Legal and Regulatory Compliance Manager at Umeme

Vacancy title: Legal and Regulatory Compliance Manager


Category: Legal

Jobs at: umeme

Deadline of this Job: 28 February 2020

Duty Station: Within Uganda , Kampala , East Africa


Umeme is the Leading Electricity Distribution Company in Uganda supplying electricity to over 1.3 Million customers spread across 45 Service Centers and widi a workforce of over 1600 employees in Umeme. We are committed to providing exciting career growth opportunities for our employees.
We are looking for an ambitious individual with high integrity, dedication and drive to job our team
Job Title: Legal and Regulatory Compliance Manager
Job Purpose
As Legal & Regulatory Compliance Manager you will be responsible for legal and regulatory enterprise compliance management. You will provide an advisory role and policy aspects across the company, ensuring best practice and adherence to the compliance framework. .

The core responsibilities of the Legal & Regulatory Compliance Manager duties are;
• Manage die Compliance oificers and provide leadership zmil siipi.-ivision to them and their work
• Develop and implement an effective legal and regulatory compliaiice program
• Support the Head of Compliance in the process offormiilatmg the short. medium and long term strategic plans for the department and for the
• company from a compliance perspective — including work plans and budgets for the Section.
• Support the Head of Compliance to develop and maintain a compliance framework and systems for the company in line with Umeme’s principles
• and culture.
• Communicate and implement the company’s compliance framework internally and externally so that all employees, stakeholders and contractors
• understand the company-wide risk and compliance objectives and their roles.
• Advise Management on the implementation of compliance initiatives across the company.
• Prepare a monthly compliance reports properly detailing legal and regulatory matters.
• Prepare an annual report to Head of Compliance on the status of compliance within the company.
• Ensure that online and face-to-face compliance training programs are delivered effectively to all identified user groups.
• Review the conclusions and recommendations of internal and external audit reports to review progress made on implementation and taking appropriate action to complete that process.
• Foster good working relations widi advisers/consultants, auditors, and lawyers.
• Develop and maintain regulatory awareness amongst all staff.
• Maintain an up-to-date detailed knowledge and understanding of relevant regulations and laws: and their implications upon Umeme’s business activities.

• A bachelor’s degree in law or a course relevant to the role.
• Membership of a relevant professional body.
• A master‘s degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage.
• Minimum of 5 years‘ experience in a field(s) associated with risk management compliance and/or program management
• Minimum of 3 years of managerial experience or an equivalent experience
• Excellent skills in the use of information technology.

• Experience in a regulated business.
• Confident individual with a proactive attitude; who maintains the highest professional standards to ensure the company is not in a position of risk.
• Ability to build supportive relationships with different groups across the company.
• Works collaboratively with Management and the Board to achieve acceptable outcomes for all.
• Makes commercial business decisions and is resilient in the race of resistance.
• Credibility, professionalism and confidence to implement best practice.
• judgment to balance commercial and compliance risks to achieve positive outcomes.

Job Education: Bachelor’s degree

Job Experience: 5 years

Work Hours: 8

Job application procedure
For more details and how to apply:
Visit  and fill in the job application form clearly detailing your suitability for your preferred position in terms of required qualifications and experience by Friday 28th February 2020 at 17:00 hrs

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