Senior Legal Officer Employment Opportunity – Statewide Insurance Company Limited (SWICO)


Job Title:    Senior Legal Officer

Organization:  Statewide Insurance Company Limited (SWICO)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Manager Legal


About US:

Statewide Insurance Company Limited is a Ugandan based Leading Insurance Company with branches all over the Country.


Job Summary:  The Senior Legal Officer will be responsible for handling litigation cases, either when the Company is sued or the Company is seeking legal redress; and for carrying out the day to day legal duties that require the experience and expertise of a legal officer at senior level.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Planning and organizing for the provision of legal and company secretarial services

·        Participate in the formulation of work plans, budgets and strategies for the provision of legal services

·        Determine periodic performance targets for him/herself, and agree on them with the Manager Legal

Providing legal services

·        Carry out proper formatting of pleadings, type correspondence reports in a timely and accurate manner, prepare reports, and proofread documents assigned to him/her

·        Draft agreements, contracts and other legal documents as assigned

·        Participate in policy development and review, ensuring proper use of legal terminology, spelling, business English and grammar and ensuring compliance with applicable codes, legal and statutory requirements

·        Prepare plaints, court documents, and other related documents

·        Participate in handling litigation matters and where necessary liaise with external lawyers

·        Carry out legal research, prepare pleadings and review progress of ongoing cases

·        Participate in handling matters of subrogation in liaison with claims staff and other stake holders, and give the financial implications

·        Monitor changes in the relevant legislation and regulatory environment and give timely information to SWICO management team

·        Conduct claims investigations and advise the Claims Department as necessary

·        Provide legal opinion/ counsel when requested

Ensuring Legal and Statutory Compliance

·        Continuously monitor compliance with statutory obligations and advise management accordingly

·        Contribute to the provision of documentation and information for compliance purposes

Contributing to Institutional Development

·        Provide technical guidance and support to the Legal Officer as necessary

·        Periodically assess own capacity development needs and propose appropriate programmes to address the identified needs

·        Participate in the coaching and on-the-job training of new staff

·        Attend and actively participate in periodic meetings of the Legal Department, and take actions arising from the meetings, as assigned

·        Contribute to the preparation of monthly and quarterly reports for departmental meetings and management meetings

·        Take minutes at meetings whenever delegated by the Manager Legal

·        Take charge of the preparation and registration of legal documents

·        Represent the Company in legal matters as assigned


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·        The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Law.

·        Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.

·        Practicing Certificate by the High Court.

·        A minimum of 5 years of progressive work experience in Legal Practice and handling litigations or court cases.

·        Communication skills

·        Ability to drafting legal documents

·        Litigation skills

·        Negotiation skills

·        Analytical skills

·        Interpersonal skills

·        Report writing

·        Computer literacy, mostly MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel

·        Good command of written English Other Qualities/Attributes

·        Ability to discern

·        High level of integrity and professionalism

·        Teamwork

·        Timeliness

·        Accuracy and attention to detail

·        Result orientation

·        Commitment to quality and thoroughness

·        Innovativeness


How to Apply:

All applications shall be sent to with the following attachments; Cover Letter, resume and formal academic documents all attached in ONE pdf document. The subject shall read ‘APPLICATION FOR SENIOR LEGAL OFFICER’


Deadline: 10th November, 2020


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