Company Secretary Careers – Microfinance Support Centre Limited (MSC)

Job Title: Company
Secretary 
Organisation: The Microfinance Support Centre Limited (MSC)
Duty Station:  MSC Head Office, Kampala, Uganda
Reports To: Executive
Director/ BoD

About MSC: 
The Microfinance
Support Centre Limited (MSC) is a linchpin of Government of Uganda
(GOU) micro credit
programmes under the Rural Financial Services Strategy. MSC facilitates access
to affordable, sustainable and convenient financial and Business Development
services to active and productive Ugandans. MSC Ltd supports legally
established entities engaged in the value chain namely; production, value
addition and marketing enterprises. 
MSC offers affordable credit
through its network of 13 regional offices spread throughout the country. It
has so far served clients in 110 districts in Uganda. It gives priority
financing to support the agricultural production value chain namely;
production, value addition and marketing.  Besides credit, MSC provides
capacity building to its clients including SACCOs, Cooperative Unions, MFIs and
SMEs to enable them manage their organizations sustainably.

Job Summary: The Company Secretary will be in charge of offering legal
guidance to the Board of Directors on the best corporate governance practice,
ensure corporate compliance with the legal regime and provide legal advisory
services to the company.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Continuously review
    developments in corporate governance; advising and assisting the directors
    with respect to their duties and responsibilities, in particular
    compliance with company law and other legislation
  • Actively facilitate
    the smooth operation of the company’s formal decision-making and reporting
    machinery; organizing board and board committee meetings
  • Obtain internal and
    external agreement to all documentation for circulation to shareholder;
    coordinating the administration and management of minutes
  • Maintain the statutory
    registers at the company statutory registrar
  • Regularly
    communicating with shareholders, both individual and institutional,
    through circulars and notices
  • Filing of annual
    reports, amended Memorandum and Articles of Association, return of
    allotments (if any), notices of appointments and resolutions, in
    accordance with the Companies Act, with the Registrar of Companies
  • Ensure that the
    company complies with its memorandum and articles of association, and
    drafting and incorporating amendments in accordance with correct procedure
  • Oversee external
    lawyers and coordinate the provision of legal services to the company and
    represent the Company in the courts of judicature in Uganda.
  • Be the Chief Custodian
    of the Company Seal, Board and Company documents
  • Support the debt
    collection function of the Company.

Key Performance
Indicators:
  • Company Legal
    compliance and adherence to laws and other company legislations
  • Legal operational
    compliance across the organisation
  • Smooth functioning of
    the Board
  • Statutory compliance
    of the company
  • Leadership and people
    development of the team in the department




Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The candidate should
    hold a Degree (Honours) in law from a recognized University/Institution
    and a relevant Master Degree in the field of Law, Human Resource, Public
    Administration and Business Administration must be a member of the ICSA.
  • The jobholder must be
    an enrolled advocate of High Court with a valid practicing certificate.
  • All candidates must
    have at least eight years’ experience in a Corporate Entity 5 of which
    should have been gained at senior level in a busy organization.
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent leadership skills.
  • Ability to demonstrate a good understanding of Microfinance / financial institution management.
  • Ability to demonstrate analytical skills, clear decision making ability, highest standards of integrity.
  • Ability to demonstrable objectivity and impartiality with concern for accountability and achieving results.
  • Ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines.
  • Ability to influence and collaborate with different stakeholders.
  • Ability to build and manage diversity of teams.
  • Ability to identify problems, obstacles and opportunities and initiate action or make recommendations.
  • Ability to further the development of others
  • Ability to generate new ideas, develop creative approaches anticipate and lead change.
Age: Between 35 and 45 years.

How to Apply:
All candidates with the requisite qualifications should send their applications with detailed Curriculum Vitae together with copies of certified academic certificates with at least 3 referees in properly sealed envelopes to the address given below clearly stating the job title applied for on the top right corner . Applications in
properly sealed envelopes should be submitted to the address given below
clearly stating the area of interest on the top right corner. All applicants
are required to fill a summary form upon submission of the applications, 
Download Here.

Address to:

The Executive
Director,
The Microfinance
Support Centre Limited,
Plot 46, Windsor
Crescent- off Acacia Avenue
P.O.BOX 33711,
Kampala, Uganda.

Deadline: 31st October 2017

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