Legal Officer – Umeme Limited

Umeme Limited is a major investment of Actis’
Infrastructure 2 fund. Actis is a leading investor in the emerging markets,
investing exclusively in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Presently Actis
manages over USS4.8bn worth of investment on behalf of more than 100
institutional investors. The Commonwealth Development Corporation (CDC) of the
United Kingdom, a UK Government-owned company, is the largest investor in
Actis’ infrastructure 2 fund and as such has a relationship with Umeme Ltd
indirectly through Actis.”
As a responsible employer Umeme is committed to providing competitive
employment terms to its employees in addition to providing safe and reliable
electricity improving customer service, minimizing energy losses and operating
in a cost effective .manner. To help in achieving these goals Umeme is looking
to recruit individual with high integrity, dedication and commitment to fill
the position below.
Job title: Legal Officer
Ref: UM/CA/l/05/12
 
Reports To: Legal Services Manager
Department: Regulatory & Corporate Affairs
 
Job Purpose : To assist the Legal Services Manager in the provision of
legal advisory and general legal support services to the business.
Remuneration:
An attractive pay commensurate with the significance of the role to be
complemented with an equally appealing performance bonus for the position
holders who shall deliver target results.
Principal Accountabilities:
  • To carry out legal research.

  • To participate in the development and revision of policies and procedures to
    prevent illegal, unethical or improper conduct in the execution of business.

  • To draft/review legally binding contracts for procurement of goods and services

  • To draft legal correspondences.

  • To assist in the management of litigation process of

  • the company by: »

  • Directing investigations into the gathering of information necessary for
    resolution of court disputes.

  • Attending court sessions as company representative

  • To assist in the management of insurance claims.

  • Generally to assist the LSM in managing the legal services function
Education & Experience:

  • LLB and post graduate Diploma in Legal Practice

  • At least five (5) years post qualification experience in legal practice and in
    a commercial environment

  • Membership to the Uganda Law Society and East African Law Society
Knowledge and Skills:

  • Analytical Skills

  • Team player

  • Strong interpersonal skills,

  • Excellent Communication (oral and written) Skills,
Behavioural Competencies

  • Customer Focus

  • Highly Motivated

  • Ability to solve complex problems

  • Good communicator

  • Team player with ability to work as a team
How to apply:
If you believe you are the right candidate for these challenging
positions, please send your application together ,with detailed curriculum
vitae to the Human Resources Manager Umeme at Lugogo plot 5C 3rd Street
Industrial Area
or
E-mail: recruit.hr@umeme.co.ug  Applications should be received by
Friday 1st June 2012 – 5:00pm.
UMEME is an equal opportunity, any form of canvassing will lead to
automatic disqualification.

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