Senior Legal Officer Job Placement – Kiira Motors Corporation (KMC)

Job Title:      Senior
Legal Officer
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 Senior Legal Officer of Kiira Motors Corporation
shall be responsible for providing legal advice and opinions and drafting legal
documents. The Senior Legal Officer shall also assist in preparing the work
plans and budgets of the Legal Division.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The incumbent will 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;
  • Responsible for contracts and commercial agreements, finance,
    governance, real estate, intellectual property, employment and
    litigation/adversarial proceedings and Directs Outsourced counsel as
    needed;
  • Provide Executive Management with effective advice on company
    strategies and their implementation, manages the legal function, and
    obtains and coordinates the work of any outsourced legal counsel;
  • Ensures Kiira Motors Corporation Compliance with regulatory and
    compliance protocols, current and anticipated, and at all 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 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.
  • Represent the company in dealings with other companies, banks and
    shareholders; and
  • Any other duties assigned by the Director Operations.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Kiira Motors Senior Legal Officer 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;
  • Master’s Degree in Law (LLM-Preferably International Commercial
    Law), Business Administration (MBA) or in a Related Field from a
    Recognized Institution is an added advantage
  • At least four years of experience in Legal Practice, two (2) of
    which should have been Served at the Level of Legal Officer in a Reputable
    Organization.
  • Broad knowledge and 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: 28th June 2019 by 5:00pm
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