Company Secretary Employment Opportunity – Uganda Airlines

 

Job Title:   Company Secretary

Organisation: Uganda
Airlines

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Board
of Directors/Chief Executive Officer   

 

About US:

Uganda Airlines is
the flag carrier of Uganda. The company is a revival of the older Uganda
Airlines which operated from 1977 until 2001. It began flying in August 2019.

 

Job Summary:   The Company Secretary will be the Secretary
to the Board of Directors and Head of legal and corporate services of UNACL.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

As Secretary to the
Board of Directors, the Company Secretary shall:

·       
Keep
custody of the corporate documents, duly record the proceedings of meetings,
and attest to the resolutions adopted by the collective management
decision-making bodies.

·       
Ensure
the formal and substantive legality of all action taken by the Board of
Directors and its representative decision-making bodies as well as compliance
with regulations and Corporate Charter provisions, and ensure observance of the
principles or standards of corporate governance of the company and the
provisions of the Board of Directors Regulations.

·       
Verify
compliance with orders of regulatory entities, and that the recommendations
thereof, if any, are taken into consideration.

·       
Generally,
act as a channel in relations between the Company and the Directors in
connection with all matters relating to the operation of the Board of
Directors.

·       
Process
all requests from the Directors regarding the information and documentation of
those matters that fall within the purview of the Board of Directors.

·       
Act as
Secretary for the Shareholders’ Meeting.

As General
Secretary of UNACL, the Company Secretary shall:

·       
Lead the
provision of reliable and authoritative advice on the legal implications of the
policies, plans, and operations, as well as all relevant transactions of the
Company.

·       
Lead the
development, implementation, and control of the delivery of legal support
services to the Board, the Senior Management Team, and any other Officers of
the Company.

·       
Ensure
that the Company’s commercial, contractual, and other legal interests are
adequately protected.

·       
Brief
and manage any external legal representatives of the Company.

·       
Provide
the Company’s Management, whenever necessary, with the relevant specialist,
expert and technical advice (on the basis of appropriate and comprehensive
analysis and evaluation), with regard to the Company’s investment opportunities
and projects–especially those involving Partnerships, External Contractors and
other Service Providers–as well provide the necessary supervision, quality
assurance, facilitation and coordination of the implementation of the
corresponding projects–with a view to ensuring their profitable success.

·       
Provide
necessary legal advice to Management in the area of procurement of all goods,
services, and works, as well as disposal of assets, including ensuring due
adherence to all applicable laws, regulations, and procedures.

·       
Advise
Management in all Contract Negotiations, with a view to ensuring value for
money.

·       
Develop,
implement, as well as monitor and continuously review, an efficient contract
management procedure to guide the Procurement Unit, as well as all the
responsible units of all the User Departments – with a view to streamlining and
expediting procurement and contract management processes within the Company.

·       
Review
contract terms and conditions, as well as draw, execute and manage contracts
for the Company within the specified timeframes, and in compliance with
relevant legislation.

·       
Study
and interpret all contractual and procurement-related documents of a legal
nature, and ascertain that they ensure value for money and are in the Company’s
best commercial interest.

·       
Carry
out the necessary verification, evaluation, and processing of documents that
are important in UNACL’s airline business and advise Management accordingly, in
a timely manner.

·       
Perform
any other duties as may, from time to time, be assigned by the Board of
Directors and the Chief Executive Officer.

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
applicant for the Uganda Airlines Company Secretary job must be an advocate of
the High court. Must hold full professional qualification of the institute of
chartered public Accountants in Uganda, or practicing certificate and a full
member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administration (ICSA).

·       
A
minimum of 10 years’ experience in handling legal and board affairs of a large
public or corporate organization.

·       
Relevant
experience in the Aviation Industry is an added advantage

 

·       
Competencies:

·       
Has
excellent report writing ability.

·       
Must be
a proficient user of computers.

 

How to Apply:

All candidates
should send their application letters, complete with Curriculum Vitae giving
two (2) referees, and copies of academic and professional certificates with one
passport size photograph (one full size photograph for Cabin Crew applicants)
should be submitted online, Click
Here
 or by post quoting the Job Reference number accordingly.

 

Applications should
be addressed to:

 

The Manager Human
Resources.

Uganda National
Airlines Company Ltd.

P.O. Box 431,
Entebbe, Uganda.

Only successful
applicants will be contacted.

 

Deadline:  28th August 2020

 

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