
  • Draft contracts and all agreements on behalf of NSSF, catering for
    the User department’s interests, safeguarding the Fund’s interests and
    ensuring that all contracts drafted comply with the contracts checklist.
  • Participate in contract negotiations and drafting on behalf of the
    Fund as delegated by the Legal Advisory Services Manager.
  • Engage with prospective contractors and contract managers to ensure
    that all issues pertaining to the performance and management of contracts
    are streamlined before execution.
  • Prepare instruments for registration of the Fund’s assets with the
    appropriate authorities.
  • Monitor running leases, property rates and ground rents and complete
    the process of renewal for leases held by the Fund.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the National Security Social Fund (NSSF) Legal
    Counsel – Advisory job placement must hold an honours Bachelors degree in
    Law and a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.
  • Must be enrolled as an advocate entitled to practice law in Uganda.
  • Should also have a valid practicing certificate.
  • A minimum of three years’ post enrolment experience in Legal
    Practice in an organization of similar size, or busy law firm.
  • IT skills (MSWord, Excel);
  • People management skills;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills;
  • Excellent report writing; 
  • Analytical skills;
  • Negotiation skills;
  • Tact and diplomacy;
  • Influencing skills;
  • Interviewing skills;
  • Presentation skills. 
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their applications enclosing
detailed curriculum vitae giving three references, copies of academic and
professional certificates, postal address and daytime telephone contact to: For the attention of; The Head of Human Resources &
Administration National Social Security Fund
Deadline: 15th February 2019 by 5:00pm
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