Company Secretary/ General Counsel Job Opportunity – Kiira Motors Corporation (KMC)

Organization: Kiira
Motors Corporation (KMC)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About US:
Kiira Motors
Corporation (KMC) is an Automotive Manufacturing Company incorporated by
Government of Uganda and Makerere University to champion value addition in the
Domestic Automotive Industry for job creation and diversification of the
economy.
Job Summary:  The Company Secretary/General Counsel Legal is
the Head of the Legal Division at Kiira Motors Corporation responsible for the
efficient administration of Kiira Motors Corporation, particularly with regard
to ensuring compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements and for
ensuring that decisions of the Board of Directors are implemented. The Company
Secretary/General Counsel for Kiira Motor Corporation shall also be responsible
for leading corporate strategic and tactical legal initiatives.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provide Executive Management with effective advice on company
    strategies and their implementation, manages the legal function, and
    obtains and oversees the work of outsourced counsel;
  • Represent Kiira Motors Corporation’s legal interests and provide
    assurance of strong corporate governance and general legal housekeeping
    before investors, partners and co-partners, regulatory agencies,
    legislative bodies, auditors, and trade groups;
  • Provide prompt commercial, practical legal advice to Kiira Motors
    Corporation’s various business lines to facilitate, improve and strengthen
    operational decision-making through integration of legal analysis as part
    of overall business development process;
  • The incumbent is responsible for contracts and commercial
    agreements, finance, governance, real estate, intellectual property,
    employment and litigation/adversarial proceedings and Directs Outsourced
    counsel as needed;
  • Ensures Kiira Motors Corporation Compliance with regulatory and
    compliance protocols, current and anticipated, at state and federal
    levels;
  • Identify current and upcoming legal, regulatory and related
    compliance risk and determine how Kiira Motors Corporation can offer its
    products and services in various jurisdictions while operating in
    compliance with local laws and regulations;
  • Support Business Development on commercial negotiations;
  • Support HR and Finance on Human Resources matters (e.g., employee
    agreements, consulting agreements, employee benefits, stock options, and
    other employment issues);
  • Review and draft contracts, policies, compensation plans, and the
    Kiira Motors Corporation Human Resources Handbook as needed;
  • Provide sound legal advice on issues affecting existing and future
    business where risks and mitigation strategies are clearly identified;
  • Collect, organize, and present market intelligence on the legal
    issues affecting the Company’s core business.
  • Lead support and training of legal team members as required.
  • Advising the Board of Directors and the Committees on governance
    matters;
  • Coordinating the timely completion and dispatch of Board of
    Directors and Committee papers;
  • Ensuring that the business at Board of Directors and Committee
    meetings is accurately recorded in the minutes;
  • Organizing and facilitating the induction and professional
    development of Directors;
  • Provide the secretariat to the Board of Directors, Committees and
    Executive Management;
  • Ensure that all returns required by the Companies Act 2012 are
    filed;
  • Represent the company in dealings with other companies, banks and
    shareholders; and
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the Chief Executive Officer.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Kiira Motors Company Secretary/General Counsel
    job should preferably hold a Bachelor’s Degree (Honors) in Law from a
    Recognized Institution;
  • An Advocate of the High Court of Uganda;
  • Valid Certificate of Legal Practice;
  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators;
    and
  • Master’s Degree in Law (LLM-Preferably International Commercial
    Law), Business Administration (MBA) or in a Related Field from a
    Recognized Institution.
  • A minimum of seven years in legal practice, four (4) of which should
    have been served at the level of Senior Legal Officer in a reputable
    organization.
Competencies
  • A firm understanding of the legal system as it affects business
  • Able to analyses and solve problems
  • Management and organizational skills
  • Discretion when dealing with confidential information
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Planning, Organizing and Coordinating;
  • Information Technology;
  • Accountability;
  • Ethics and integrity;
  • Concern for quality and standards;
  • Assertiveness and Self Confidence; and
  • Time management.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who wish to join Kiira Motors must deliver
your application documents to the Kiira Motors Corporation’s Office at Plot 13
Kimera Road, Ntinda. Kampala. Uganda. Your application documents should include
the following:
  • An application Letter (Cover Letter) addressed to the Chief
    Executive Officer, Kiira Motors Corporation.
  • A CV (Please use this CV template), Download
    Here
  • Certified copies of Academic Documents (Certificates and
    Transcripts). Only copies certified by the awarding institution will be
    accepted.
Deadline: 31st August 2018 by 5:00pm
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