NSSF Jobs – Legal Advisory Manager at National Social Security Fund

Organisation: National
Social Security Fund (NSSF)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Corporation
About NSSF:
The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) is the leading 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 Legal
Advisory Manager will support the Corporation Secretary in providing legal
advisory services to the Fund and provide assistance to the Corporation Secretary
in monitoring performance of the legal department.
Key Duties and
  • Carry out 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
  • Regularly review due diligence reports and
    transaction documents prepared by Legal Counsel;
  • Provide proactive legal support 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
  • 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.
  • Provide legal advice and support to the
    Procurement & Disposal Unit, Disciplinary Committees, Project
    Management Committee, and other Management Committees.
  • Regularly 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
  • 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, databases.
  • 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
  • The applicant should preferably hold an
    Honour’s degree in Law from a reputable University
  • Hold a Post graduate diploma in Legal
    Practice from the Law Development Centre.
  • ICSA would be an added advantage
  • Should be an advocate of the High Court.
  • A minimum of five or more years’
    experience in the legal department of a medium to large organization.
  • Good IT skills (MSWord, Excel);
  • Excellent People management skills;
  • Strong written and oral communication
  • Excellent report writing;
  • Excellent analytical skills;
  • Negotiation skills;
  • High tact and diplomacy;
  • Influencing skills;
  • Interviewing skills;
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Corporate Governance skills           
  • The person should be of high morals and
How to Apply: 
All candidates are encouraged to send their applications enclosing
detailed curriculum vitae giving three professional referees and copies of
academic and professional certificates/testimonials, postal address and daytime
telephone contact not later than Monday addressed to:
The Head of Human Resource and Administration, National Social Security
Fund, Workers House, 1 Pilkington Road, 14th Floor, P.O. Box 7140 Kampala,
Please indicate the position applied for on the envelope (“Application
for the position of Legal Advisory Manager”)     
Deadline:  25th May 2015 by 5pm
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