Legal Officer Jobs – Uganda Christian University (UCU)

Job Title:     Legal Officer

Organisation: Uganda
Christian University (UCU)

Duty Station: Mukono,
Uganda

About US:

Uganda Christian
University was founded when the historic Bishop Tucker Theological College was
promoted as a university in 1997. Bishop Tucker Theological College trained
clergy and educators during its 84-year history from 1913-1997. The local
chief, Hamu Mukasa, granted land for the college to operate in Mukono.
International partnerships were part of the College’s missionary history. The
Church Mission Society teamed with Ugandan leaders and others to assure the
College had the necessary intellectual and other capital. By the late 1990s,
the Church of Uganda sought to have a broader impact on society through the
higher education – not only of clergy but of other professionals as well.
Uganda Christian University was established in 1997.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

·        
Shall be
the chief resident legal counsel to the University and all her Campuses.

·        
Negotiating,
drafting, managing and reviewing of University agreements and contracts. Keeper
of all copies of such documents.

·        
Participate
in the procurement and disposal process of the University and ensuring that the
University procurement and disposal policies are followed and complied with.

·        
Give
guidance during drafting, implementation and reviewing of University policies.

·        
Representing
the University in Courts of law and administrative tribunals as and when

·        
Liaising
with and/or following up University matters that are being handled by the
University’s External Counsel on behalf of the University.

·        
Giving
advice on a variety of employment related matters e.g. Contracts and grievance
handling procedures.

·        
Giving
technical assistance and direction during disciplinary hearings for both Staff
and Students.

·        
Ensuring
that the University complies with the Legal framework governing universities,
national laws and policies.

·        
Protecting
the University from financial loss resulting from unwarranted litigation.

·        
Attend
to all other duties requiring legal counsel for the good of the University.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

·        
The
applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from a recognized institution of
higher learning and a Post graduate Diploma in Legal Practice. A Law degree
from UCU is added advantage.

·        
Hold a Master’s
degree in Law will be an added advantage.

·        
Must be
an Advocate of the High Court with a valid Practicing Certificate.

·        
A
minimum of three (3) years of experience in a similar position in a reputable
organization or busy law firm.

·        
Must be
self motivated.

·        
Must be
a committed Christian and with a demonstrable testimony.

How to Apply:

All qualified
candidates should send two (2) copies of an application letter clearly
demonstrating suitability together with updated Curriculum Vita and two
(Academic, Leadership, Pastoral) references. Please attach copies of academic
and professional certificates and transcripts on each application. Send to:

The Director, Human
Resource & Administration

Uganda Christian
University,

Pilkington Building,

P.O. Box 4, Mukono,
Uganda

Email to:
jobs@ucu.ac.ug

NB:  Applications sent online should have all the
attachments as ONE PDF document otherwise they will not be considered.

Deadline: 24th May 2019 by 5:00 pm

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