Corporation Secretary Employment Opportunity – Uganda Development Corporation (UDC)


Job Title:        Corporation Secretary

Organisation: Uganda Development Corporation (UDC)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:

The Uganda Development Corporation (UDC) was set up by the Uganda Development Corporation Act 201 6 as the investment arm of Government with the primary objective of facilitating industrial and economic development of the country. This objective is met through; establishment of subsidiary and associated companies, entering into public private partnerships with any commercial, industrial or agricultural undertaking or enterprises, assisting in financing and management of undertakings promoting industrial or economic development; and promoting and facilitating research into industrial development.

Job Summary:  The Corporation Secretary will plan, direct and control all legal related and corporate matters of the Corporation and manage Board affairs..

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Head of department responsible for planning, managing and mentoring staff in the department
  • Principal Legal Advisor of the Corporation
  • Arranging the business at meetings of the Board
  • Taking minutes at the meetings of the Board
  • Keeping the records of the decisions and other records of the Board
  • Negotiate and draw contracts that are to be execute between the ‘Corporation and third parties
  • Chief custodian of legal documentation of the Corporation
  • Managing the performance of the Legal and Corporate Affairs Department
  • Provide Company Secretariat services to the Corporation subsidiaries .
  • Responsible for the custody of the Corporations seal
  • Defending the Corporation in courts of law
  • Oversee the carrying out of legal due diligence on investment proposals
  • Ensuring timely compliance with all statutory requirements
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned from time to time

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelors of Law degree plus Postgraduate Diploma in Legal
  • Practice and an advocate of the High Court of Uganda
  • Must have a Masters degree in Law or Business Administration
  • Professional qualification in ICSA is added advantage
  • At least ten years of working experience of which 5 should be at Senior level
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of Ugandan economy and appreciation of the culture and environment associated with commercial legal matters
  • Combination of public & private sector working methods
  • Demonstrable track record of performance, executive presence and decision making
  • Ability to interact, relate to, work with and support activities of a dynamic Corporation
  • Prior experience in administration and management with an organization and dealing with BOD
  • Attack record of having handled litigation or court cases
  • Considerable knowledge, experience and competence in managing legal matters
  • Familiarity with the current global and local regulatory environment for investment and developmental projects
  • Proven moral character, integrity and well demonstrated leadership, skills

How to Apply:

All candidates should send their applications accompanied with detailed curriculum vitae, copies of academic transcripts and certificates, telephone contact, names and addresses of 3 (three) referees should be addressed to:

The Executive Director

Uganda Development Corporation

Floor 5, Soliz House

Plot 23 Lumumba Avenue

P.O. Box 1042. Kampala. Uganda

NB: Only Shortlisted Applicants will be contacted

Deadline: Friday 14th June 2019

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