Legal & Compliance Manager Employment Opportunity – Agricultural Business Initiative (aBi) Trust

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Organisation: Agricultural Business Initiative (aBi) Trust

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Chief Operating Officer – Corporate Services

About US:

The Agricultural Business Initiative (aBi) Trust is supporting agribusiness development in the private sector to achieve the objective of the Government of Uganda’s Competitiveness and Investment Climate Strategy (CICS). The Trust is a multi-donor entity jointly founded by the Governments of Denmark and Uganda. The mandate of aBi Trust is to support the private sector actors to increase their contribution to the agricultural sector by increasing land and labour productivity, and market competitiveness thereby contributing to poverty reduction through economic growth, wealth, and employment creation.

Job Summary:  The Legal & Compliance Manager will provide legal and compliance advisory services to enable effective management of legal and contractual risks. The role ensures that aBi is effectively represented in all legal suits and matters and that the aBi boards and management comply with the laws and regulations of Uganda, the organization’s policies and procedures are being followed, and that behaviour in the organization meets the values of the organisation.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

·         The applicant must hold a Degree in law or business law with 5-7 years’ experience in managerial position or a Masters in law or business law with at least 4 years’ experience in managerial position

·         Diploma in Legal Practice (LDC) requirement

·         Knowledge of Uganda regulatory and statutory environment

·         Good knowledge and experience in operational risk management, reporting and compliance

·         Experience in drafting and effecting various contracts especially (but not limited to) purchase, employment, consultancies, Grants

·         Experience in working in private and non-governmental organizations

·         Proficiency in Microsoft programs and report writing

How to Apply:

Please send your application to vacancy@abi.co.ug clearly indicating the position title in the email subject line. Applications shouldn’t be more than 4MB. 

Deadline: Friday 30th August 2019 at 2:00pm. 

Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted. Canvassing will lead to disqualification. Hardcopy applications will not be accepted.


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