Legal Officer – Contracts Jobs – Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)



Organisation: Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Senior Legal Officer Contracts
About UNRA:
The
Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) was established by an Act of Parliament;
The Uganda National Authority Act, No. 15 of 2006. UNRA became operational on
1st July 2008.  The mandate of UNRA is to
develop and maintain the national roads network, advise Government on general
roads policy and contribute to addressing of transport concerns, among others.
Job Summary: The Legal Officer- Contracts will be charged with
the preparation of all contract documents, claims and offer legal opinions and
support relating to contracts and claims and prepare all draft bidding and
contract documents. In addition, the UNRA Legal Officer will
participate
in handling contractual claims and disputes arising out of project implementation.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Charged with drafting contracts as assigned
    in line with departmental guidelines corporate objectives and the law;
  • Handle assigned contractual claims and
    disputes arising out of project implementation;
  • Manage contracts to ensure compliance and
    adherence to all regulations;
  • Respond to audit reports and implement agreed
    recommendations;
  • Conduct administrative reviews for effective
    dispute resolution on assigned cases.
  • Manage and develop other staff in the unit in
    line with the Human Resource Policies Manual;
  • Carry out any other allocated assignments
    from time to time by the Senior Legal Officer Contracts
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the UNRA Legal Officer – Contracts
    job opportunity should hold an Honors’ Degree in Law from a recognized
    University;
  • The applicant must be an advocate of the High
    Court of Uganda with a valid practicing certificate;
  • Possess a valid Post Graduate qualification
    in procurement or contract law is an added advantage.
  • Detailed working experience in dealing with
    diverse professions;
  • Prior exposure and experience in contractual
    dispute resolution or representation in contract adjudication proceedings;
  • Demonstrated working experience in
    procurement and contract law.
  • Impeccable level of integrity;
  • Systematic, meticulous with ability to pay
    attention to detail;
  • Proven ability to work as part of a team;
  • Excellent interpersonal, particularly
    staff/management relation skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication
    skills;
  • Strategic thinking and ability to work and
    produce accurate results in an environment with multiple and challenging
    tasks
How to Apply:
All
suitably qualified and interested candidates should hand deliver their
handwritten application letters, filled application form (Download
Here
) , an updated CV with copies of academic documents and two referee
letters (one of whom should be work-related) to the UNRA Kyambogo Training
Centre addressed to the:
Office
of the Director Human Resource,
Uganda
National Roads Authority,
Plot
5 Lourdel Road Nakasero, P.O. Box 28487, Kampala.
Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and
Canvassing or lobbying by applicants will lead to disqualification. Candidates
who present forged documents/testimonials will be arrested and prosecuted.
Deadline: Monday, 1st February 2016 by 17.00 hours

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