Director Legal / Board Secretary Employment Opportunity – National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA)

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Organization: National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Executive Director

Reference: NIRA/DLBS/03-19

About US:

The National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) was established on the passing of the Uganda Registration of Persons Act, 2015. The Act was made to harmonise and consolidate the law on registration of persons; to provide for registration of individuals and to establish a national identification register. It provides for the mandatory registration of all Ugandan citizens within Uganda and abroad as well as aliens identification cards and for related matters.

Job Summary:  The Director Legal/Board Secretary will provide the National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) with legal counsel, guidance and representation and co-ordinate the affairs of the Board.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Providing legal advice to the Authority
  • Ensuring that the Authority’s operations are in compliance with the provisions of the Registration of Persons’ Act and Regulations as well as other applicable Laws and guidelines
  • Overseeing and monitoring progress of any legal proceedings including litigation and alternative dispute resolution
  • The incumbent will be coordinating the business of the Board including scheduling meetings, notice of meetings and submission of documents for Board meetings in line with the approved Board Charter and related guidelines
  • Taking minutes at Board Meetings, maintaining proper records of decisions of the board and a custodian of critical documentation of the Authority
  • Being a key liaison between the Board and Management in order to support the efficient operations of the Authority
  • Managing the performance and development of staff in the department in line with the Authority’s objectives and overall mandate.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) Director Legal/Board Secretary job vacancy should hold a Bachelor’s degree with Honours in Law with a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre (LDC) or an institution recognized by the Uganda Law Council.
  • Masters degree in law or Membership of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) is a must
  • A minimum of ten years’ work experience in a reputable Public or Private organization five (5) of which should be at senior management level
  • An enrolled advocate of at least ten (10) years standing with a valid Practicing Certificate
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Strong Team building skills with ability to lead and motivate teams
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment to drive results
  • Flexibility to react effectively to unforeseen circumstances
  • IT/Computer Literate.

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested persons should submit their applications, detailed curriculum vita (CV), copies of academic and professional certificates/ testimonials addressed to the Executive Director – NIRA at the HR Office – NIRA Headquarters, Kololo Ceremonial Grounds or submit soft copies of the above documents to clearly indicating the reference and position you are applying for. Applications should include a daytime telephone contact of the applicant and names and contact details of at least three (3) referees.

Deadline: 20th March 2019

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