Senior Legal Officer Employment Opportunity – Statewide Insurance Company Limited (SWICO)

 

Job Title:    Senior Legal Officer

Organisation: Statewide
Insurance Company Limited (SWICO)

Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda

Reports to:
Manager Legal

 

About US:

Statewide Insurance
Company Limited is a Ugandan based Leading Insurance Company with branches all
over the Country.

 

Job Summary:  The Senior Legal Officer will be responsible
for handling litigation cases, either when the Company is sued or the Company
is seeking legal redress; and for carrying out the day to day legal duties that
require the experience and expertise of a legal officer at senior level.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Planning and
organizing for the provision of legal and company secretarial services

·       
Participate
in the formulation of work plans, budgets and strategies for the provision of
legal services

·       
Determine
periodic performance targets for him/herself, and agree on them with the
Manager Legal

Providing legal
services

·       
Draft
pleadings, correspondences, prepare reports and proof read documents assigned
by the Legal Manager.

·       
Review
pleadings, correspondences and reports prepared by the Legal Officer.

·       
Draft
agreements, contracts and other legal documents as assigned.

·       
Review
agreements, contracts and other legal documents prepared by the Legal Officer.

·       
Participate
in policy development and review, ensuring proper use of legal terminology,
spelling, business English and grammar and ensuring compliance with applicable
codes, legal and statutory requirements.

·       
Prepare
plaints, court documents, and other related documents.

·       
Participate
in handling litigation matters and where necessary liaise with external lawyers

·       
Carry
out legal research and review progress of ongoing cases.

·       
Participate
in handling matters of subrogation in liaison with claims staff and other stake
holders, and give the financial implications.

·       
Monitor
changes in the relevant legislation and regulatory environment and give timely
information to SWICO management team on the same.

·       
Conduct
claims investigations and advise the Claims Department accordingly.

·       
Provide
legal opinion/ counsel when requested.

Ensuring Legal and
Statutory Compliance

·       
Continuously
monitor compliance with statutory obligations and advise management
accordingly.

·       
Contribute
to the provision of documentation and information for compliance purposes.

Contributing to Institutional
Development

·       
Provide
technical guidance and support to the Legal Officer as necessary.

·       
Periodically
assess own capacity development needs and propose appropriate programs to
address the identified needs.

·       
Participate
in the coaching and on-the-job training of new staff in the Legal Department.

·       
Attend
and actively participate in periodic meetings of the Legal Department, and take
actions arising from the meetings, as assigned.

·       
Contribute
to the preparation of monthly and quarterly reports for departmental meetings
and management meetings.

·       
Take
minutes at meetings whenever delegated by the Manager Legal.

·       
Take
charge of the preparation and registration of legal documents like tenancy
agreements, statutory declarations, affidavits, memorandum of understandings
among others.

·       
Represent
the Company in legal matters as assigned.

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
applicant must at least hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Law with a Post Graduate
Diploma in Legal Practice.

·       
Practicing
Certificate by the High Court.

·       
A
minimum of four years of progressive work experience in Legal Practice in an
insurance sector (an added advantage)

·       
Experience
in handling litigations or court cases

·       
Report
writing skills

·       
Communication
skills

·       
Ability
to draft legal documents

·       
Litigation
skills

·       
Negotiation
skills

·       
Should
possess Computer literacy, mostly MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

·       
Good
command of written English

·       
Analytical
skills

·       
Interpersonal
skills

·       
Company
Law

·       
Insurance
Law

·       
Private
sector working methods

·       
Good
understanding of commercial legal matters

·       
IRA
Regulations

 

How to Apply:

All applications
shall be sent via email to humanresource@swico.co.ug with the following
attachments; Cover Letter, resume and formal academic documents all attached in
ONE pdf document. The subject shall read ‘APPLICATION FOR SENIOR LEGAL OFFICER’

 

Deadline: 26th March, 2021

 

NB: Please
note that only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

 

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