Validity period: 20/06/2019 - 30/09/2019
Duty Station: Head Office
Position: Company Secretary/Head- Legal
Department: Legal

The Company Secretary/Head of Legal position is responsible for all legal matters related to FINCA Uganda. He/She will provide legal support to the operations of FINCA Uganda with special emphasis on the corporate banking and corporate finance aspects.
He/She will also be responsible for reviewing and preparing contracts and other corporate and legal documents ensuring compliance with applicable banking and microfinance legislation and regulation, representing FINCA Uganda before the regulator, competent courts and other authorities as well as ensuring compliance with labor and employment obligations. In addition, the Company Secretary/Head of Legal will be responsible for identifying legal risks associated with the operations of the subsidiary and proposing mechanisms for mitigating such risks.

1. Complying with banking and microfinance regulations applicable to the activities and operations of FINCA Uganda.
2. Providing legal support with respect to other areas of operations of FINCA Uganda.
3. Representing FINCA Uganda before courts and administrative agencies
4. Implementing and supporting good corporate governance
5. Providing legal assistance to the corporate finance operations and transactions of FINCA Uganda
6. Supporting regional or global projects as a part of the Office of General Counsel
7. Organizing and supervising the legal support to be provided to FINCA Uganda

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
a) Leading with Integrity
b) Good at Employee Engagement
c) Result Oriented
d) Financial Responsibility
e) Excellent Planning and Performance Management skills
f) Good Interpersonal Skills
g) Excellent Reporting and Communication Skills
h) Knowledgeable of the legal system and laws of the Republic of Uganda and keeping up to date with the changes therein affecting FINCA Uganda
i) Strong analytical skills
j) Ability to work well under pressure
k) Strong Interpersonal skills to effectively communicate both verbally and written
l) High sense of professionalism

1. LLB from a recognized University, Diploma in Legal practice from Law Development Centre – Kampala
2. A Masters’ Degree will be an added advantage
3. At least 5 years work experience in Legal Practice in a Financial/Banking sector or a busy law firm
4. Experience in corporate law, litigation and labor law, preferred