Director Legal and Board Affairs Employment Opportunity – Lotteries and Gaming Regulatory Board (LGRB)

Organization: Lotteries and
Gaming Regulatory Board (LGRB)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Chief Executive
Officer
About US:
The Lotteries and Gaming Regulatory Board (LGRB) is a body corporate
established under the Lotteries and Gaming Act No. 7 of 2016 which came into
effect on 8th April 2016. The Act is supported by a set of 5 Regulations which
came into effect on 28th May 2016.  The
law mandates the Board to regulate the operations of lotteries, casinos and
betting houses (Industry).
Job Summary: The Director
Legal and Board Affairs will be responsible for the Legal and Board Affairs
Directorate and will report to the Chief Executive Officer of the Board.  He/she will be responsible for planning and
managing the legal and corporate affairs of the Board and responsible for
representation of the Board in courts of law. The incumbent will be responsible
for ensuring that all decisions made by the Board are legally grounded as well
as providing preventive and proactive legal counsel to the Board.  He/she will be responsible for providing the
necessary support in the coordination of policy and Board affairs.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • Responsible for initiating and budgeting
    for the activities of the Legal and Board Affairs Directorate.
  • Manage all legal and regulatory
    requirements of the Board and provide legal and contractual advice to all
    sections of the Board including legal interpretation of policies and
    regulatory provisions.
  • Guide the CEO on corporate governance
    issues and compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements.
  • Ensure the provision of legal defense for
    the Board on all prosecutions and/or suits related to the Board, its
    operations and business in courts of law and arbitrations.
  • Actively participate and advise on
    contracts and other legal documents of the Board and those submitted by
    the operators.
  • Take Board minutes in board meetings.
  • Ensure the initiation, movement and
    delivery of a corporate communications strategy to develop the Board’s
    reputation, brand and relationship, ensuring clear identity and high
    levels of goodwill and understanding amongst the various stakeholder
    groups and wider audiences.
  • Support the communications function of the
    office of the Chief Executive Officer.
  • Support the Chief Executive Officer in
    coordinating policy matters
  • Support the Chief Executive Officer in
    ensuring the Boards adequate participation in the formulation of relevant
    laws and regulations
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the
    Chief Executive Officer.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Lotteries and Gaming
    Regulatory Board (LGRB) Director Legal and Board Affairs career
    opportunity should hold a Master’s degree in Law from an internationally
    recognized University.
  • Possession of a Bachelor’s degree (Hons)
    in Law from an internationally recognized institution.
  • Possession of a Postgraduate diploma in
    legal practice from the Law Development Centre (LDC).
  • The applicant should be enrolled as an
    advocate with a valid practicing certificate and can appear before the
    High Court.
  • A minimum of seven years of relevant
    working experience, five of which should have been in a Senior Management
    Level of a reputable, busy and highly organized institution.
  • Broad knowledge of legal and regulatory
    provisions of the Ugandan law and international law.
  • Previous experience in contractual dispute
    resolution or representation in arbitration proceedings
  • Member of the Uganda Law Society
  • Any additional internationally recognized
    relevant professional qualification or membership of an internationally
    recognized professional body in the areas of law or Corporate affairs.
  • Innovation and with a proven high level of
    integrity
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently
    and in a team
  • Proven track record of outstanding
    performance
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication
    skills
  • Possess good administrative and negation sills
  • Good track record of training and
    mentoring others
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Proficiency in relevant computer packages
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send copies of
certified academic and professional qualifications addressed and submitted in
triplicate to the following address:
The Chief Executive Officer,
Lotteries and Gaming Regulatory Board,
4th Floor, Communications House,
Plot 1. Colville Street,
P.O. Box 5446 Kampala. Uganda
Applications can either be hand delivered, mailed or sent by courier.
Applications by mail or courier must reach before the deadline date. Two
professional referees must be named and their physical addresses, telephone
number and email.
Deadline: 17th March 2017 by
5:00pm
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