Board Secretary and Head Legal Affairs Employment Opportunity – Deposit Protection Fund of Uganda (DPF)

 

Job Title:             Board Secretary and Head Legal
Affairs

Organization:  Deposit Protection Fund of
Uganda (DPF)

Duty Station:   Kampala, Uganda

Reports to:      Chief
Executive Officer

Job Ref: DPF2.01

 

About US:

The Deposit Protection Fund of Uganda (DPF) is a Ugandan
government agency that provides deposit insurance to depositors in Ugandan
Banks, Credit Institutions and Microfinance Deposit-taking Institutions (MDIs).

 

Job Summary:  The Board Secretary and Head Legal Affairs
will serve  as the Fund’s chief legal
advisor on all matters pertaining to a statutory mandate, organizational
actions and as Head of Board Affairs provides administrative support to the
Board of Directors.

 

Key Responsibilities:

·       
Provides leadership to the Board Secretariat and
Legal Affairs department.

·       
Provides requisite support to the Board of
Directors, Board Committees. and EXCo.

·       
Advises on Fund compliance to applicable laws
and regulations.

·       
Represents the Fund in legal matters.

·       
Prepares clear and concise Board and EXCo
minutes.

·       
Develops policies and procedures for the legal
and board affairs department that clearly articulate the Fund’s value
proposition.

 

Key Duties:

·       
Advises on emerging legal trends or developments
which affect or may affect Fund operations;

·       
Represents the Fund in external fora where legal
representation is required;

·       
Participates in the drafting of the required
agreements and contracts for Fund operations;

·       
Ensures timely remuneration and facilitation for
Board members;

·       
Extract Board resolutions and action points and
submit these to the CEO for dissemination to ExCo, staff and other relevant
parties;

·       
Prepares Action reports for reporting back to
the Board on the progress of implementation of Board resolutions;

·       
Prepares of invitations to board meetings in
consultation with the of the CEO and Board Chairman;

·       
Ensures timely communication with the Board
Members;

·       
Develops induction programs of any new Board
members;

·       
Maintains strategic oversight over all the
Fund’s legal activities;

·       
Advice and guides to the Board, Committees and
Management on legal, regulatory and corporate governance issues of the Fund;

·       
Coordinates and monitors the provision of legal
services by the external law firms;

·       
Drafts relevant laws, regulations, and papers;

·       
Drafts the Memoranda of Understanding between
DPF and key stakeholders;

·       
Liaises with stakeholders to propose appropriate
legislation on matters related to deposit protection;

·       
Represents the Fund before courts of law,
administrative bodies, tribunals, and other authorities, based on the powers
granted by the Chief Executive Officer or Board of Directors;

·       
Drafts and proposes amendments to the Board
Charter and Code of Conduct  in
accordance with good corporate governance practices;

·       
Drafts Terms of Reference for Board Committees;

·       
Carry out legal due diligence on transactions
that the Fund intends to enter into;

·       
Drafts minutes and keeps a record of proceedings
at Board and Committee meetings;

·       
Keeps custody of the common seal of the Fund;

·       
Witnesses the affixing of the common seal to
leases, conveyances, mortgages, powers of attorney, contracts of agency or
guarantee, licenses and other documents, which are required to be sealed.

 

Key Outputs

·       
Sound legal advice to Fund staff, Management and
Board of Directors on government regulations, contracts, property, taxation,
labour;

·       
On behalf of Fund, drafts legislation,
regulations, and Memoranda of Understanding;

·       
Draft minutes and records of proceedings at
Board/Committee and ExCo meetings;

·       
Presentations to the Executive Management and/or
the Board of Directors;

·       
Efficient and effective management of all Board
related activities.

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The applicant must hold a First Class or Upper
Second Class degree in law from a recognized University is essential;

·       
Master of Laws in commercial or corporate law is
essential;

·       
Postgraduate Diploma in legal practice is
essential;

·       
A valid practising certificate is essential;

·       
8+ years of legal practice in a public body or
busy commercial enterprise is desirable;

·       
5+ years’ experience in financial sector
regulation and policy formulation is desirable

 

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates are
encouraged to apply online at the link below.

 

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