Law Jobs - Legal Assistant at Uganda Electricity Distribution Company Limited (UEDCL)

Job Title: Legal Assistant
Organisation: Uganda Electricity Distribution Company Limited (UEDCL) Reports to: Principal Legal Officer
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About UEDCL:
Uganda Electricity Distribution Company Limited (UEDCL) is a limited liability company incorporated in Uganda under the Companies Act. UEDCL owns the 33KV and below voltage Electricity distribution network and all the operational assets associated with the business currently leased to Umeme Ltd. The company monitors Umeme Ltd investment, Generates and distributes thermal power in the districts of Moyo, Adjumani and Kalangala, Operation of the pole plant at Lugogo and execution of some rural electrification schemes and projects on behalf of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources.

Job Summary:  The Legal Assistant will offer legal services to the company in accordance to the company rules and regulations.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Offer legal support to all the company’s operations.
  • Simplify statutes, regulations and other legal documents pertaining to the operations of the company.
  • Work with and ensure the timely conclusion of all matters including those handled by external lawyers, insurance companies, insurance brokers and any other service providers to the Legal Department.
  • Prepare service agreements and ensure timely renewal where necessary.
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned by superiors.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The legal assistant should possess a Bachelor of Laws Degree from a recognized university and a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
  • The applicant should be an enrolled as an Advocate of the High Court with a valid Practicing Certificate
  • The job holder should possess at least three (3) years of legal practice and experience in a Law Firm or reputable organization.
  • Knowledge and a firm understanding of legal procedural matters.
  • Ability to translate legal concepts into an easily understandable format and to communicate them clearly.
    Maturity self confidence and interpersonal skills to work closely with staff at all levels.
  • Excellent planning, organization and presentation skills.
  • A high degree of self motivation and ability to work independently.
  • Flexible attitude and attention to detail
  • Excellent written and oral skills
  • Computer literacy a requirement. 
How to apply:
All interested candidates should send an application letter, CV, copies of academic / professional certificates and at least three professional references in a sealed envelope to: The Head, Human Resources and Administration, Uganda Electricity Distribution Co. Ltd, Plot 37, UEDCL TOWER, P.O. Box 7390, Kampala, Uganda. For more details, visit our website:

Deadline:  19th July 2013

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