Legal Officer Jobs at National Forestry Authority

Job Title: Legal Officer (1 Position)
Reports to:  Legal Manager
Duty station: Headquarters Kampala, Uganda
Salary Scale:   NFA 4
Terms of Employment: 3 years contract (Renewable)

Job Summary: The Legal officer performs tasks related to the provision of legal advisory services to the NFA. Also, the job involves legal sensitization for staff, local communities and NFA stakeholders.
Responsibilities and Tasks:
·         Act as a liaison for the Authority with relevant judicial institutions.
·         Participate in representation of NFA in Courts of Law.
·         Participate in preparing, Administering and Managing Legal affairs budgets and reports.
·         Assess legal sensitization/training needs for NFA stakeholders.
·         Participate in design and implementation of sensitization programmes of the local communities, NFA field staff and the general public on the forestry law and the role of the National Forestry Authority.
·         Participate in drafting and negotiation of NFA Contracts.
·         Carryout research on legal matters.
·         Periodic reporting.
·         Carrying out any other activities as assigned by the Supervisor.
Minimum Qualifications, Experience and skills.
·         Minimum Bachelors Degree in Law, Diploma in Legal Practice.
·         A minimum of three years experience practicing law in a reputable Firm or in a similar position in a reputable organization.
·         Excellent ability to network with relevant judicial institutions and design and implement sensitization workshops for NFA staff and general public.
·         Must be an enrolled advocate with a valid/ current practicing certificate.
How to Apply:
Interested candidates, who fully meet the above requirements, should submit their application letters, copies of academic and professional certificates and transcripts and curriculum vitae  giving full details of applicants education, qualifications, experience, present salary and naming three referees, plus their postal, email and telephone contacts to the address below not later than 31st August 2012.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
The Executive Director,
Plot 10/20 Spring Road Nakawa                                                                         
P.O. Box 70863, Kampala
Tel: 031 – 264035/6 041 – 230365/9
E-mail –
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