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

Organization:  National
Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Executive
Director
Reference:
NIRA/HR/DLBS/02-06-20
About US:
The National
Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) was established by the
Registration of Persons Act (ROPA), 2015 and is mandated to establish and
maintain the National Identification Register (NIR). The Authority is also
charged with among other things; the registration of citizens and legally
resident aliens; assigning National Identification / Alien Identification
Numbers (NINs/AINs) to qualifying persons and issuing Identification Cards to
those 16 years and above; registration of births, deaths and adoption orders
and issuance of the relevant certificates.
Job Summary:
The Director Legal/Board Secretary will be responsible for providing the
Authority with legal counsel, guidance and representation as wells as coordinating
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 resolution
·       
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 Authority
·       
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
applicant for the National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA)
Director Legal/Board Secretary job placement must hold a bachelor’s degree with
Honours in Law from a recognized institution
·       
A
Masters Degree in Law or other relevant field is a must
·       
A Post
Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre (LDC) or an
institution recognized by the Uganda Law Council
·       
Professional
qualification of a Certified Chartered Secretary is a must
·       
A minimum
of ten years of experience in a reputable Public or Private organization five
(5) of which should be at senior management level.
·       
Capacity
to competently appear before the Courts of Judicature
·       
A valid
practicing certificate is an added advantage
·       
Leadership
& Supervision: Analytical, problem solver and decision maker. Ability to
unify, steer and teams towards achievement of results or a common objective
·       
Communication:
ability to express oneself fully both verbally and in writing
·       
Team
building: ability to garner support, develop teams, minimize conflict and
handle team dynamics
·       
Managing
performance: good understanding and experience in the basics of managing
individual and team performance
·       
Flexibility
and adaptability: ability to prioritize and perform effectively under pressure,
in the face of setback and/or resistance and to unforeseen circumstances
·       
Computer
and Information Literacy: ability o use computers and related
systems/technology in the execution of one’s job role and related activities.
·       
Age: Below 55 years
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested persons should submit an application clearly
indicating the position applied for and the job reference, detailed curriculum
vitae (CV), copies of academic and professional certificates/ testimonials
addressed to the Executive Director. The above documents should be submitted in
soft copy careers@nira.go.ug Applications should include a daytime telephone
contact of the applicant and names and contact details of at least three (3)
referees.
NB: NIRA
is an equal opportunity employer. Only short listed candidates will be
contacted. Any form of canvassing or lobbying shall lead to disqualification.
Deadline: 26th June 2020 by 5:00pm  
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