Legal and Governance Coordinator

June 8, 2024
Application deadline closed.
Deadline date:
Application deadline closed.

Job Description

Job Summary

Provide corporate governance and in house legal advisory services to Baylor Uganda.

The legal and governance coordinator will be responsible for ensuring that Baylor Uganda adheres to legal and regulatory requirements and that Baylor operates with good governance practices.

He/ She will work closely with the Executive Director, Board of Directors, and staff to ensure that the organization’s operations comply with legal and regulatory requirements.

Overall Responsibilities
  1. Corporate and Board affairs
  • Offer legal advisory and governance expertise and guidance to the Board. Provide guidance and support to the Board of Directors on governance issues, including board development, governance training, and strategic planning.
  • Organize, prepare documentation, and record minutes of Board Meetings, Board Committee Meetings.
  • Coordinate Baylor Uganda’s annual general meetings and ensure compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Follow up on Board resolutions made during the Board meetings and ensure that they are implemented in a timely manner.
  • Facilitate the development and implementation of the Board annual work plan, and Board development plan.
  • Support the process of Board member recruitment, induction, orientation and development.
  • Support the process of the annual board performance assessment and ensuring results are integrated in the Board development plan.
  •     Maintain statutory books, including minute books, registers of members, directors and secretaries and ensure compliance with all filing requirements of the registrar or companies.
  1. In-House Legal Support:
  •  Working with outsourced legal counsel, conduct legal research and provide legal opinions/guidance and advice on all legal matters pertaining to Baylor Uganda’s operations and business, particularly procurement and disposal processes, employment engagements, partnerships, interpretation and application of the Companies Act, The NGO Act and Regulations and other relevant legislation.
  • Review and monitor Baylor Uganda internal policies and ensure compliance with statutory/legal requirements.
  • Preparation and/or review of all Baylor Uganda legal documents, including contracts, agreements, and policies.
  • Conducting legal due diligence on procurement, employment etc. transactions that the organization intends to engage in.
  •  Continuously monitoring compliance with organizational policies, standards and procedures as well changes in legal and regulatory framework and advising management accordingly.
  •   Coordinate and manage the working relationship with the retained external legal counsel, regulatory bodies, and other relevant stakeholders.
  1. Senior Management support
  • Take minutes and keep custody of minutes of the Senior Management Team meetings.
  • Follow-up implementation of management actions arising from senior management team meetings.
Required Qualification, Experience and Competencies:
  • Bachelor’s degree in law from a recognized University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from Law Development Centre.·
  • A minimum of five years of post-qualification experience preferably in an NGO or nonprofit organization.
  • ICSA certification is an added advantage.
  • 5 Years Relevant Experience
NOTE:

Applications should include a cover letter, CV, daytime telephone contact, three traceable professional references and certified UNEB certificates as well as certified University Transcripts

You must have at least a credit 6 in MATHEMATICS and ENGLISH at Ordinary Level (UCE). Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview. Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Interested?

We look forward to hearing from you! Please apply directly using the apply button below. In case you have any further questions about the role, contact us on careers@baylor-uganda.org.