Uganda Development Bank Senior Legal Officer -Board Affairs Jobs

Uganda Development Bank Senior Legal Officer -Board Affairs Jobs


Job Summary

  • The job holder shall provide support to the bank’s governance process, contracting process and document review.

    Accountability Statement

  • The Senior Legal Officer - Board Affairs will support the Legal team with filing and maintenance of the Bank’s statutory registers, minute and resolution preparation,management of the Bank’s common seal, coordination of management meetings, document review and
    preparation of relevant Agreements.

    Principle Duties and Responsibilities

    The Main Duties and Responsibilities shall include:

  • Ensure safe custody, maintenance and proper usage of the Bank’s Common Seal.

  • Maintenance of the statutory registers and records of the Bank including the register of members and their shareholdings, all transfers, the Directors and Secretary (Shareholder Register) plus queries that may arise, payment
    of dividends and any new share issues.

  • Ensure timely registration of documents required for filing by Law including Annual Returns, Board Resolutions, Notification
    of change of directors and secretary

  • Maintain the Minute Book.

  • Assist the Company Secretary/Head Legal Services in preparation for the Annual General Meeting.

  • Assist the Company Secretary/Head Legal Services with dissemination of information and/ Extracts from the Board to Management.

  • Assist the Company Secretary in preparation of correspondences to various stakeholders.

  • Assist with the preparation, drafting and circulation of Board Committee Meetings, minutes and Extracts respectively in a
    timely manner.

  • Coordinate and act as Secretary to relevant Management Committee meetings.

  • Assist the Company Secretary in preparation for Directors’ training and Induction.

  • Preparation and review of the Bank’s Legal Agreements.

  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

    Level of Authority

  • Preparation and review of legal and governance documentation in alignment with the legal
    framework and corporate governance
    standards.

    Relationships

    Internally

  • All UDB Departments

    Externally

  • Directors, External Counsel, Bank’s Customers

    Requirements

    Qualifications

  • LLB (Hon) Degree in Law plus a post graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.

  • The Applicant Must be an Advocate of High Court of Uganda

  • Any related post-graduate qualification is an added

    Subject advantage

  • Possession of an ICSA membership is an added advantage

    Experience

  • Familiarity with Law relating to financial Institutions and its
    application.

  • Work experience in applicability of best practice to corporate governance standards

  • Minimum of 5 post qualification experience including 2 years in governance in a reputable law firm or busy inhouse legal
    department.

    Competencies

  • Must be proactive, results oriented, flexible with ability to multitask and meet deadlines.

  • Knowledge and applicability of Corporate Governance standards

  • Excellent Interpersonal communication (verbal and written)

  • Ability to cope with high levels of responsibility and confidentiality.

  • Computer Literacy

    Application Procedure

  • Interested persons should send or deliver their applications and academic documents which shall include an up-to-date curriculum vitae, certified copies of academic documents and contact addresses of 3 references to the Director Strategy & Corporate Affairs, 1st Floor Wing B, Rwenzori
    Towers, Plot 6 Nakasero Road.

    Closing date

  • 7th February 2020

    How to Apply

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