Apply for Senior Legal Manager job opportunity at Umeme

Apply for Senior Legal Manager job opportunity at  Umeme

Job Title:  Senior Legal Manager

Umeme is a public company cross listed on both the Uganda Securities Exchange and the Nairobi Securities Exchange with over 6,483 shareholders, including high value international institutional investors. Umeme operates under a concession with a structural monopoly in the distribution of electricity across Uganda, distributing 99% of electricity in Uganda through a single buyer model.

Job Summary: The Senior Legal Manager will be guiding Management on regulatory legal issues and overseeing the management of regulatory legal risks.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Offering counsel and legal support to Management on engagements with regulators and coordinating communication to key stakeholders on legal and regulatory issues.
  • Overseeing litigation relating to regulatory issues, overseeing and supporting the work of external legal firms in that regard and advising Management on litigation strategies.
  • Advising management and providing support to staff of Umeme on implementation of regulatory requirements and obligations arising from laws, regulations and licensing agreements.
  • Monitoring legal, legislative and regulatory developments that may affect Umeme and advising Management and the Board as appropriate.
  • Working closely with the Head of Compliance and the Head of Internal Audit, overseeing regulatory and license compliance within Umeme including overseeing licensing applications.
  • Offering legal support on tariff related matters and drafting relevant documentation and communication to the Electricity Regulatory Authority, with respect to tariff matters.
  • Providing legal support to the Finance and Operations functions in ensuring implementation of regulatory directives and adherence to regulatory and license obligations.
  • Providing advocacy to Umeme on legislative and regulatory matters.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The candidate should hold an honors Bachelor of Laws degree (LL.B) obtained in a recognized university and be an advocate of the High Court of Uganda with proficiency in the use of Microsoft applications.
  • The candidate should possess at least three years post-enrolment management experience in a law firm or a fast-paced corporate or regulatory environment and exposure to energy law or the electricity sub-sector.

How to Apply for the job:

If you believe you are the right candidate, please submit your application and updated CV clearly detailing your suitability for the position in terms of required qualifications and experience to Kindly state the position you are applying for in the subject line of your mail.

Deadline: 6th October, 2014 by 17:00 Hours

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