Senior Legal Officer Employment Opportunity – Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB)

Job Title:      Senior Legal Officer
Organization: Uganda
National Examinations Board (UNEB)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Director HR
& Administration
About US:
Uganda National Examinations
Board (UNEB) is a body corporate established under Cap.137 Laws of Uganda. Its
Vision is “To be a leading center of assessment for quality education” and its
mission is “To ensure continued improvement of quality, validity and
reliability of assessment and evaluation of the curriculum and learners’
achievement.”
Job Summary: The Senior
Legal Officer will provide legal services to the Board to enable it meet its legal
obligations and to protect its interests during the execution of its mandate.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Give
    legal guidance in line with the Laws of Uganda and other relevant Laws
    during the formulation of appropriate policies and procedures and other
    forms of decision making, for efficient operations of the Board.
  • Prepare,
    review, amend and interpret legal documents drafted by or sent to the Board
    in conformity with conventional legal standards.
  • Represent
    the Board at legal proceedings in Courts of Law and Tribunals and attend
    to complaints instituted against the Board to safeguard its interests.
  • Maintain
    a database of cases and complaints against the Board for ease of reference
    and follow up.
  • Monitor
    the progress of legal transactions to ensure that appropriate actions are
    taken at the right time
  • Maintain
    strategic linkages with key stakeholders such as office of the Solicitor
    General and the legal fraternity for ease of consultations.
  • Carryout
    necessary research required to provide legal guidance to the Board.
  • Draft
    instructions to the Board legal Counsel as may be necessary.
  • Perform
    any other related duties as will be assigned from time to time by the
    supervisor.
Key Result Areas:
  • Legally
    compliant Board policies and procedures
  • Legally
    insulated agreements and Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) and other legal
    documents.
  • Effective
    legal representation in Courts of Law and Tribunals.
  • A
    comprehensive database of cases and complaints against the Board.
  • Prompt
    legal advice and or measures.
  • An
    effective consultative network with the legal fraternity.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant for the Senior Legal Officer job must hold an Honours Bachelor’s
    Degree in Laws.
  • Master’s
    Degree in Law is an added advantage
  • Postgraduate
    diploma in legal practice
  • Enrolled
    Advocate of the High Court with a valid practicing certificate.
  • Registered
    member of the Uganda Law Society.
  • A
    minimum of six years of working experience as a Legal Officer offering
    legal services in the public sector or reputable organization(s) in the
    private sector.
  • Legal
    research, investigative and analytical skills.
  • Good
    Computer skills in Word Processing, Spreadsheets and Presentation
    application.
  • Excellent
    interpersonal, report writing and presentation skills.
  • Personal
    Qualities:
    Accountability,
    Confidentiality, Team-work, Innovativeness and Professionalism.
  • Age
    Limit
    : Between 35 to 45
    years old
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested Ugandan candidates should send their applications with detailed CVs,
copies of academic transcripts and certificates, telephone contacts and
addresses of three professional referees as hardcopies to the address below:
The Executive Secretary,
Uganda National Examinations
Board,
Plot 35 Martyrs Way, Ntinda.
P.O. Box 7066, Kampala.
Kampala. Uganda
Email to: careers@uneb.ac.ug
Deadline: 23rd February 2018 by 5:00 PM

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