Legal Officer Career Jobs – Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC)

Job Title:   Legal Officer
Organisation: Equal
Opportunities Commission (EOC)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Principal
Legal Officer
Ref: HRM/EOC/3/18/18
About US:
The Equal
Opportunities Commission (EOC) was established by the Equal Opportunities Act
of 2007 and is mandated to provide a framework for redressing imbalances which
exist against the marginalized groups while promoting equal opportunities for
all.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Compile a full brief of evidence to support a criminal prosecution
  • Appear in Commission proceedings and give evidence on matters
    relating to offences investigated in line with the tribunal management
    policy and procedures
  • Responsible for preparing, reviewing and advising on drafts of all
    contracts, licenses and undertaking of the Commission.
  • Oversee the receipt and processing of complaints and advise on
    action to be taken in accordance with EOC tribunal management policy
    guidelines.
  • Conduct equal opportunities complaints management and evidence
    gathering process in line with the set policies and procedures.
  • Provide Public education and awareness and promote safety in order
    to reduce the incidence of accidence and emergencies and bylaw
    infractions.
  • Research and write legal materials for and on behalf of the
    Commission.
  • Contribute to and write policy submissions on behalf of Commission

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) Legal
    Officer must hold an Honours Degree in law from a recognised university
    plus a postgraduate Diploma in legal practise from Law Development Centre.
  • A Postgraduate Diploma in law.
  • At least two years of working experience in law practise or in
    social justice Sector.
  • Considerable knowledge of research and analysis methods.
  • Extensive knowledge of the nature and use of tools of legal study.
  • Some knowledge of the preparation of briefs and arguments for the
    trying of cases before state Commissions and Courts.
  • Ability to write and speak effectively.
  • Ability to use judgment, tact and discretion.
  • Ability to quickly assimilate oral and written data, to analyze
    facts and draw logical conclusions
  • Ability to interpret and apply laws, rules and regulations relative
    to the work.
  • Ability to maintain records, and prepare reports and correspondence
    related to the work.
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send their applications including a Public Service Form 3 (2008), download
here
, with the following attachments in triplicate: a handwritten
application, detailed curriculum vitae (one of the two referees should be the
applicant’s employer), copies of academic transcripts, certificates and three
recent passport size photographs. The applicants shall be requested to present
certified copies and originals of their academic transcripts and certificates
at the time of sitting the oral interviews.
The application
forms may also be obtained from the Public Service Commission Offices, 2nd
Floor, Farmers House, Kampala, or at the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC)
Offices, Plot 7, Luthuli Close, Bugolobi.
The completer
applications should be addressed to: The Secretary, Equal Opportunities
Commission, P.O. Box 27672, Kampala, Uganda indicating the post applied for,
together with the job reference (See at Beginning of Job Advert) which should
be indicated on the right hand top corner of the envelope.
Deadline: 26th September 2018 by 5:00pm.
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