Senior Legal Officer Job Careers - Kyambogo University

Job Title:        Senior Legal Officer
Organization: Kyambogo University
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: University Secretary

About US:
Kyambogo University is the second largest Public University in Uganda. Since its formation in 2003, the University has established itself as one of the leading Universities in Uganda offering a number of academic programmes in line with vocational education, teacher training, hands-on engineering, special needs training, social sciences, pure and applied sciences, entrepreneurship and management that meet the Market remands and development needs of the Country. The Strategic Focus Areas of the University include: Teaching Learning; Research, Innovation and Knowledge Generation; Physical Infrastructure, Facilities and ICT Development; Institutional Development and Strategic Marketing.

Job Summary: The Senior Legal Officer will mainly provide effective legal service to the University Council, Management and other organs of the University.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • The incumbent will provide legal advice to the University Council, Management and other organs of the University in matters of drafting agreements, contracts, memoranda and other legal documents.
  • Provide clear oral and written interpretation of laws and other statutory instruments relating to the University.
  • Guide the University’s organs and officials in compliance with the set policies, regulations and guidelines governing staff and students of the University.
  • Work closely with other organizations managing statutory contributions/ deductions for staff and the University such as NSSF, URA, among others.
  • Prepare plans and budgets for the legal unit and coordinate its implementation.
  • Carry out legal research and draft legal submissions and legal briefs to facilitate defence team in court proceedings.
  • Supervise, mentor, coach, council and appraise subordinate staff of the legal unit.

Key Performance Outputs:
  • Prompt Legal documents prepared.
  • Prompt legal advice given to staff, Management and Council.
  • Legal opinion on policies, regulations and guidelines regarding Policies and Regulations
  • Secretariat services provided
  • Written laws and other statutory instruments relating the University interpreted
  • Legal research conducted and legal submissions and legal briefs prepared and have staff of the legal unit supervised, monitored, coached, counseled and appraised

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must hold a Master’s degree in Law or equivalent legal qualification from a recognized University/Institution.
  • Possess an honors Bachelor’s degree in Law (LLB) from a recognized institution.
  • Must have a Diploma in Legal Practice.
  • The applicant should be an enrolled advocate of the High Court of Uganda with a valid practicing certificate.
  • A minimum of six years’ experience as a practicing Lawyer/State Attorney, three of which should have been at the rank of Legal Officer or its equivalent in a reputable organization.
  • Excellent communication, leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Highly proficient in using relevant computer packages.
  • Impeccable level of integrity
  • Age: Below 55 years 
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested persons who meet the minimum requirements should submit Six (6) copies of their applications together with the following:
  • A detailed and an Up-to-date Curriculum Vitae.
  • Recent and original copies of their passport size photographs attached to the application;
  • Certified copies of academic transcripts, certificates, and professional qualifications.
  • Copies of the National Identity Card or copies of relevant pages of the passport indicating the applicant’s date of birth.
  • Names and addresses of three referees who should be advised to send reference letters direct to the Director Human Resources under confidential cover.

Applications should be addressed to:

Director Human Resources,
Kyambogo University,
First Floor, Administration Block (Records Office),
P.O. Box 1,
Kyambogo, Kampala. Uganda

Email to:

Deadline: 24th July 2017

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