Legal Officer Job Placement – Financial Intelligence Authority (FIA)

Job Title:          Legal
Officer
Organisation: Financial
Intelligence Authority (FIA)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Senior Legal
Officer
About US:
The establishment of a
Financial Intelligence Authority and a Financial Intelligence Authority Board
Under the Anti-Money Laundering Act, 2013 is for the prohibition and prevention
of money laundering, in order to combat money laundering activities.
Job Summary: The Legal
Officer will provide legal advice and representation during legal proceedings
ensuring that the Authority is well advised on all legal issues related to its
objectives and functions
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provide timely and accurate advice to the
    Manager and Senior Legal Officer on any matters related to legal
    undertakings involving the Authority;
  • Assist in the preparation, executing and
    registration of contracts and other legal documents;
  • Prepare documents for civil suits/litigations ;
  • Review legal/court documents for completeness
    and accuracy.
  • Advise on the application and/or interpretation
    of the provisions of the AML Act and Anti-Terrorism Act;
  • Monitor regulatory changes and their effects on
    the Authority’s activities
    and advise accordingly;
  • Respond to queries and complaints from
    accountable persons and stakeholders and advise on all pertinent legal
    matters.
  • Provide advice and assist in the negotiation
    and drafting of all types of contract
    s/agreements creating legal obligations for the Authority;
  • Conduct due diligence on a wide range of
    regulatory issues;
  • Consult with relevant officials of
    Ministries/Departments and attend meetings to give professional legal
    advice;
  • Represent the Authority in Courts of Law, on committees
    and in legal meetings as may be assigned by the Manager Legal from time to
    time;
  • Participate in and/or supervise the review of
    existing legislation, rules, and regulations pertaining to the Authority
    and recommend/fo
    rmulate
    appropriate amendments.
  • Comply with the Authority’s Standard Operating
    Procedures and Guidelines of the Legal, Inspection and Compliance
    Directorate;
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the Senior
    Legal officer from time to time in the event
    that the Manager as no assigned duties .
Key Result Areas:
  • Timely legal advice given to the Legal
    department and the Authority on any matters related to legal undertakings.
  • Assistance given in ensuring the legal and
    regulatory framework is up dated.
  • Legal documents reviewed and prepared for civil
    suits /litigations to forward to Manager Legal through the Senior Officer
    ;
  • Reviewed legal/court documents for completeness
    and accuracy before forwarding to manager Legal or the Senior Legal.
  • Advise on the application and/or interpretation of the provisions of the AML
    Act and Anti-Terrorism Act given;
  • Monitor regulatory changes and their effects on
    the Authority’s activities and
  • Due diligence on a wide range of regulatory
    issues;
  • Consult with relevant officials of Ministries/Departments and attend meetings to
    give professional legal advice;
  • Court , committee and legal meetings
    representation;
  • Queries and complaints from accountable persons
    received and responded to;
  • Minutes taken and approved,
  • Mechanism for addressing and obtaining court
    orders in a timely manner in place;

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the Financial Intelligence Authority (FIA) Legal
    Officer job opportunity must hold an
    Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Law ;
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Legal practice;
  • Advocate of the High Court of Uganda.
  • A Masters in Law is an added advantage.
  • Three years of work experience in legal
    practice and litigation experience in a law firm in a private or public
    organisation.
  • Knowledge of international AML/CFT legislations and regulations
    including the International protocols, instruments, frameworks and systems
    and FATF Recommendations;
  • Knowledge of Anti Money Laundering act, 2013,
    Anti-Terrorism Act and respective regulations
  • Knowledge of the Laws in Uganda;
  • Knowledge of legal principles and practices;
  • Knowledge of legal drafting principles and
    practices;
  • Considerable legal research skills and
    techniques;
  • Considerable knowledge of court procedures and
    practices.
  • Excellent legal analysis skills;
  • Excellent written communication skills
    including drafting legal document
  • Excellent public speaking and interpersonal
    skills;
  • Computer literacy skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage time
    effectively to complete a v
    ariety
    of tasks, without administrative support;
  • High level of organization and self-motivation;
  • Ability to show leadership, to take initiative,
    and to work independently as well as a part of a team;
  • Good negotiation, mediation and arbitration
    skills.
  • Ability
    to analyse and interpret laws and regulations.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective
    working relationships with fellow employees and members of the public.
  • Good judgement and good decision making skills;
  • Trial Advocacy skills.
  • Time management skills.
  • Person of high integrity
  • Ability to handle sensitive information and
    maintain confidentiality
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested
applicants send their applications which should 
include:
  • A
    detailed curriculum vitae (CV) photocopied and submitted in triplicate (3
    copies).
  • Copies
    of academic and professional certificates and other supporting documents (3
    copies)
  • Current
    and Expected Remuneration.
  • Contact
    Information of three references with emails and phone numbers.
All applications should be
addressed and hand delivered to:
The Human Resource Manager
Financial Intelligence
Authority
Ground Floor Rwenzori Towers
(Wing B),
Plot 6 Nakasero Road.
Kampala. Uganda
Deadline: 3rd May 2018 by 5:00PM
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