Legal, Compliance and Risk Officer Career Jobs – Duma Works

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Organisation: Duma Works
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Director Risk Management 
Duma Works is changing the way people think about hiring.  They are efficiently connecting employers and potential hires through our mobile platform, we make finding that perfect person a fun experience, allowing businesses to grow and job seekers to access new opportunities. Duma Works is a recruiting platform that fuses traditional human-centered recruiting and an interactive digital process to simplify how growing businesses hire top talent on the African continent. Since 2012, hundreds of employers all over East Africa have used DUMA Works to save time and money when identifying qualified job candidates. They are recruiting for a valuable client, a distribution and finance company that sells high quality solar product and appliances to households and businesses in Uganda.
Job Summary: The Legal, Compliance and Risk Officer follows up on all legal issues by liaising with legal counsel and/or company lawyer. In addition, the officer ensures the company is compliant with internal policies and procedures, but also with relevant local and international regulations.  Finally, the officer minimizes and mitigates risks the company might be exposed to.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Supports the Management Team in handling complex transactional matters and ongoing commercial contracts.
  • Supports the Management Team in maintaining corporate records and minute books, coordinating matters relating to board and shareholders meetings, preparing materials for such meetings, and preparing related minutes, written consents, etc.
  • Supports the Management Team with respect to periodic Govt. Of Uganda regulatory reporting.
  • Supports the Management Team in formation or dissolution of legal entities and other routine corporate legal matters.
  • Supports the Management Team with respect to contract drafting, coordination of approvals, signatures, and notarization of document and implementation.
  • Supports the Management Team in performing compliance audits of internal Corporate Policies and Procedures as well as relevant local and international environmental, social and governance (ESG) regulations
  • Supports the Management Team with processing Work Permits for international staff
  • Liaises with external legal partners on registering financial instruments, debt collection, arbitration, civil and criminal litigation.
  • Conducts legal research as needed.
  • Participates in special projects as needed, such as Mergers & Acquisitions and other corporate strategic initiatives, including preparing and organizing documents, due diligence support, and liaising with third parties.
  • Works with Management team and staff in other corporate departments on assigned projects.
  • Follows up on outstanding legal matters;
  • Supports the Management Team to Investigate and Audit potential cases of fraud;
  • Develops and proposes Legal, Compliance and Risk mitigation policies where needed;
  • Ensure risk mitigation measures are in place and are up to date (e.g. insurance).
  • Offers legal advice and support in all operations of the company

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The Legal, Compliance and Risk Officer must hold a Bachelor of Law (LLB)
  • Diploma in Legal Practice
  • Two to five years in a legal practice; Registered Attorney
  • Must possess the highest level of professionalism and confidentiality
  • Independent; Person of integrity; meticulous; analytical; eye for detail.
  • Flexibility, able to adapt to change while managing multiple assignments and willingness to assist in other areas as needed – must be a team player
  • Exhibits strong written and verbal communication skills.
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send a cover letter and detailed CVs via E-mail to: with the subject line as “3370”, Your Full name &  Phone number e.g. 3370 Okedi Jonathan, +2567xxxxxxxx. If you don’t follow these instructions, your application will not go through.
N.B: You will receive a confirmation email and an alert to take a basic screening test over SMS or online. The email with the test may not arrive immediately. Please be patient. The email/SMS test will typically be 5-8 questions to help us understand your background. Regular SMS rates apply to the test. If you have any issues with the process, please reach out to +254702093793.

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