Job Title: Manager Contracts
Organisation: National Social Security Fund (NSSF)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Senior Manager Legal and Regulatory Affairs
National Social Security Fund (NSSF) is positioning itself as the Social Security Provider of Choice in Uganda. With our shared purpose of being the Social Security Provider of choice, providing exceptional customer service and better operations with a well-motivated and skilled workforce, we are looking to recruit persons with high integrity and dedication to work with us.
Job Summary: The Manager Contracts will provide general legal advisory, contracts advisory, land transactions advisory and compliance advisory services to enable effective management of legal and contractual risks at the Fund.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
- Prepare comprehensive legal opinions on behalf of Senior Manager Legal and Regulatory Affairs and Chief Legal Officer on any complaints or matters and other requested information from all stakeholders and advise accordingly.
- Provide accurate and timely counsel on a variety of legal topics (Labor Law, Partnerships, and international ventures among others).
- Define and develop the operational and execution strategy for the Legal and Regulatory Services Section in line with the departmental strategy.
- Engage with different stakeholders in and out of the Fund to facilitate the achievement of departmental and organizational objectives.
- Collaborate with different teams and stakeholders within and outside the Fund.
- Attend to referred queries/complaints from employers and NSSF members and render legal advice in response thereto.
- Performing due diligence in legal matters concerning contracts, agreements, mergers and acquisitions.
- Draft contracts and all agreements on behalf of NSSF, catering for the user department’s interests and safeguarding the Fund’s interests.
- Develop and review Service Level Agreements with user departments.
- Negotiating with providers/consultants on contractual issues like contract price to ensure value for money.
- Review the general and special conditions of the contract contained in the standard bidding documents.
- Draft and solidify agreements, contracts and other legal documents to ensure NSSF’s full legal rights.
- Conduct due diligence on real estate, equities and fixed income portfolios. Monitor running leases, property rates and ground rents and initiate the process of renewal for leases before expiry.
- Advise the Property Management Section and the Investments Department on the covenants of the leases held by NSSF.
- Facilitate the development of a high-performing culture by effectively communicating and cascading organisational goals, managing team performance and providing feedback to improve performance.
- Train and supervise subordinates to achieve high performance in the department.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
- The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor of Laws Degree.
- Post Graduate Diploma from Law Development Center.
- Seven years of post-enrollment experience working at a busy law firm/parastatal, Government Ministry or busy commercial entity and 3 years in a managerial role.
- Commitment & Integrity
- Proactivity & Innovation
- Getting Work Done
- Relationship Building
- Communicating and Influencing
- Resilience & Resourcefulness
- Thinking and Problem Analysis
- Labor Law (Advanced)
- Corporation Law (Advanced)
- Board Meeting Management(Advanced)
- Legal Drafting (Advanced)
- Negotiation (Advanced)
- Advocacy and Dispute Resolution(Advanced)
How to Apply:
All interested individuals should Click Here to fill out the application form and then send copies of their application letter, curriculum vitae and academic qualifications, addressed to the Chief of People and Culture to firstname.lastname@example.org
NB: Women are encouraged to apply. Please note that canvassing or lobbying will lead to the automatic disqualification of the candidate.
Deadline: 2nd August 2022