Law Career Jobs – Legal Officer (Retainer) at Kabale University

Organisation: Kabale
University
Duty Station: Kabale, Uganda
About Us:
Kabale University was established in 2002 to offer higher
education.  The University is
recognised by the National Council for Higher Education. Kabale
University (KAB) has
enjoyed steady growth and progress. 
The Main Campus is located on Kikungiri Hill, one
Kilometre off Kabale-Katuna Highway in Kabale Municipality. Mandated to
bridge a highly
felt gap in education in South Western Uganda and the surrounding areas
of the Great Lakes
Region, KAB offers a serene reflective environment which is enhanced by
the cool all-year round energizing climate. The general uniqueness and added
value of KAB is in its identity of a secular, community founded and supported
University. The University offers an opportunity for men and women who wish to
realize their full potential in pursuit of academic and non-academic careers.
Key Duties and responsibilities:
  • Offer legal advisory and interpretation
    services to Management and Council to ensure statutory compliance with
    existing laws and regulatory requirements
  • Assess and draft contracts, agreements and
    internal policies and ensure that they are in compliance with all
    statutory or legal requirements
  • Review progress of outstanding litigation
    and liaise with and manage external lawyers
  • Gradually monitor compliance with
    statutory obligations and advise management
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly reports for
    the consideration of Management
  • Prepare, negotiate, review and draft
    documentation for business transactions and prepare and advise management
    in compliance with all statutory or legal requirements
  • Offer legal protection and risk management
    advice to Management especially on contract management
  • Follow-up and update Management on court
    matters and attending court hearings for and on behalf of the University.
  • Review and advise on MOUs between KAB and
    other organizations
  • Perform any other duties that may be
    assigned from time to time by the supervisor.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The candidate should hold a Bachelor of
    Laws degree from a recognized institution
  • A Diploma in Legal practice or its
    equivalent from a reputable institution
  • The applicant should also be an enrolled
    Advocate of the High Court of Uganda.
  • Three or more years experience in a
    responsible position in medium sized organization.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates should send their applications with
copies of comprehensive typed Curriculum Vitae, copies of transcripts and
certificates, giving full details of applicants’ education and qualifications,
work experience, present salary, postal and telephone contacts, names and
telephone contacts of three referees should be sent to:
The University Secretary
Kabale University
Kikungiri Campus
P.O. Box 317
Kabale Uganda
NB: Only short-listed
applicants will be contacted.
Deadline: 17th
August, 2013
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