Legal Advisory Manager Employment Opportunity at National Social Security Fund (NSSF)

Organisation: National
Social Security Fund (NSSF)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Reports To: Corporation
About NSSF: 
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. 4 trillion, making the Fund one of the largest players in Uganda’s
The National Social Security
Fund (NSSF) is positioning itself to be the Social Security Provider of Choice
in Uganda. Our belief at the Fund is that each employee contributes directly to
the growth and success of the business and each employee is expected to take
pride in being a member of the team.
Job Summary: The
incumbent will offer legal advisory services to the Fund and provide assistance
to the Corporation Secretary in monitoring performance of the legal department.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Conduct
    legal due diligence on investment, procurement, employment transactions
    that the Fund intends to enter into, or such other transactions as the
    Corporation Secretary shall instruct from time to time;
  • Offer
    proactive legal assistance and advice on all legal matters pertaining to
    the Funds operations and business, particularly eligibility to make NSSF
    contributions, verification  of NSSF
    benefit claims, interpretation and application of the NSSF Act, PPDA Act,
    Employment Act and other relevant legislations;
  • Review
    due diligence reports and transaction documents prepared by Legal Counsel;
  • Revise,
    draft and negotiate general commercial contracts.
  • Draft,
    vet, negotiate and/or review contracts, offer letters, term sheets, deeds,
    instruments and all other legal documents prior to execution.
  • Offers
    legal advice, expertise and support to the Procurement & Disposal
    Unit, Disciplinary Committees, Project Management Committee, and other
    Management Committees.
  • Review
    and vet contracts prepared by Legal Counsel for quality assurance
  • Recommend
    appropriate amendments to the NSSF Act and any other laws having an impact
    on the Funds business
  • Identify,
    manage and mitigate legal risk in all transactions that the Fund intends
    to enter into.
  • Develop
    templates, best practices, policies and procedures for the legal advisory
    services division for approval by the Corporation Secretary.
  • Work
    closely with the Department responsible for Information Technology to
    mainstream legal department templates and workflows in the Funds
    Integrated Management Information System.
  • Supervise
    external and internal legal counsel; issue instructions and review legal
    opinions prepared by legal counsel to ensure quality;
  • Manage
    external and internal legal resources i.e. law books, law reports,
  • Establish
    and manage effective relationships with internal customers and execute
    customer service charters/service level agreements with each of them using
    a private legal practice approach.
  • Establish
    and foster good working relationship with the Solicitor General’s Office 
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant should hold an Honour’s degree in Law from a reputable
  • Post
    graduate diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre.  ICSA
    would be an added advantage
  • The
    applicant must also be an advocate of the High Court.
  • A
    minimum of five years’ experience in the legal department of a medium to
    large organization.
  • Computer
    literacy IT skills (MSWord, Excel);
  • Good
    people management skills;
  • Strong
    written and oral communication skills;
  • Excellent
    report writing;
  • Exceptional
    analytical skills;
  • Superb
    negotiation skills;
  • Tact
    and diplomacy;
  • High
    influencing skills;
  • Good
    interviewing skills;
  • Good
    presentation skills.
  • Corporate
    Governance skills
  • The
    person should be of high morals and integrity.
How to Apply: 
If you are suitably qualified
and interested in joining the National Social Security Fund (NSSF), please send
your application enclosing detailed curriculum vitae giving three professional
referees and copies of academic and professional certificates/ testimonials,
postal address and daytime telephone contact.
The complete applications
should be addressed to: The Managing Director, ABS Consulting Group, Workers
House, Plot 1, Pilkington Road, 9th Floor, Southern Wing. P.O. Box 29526,
Kampala. Uganda.
Please indicate the position
applied for on the envelope (“Application for the position of………”)
Deadline: 30th June, 2014 by 5PM
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