20 June 2013

NARO Law Jobs - Senior Corporate Services Officer at National Agricultural Research Organisation

Organisation: National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO)
Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda
Reports to: Director Corporate Services

About NARO:
The National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO) is established by the National Agricultural Research Act 2005 as a body corporate responsible for the coordination and oversight of all aspects of agricultural research in Uganda.

Job Summary:  The Senior Corporate Services Officer will give professional leadership and guidance on legal matters of interest and concern to the organization.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide legal advice and guidance to the NARO Governing Council and management.
  • Provide guidance on the registration and protection of intellectual property rights, privilege’s and interests arising out of NARO led Agricultural research.
  • Support the training of NARO Scientists in Intellectual Property
  • Rights and discerning patentable areas arising from agricultural research;
  • Provide in house expertise and guidance necessary for the drafting and signing of contracts, agreements and memorandum of understanding by various stakeholders.
  • In liaison with lawful authorities, lead the process of registering the organization land.
  • Play a link role between NARO and contracted Legal service providing firms.
  • Advise Council, management and staff on the interpretation of the National Agricultural Research Act, 2005, and other enabling legislations.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
  • Possess a good degree in Law. Possession of a Diploma in Legal Practice is an added advantage.
  • At least five years of legal practice in a reputable organisation or firm.
  • Experience in the area of intellectual property rights, patenting and protection of innovations is desirable. 
How to Apply:
All interested candidates should send their hand-written applications together with a detailed curriculum vitae (CV), day-time telephone numbers and names and addresses of  at least 3 (three) referees as well as copies of professional certificates and testimonials to: The Director General, National Agricultural Research Organisation, P.O. Box 295, Entebbe, Uganda.

Deadline: 4th July, 2013

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