Director Legal/Board Secretary Employment Opportunity – National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA)

Job
Title:          Director Legal/Board Secretary
Organization: National
Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Executive
Director
Reference: NIRA/HR/DLBS/06-18
About US:
The National
Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) was established on the passing
of the Uganda Registration of Persons Act, 2015. The Act was made to harmonise
and consolidate the law on registration of persons; to provide for registration
of individuals and to establish a national identification register. It provides
for the mandatory registration of all Ugandan citizens within Uganda and abroad
as well as aliens identification cards and for related matters.
Job Summary:  The Director Legal/Board          Secretary will provide the National
Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) with legal counsel, guidance
and representation and co-ordinate the affairs of the Board.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Providing legal advice to the Authority
  • Ensuring that the Authority’s operations are in compliance with the
    provisions of the Registration of Persons’ Act and Regulations as well as
    other applicable Laws and guidelines
  • Overseeing and monitoring progress of any legal proceedings
    including litigation and alternative dispute resolution
  • The incumbent will be coordinating the business of the Board
    including scheduling meetings, notice of meetings and submission of
    documents for Board meetings in line with the approved Board Charter and
    related guidelines
  • Taking minutes at Board Meetings, maintaining proper records of
    decisions of the board and a custodian of critical documentation of the
    Authority
  • Being a key liaison between the Board and Management in order to
    support the efficient operations of the Authority
  • Managing the performance and development of staff in the department
    in line with the Authority’s objectives and overall mandate.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the National Identification and Registration
    Authority (NIRA) Director Legal/Board Secretary
    job vacancy should hold a Bachelor’s degree with Honours in Law with a
    Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre
    (LDC) or an institution recognized by the Uganda Law Council.
  • Masters degree in law or Membership of the Institute of Chartered
    Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) is a must
  • A minimum of ten years’ work experience in a reputable Public or
    Private organization five (5) of which should be at senior management
    level
  • An enrolled advocate of at least ten (10) years standing with a
    valid Practicing Certificate
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Strong Team building skills with ability to lead and motivate teams
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a
    high-pressure environment to drive results
  • Flexibility to react effectively to unforeseen circumstances
  • IT/Computer Literate.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested persons should submit their applications, detailed
curriculum vita (CV), copies of academic and professional certificates/
testimonials addressed to the Executive Director – NIRA at the HR Office – NIRA
Headquarters, Kololo Ceremonial Grounds or submit soft copies of the above
documents to careers@nira.go.ug clearly indicating the reference and position
you are applying for. Applications should include a daytime telephone contact
of the applicant and names and contact details of at least three (3) referees.
Deadline: Friday 22nd June 2018 by 5:00 pm.
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