Legal Officer job at African Queen Limited

Job Opening: Legal Officer
African Queen No. 1 Distributor Limited (AQL) is a privately owned organization in the business of large-scale importation and distribution of Fast-Moving Consumer goods in the categories of Personal Care (Hair and Skin), Stationery, Home care and Foods and Beverages. The company operates nine Depots around the country i.e in the Central Business District (3 Depots), Namanve, Lira, Mbarara, Masaka, Hoima, Arua and Mbale.

Job Title: Legal Officer
Reports to: Company Secretary/Head of Legal

Job Purpose (also called job summary) Describe in summary the objective why this job
• Provide Legal advisory support to the business with a major bias in in debt collection and follow up on prosecution of cases both in criminal and Civil Court.

Responsibilities /Key Deliverables (list the key activities the job holder is expected to execute or conduct on a recurring basis during the life time of the position):

• Providing accurate, relevant, and timely advice to your employer and other members of staff on a variety of legal topics that relate to the business sector and their products or services.
• Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating various commercial contracts and agreements.

• Managing and mitigating legal risks by designing and implementing company policies and procedures.
• Ensuring compliance with all laws and regulations that apply to the business.

• Promoting legal, compliance and risk management best practice throughout the company.
• Communicating with and managing any third-party bodies such as external counsel or auditors.
• Staying up-to-date with changes to legislation, particularly in relation to laws, rules and regulations that directly affect your business and specific industry.

• Following up on recovery of any outstanding sums with all debtors of the company.
• Ensuring the prosecution of cases for and against the company in both criminal and civil courts.
• Liaising with the external debt collectors on all cases handled by them
• Attendance of court for and on behalf of the company.
• Drafting and updating company policies
• Any other duties as maybe assigned to you from time to time.

Expected reports:
• Weekly Litigation report
• Weekly debt recovery report
• Monthly Contracts report
• Monthly Compliance report

Job Qualifications/Attributes
1. Bachelor’s Degree in Law
2. Post graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
3. An enrolled Advocate
4. Minimum of two (2) years legal practice

Personal Attributes
1. Self-driven
2. Ability to research
3. Good interpretation of the Law
4. Ability to interact with regulatory authorities.
5. Work well under pressure

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 24

Level of Education: Bachelor Degree

Job application procedure
Interested Applicants should send their CVs to not later than the 19th of February, 2024. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted on or before the 15th of March, 2024.

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