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

Title:          Director Legal / Board Secretary
Organization: National
Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Executive
Reference: NIRA/DLBS/03-19
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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Strong Team building skills with ability
    to lead and motivate teams
  • Excellent communication and negotiation
  • 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 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: 20th March 2019
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