Legal Officer Jobs – Statewide Insurance Company Limited (SWICO)

Job Title:    Legal Officer

Organisation: Statewide Insurance Company Limited (SWICO)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer


About US:

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


Job Summary:  The Legal Officer will handle litigation cases, either when the Company is sued or the Company is seeking legal redress; and to carry out the day to day legal duties of the Department


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

  • Participate in proper formatting of pleadings, timely and accurate typing of correspondence reports, preparing reports and proofreading documents assigned to him/her
  • Participate in drafting and reviewing contracts/agreements, and other legal documents as assigned
  • Contribute to 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
  • Participate in handling litigation matters, where necessary liaising 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
  • Participate in monitoring changes in the relevant legislation and regulatory environment and giving timely information to management
  • Conduct claims investigations when requested, and advise the Claims Department as necessary
  • Provide legal opinion/ counsel when requested

Ensuring Legal and Statutory Compliance

  • Participate in monitoring compliance with statutory obligations and advise management accordingly
  • Contribute to the provision of documentation and information for compliance purposes

Contributing to Institutional Development

  • Periodically assess own capacity development needs and propose appropriate programmes to address the identified needs
  • 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
  • Participate in 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 and Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
  • Practicing Certificate by the High Court
  • IRAU Certification
  • One year of work experience in Legal Practice in a reputable organisation
  • Experience in handling litigation matters and court processes
  • Report writing
  • Communication skills
  • Skills in drafting legal documents
  • Litigation skills
  • Computer literacy, mostly MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Good command of written English
  • Analytical skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Ability to discern
  • High level of integrity and professionalism
  • Teamwork
  • Time management
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Commitment to quality and thoroughness
  • Innovativeness/Creativity


Key Knowledge:

  • Company Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Private sector working methods
  • Good understanding of commercial legal matters
  • IRA Regulations


How to Apply:

All interested persons can deliver applications, detailed curriculum vitae and copies of academic qualifications with two referees addressed to:


The Human Resource Manager,

Statewide Insurance Company Limited,

Plot 1, Bombo Road,

P.O. Box 9393 Kampala – Uganda.


The applications should reach SWICO Head office or email their CV to with the subject title of “Legal Officer”.


NB: Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. If you do not hear from us within two weeks of submission, please consider yourself unsuccessful.


Deadline: 14th March 2023


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Date Posted 2023-03-12
Valid Through 2023-03-14
Hiring Organization Statewide Insurance Company Limited (SWICO)
Job Location , , Kampala, 0256, Uganda