Principal Legal Officer Job Placement – Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC)

Organisation: Equal
Opportunities Commission (EOC)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Commissioner
Legal Services and Investigations
Ref: HRM/EOC/1/18/18
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
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Develop and implement EOC legal and mediation services, policies and
    procedures in line with EOC mandate requirements.
  • Carry out complaints evaluation and use findings to make appropriate
    recommendations for handling complaints.
  • Develop and implement a framework for delivering quality dispute
    resolution services in line with the set policies and procedures of the
  • Develop and implement a framework for handling cases that have
    failed to be resolved through the dispute resolution mechanism.
  • Compile documented complaints and cases and prepare monthly,
    quarterly and annual reports in line with the set policies and procedures.
  • Contact all parties in the mediation process and prepare a conducive
    environment for carrying out mediation in line with set policies and
  • Appear in
    Commission proceedings and give evidence on matters relating to offences
    investigated in line with the tribunal management policy and procedure.
  • Perform any other duties assigned from time to time

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) Principal
    Legal Officer must hold an Honours Degree in Law from a recognised
    University plus a post Graduate Diploma in Legal practise from the Law
    Development Centre.
  • Post Graduate training in Human Rights, Social Justice or related
    field will be an added advantage.
  • At least six years of relevant working experience, three (3) of
    which should have been served at a level of Senior Legal Officer in
    Government or equivalent level of experience from a reputable
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work productively with individuals in
    diversity of roles and with varying interests.
  • Ability to balance competing priorities and work under pressure.
  • Strong leadership, teamwork and management skills.
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send their applications including a Public Service Form 3 (2008), 
, 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
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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