Legal Manager

at NFT Consult LTD
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted June 13, 2024
Category Legal
Job Type Full-time
Currency UGX


Job Title:       Legal Manager

Department: Legal

Reports to:    Chief Legal Officer

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Contract Management through the Dili Trust and Tarantula Property Management Tools:
  • Oversee the entire contract lifecycle, including drafting, reviewing, negotiating, and managing all company contracts including Suppliers, Service Providers, Landlords, MNO customers among others.
  • Ensure all contracts comply with approved Axian Group company policies, legal standards, and regulatory requirements.
  • Maintain a centralized repository for all contractual documents and records in the DiliTrust portal and Tarantula portals.
  1. Legal Compliance Monitoring:
  • Develop and implement compliance programs to monitor adherence to contractual obligations including but not limited to Anti-Money Laundering/CFT, KYC obligations, Anti-Bribery and Corruption, Group Gift Policy, Whistleblowing, Conflict of Interest declarations among many others.
  • Conduct regular audits of contracts to ensure compliance with terms and conditions both contractual and from an approved policy perspective.
  • Identify and address potential compliance issues or risks associated with all company contracts.
  1. Legal Policy Development with Group Compliance Officer:
  • Work together with the Group Compliance Officer to develop, update, and enforce internal policies and procedures related to contract management and compliance.
  • Provide guidance and regular training to staff on contract compliance policies and best practices.
  1. Legal Risk Management:
  • Identify potential risks in contractual agreements and develop strategies to mitigate those risks.
  • Ensure timely resolution of compliance-related issues and disputes.
  • Collaborate with legal and risk management teams to address and resolve contract compliance matters.
  1. Reporting and Documentation:
  • Prepare and present regular reports on contract compliance status and activities to senior management.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of all compliance activities and findings.
  1. Stakeholder Collaboration:
  • Work closely with internal stakeholders, including legal, finance, procurement, and operations teams, to ensure contract compliance.
  • Liaise with external parties such as clients, vendors, and regulatory bodies to resolve compliance-related matters.
  1. Training and Development:
  • Conduct training sessions for employees on contract compliance requirements and best practices as directed and advised by the Group Compliance team.
  • Stay updated on industry trends, legal developments, and regulatory changes affecting contract compliance.

Education, Skills, and Experience:

  • Uganda Law degree required. Admission to the Uganda Bar is an added advantage.
  • Minimum 5 years PQE serving as a corporate, real estate and transactional attorney.
  • Prior experience working for UK, EU, or US-based law firms, or legal education in the US, South Africa, UK, would be a plus.
  • Prior real estate law, telecom/carrier and/or mergers & acquisitions experience is especially helpful.
  • Female candidates are encouraged to apply.
  • Excellent understanding of the mobile mast market, key customers and suppliers in Uganda.
  • Detailed knowledge of Local Law and Local Policies.
  • Excellent ability to read, write and communicate in English.
  • Good public relations skills (e.g., ability to represent the company and generate positive the external and internal communities).
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Ability to work well in a team and contribute to team initiatives.
  • Proficient in Microsoft (WORD, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)
  • Attention to Detail.
  • Ability to provide Explicit Reports.
  • Strong Decision-making.
  • Strong organizational and relationship management skills.
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