Manager Regulation & Compliance Job Placement – National Information Technology Authority-Uganda (NITA-U)

Job Title:  Manager Regulation & Compliance

Organisation: National Information Technology Authority-Uganda (NITA-U)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda


About US:

The National Information Technology Authority-Uganda (NITA-U) is an autonomous statutory body established under the NITA-U Act 2009, The Authority is under the general supervision of the Ministry of Information Communications Technology and National Guidance (MOICT&NG). The National Information Technology Authority, Uganda was established with a mandate to coordinate, promote and monitor the development of IT in the context of social and economic development of Uganda.


Job Summary:  The Manager Regulation & Compliance will mainly provide regulatory guidance and monitor compliance by the Authority, management of employees, and stakeholders in the Information Technology (IT) Sector with IT Laws, Regulations, Standards, Policies, Procedures, Guidelines, and other relevant Laws in order to ensure the delivery of government objectives for regulating the IT sector.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and or implement regulations, policies, and procedures to ensure that regulatory compliance is maintained, enhanced, and in accordance with the Laws and Regulations in force and business practices related to the IT sector;
  • Provide strategic direction for the regulatory compliance requirements for the IT Sector;
  • Draft an implementation plan for the effective delivery of NITA’s mandate under the NITA Act;
  • Monitor and review the legal and regulatory regime, and emerging industry trends and suggest changes to policies and procedures to improve regulation and compliance in the Sector;
  • Regularly assess the implementation of Regulations, Standards, Policies, Procedures, and Guidelines and Strategies in force and evaluate the risks and potential outcomes;
  • Direct and manage the licensing regime of the Authority;
  • Establish regulatory priorities or budgets and allocate resources;
  • Represent the Authority before domestic or international regulatory agencies on major policy matters or decisions regarding the regulation of the IT Sector to ensure compliance with domestic and international regulations and standards;
  • Design, implement, and monitor effective compliance management programs for the Sector to reasonably prevent and detect violations of law;
  • Manage and perform a wide variety of activities pertaining to ensuring compliance with national regulatory requirements, and business best practices including but not limited to quality systems auditing, inspections, and field corrective actions;
  • Ensure regular interface and reporting on the Authority’s and stakeholders’ compliance highlighting emerging issues, potential risks, and audit results in order to identify strengths and control weaknesses with compliance and plan for remedial action;
  • Build and maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Provide the Authority with corporate compliance perspectives and develop a strategy to reduce any potential compliance exposures;
  • Implement or monitor complaint processing systems to ensure effective and timely resolution of all complaint investigations;
  • Advise on the implementation of legal and compliance risk management and control practices within the Authority;
  • Train staff in regulatory policies or procedures by developing and implementing programs to increase employee awareness and knowledge of compliance with Regulations, Standards,
  • Policies, Procedures, and Guidelines in force;
  • Manage and coordinate the arbitration of IT disputes;
  • Provide legal advice and other ancillary advice in relation to the regulation of the IT sector

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold an Honours degree in Law (LLB) with a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from LDC;
  • Must be enrolled as an advocate;
  • Master’s degree in Law (LLM) or in Information Technology (IT) Law, Business related fields, or another relevant discipline will be an added advantage;
  • Management qualifications and Membership in relevant Professional Associations or other relevant specialized training in the Professional/ Industry IT Certification such as ICSA, ITIL, IM, MCSE, ACCA, etc. will be an added advantage;
  • At least seven years of experience in direct work within the regulation and compliance environment 3 (three) of which shall be at a senior level in a large or busy organization;
  • Demonstrate working experience in managing a business unit or department with diverse professions;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Information Technology (IT) laws and practices.
  • Strategic thinking and ability to work and produce accurate results in a dynamic environment with multiple and challenging tasks;
  • Knowledge of changing and international regulation to decide what is the best strategy to remain successful and complaint as a sector;
  • Ability to set up a high-performing team;
  • Strong analytical and conceptual thinking skills;
  • Self-driven with the ability to achieve results with minimal supervision;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Soft skills like; presentation, and listening skills;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills


How to Apply:

All interested applicants who meet the job requirements/specifications and with the right personal attributes are invited to complete and submit their application for, Download Here, with a cover letter, supported by curriculum vitae, copies of certificates and testimonials, and must specify day time telephone contact and email addresses of both the applicant and three referees, to the address below.


The Executive Director,

National Information Technology Authority – UGANDA (NITA-U),

Palm Courts, Plot 7A, Rotary Avenue (former lugogo bypass)

P.O. Box 33151, Kampala-Uganda


Tel: 0417 801 038


via email:


Deadline: 7th June 2023 by 5:00pm


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Date Posted 2023-05-26
Valid Through 2023-06-07
Employment Type FULL_TIME
Hiring Organization National Information Technology Authority-Uganda (NITA-U)
Job Location , , Kampala, 0256, Uganda