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Legal Officer Job Careers - Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA)

Job Title:             Legal Officer
Organisation:  Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA)
Duty Station:   Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Legal Manager

About US:
Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) was established by an Act of Parliament 1991 and amended in 1994, Cap. 325 under the laws of the Republic of Uganda. UCDA is established as a public Authority and its mandate is to promote and oversee the coffee industry by supporting research, promoting production, controlling the quality and improving the marketing of coffee in order to optimize foreign exchange earnings for the country and payments to the farmers.

Job Summary:   The Legal Officer will provide support in the Legal Department by providing quality in-house legal services.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·       Participate in developing and implementing of legal policies and procedures in line with the UCDA Statute.
·       Draft legal correspondences, briefs and reports, and provide advice on legal documents.
·       Carry out research on all relevant laws and other subsidiary legislations to guide the Authority.
·       Provide and interpret legal information and disseminate appropriate legal requirements to staff and stakeholders of UCDA.
·       Conduct investigations and gather information necessary for resolution of court disputes.
·       Assemble Court case materials and summarize information for Court processes and assist in compiling documented complaints and cases.
·       Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual reports in line with the set policies and procedures;
·       Carry out any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The applicant for the Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) Legal Officer job must hold a Bachelor of Laws Degree (Hons) from a recognized university and a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.
·       Must be enrolled as an Advocate of the High Court with a valid Practicing Certificate.
·       Must possess a minimum of four (4) years of legal practice and experience in a Law Firm or reputable organization.
·       Must have knowledge and a firm understanding of legal procedural matters.
·       Have excellent planning, organization and presentation skills.
·       Have a high degree of self-motivation and ability to work independently.
·       Have a flexible attitude and be able to pay attention to detail.
·       Have excellent communication skills (oral and written), and good team work. 5. Be result oriented.

How to Apply:
All candidates should apply online at the link below.

Deadline: 20th January 2020

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Fresher Legal Officer Job Placements - Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council

Job Title:            Legal Officer
Organisation:  Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council
Duty Station:   Kampala, Uganda
Reports To:  Inspection and Quality Assurance Manager

About US:
The Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council is a statutory body established by an Act of Parliament, Chapter 272 of 1998 to set and enforce standards of medical and dental training and practice in Uganda, so as to promote sate and quality health care and protect the public from malpractice.

Job Summary:   To advise and handle all legal matters of the Council

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·       Represent the Council in Courts of Law and prosecute both civil and criminal cases,
·       Advise the Council on legal matters
·       . Draft legal documents and contracts,
·       Investigate and prepare cases for prosecution in line with court procedures and relevant laws,
·       Interview and brief witnesses on court/Arbitration proceedings and practices in line with the Evidence Act and Professional Ethics,
·       Prepare progress reports on cases where the Council has interest,
·       Conduct legal audits for all divisions to ensure that all legal aspects of any decisions are fully considered,
·       Conduct legal research and preparing reports on any legally complex issues to ensure that the Council has full information about the legal implications of any decisions,
·       Draft regulations to fully operationalize the UMDP Act.
·       Perform any other duties incidental to the above assigned from time to time by the supervisor

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       Honors Bachelor’s degree in Law from a recognized institution,
·       Postgraduate Diploma in Legal practice from the Law Development Centre (LDC)
·       At least 2 years’ experience in legal practice in a reputable organization,
·       Must be enrolled as an advocate of the high court of Uganda with a practicing certificate.

 How to apply:
Indicate clearly on the cover of the envelop the position you have applied for
Send two (2) copies of your application letter together with an updated Curriculum Vitae, contacts of three referees and certified academic /professional certificates to:
The Registrar,
Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council,
Plot 442, Kafeero Road, Mulago,
P.O Box 16115,
Kampala, Uganda.

UMDPC accepts no liability for incomplete submission, late and/or misdirected submission of applications.
Applications sent online should have all the attachments in ONE PDF document
Only shortlisted will be contacted.
Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

Deadline: Friday, 31st January 2020 By 5:00PM

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Team Leader - Protection NGO Jobs - Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Job Title:             Team Leader - Protection
Organisation:  Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
Duty Station:   Uganda
Reports to: Base Manager – Rhino/Imvepi

About US:
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a private, independent, humanitarian organization working on all aspects of the refugee cause in more than 36 countries throughout the world. The aim of DRC is to protect refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) against persecution and to promote durable solutions to the problems of forced migration, on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights. DRC works in accordance with the UN Conventions on Refugees and the Code of Conduct for the ICRC and NGOs in Disaster Relief.

Job Summary: The Team Leader – Protection will have the primary responsibility for the technical planning and implementation and participates in District level activities including supporting synergy between and linking up local and national levels activities; managing multi-stakeholder engagement platforms at district level including the district community development officers, and any identified stakeholders in order to maintain and further enhance the protection ideology. The post holder may be called upon as and when necessary to support the emergency team in cases of humanitarian crisis

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Coordination and representation
·       Build relationships with a range of key stakeholders including donors, Local Government and other stakeholders.
·       Representation of DRC and active participation in the local Protection Sector and relevant sub-sectors/working groups.
·       Close co-ordination of project implementation with partners (UN agencies and national/international NGOs), including referrals, protection gap analysis, advocacy.
·       Maintain/establish rapport with government authorities, UN agencies, international and local NGOs as required.
Project development and implementation
·       Responsible for initiating concept papers and proposal development on the thematic areas of protection, conflict management, child protection and GBV in particular. Also identify protection gaps with a view to generating ideas for future projects with strong beneficiary impact.
·       Take lead to develop new thematic areas according to the analysis of the protection situation and risks.
·       Responsible for the development of detailed project implementation plans, budgets and funding proposals at the field level under the supervision of the project Manager and in coordination at national level with the Country Protection Coordinator, Programme Manager and M&E Officer.
·       Provide technical support, and link DRC Imvepi programme to relevant protection standards, protection mainstreaming and ensuring a rights-based approach to all programming.
·       Ensure that a common strategy, approach and tools are developed for all protection components across DRC’s multi-sectoral programmes in Imvepi.
·       Work closely with Programme Manager to maximize programme output and impact.
·       Coordinate planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of protection- related projects in Imvepi.
·       Make sure that projects adhere to protection standards and principles as well as DRC guidelines and accountability standards.
·       Develop and implement advocacy strategy based on assessment of protection situation and risks.
·       In collaboration with the Project Manager/Head of Office prepare quality and timely monthly, quarterly and annual reports.
Grants Management and Reporting
·       Manage and oversee all protection grants in Imvepi, develop and maintain implementation and procurement plans for all projects.
·       In collaboration with the Project Manager/Head of Office prepare quality and timely monthly, quarterly and annual reports.
·       Ensuring effective implementation of M&E systems throughout the lifetime of the project.
·       Manage the project budget; oversee all budget expenditures and ensure they are allowable and allocable according to donor regulations; review monthly Budget Follow Up (BFU) and implementation tracking tool and collaborate with the Finance department to ensure accurate expenditures and reporting.
·       Actively participate and prepare all documents in advance of the BFU and implementation tracking meetings.
Staff development and management
·       Provide technical and programmatic leadership for the protection and community services staff in Imvepi.
·       Develop staff performance measurement and targets and appraise them based on the set targets.
·       Conduct training needs assessments of all protection-related staff and make recommendations.
·       Conduct periodic field visits to support field staffs through technical back stopping and to train duty bearers.
·       Uphold DRC’s code of conduct, Values, and principles of accountability.
Logistics /Finance
·       Monitor financial commitments and expenditures against budgets and provide timely feedback on budget follow ups.
·       Liaise with DRC Administration, Logistics, and Finance Departments and the Project Manager/Head of Office to ensure smooth operation of the field office.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The applicant must hold a University degree in Law, social sciences, development studies, guidance and counselling or relevant fields;
·       Post graduate training in project planning and management.
·       At least three years’ experience working with refugees, vulnerable communities, basic needs and distribution programming experience, and/or advocacy programs;
·       Good understanding of protection information management to improve protection outcomes;
·       Understanding of gender, protection and human rights;
·       Experience in protection interventions in line with Refugees operation with wide Knowledge in SASA methodology;
·       Experience of working with UN or NonGovernmental organizations;
·       Good communication skills and ability to conduct training and awareness;
·       Computer skills; Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point
·       Good organizational and management skills.
·       Familiarity with Monitoring & Evaluation for UN-funded projects desired.
·       Languages:  Knowledge of the local languages spoken by Person of Concern in the operation area is an asset.

How to Apply:
All candidates should send their online applications at the link below.

Deadline: 17thJanuary 2020

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2 Entry Level ICLA Assistant NGO Job Placements - Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Job Title:            ICLA Assistants (2 Job Vacancies)
Organization:  Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
Duty Station:   Isingiro and Kyangwali, Uganda

About NRC:
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 30 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP is a global provider of expertise that contributes to solving challenges in the humanitarian, development and peacebuilding sectors. Our ultimate goal is to strengthen the resilience, and protect the lives, rights and livelihoods of vulnerable people and communities. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.

Job Summary:    The purpose of the ICLA assistant positions is to assist in the day to day implementation of the ICLA projects in Isingiro and in Kyangwali. These are two positions for each locality

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·       Ensure that ICLA project activities are implemented in accordance with approved proposals, donor requirements, NRC policies, international standards and local customs
·       Act as a focal point for needs assessments and beneficiary selection
·       Ensure smooth project cycle from implementation, project monitoring, verification of completion and evaluation, and reporting
·       Lead ICLA project activities under thematic areas giving advice and information to clients on the processes involved, awareness sessions and managing local authorities’ capacity building programmes
·       Apply participatory and inclusive processes in project implementation and in promoting local capacities to help themselves wherever possible
·       Assist in implementing case management systems and databases of cases
·       Support preparation and updating case management systems and database of cases
·       Support in the preparation and update of and mapping service providers in the area of responsibility
·       Conduct group information sessions for ICLA beneficiaries through outreach, awareness campaigns and advocacy initiatives
·       Provide legal counseling for ICLA beneficiaries seeking legal assistance
·       Take part in mobilization and conducting of needs assessments, studies and researches using focus group discussions, interviews and questionnaires
·       Conduct trainings and training needs assessments for ICLA target groups
·       Collate information on government and NGO policies pertaining to IDPs and monitors the general context through regular filed access to identify issues affecting refugees which relate to ICLA thematic areas
·       Contribute to the development of NRC’s country strategy, action plan and activities plan and priorities in the ICLA sector
·       Prepare and distribute materials on ICLA thematic areas to target communities
·       Establish excellent relations with beneficiaries including understanding the needs of beneficiaries through regular visits and frequent contact
·       Bring to the immediate attention of the Programme Office, emergency support issues requiring immediate action and support
·       Provide analysis on the Protection issues facing Displaced People, highlighting key concerns and durable solutions regarding land/property/Programs
·       Engage in supporting the NRC team in awareness raising campaigns and community mobilization efforts
·       Participate in the protection cluster and working group meetings

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The applicant for the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) ICLA Assistant job must hold a University degree in law or similar relevant field
·       Minimum of 1-year work experience in the area of protection or human rights from an NGO, legal or international organization
·       Experience from working as a Project Assistant in a humanitarian/recovery context is an advantage
·       Must be fluent in English, both written and verbal

Personal Qualities
·       Knowledge of the context and local language in South West Uganda 
·       Handling insecure environment
·       Planning and delivering results
·       Empowering and building trust
·       Communicating with impact and respect

NB: Shortlisting will be done on a rolling basis, candidates are advised to apply ASAP. Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply. 

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates who wish to join NRC in the aforementioned capacity should apply online at the link below.

Deadline: 10thJanuary 2020

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No Experience Liquidation and Recoveries Officer Job Opportunities - Deposit Protection Fund of Uganda (DPF)

Job Title:             Liquidation and Recoveries Officer
Organization:  Deposit Protection Fund of Uganda (DPF)
Duty Station:   Kampala, Uganda
Reports to:      Manager/Assistant Manager of Business Operations

About US:
The Deposit Protection Fund of Uganda (DPF) is a Ugandan government agency that provides deposit insurance to depositors in Ugandan Banks, Credit Institutions and Microfinance Deposit-taking Institutions (MDIs).

Job Summary:     The Liquidation and Recoveries Officer will be tasked to closely interact with  appointed liquidators, maintain full accounts and other records of all transactions relating to the liquidation and recoveries process.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·        Maintains full accounts and other records of all transactions relating to the liquidation and recoveries process.
·        Participates in monitoring and drafting reports on the collection of receivables from debtors and manages assets of the liquidation debtor with due care and diligence.
·        Participates in analysis and drafting reports on the claims reported against the liquidation debtor.
·        Establishes the volume, status and priority order of the claims reported against the liquidation debtor and drafts corresponding reports.
·        Participates in drawing up the draft closing liquidation balance sheet.
·        Participates in the preparation of reports on the operation of the liquidation debtor in the period preceding the institution of liquidation proceedings.
·        Coordinates activities between a liquidator of contributing institutions and the Fund in accordance with legal regulations.
·        Carries out the monthly end balances sheet reconciliations.
·        Collects all information regarding the claims of creditors (including the receipt of such claims for proof).
·        Guides recovering and taking into possession, all the movable and immovable assets and property to realize maximum benefit for all stakeholders (including creditors and shareholders).
·        Performs other work-related duties as assigned, within your scope of practice.

Key Results:
·        Accurate and timely records of all transactions relating to the liquidation and recoveries process.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·        The ideal candidate for the Deposit Protection Fund of Uganda (DPF) Liquidation and Recoveries Officer job placement must hold a first-class or upper second-class bachelor’s degree in accounting, law, finance, economics, statistics, mathematics or other related field, from an accredited institution, is essential.
·        Professional accounting certification is desirable.
·        Post graduate diploma in legal practice is desirable.
·        Demonstrated knowledge of accounting, finance, company law or insolvency law is desirable.
·        Demonstrated proficiency of MS office packages is desirable.
·        Prior work experience is not a must.

Technical Competencies
·        Knowledge of accounting and legal processes.
·        Payable and receivables accounting.
·        Taxation and fiscal accounting.
·        External funds accounting.
·        Financial reporting and analysis.
·        Debt management and underwriting.
·        Vendor management.
·        Insurance and transferable risk management.
Behavioral Competencies
·        Accountability and Dependability: Takes personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work and achieves results with little oversight.
·        Transparency and Integrity: Earns others’ trust and respect through consistent honesty and professionalism in all interactions.
·        Team spirit and collaboration: Promotes cooperation and commitment within the team to achieve the Fund’s organizational goals and deliverables. Builds constructive working relationships characterized by a high level of acceptance, cooperation, and mutual respect
·        Adaptability and Flexibility: Adapts to changing needs, conditions, and work responsibilities.
·        Self-Management and thoroughness: effectively manage own time, priorities, and resources to achieve goals. Ensures that work is complete and accurate and independently follows up with others to ensure that agreements and commitments have been fulfilled.
·        Communication: Shares and receives information using clear oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
·        Stress Tolerance and tact: Maintains composure in highly stressful or adverse situations, diplomatically handles challenging or tense interpersonal situations.
·        Employee Engagement and enthusiasm: Demonstrates commitment to the job, colleagues, the Fund and its mission by acting in ways that further the accomplishment of its goals.

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

Deadline: 30th January 2020 by 5:00pm

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