Senior Legal Officer Job Placement – Profiles International

Organization:  Profiles International
Duty Station:   Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Managing
Director
About US:
Profiles International Uganda Limited (PIUL) is an affiliate
of Profiles International Inc. (PII), a Waco, Texas, USA-based firm that
provides solutions to a wide range of Human Resource challenges. PII is the
recognised world leader in employee evaluation and human resource solutions.
Our client, a Government entity in the real estate sector is
looking for suitably qualified individuals to apply for the vacant position of
Senior Legal Officer. The position reports to the Managing Director on the organizational
structure of our client and is based in Kampala. This is a dream career
opportunity for a highly dynamic, creative, innovative, and astute performer.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·       
Prepares, in consultation with the Managing
Director, and distributes the agendas, issues notices for all scheduled Board
meetings at least two weeks before the meeting. The notice may be shorter for
unscheduled meetings. Ensures the minutes and all necessary documents requiring
discussion or comments are attached to the agenda.
·       
Takes notes of proceedings, prepares and keeps
an electronic and hard copy of the minutes of Board of Directors and maintains
an electronic and hard copy files containing all agendas, minutes, and any support
materials from these meetings.
·       
Ensures the accuracy, correctness and
completeness of the minutes.
·       
Distributes to the Board the minutes of the
meeting within one week following each Board meeting.
·       
Safely keeps all company documents and minutes.
·       
Records and distributes to members all actions
undertaken by the Board of Directors between meetings ahead of the next Board
of Directors meeting.
·       
Informs those concerned of the actions they need
to take following the Board meeting.
·       
Provides legal advice/opinions and training to
staff in line with the law and policy of the organisation.
·       
Reviews/prepares/agreements/contracts of the
company.
·       
Prepares/reviews leases/subleases and tenancy
agreements in line with the organization’s requirement, approved terms and
conditions and the law.
·       
Prepares and reviews service level contracts/
agreements entered into by the company for the provision of goods and services,
consultancy, safety and security, media and public relations in line with the
company’s requirement, approved terms and conditions and the law.
·       
The Senior Legal Officer shall also be in charge
of human resources and administration and perform duties attached thereto.
·       
Performs any other duties/functions as may be
assigned by the Managing Director.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The applicant must hold a bachelor’s degree in
law from a recognized University and a Diploma in Legal Practice from Law
Development Centre (LDC).
·       
A valid Legal Practicing Certificate.
·       
A post graduate qualification in Management, Law
or any business related field and/or ICSA will be an added advantage.
·       
Proven past knowledge/experience in human
resource management related duties is an added advantage.
·       
At least seven years of working experience in
legal practice of which 2 years must have been at a senior level in a reputable
public organization.
·       
Ability to work independently.
·       
Should be computer literate.
·       
Excellent communication and interpersonal
skills.
How to Apply:
If you believe you have the desired competencies for the
job, please send an application and attach a detailed CV, copies of academic
and professional certificates/ testimonials, address, a daytime telephone
contact and names of 3 referees to the National Director using the address
below. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Apply to:
The National Director, Profiles International Uganda
Limited, Plot 519, Old Kira Road – Kamwokya, P. O. Box 3024, Kampala Uganda
Deadline: 21st
February 2020
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