Careers in Law - Legal Officer at Uganda Development Corporation (UDC)

Job Title: Legal Officer
Organisation: Uganda Development Corporation (UDC)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Senior Legal Officer

About UDC:
Uganda Development Corporation (UDC), formerly established by the Uganda Development
Corporation Act (Cap 329) of 1952 with the objective of facilitating the industrial and economic development of Uganda, was revived with the mandate to facilitate the industrial and economic development of Uganda as the investment arm of Government.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide legal advice to the CEO and other UDC Staff on all UDC matters;
  • Participate in negotiations on UDC business partnership ventures and in any other UDC negotiations;
  • Prepare agreements and other legal documents for UDC;
  • Provide legal advice on domestic and foreign resource mobilization;
  • Prepare legal briefs and memoranda for UDC;
  • Participate in negotiations concerning the Corporation’s business and attend meetings on behalf of the Corporation;
  • Ensure that the Corporation’s legal documents and agreements are compliant with the Law so as to minimise legal risk;
  • Participate in orientation of new staff, coach, mentor and supervise the work of other staff in legal department
  • Participate in formulation of internal policies and update the company legal policy in accordance with the applicable laws and to formulate internal procedures on legal processes;
  • Perform any other work for the Corporation that may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant should hold a Bachelors degree (Honours) in Law from a recognized University/Institution
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
  • Three or more years working experience in a related field
  • Registration with Uganda Law Society
  • Valid practicing certificate
  • Good knowledge of company and Law of Contract
  • Reasonable experience in legal practice
  • Attention to details, highly analytical and organized
  • Good judgement and reliable decision making

How to Apply:
All candidates should send their applications accompanied with detailed curriculum vitae, photocopies of academic transcripts and certificates, telephone contact, names and address of three referees should be addressed to:
The Human Resource & Administration Manager
Uganda Development Corporation
Floor 5, Soliz House
Plot 23 Lumumba Avenue
P. O. Box 7042
Kampala, Uganda

Deadline: 19th August 2013

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