Legal, Compliance and Risk Officer Career Jobs – Duma Works

Organisation: Duma
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Director
Risk Management 
About US:
Duma Works is
changing the way people think about hiring.  They are efficiently
connecting employers and potential hires through our mobile platform, we make
finding that perfect person a fun experience, allowing businesses to grow and
job seekers to access new opportunities. Duma Works is a recruiting platform
that fuses traditional human-centered recruiting and an interactive digital
process to simplify how growing businesses hire top talent on the African
continent. Since 2012, hundreds of employers all over East Africa have used
DUMA Works to save time and money when identifying qualified job candidates.
They are recruiting for a valuable client, a distribution and finance company
that sells high quality solar product and appliances to households and businesses
in Uganda.
Job Summary: The
Legal, Compliance and Risk Officer follows up on all legal issues by liaising
with legal counsel and/or company lawyer. In addition, the officer ensures the
company is compliant with internal policies and procedures, but also with
relevant local and international regulations. 
Finally, the officer minimizes and mitigates risks the company might be
exposed to.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Supports the Management Team in handling complex transactional matters
    and ongoing commercial contracts.
  • Supports the Management Team in maintaining corporate records and
    minute books, coordinating matters relating to board and shareholders
    meetings, preparing materials for such meetings, and preparing related
    minutes, written consents, etc.
  • Supports the Management Team with respect to periodic Govt. Of
    Uganda regulatory reporting
  • Supports the Management Team in formation or dissolution of legal
    entities and other routine corporate legal matters.
  • Supports the Management Team with respect to contract drafting,
    coordination of approvals, signatures, and notarization of document and
  • Supports the Management Team in performing compliance audits of
    internal Corporate Policies and Procedures as well as relevant local and
    international environmental, social and governance (ESG) regulations
  • Supports the Management Team with processing Work Permits for
    international staff
  • Liaises with external legal partners on registering financial
    instruments, debt collection, arbitration, civil and criminal litigation.
  • Conducts legal research as needed.
  • Participates in special projects as needed, such as Mergers &
    Acquisitions and other corporate strategic initiatives, including
    preparing and organizing documents, due diligence support, and liaising
    with third parties.
  • Works with Management team and staff in other corporate departments
    on assigned projects.
  • Follows up on outstanding legal matters;
  • Supports the Management Team to Investigate and Audit potential
    cases of fraud;
  • Develops and proposes Legal, Compliance and Risk mitigation policies
    where needed;
  • Ensure risk mitigation measures are in place and are up to date
    (e.g. insurance).
  • Offers legal advice and support in all operations of the company

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The Legal, Compliance and Risk Officer must hold a Bachelor of Law
  • Diploma in Legal Practice.
  • Two to five years in a legal practice; Registered Attorney
  • Must possess the highest level of professionalism and
  • Independent; Person of integrity; meticulous; analytical; eye for
  • Flexibility, able to adapt to change while managing multiple
    assignments and willingness to assist in other areas as needed – must be a
    team player
  • Exhibits strong written and verbal communication skills.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send a cover letter and detailed CVs
via E-mail to: with the subject line as “3370”,
Your Full name &  Phone number e.g. 3370 Okedi Jonathan,
+2567xxxxxxxx. If you don’t follow these instructions, your application will
not go through.
N.B: You will
receive a confirmation email and an alert to take a basic screening test over
SMS or online. The email with the test may not arrive immediately. Please be
patient. The email/SMS test will typically be 5-8 questions to help us
understand your background. Regular SMS rates apply to the test. If you have
any issues with the process, please reach out to +254702093793.
Deadline: 8th June 2018
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