2 Legal Officer Job Vacancies – Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA)

Job Title:   Legal Officer (2 Job Vacancies)  

Organization: Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Manager Legal Services


About ERA:

The Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) is a statutory body established in accordance with the Electricity Act, 1999 (Chapter 145, Laws of Uganda). The Act empowers ERA to regulate the Generation, Transmission, Sale, Export, Import and Distribution of electrical energy in Uganda.


Job Summary:  The Legal Officer will provide legal services, monitoring and enforcement of compliance by licensees.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Strengthen and disseminate industry competition rules, guidelines and protection of consumers.
  • Monitor licensees to ensure adherence to their licenses, the Electricity Act and the regulations thereto and to ensure that performance standards and targets are achieved.
  • Develop ethical codes and principles aimed at enhancing compliance.
  • Review and advise the Authority about key legal issues arising from contracts entered into by licensees like power Purchase or sales Agreements, Concession Agreements, Fuel Supply Agreements, Implementation Agreements and any other Agreements
  • Enforce compliance by permit holders and installation permitholders.
  • Liaise with external counsel to enforce compliance and follow up on judicial processes instituted or pending.
  • Determine License and Permit enforcement procedures and sensitize public about key issues in licensing procedure and withdrawal mechanism.
  • Communicate compliance issues to licensee companies and attend to conflict and dispute resolution aspects.
  • Prepare and update dispute resolution guidelines and handle customer complaints and disputes between ERA and other organizations.
  • Attend to any other duties as may be reasonably assigned by the Supervisor or Management.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) (Hons) 2nd Upper from a reputable University.
  • Post Graduate Diploma (PG.DipLP) in Legal Practice.
  • Enrolled Advocate of High Court of Uganda.
  • At least three years of relevant working experience in a reputable organization or law firm and industry experience in regulated or compliance industries.
  • Compliance and or litigation
  • Negotiation and influencing skills.
  • Excellent Planning and organizational skills.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and high level of integrity.
  • Age: 35 years and below


How to Apply:

If you believe you have the relevant qualifications and experience, please send your detailed Application and CV demonstrating possession of the relevant competencies, current position, names and addresses of three referees via email to pila3consultants@gmail.com quoting the position of interest in the subject line.



  • Members of the Electricity Regulatory Authority or Staff of ERA shall not be accepted as referees.
  • Canvassing or any attempt thereof will lead to immediate disqualification. ERA is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Deadline: 7th April 2023 by 5:00pm


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Date Posted 2023-03-22
Valid Through 2023-04-07
Employment Type FULL_TIME
Hiring Organization Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA)
Job Location , , Kampala, 0256, Uganda