Company Secretary Employment Opportunity – Vision Fund Uganda Limited (VFU)

Job Title:   Company Secretary
Organization:
Vision Fund Uganda Limited (VFU)
Duty Station:  Uganda
Reports to: Chief
Executive Officer
About US:
Vision Fund Uganda
Limited (VFU) is a Microfinance institution and an affiliate of World Vision
Uganda (WVU), a child-focused Christian Organization that believes in brighter
futures for children, empowering families to create incomes and jobs by
Unlocking economic potential for communities to thrive. VisionFund Uganda is
also part of the bigger network of VisionFund International (VFI), with MFI’s
in 28 Countries worldwide.
Job Summary:  The Company Secretary ensures that best
management practices and work ethics are followed in VFU, oversee and support
legal processes and outcomes at VFU, provides legal advice and counsel to the
CEO and the company, in particular as regards evaluation of the various legal
risks. Along with CEO, He/ she is a key focal point in relationship with
regulator and compliance with instructions and is the focal point for all
governance and board related activities, in coordination with VFU team, prepare
Board papers and minutes. He/ Shecoordinates all legal matters with the
different interest groups;
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Provide
legal and advisory services to the CEO and VFU Board at both operational and
strategic levels.
·        
 Prepare required and update VFU records of
legal documents mandated by Laws in the microfinance sector such us the
employment Laws, and other statutory guidelines.
·        
Focal
point for Board- Prepare Board Papers, Circulate Board minutes and actionable
issues to all stakeholders, manage the Board meetings and calendar in line with
the CEO’s directives.
·        
Attend
as company&/minute secretary all Board meetings and support CEO in
following up the implementation of Board decisions.
·        
Draft,
coordinate, monitor and evaluate all communications between the CEO, Senior
Management and other stakeholders regarding policies and Board decisions.
Represent the CEO at functions, meetings, conventions and other gatherings as
delegated by the CEO and as appropriate.



Qualifications, Skills And Experience:
·        
Honours
Degree in Law (LLB).
·        
 Enrollment as an advocate
·        
Post
Graduate Diploma in law or master’s Degree in law
·        
Training
in ICSA and Commercial Law will be an added advantage
·        
 A minimum of 8 years’ experience in a
financial institution or recognized institution, and as corporation secretary.
How to Apply:
All interested applicants
should submit an application letter and a CV along with the contacts of three professional
referees to:  The Director, Future
Options Consulting Ltd, 4th Floor, DTB Centre, Kampala Road, P.O. Box 34934,
Kampala, Uganda by email: hr@futureoptionsug.com; Tel: +256 414 231204/6.
 (Please include the title of the position for
which you are applying in the subject line of the email). Only the shortlisted
candidates will be contacted
Deadline:  21st October 2019 by 5.00pm.
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