Board Secretary/ Legal Affairs Officer Jobs – Uganda Warehouse Receipt System Authority (UWRSA)

 

Job Title:    Board Secretary/ Legal
Affairs Officer

Organisation: Uganda
Warehouse Receipt System Authority (UWRSA)

Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda

Reports to:
Managing Director

 

About US:

The Warehouse
Receipt System was established in Uganda in 2006 by the Ministry of Trade,
Industry and Cooperatives. It is governed and regulated through the Warehouse
Receipt System Act of 2006 (WRS Act, 2006) and regulations there of 2007.
Section 3 of the WRS Act, 2006 provides for the establishment of the Uganda
Warehouse Receipt System Authority, whereas sec. 7 establishes the Board of
Directors of the Authority. It is defined as a system where Commodities can be
used as security/collateral for financing (Inventory Credit). The issuer of the
Warehouse Receipt will certify the deposit of commodities, hold the commodity
in safe custody until the depositor or a new ascertained buyer claims the
goods. This is possible where commodities are deposited in regularly inspected,
certified, licensed and regulated storage facilities.

 

Job Summary:  The Board Secretary/ Legal Affairs Officer
will provide strategic and technical guidance to the Authority on Legal
matters. perform the functions of a Board Secretary and Registrar to the
Central Registry

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Arrange
meetings of the Board of Directors. giving clear notices of meeting times and
places.

·       
Coordinate
the affairs of the Board. and provide the Authority with legal counsel.
guidance and representation.

·       
Take
minutes of the meetings of the Board of Directors:

·       
Keep
records of the decisions and other policy records of the Board of Directors:

·       
Prepare
reports and minutes for the Board of Directors:

·       
Prepare
and update the Board Charter:

·       
Coordinate
Board evaluation:

·       
Handle
all formal communication between the Managing Director and the Board of
Directors.

·       
Lead in
legal matters in accordance with new laws. manage the performance and
development of staff in the department. in line with the goals. objectives.
policies and regulations of the Authority.

·       
Manage
and monitor the progress of all legal proceedings including litigation and
alternative dispute resolution by providing Legal interpretation of laws and
other statutory instruments

·       
Provide
legal advice on drafting contracts and other documents of the Authority.
reviews the contracts between the Authority and suppliers / service providers
to ensure compliance with the national and international laws.

·       
Ensure
that the Authority operates in compliance with the laws. regulations. policies
and guidelines governing and enforce compliance.

·       
Represent
the Authority in courts of law and effectively defend the interests of the
Authority.

·       
Offer
secretariat support and legal counsel to the Authority Disciplinary Committee
and the Staff Tribunal.

·       
Perform
functions of a Registrar of the Central Registry of the Authority.

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate for the Uganda Warehouse Receipt System Authority (UWRSA) Board
Secretary/ Legal Affairs Officer job opportunity must hold a Bachelor’s degree
in Law. Public Administration and Management. Economics or any other applicable
qualifications

·       
Should
have a Master’s Degree ln any of the above fields from a recognized institution
of higher Learning.

·       
Should
have practicing certificate in legal practice

·       
Applicants
should have a minimum of ten (10) years relevant working experience, three (3)
years of which should have been served at a Principal level in Government or
equivalent level of experience from a reputable organization.

·       
He/She
should be an Enrolled Advocate for at least five years

·       
Knowledge
on the laws of Uganda and other relevant International laws

·       
Must
have good arbitration/mediation skills

·       
Have
experience and knowledge on Public Service Standing Orders.

·       
Ability
to represent the Authority in any legal matters at all times.

·       
A good
interpersonal and communication skills

·       
Demonstrated
computer knowledge.

·       
High
level of professionalism. ethics and integrity

·       
Maintain
high level of confidentiality

·       
Accountability

·       
Communicating
effectively

·       
Judgment,
decision making and problem solving

·       
Teamwork

 

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their softcopy applications via
Email to info@uwrsa.go.ug and hr@uwrsa.go.ug or hand deliver to Kingdom
Kampala/ 4th Floor Leftwing /Plot 31-39, Nile Avenue Kampala. Tel; +256 414
287190 / 256 80011522 (Toll Free)

 

Deadline: 10th February 2021

 

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