17 May 2017

Commissioner, Law Reform Career Opportunity - Uganda Law Reform Commission (ULRC)

Job Title:        Commissioner, Law Reform
Organization: Uganda Law Reform Commission (ULRC)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Secretary

About US:
The Uganda Law Reform Commission is established under Article 248(1) of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda. Its primary mandate is to study and keep under constant review the Acts and all other laws comprising the laws of Uganda with a view to making recommendations for their systematic improvement, development, modernisation and reform.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • The Commissioner will be responsible for heading the Law Reform Department;
  • Tasked with planning and reviewing work programmes for the law reform department for approval by the Commission;
  • Responsible for coordinating activities of the department with other Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies
  • Conducting sensitization of stakeholders on activities of the Commission;
  • Developing work plans and budgets for the department;
  • Tasked with implementing and appraising projects and programs for law reform;
  • Supervising, directing and evaluating performance of subordinate staff of the department;
  • Providing professional leadership in the department;
  • Managing the staff development strategies;
  • Monitoring and evaluating the implementation of departmental activities
  • Performing any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicants should be a Ugandan who holds an honours bachelor’s degree in law from a recognized university and a Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre. Possession of a relevant Masters’ degree will be an added advantage.
  • At least ten (10) years of relevant working experience, three (3) of which should be at the level of Assistant Commissioner in Government or equivalent experience from a reputable organisation.
  • Previous exposure and experience in legal research and report writing
  • Possession of computer skills.
  • Knowledge of project planning and management.
  • Age: 35 years and above

How to Apply:
All qualified Ugandans should send their applications with fully certified photocopies of their testimonials and an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae (CV) with recent passport size photographs filled in triplicate to:

The Commission Secretary,
Uganda Law Reform Commission,
8th floor, Workers’ House, Plot 1 Pilkington Road,
P.O. Box 12149, Kampala, Uganda.

Email to:  ulrc@ulrc.go.ug

Deadline: 29th May 2017 by 5.00pm

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