International NGO Jobs – Governance and Legal Advisor at World Vision

Organisation: World Vision
Reports to: National
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About US:
World Vision
International is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy Non-Government
Organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to
overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 41 districts in
Uganda. World Vision is committed to the protection of children and we will not
employ people whose background is not suitable for working with children. All
employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable
background checks, including criminal record checks where possible. “Our Vision
for every child, Life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every Heart, the will
to make it so.”
Job Summary:  The Governance and Legal Advisor will support
the World Vision Uganda National Office in three ways;
Ensure that World Vision Uganda Board fulfills its
governance function and is facilitated through Board developments and effective
processes to meet the World Vision International Partnership Governance standards
and milestones;
Ensure all statutory and regulatory compliance by
World Vision Uganda;
Facilitate the smooth running of the office of the
National Director through the timely execution of specific projects and
assignments aligned with the goals of World Vision Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Management of Board Affairs:
Organize, prepare documentation, and record minutes
of Board Meetings and Sub Committee Meetings.
Offer legal expertise and guidance to the Board.
Follow up on Board resolutions made during the Board
meetings and ensure that they are implemented in a timely manner.
Organize for the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the
Actively facilitate the implementation of the Annual
Board Work plan, and Board Development Plan.
Organize and Coordinate Board Field visits.
Support the process of Board Member recruitment,
induction, orientation and development.
Supporting the conducting of the annual board
performance assessment and ensure results are integrated in the Board
development plan.
Compile monthly, biannual reports and Ministry
updates to the National Board and World Vision International Board.
Maintain statutory books, including minute books,
registers of members, directors and secretaries.
Ensure compliance with all filing requirements of
the registrar.
Internal Legal Support:
Provide support to divisions with regard to legal
related issues.
Manage the contracts process, including
negotiations, dispute resolution, commercial property acquisitions and leases,
vendor agreements, construction agreements, service level agreements, framework
agreements, cooperation agreements, Memorandum of Understanding, and Sub
granting agreements
Provide legal direction and advice on all legal
matters pertaining to World Vision Uganda’s operations and business,
particularly procurement and disposal, employment, partnerships, interpretation
and application of the Companies Act, NGO Act and Regulations and other
relevant legislation.
Conducting legal due diligence on procurement,
employment transactions that the organization intends to enter into.
Coordinate and manage the working relationship with
the external legal counsel.
Identifying, managing and mitigating legal risk in
all transactions that the organization intends to enter into.
Striving for speedy resolution through mediation and
Actively monitor and advice on changes in relevant
legislation and the regulatory environment, and taking appropriate action.
Continuously monitoring compliance with
organizational policies, standards and procedures as well as the legal and
regulatory framework and advising management accordingly.
Provide legal advice and support to strategic
committees such as Procurement Committee, Building Committee, Disciplinary
Committee, National Child Protection Committee, etc.
Maintain statutory books, including registers of
members, directors and secretaries and ensuring compliance with all filing
requirements of the registrar.
Provide legal support to the National Director’s
Strategic Management and Engagement
Develop and ensure implementation of the AOP for the
ND’s Office.
Facilitate the process of budgeting for the National
Director’s Office.
Take part in strategic engagements affecting ND’s
Attend and participate in governance fora.
Communication and Information Management
Deal with correspondences, collating information and
writing reports.
Ensure decisions made are communicated to staff,
partners and relevant stakeholders.
Provide support to the ND on key assignments and
public relations engagements.
Provide communication continuity in the absence of
the substantive ND and support acting directors in this regard.
Senior Leadership Team Support:
Organize and take minutes of the Senior Leadership
Attend Senior Management Team Meetings
Follow up implementation of management action items
arising from SLT meetings
Compile monthly, biannual reports and operations
updates for the ND’s review and presentation to the Board within the stipulated
Coordinate submission of the divisional monthly
management reports for compilation of the monthly management report to the East
Africa regional office.
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate for the World Vision Governance
and Legal Advisor should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from a recognized
Possession of a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal
Practice from Law Development Centre
A minimum of four years of post-qualification
ICSA certification is an added advantage
Working knowledge of the Government of Uganda Laws,
Regulations and Principles of Corporate Governance
Broad knowledge and understanding of how to work
with and effectively support the governance function
Must be capable of managing one’s own work with
minimum supervision
Capacity to initiate and complete tasks
High-level conceptual and analytical skills
Strong facilitation skills
Results oriented
Ability to execute tasks within the set deadlines
and with minimum supervision
Very strong relational and communication skills
Exhibit commitment to World Vision mission and
partnership values and sensitivity to its various expressions across cultures
and denominations
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by visiting World Vision
International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.
Please follow
instructions on How to Create Account and Profile at World Vision’s
e-recruitment portal.  Qualified female
candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 20th January, 2016

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