5 Law Degree Jobs – Legal/Legislative Counsels at The Parliamentary Commission

Organisation: The Parliamentary
Commission of Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports To: Senior
Legal/Legislative Counsel
Salary Scale: PC 4
Ref: P3/EXT/17/13
About Us:
The Parliamentary
Commission of Uganda serves the following functions;
  • To appoint,
    promote and exercise disciplinary control over persons holding public
    office in Parliament;
  • To review the
    terms and conditions of service, standing orders, training and
    qualifications  of persons holding office in Parliament;
  • To provide a
    Parliamentary reporting service;
  • To provide such
    other staff and facilities as are required to ensure efficient functioning
    of the Parliament;
  • To cause to be
    prepared in each financial year, estimates of revenue and expenditure for
    the next financial year
  • To make
    recommendations to Parliament, or with the approval of Parliament,
    determine the allowances payable and privileges available to the Speaker
    and Members of Parliament.
Job Summary: The Legal/Legislative
Counsel will offer legislative drafting and legal services
Key Duties &
Responsibilities:
  • Handle litigation matters of Parliament and any
    other legal matters
  • Draft declarations, motions, resolutions,
    petitions and for oral answers
  • Provide legal advice and opinions on
    legislative matter procedures to Members of Parliament, Parliamentary Coma
    and the Commission
  • Draft contracts, Memoranda of Understanding and
    undertakings on behalf of Parliament
  • Prepare periodic legal reports
  • Draft amendments to Bills at committee stage
    and to pr draft proposed committee amendments
  • Draft Private Members’ Bills and amendments
  • Research on Bills and statutory instruments to
    be laid Parliament
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned
    from time. 
Qualifications, Skills &
Experience:
  • The applicant should possess an Honours
    Bachelor’s Degree in Law from a recognized University or Higher
    Institution plus a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law
    Development Centre 
  • Legislative drafting and scrutiny skills
  • Good Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills
  • Computer application skills
Age Limit: 21 -27 Years
How to Apply:
All
applications should be addressed to the Secretary, Parliamentary Commission,
P.O Box 7178 Kampala, Uganda via post or hand delivered to the Parliamentary
Registry, Room No. 112, 1st Floor, South Wing, Parliament of Uganda.
All
applicants should endeavor to attach recent passport size photographs,
Curriculum Vitae. Certified copies of academic certificates and transcripts and
indicate two (2) competent referees.
Serving
Officers in Government institutions should route their applications through
their respective Heads of Departments.
NB: Only shortlisted
candidates shall be contacted.
Deadline: Friday, 29th
November 2013 at 5:00p.m.

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