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Published: Aug 2, 2022 (9 days ago)

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Person Specifications:

(a) Minimum Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Honors) in Law from a Recognized Institution;
  • An Advocate of the High Court of Uganda;
  • Valid Certificate of Legal Practice; and
  • Master’s Degree in Law, Business Administration (MBA) or in a Related Field from a Recognized Institution is an Added Advantage

(b) Minimum Experience

General Working Experience of at Least (5) Years; Should have Served as Legal Officer for at least Three (3) Years in a Reputable Organization preferably in the Automotive/Manufacturing Industry.


Responsibilities

Person Specifications:

(a) Minimum Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Honors) in Law from a Recognized Institution;
  • An Advocate of the High Court of Uganda;
  • Valid Certificate of Legal Practice; and
  • Master’s Degree in Law, Business Administration (MBA) or in a Related Field from a Recognized Institution is an Added Advantage

(b) Minimum Experience

General Working Experience of at Least (5) Years; Should have Served as Legal Officer for at least Three (3) Years in a Reputable Organization preferably in the Automotive/Manufacturing Industry.


  • Represent Kiira Motors Corporation’s legal interests and provide assurance of strong corporate governance and general legal housekeeping before investors, partners and co-partners, regulatory agencies, legislative bodies, auditors, and trade groups;
  • Provide prompt commercial, practical legal advice to Kiira Motors Corporation’s various business lines to facilitate, improve and strengthen operational decision-making through integration of legal analysis as part of overall business development process;
  • Responsible for contracts and commercial agreements, finance, governance, real estate, intellectual property, employment and litigation/adversarial proceedings and Directs Outsourced counsel as needed;
  • Provide Employees with effective advice on company strategies and their implementation, manages the legal function, and obtains and coordinates the work of any outsourced legal counsel;
  • Ensures Kiira Motors Corporation Compliance with regulatory and compliance protocols, current and anticipated, and at all levels;
  • Identify current and upcoming legal, regulatory and related compliance risk and determine how Kiira Motors Corporation can offer its products and services in various jurisdictions while operating in compliance with local laws and regulations;
  • Support Business Development on commercial negotiations;
  • Support Human Resources and Finance on Human Resources matters (e.g., employee agreements, consulting agreements, employee benefits, stock options, and other employment issues);
  • Draft contracts, policies, compensation plans, and the Kiira Motors Corporation Human Resources Handbook as needed;
  • Provide legal advice on issues affecting existing and future business where risks and mitigation strategies are clearly identified;
  • Collect, organize, and present market intelligence on the legal issues affecting the Company’s core business.
  • Represent the Kiira Motors Corporation in dealings with other companies, banks and shareholders;
  • Prepare Monthly Work Plans and Performance Reports necessary for executing the above duties and responsibilities; and
  • Any other duties assigned by the Principal Legal Officer


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