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Senior Officer Litigation Job Placement - Uganda Communications Commission (UCC)

Job Title:     Senior Officer Litigation
Organisation: Uganda Communications Commission (UCC)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Manager Litigation

About US:
The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) was established to implement the provisions of The UCC Act 2013 Laws of Uganda with a principal goal of developing a modern communications sub-sector and Infrastructure in Uganda, in conformity with the operationalization of the Telecommunications Policy.

Job Summary:   The Senior Officer Litigation will mainly represent the Commission in Courts of Law, and any other Tribunals in all cases assigned in order to safeguard the Commission’s interests.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Represent the Commission in Courts of Law and any other Arbitral Tribunal and report on all cases handled to safeguard the organization’s interests.
  • Carry out Legal Research on all cases /matters as instructed to provide a basis of the discussion of the cases.
  • Draft pleadings and other documents /reports that arise out of Communication-related laws, court cases and other transactions to inform the basis for Commission’s decision.
  • Interview and brief witnesses on Court, Tribunal / Arbitration Proceedings and Practices to prepare them for court proceedings to enable sufficient presentation of evidence.
  • Provide Legal Opinions on the various subjects/areas of interests as requested by clients so as to facilitate rightful decision making

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) Senior Officer Litigation job must hold a Masters of Law (LLM) Degree from a recognized university.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law (LLB) from a recognized University
  • Diploma in Legal Practice
  • Enrolled as an advocate with the High Court of Uganda
  • Training in any ICT related area of law, Prosecution or general litigation or alternative dispute resolution mechanism.
  • A minimum of four years of experience handling litigation/Prosecutions in a large organization or busy law firm
  • Experience providing legal advice to institutions
  • Familiarity with the court processes and protocols
  • Strong Analytical skills
  • Strong court advocacy skills
  • High proficiency in the use of computer applications for report writing and research (Knowledge of MS Office required)
  • Knowledge of ICT law, Computer Misuse laws, procurement law, and criminal prosecutions
  • Excellent command of the English language - both spoken and written
  • A team player and good negotiator
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision
  • Good research skills

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should apply online at the link below

Deadline: 5th June 2019

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