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CURRICULUM VITAE PERSONAL DETAILS: Names: Sophia Nakandi Address: P. o.

Box 36625 Kampala (Uganda) Nationality: Ugandan Languages Spoken: English, French, Luganda, Mobile: +256-774594835 / 256-712377550 Email: snakandi@yahoo.com ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS: o Masters in International and European Business Law, University of Leeds o A Diploma in Legal Practice (Bar Course) Law development Centre. o A 4 year Bachelor of Laws (Honors Degree), Makerere University, Uganda o Advanced Level Certificate, Kings College Buddo. o Ordinary Level Certificate, Mt St. Marys Namagunga. CAREER HISTORY: Lecturer faculty- August 2011 to date Part time Lecturer at the faculty of Law, Part time research on environmental law 22nd June 2011- 31st July 2011 Part time research on the legal framework for integrated water resources management (IWRM) for Uganda, Congo and Rwanda. CONSULTANCIES 1st December 2009 to 31st August 2010 (Part time basis)
(Background research from October 2009)

Research Assistant on a project of the International Federation of the Red Cross. The research was on Legal preparedness for international assistance in disasters and communicable disease emergencies in Uganda. Duties involved; Analyzing the current policy and legal framework and how it affects international assistance in disasters, Identifying bottlenecks in the law that affect international assistance in disasters and health emergencies, Proposing change to current laws basing on international instruments and conventions, policies, regulations, Making proposals for law on disaster.
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Report available at; http://www.ifrc.org/Global/Publications/IDRL/newsletters/march2011/UGANDA-report.pdf FULL TIME EMPLOYMENT 20th November 2006 to-date In Company Secretary Imperial Group of Companies which involves 2 real estate companies and 5 hotels
Main Duties

-Advising the company on all legal matters -Acting as the secretary in board meetings for all the companies. -Drafting legal documents such as contracts, sale agreements, addendums, and tenancies. Making land transfers etc - Making communications on behalf of the company - Facilitating and monitoring the implementation of Company Policies. - Maintaining security and documentation of company information. - Managing of contracts for companys clients -Working out employees terminal benefits. -Working with finance department on taxes, debt financing/mortgages, Bank transfers - Ensuring leases are renewed and rates paid. -Advising the company employees on legal matters -Preparing tender and procurement documents/ pre-qualification documents. - Performing daily administrative work -Working with Senior External Lawyers on court cases by for instance providing them with relevant information and research needed for the case. - Registering and filling legal documents such as resolutions, allotments, transfers, annual returns etc 1st April 2005 to 30th September 2006 Part time Legal Researcher F. Mukasa & Co. advocates Main duties were - research on legal matters mostly cases and preparing court submissions for the firm -Attending court sessions with the senior partner and take note of the proceedings 1st May 2004 to 24th March 2005 Legal/Human Resource Officer GM Tumpeco Ltd Main duties were: o o o Advising the company on all legal matters. Drafting Legal agreements, tenancies documents such as contracts, sales

Contracting and negotiating on behalf of the company.

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Working with sales and marketing team in tendering for business and procurement Management of contracts Making sure that the Company complies with all the Laws of the Land e.g. Environmental Laws, Leases, tax Laws, trading laws etc Secretary to Management meetings, which included taking minutes, forming the agenda and ensuring that they are distributed. Taking care of the workers welfare e.g. medical, leave, retirement benefits, legal documents e.g. getting work permits. Implementing company policies. Organizing and taking part in the recruitment process, such as preparing announcements, preparing interviews Investigating crimes, and taking part in the disciplinary committee. Asst in the interpretation of staff rules and regulations Taking care of all employment contracts, computation of benefits. Supervision of administration staff. Making inquiries and correspondences on behalf of the company. Taking care of all the companys insurance matters and ensuring that the company is well compensated in case of loss. Taking care of all employment contracts, computation of benefits and the rights that accrue there from on behalf of the company. Making monthly reports Preparing Budgets for the administration and human resource department Performing management. any other duties that were assigned by

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REFEREES:
Mr. Faisal Mukasa (Professional Referee) F. Mukasa& Co. Advocates Spear House P.O. Box 4907 Tel; +256-712401608 Faisal@hotmail.com Mr. Phillip Karugaba (Professional Referee) MMAKS Advocates P. O. Box 7166 KAMPALA Tel; +256- 414-343859 karugaba@mmaks.co.ug

Mr. Francis Buwule Research Consultant International Federation of the Red Cross Society Buwule , Mayiga & Co. Advocates KAMPALA Tel; +256- 752696196 fbuwule@buwuleandmayiga.com