Hima Cement Jobs – Legal Manager

Job Title: Legal
Manager
Organisation: Hima Cement
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
About Hima: 
NFT Consult, a leading HR Consultancy firm, seeks to recruit for it
valuable client,
Hima Cement Limited (HCL) is a cement manufacturer in Uganda. Hima
Cement Limited is 70% owned by LaFarge, the construction materials manufacturer
based in France. Hima Cement Limited is the second-largest manufacturer of
cement in Uganda, producing an estimated 850,000 metric tonnes annually. The
leading cement manufacturer in the country, Tororo Cement Limited, has a
production capacity of over 1 million metric tonnes annually.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
1. Regulatory framework, Corporate Governance and ethics:
  • Intuitively review all legislative,
    regulatory and corporate governance developments that might affect the
    company’s operations and ensure the Executive Committee is fully briefed
    on these and that it has regard to them in decision making;
  • Ensure that all the standards and/or
    disclosures required by law are observed and, where required, reflected in
    the annual reports;
  • Oversee the Company’s relations with the
    Regulators and Government departments;
  • Working directly with the respective
    executive directors, manage relations with investors with regard to
    corporate governance issues.
2. Risk Management:
  • Ensure safe custody over all the Company’s
    legal documents (title deeds, logbooks, contracts, licenses, insurance
    certificates, etc.);
  • Custody of the employee’s title deeds
    charged to the company and motor vehicle logbooks and duplicate insurance
    certificates pending full loan repayment.
  • Legal
  • Offer legal advice and guidance to
    internal customers with respect to day-to-day operations, including human
    resource, supplier contract management,
  • Proactively identify, assess and manage
    all legal risks
  • Ensure compliance to legislation
    (including without limitation environmental, competition, mining, labour
    and contractual laws), Company and Group policies
  • Responsible for the maintenance and
    regular update of the legal data base in accordance with group reporting
    guidance and files to ensure that there is proper tracking and filing of
    legal documents.
  • Undertake selection of external counsel,
    review work products of external counsel and collaborate with external
    counsel to ensure Company expectations and objectives are met
  • Negotiate, draft and finalize legal
    documents and contracts on behalf of the company in liaison with the
    respective department and third parties
  • Co-ordinates general licensing for the
    Company and the display thereof
  • Manage the accurate and timely payment of
    rates and land rent for all the companies property with the support from
    the General Manager
  • Monitor all companies leases, licences,
    registrations and approvals keeping a proper record and ensuring timely
    renewals where applicable
  • Receives service of all court summons,
    notices and other legal process on behalf of the Company, identify and
    engage appropriate external counsel to perform services for the matter.
  • Manage the company archiving system which
    includes policy, procedure and security.
  • Corporate Governance and relations with
    Shareholders:
  • Advise the Board of Directors on all
    governance matters;
  • Manage relations with Shareholders with
    regard to corporate governance issues and the Board’s practices in
    relation to corporate governance.
3. Company Secretarial:
Conduct and sermon meetings
  • Organise board, board committee and
    general meetings in accordance with statutory and Company provisions;
  • Prepare meeting agendas, prepare &
    distribute board and committee papers, collect and manage meeting
    presentations
  • Prepare minutes of all meetings, ensure
    signature and manage minute books;
  • Prepare and keep copies of extracts of
    resolutions, if required;
  • Circulate notices and the annual reports
    as required
Company
  • Manage statutory registers and minute
    books;
  • Ensure filing of statutory returns and
    information on a timely basis;
  • Ensure accuracy of company statements
    and/or notices;
  • Authenticate company documentation;
  • Act as custodian to the Company Seals.
Shareholders
  • Communicate with shareholders as
    appropriate and ensure due regard is paid to their interests;
  • Act as primary point of contact for
    shareholders especially with regard to matters of corporate governance;
  • Provide members with copies of minutes and
    ensure access to company records for authorized persons;
Board
  • Act as secretary to the Board and all its
    committees;
  • Ensure good information flows within the
    Board and its committees’, between management and non-executive directors;
  • Facilitate induction of new directors;
  • Ensure board procedures are complied with;
  • Advise the Board on corporate governance
    together with regulatory, statutory and other provisions and ensure
    compliance thereto;
  • Provides administrative support for the
    rotation, appointments, resignations and other removal of directors;
  • Handle administrative duties including
    authentication of company documents, use of Company seals etc.
4. Control:
  • Implement and follow up to ensure
    compliance to existing controls within legal department;
  • To undertake Lafarge legal reporting for
    the group using the legal reporting tool Blueprint;
  • Prepare budget and manage departmental
    costs.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The applicants should be a graduate in
    Law, Advocate of the High Court with at least five years experience in a
    corporate environment. Post graduate degree an added advantage.
  • At least three years’ relevant
    professional qualifications in a corporate organisation.
  • Six or more years’ legal experience will
    be preferred
  • Past experience in corporate affairs legal
    matters is desired
  • Past experience working with banks,
    bottling companies, heavy manufacturing companies
Strategic Thinking – Ability to develop strategies to achieve
organisational goals; understand organisations strengths and weaknesses. Adapts
strategy to business goals.
Business Acumen – Understand business implications of
decisions. Display orientation to profitability and risk management.
Demonstrate knowledge of market and competition; Align work with strategic
goals. Good knowledge and understanding of processes in different business
areas.
Leadership – Exhibit confidence in self and others. Inspire and
motivate others to perform well. Effectively influence actions and opinions of
others; Inspire respect and trust; provide vision and inspiration to peers and
subordinates. Mobilises others to fulfil the organisations vision.
Problem Solving – ability to identify and resolve problems in a
timely manner.
Analytical – ability to synthesize compel and or diverse information.
Designs workflows and procedures.
Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or
negative situations; listens and gets clarification.
Teamwork – able to balance team and individual
responsibilities; recognises accomplishments of other team members
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified
candidates should visit the web link below and create a profile on the NFT
Consult website by entering their e-mail addresses. Please visit web link below
and click Apply now if convinced you have the job requirements. The
applications/CVs should be prepared in English and submitted in either MS Word
or PDF format will be considered.

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