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Showing posts with label Law Jobs In Uganda. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Law Jobs In Uganda. Show all posts

Senior Legal Officer Employment Opportunity - Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC)


Job Title:              Senior Legal Officer
Organization: Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

About US:
The Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) was established under the Uganda Broadcasting Corporation Act of 2005 to provide for a successor corporate body to Radio Uganda and Uganda Television. It is mandated to provide national radio and television services. It is a limited liability company wholly owned by the Government of Uganda.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) Senior Legal Officer career opportunity must hold an LLB with Postgraduate Diploma in legal practice.
  • Must have a post graduate qualification in the field.
  • Must be an advocate of the High Court.
  • At least four years of general experience in legal practice including a period of advocacy of which 3 should be at Legal Officer level.

How to Apply:
All candidates should complete and sign Application Forms (Pick them from the address below) together with copies of academic certificates should be addressed and submitted in TRIPLICATE.

Applications delivered through courier or post office will also be received. Applications must include a cover letter (Application letter or Letter of Interest) and all necessary supporting documents.

All Applicants should clearly indicate the post and the duty station applied for and on the envelope. Applications should be delivered to the Reception at the UBC Administration Block or delivered to the address below:

Managing Director
Uganda Broadcasting Corporation
Broadcast House
Plot 27/29 Nile Avenue
P.0 Box 2038, Kampala

Deadline: 13th September 2019

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EAC Jobs - Senior Legal Officer - Civil Aviation Safety and Security Oversight Agency (CASSOA)


Job Title:     Senior Legal Officer
Organisation: Civil Aviation Safety and Security Oversight Agency (CASSOA)
Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda
Ref: CAS/HR/002/2019
Reports to: Executive Director

About US:
The Civil Aviation Safety and Security Oversight Agency (EAC-CASSOA) is a self-accounting institution of the East African Community.

Job Summary:  The Senior Legal Officer will be responsible for overall management of the Legal Services and provision of advice to the Agency on all legal matters.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provides timely legal advice and guidance to the Executive Director;
  • Provides statutory advice and guidance on EAC Laws and Rules of Procedure during Board and Technical Committee meetings;
  • Provides legal advice and guidance during negotiations and drafting of Contracts, MoU’s, Loan and Grant Agreements;
  • Liaises with Partner States’ Authorities and Institutions on legal matters concerning the Agency;
  • Liaises with the Counsel to the Community (CTC) on all EAC matters that have a bearing on the Agency;
  • Represents the Agency in courts for all legal matters;
  • Coordinates with Partner States Authorities in charge of civil aviation in formulation of policies, laws and regulations in the area of aviation safety and security;
  • Ensures compliance of the Technical Department in the formulation of Civil Aviation Safety and Security regulations for consideration by the Board;
  • Liaises with Partner States Civil Aviation Authorities to ensure compliance with the Chicago Convention;
  • Provides legal advice to the Agency in relation to matters concerning administration and employment, interpretation of labour laws and reconciliation matters.
  • Provides legal support with regard to the interpretation of the EAC Treaty, the CASSOA Protocol and CASSOA Act.
  • Performs any other related duties as assigned by the supervisor.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Civil Aviation Safety and Security Oversight Agency (CASSOA) Senior Legal Officer job must hold a Masters’ Degree in Law from a recognised institution;
  • Must possess a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice and registered as a Practicing Advocate in any EAC Partner State.
  • Trainings in air law and regulations is an added advantage
  • Trainings in legal drafting is an added advantage
  • Chartered Secretary
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in the field of law as a legal practitioner;
  • Experience working in aviation sector and drafting aviation law/regulations is an added advantage
  • Experience in research and articulation of regional best practices in harmonization of national laws in the area of civil aviation safety and security
  • Experience working within a large aviation-related international organization.
  • Experience in organizing and managing technical groups, symposia, workshops and seminar.
  • Experience in using word, excel and power point
  • Experience with aviation related regional or international organization.
  • Experience in taking Board Meeting Minutes


Competences:
  • Professionalism: Knowledge of EAC laws, regulations, legal practices and procedures. Observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.
  • Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others; exhibits interest in having two-way communication; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
  • Planning and Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
  • Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
  • Leadership: Serves as a role model that other people want to follow; empowers others to translate vision into results; is proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives; establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs and gain support; anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions; drives for change and improvement.
  • Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules;

NB: This vacancy is open to citizens of the Republics of Burundi, Rwanda, South Sudan, Uganda and United Republic of Tanzania.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who meet the requirements are advised to send their application letters, duly filled and signed EAC-CASSOA Personal History Form, Download Here, photocopies of academic degrees, professional certificates/licenses and a copy of national identity card, birth certificate or passport showing the date of birth, quoting the job advert reference number of the position applied for. The applications should be sent via email (all soft copies should be in MS Word or PDF) or in hard copies and addressed to:

THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
EAC CASSOA
P O Box 873,
ENTEBBE
UGANDA,

Email: recruitment@cassoa.org

Note: The recruitment of the above job will be subject to the EAC Quota system. You may submit your application either electronically or in hard copy but not both. Applications which do not indicate nationality and age, the reference number, a signed application letter, duly filled and signed CASSOA personal history forms (Click here to download), do not include copies of academic degrees, other professional certificates and three referees shall be disqualified.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 11th October 2019

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Legal Officer NGO Jobs - Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP)


Job Title:              Legal Officer
Organization: Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP)
Duty Station:  Uganda

About US:
Rakai Health Sciences Program is a collaborative Bio-medical research and service delivery organization. It strives to improve the quality of life of the local population through a combination of community-based research, curative services and prevention strategies in the districts of Greater Masaka region in Uganda.

Job Summary:  The Legal Officer will play a leading role in both long-term strategic planning processes as well as in short-term project planning. The Legal Officer will provide key legal expertise, including offering legal guidance to various sections in RHSP, Policy development and standard-setting and monitoring new developments. He/ she will Forge strong partnerships and collaboration with local governmental and non-governmental organizations.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provide legal advice on regulatory and legal matters for RHSP operations and innovations
  • Review and draft major contracts as well as develop templates and standard commercial agreements across our different geographical and operational areas of work
  • Support contract negotiation and collaborate with business teams on developing effective relationships with contractors and vendors
  • Perform due diligence and risk assessment on all major transactions
  • Maintain and manage relationships with outside counsel, vendors, and other organizational partners
  • Support our internal investigations team as needed.
  • Advise human resources teams on employment law requirements
  • Advise on and institute systems for external compliance
  • Develop internal policies and standard operating procedures for managing legal and operational risk across different areas of business and operations
  • Assist with general legal tasks as needed to meet departmental and organizational priorities
  • Undertake such other reasonable tasks as may be assigned by the Finance & Administration Director


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Law degree from a top university, PGD Legal Practice.
  • Must be an enrolled advocate of High Court of UG with Valid practicing certificate
  • Three years of legal work experience preferably as an associate/partner with an in-house legal team or international law firm.
  • High degree of professional flexibility and ability to coordinate many unrelated projects at the same time. You need to be very comfortable working across all areas where RHSP needs legal support and mixing those areas daily.
  • Highly professional and commercial approach to problem-solving. We operate as a business and need to facilitate transactions in a proactive and efficient manner.
  • Proven ability to manage complex transactional work in a corporate, non-profit or in-house practice setting.
  • A strong team work ethic and excellent people skills. We have a big team and are looking for someone to collaborate with to achieve our organizational goals.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, including both verbal and written communication. You need to be an excellent and concise writer who can explain complex legal issues to non-lawyers a quick and accurate manner.
  • A willingness to commit to living in Kalisizo with frequent travel to rural areas for at least two years this is a long-term, career-track position and a great opportunity to step in as a senior legal member of a quickly growing team.

How to Apply:
All interested and qualified candidates possessing the above attributes can send their applications including a cover letter, latest Copy of CV (with 3 referees), copies of academic qualifications/certificates addressed to the HR Manager to jobs@rhsp.org. Please kindly indicate the Job title under subject of the mail. Only Online applications will be considered

Deadline: Friday, 6th September 2019

NB: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted by Rakai Health Sciences Program. Any form of lobbing and canvassing will lead to disqualification

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Senior Legal Officer - Compliance Employment Opportunity - Uganda National Oil Company Limited (UNOC)


Organization: Uganda National Oil Company Limited (UNOC)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Head of Contracts and Negotiations

About US:
The Uganda National Oil Company Limited (UNOC) was established under Section 42 of the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Act 2013 and incorporated under the Company’s Act 2012. It is a limited liability company wholly owned by the Government of Uganda. The overall function of UNOC is; “To handle the State’s Commercial interests in the Oil and Gas industry.”

Job Summary:  The Senior Legal officer – Compliance is responsible for handling day to day legal and regulatory compliance responsibilities pertaining to UNOC and its subsidiaries, drafting of relevant policies and supporting management of Company compliance matters

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Ensure that UNOC's internal policies and procedures are appropriately implemented by UNOC and its subsidiaries.
  • Support and coordinate the monitoring of legal and regulatory developments within Uganda and globally that may impact the regulatory landscape of UNOC and its businesses and ensure these are effectively communicated to relevant business.
  • To be actively involved in defining and drafting of a legal, regulatory and internal policies an annual compliance plan for Uganda National Oil Company and its subsidiaries.
  • Supporting and participating in initiatives and processes to create awareness across the UNOC business on legal, regulatory and internal policies compliance requirements.
  • As required, interpret, provide advice and guidance on legal and regulatory compliance matters to UNOC and its subsidiaries.
  • Coordinate the drawing up of formalities to monitor and assure Legal and regulatory compliance and to internal policies and procedures.
  • Develop the necessary compliance trackers to drive and ensure compliance by UNOC to Legal, regulatory and internal policies requirements as deemed necessary.
  • Coordinate and ensure all necessary submissions to regulators are made in a timely fashion in accordance with the applicable laws and regulations.
  • As and when required, liaise with the industry regulators to ensure a coordinated working approach between UNOC and the respective regulators of its business including securing requisite approvals and project authorisations.
  • To conduct legal and regulatory analysis and research on various compliance matters.
  • File all necessary documentation for compliance of the company and advise across the company on the legal effects of any government policy proposals and bills of parliament that may have a bearing on the UNOC business.
  • Liaise with other departments and stake holders and develop, manage and review company policies and manuals among others and as appropriate, contribute to or influence company policies.
  • Compile and maintain regulatory documentation databases including applicable laws, regulations and ensure these are kept updated  at all times.
  • Recommend changes to company policies and procedures in response to changes in regulations, laws and best legal practices
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the supervisor.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Uganda National Oil Company Limited (UNOC) Senior Legal officer - Compliance job placement must hold a bachelor's degree in Law (LLB)
  • A diploma in legal practice
  • A master's in law in a relevant discipline such as in Oil and Gas, Project Financing, Corporate Law will be an added advantage
  • A minimum of seven years of experience in a busy corporate entity of high repute.
  • Experience in dealing with complex transactions in a large corporate entity is relevant.
  • Demonstrated experience in dealing with regulatory, legal and contractual compliance aspects of complex transactions in a large corporate entity.
  • The candidate must have excellent analytical, researching and drafting skills.
  • Excellent judgment and ability to anticipate legal issues or risks.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to take good decisions based on judgment are absolutely essential.
  • High level of integrity, proven track record of outstanding performance, and ability to work under pressure as part of a team.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills particularly to management/staff relations
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send a completed and signed applications form, download here, together with certified copies of academic certificates addressed and submitted in TRIPLICATE to the address below. The applications should be delivered through registered mail and courier will also be received. Applications must include a cover letter, application form and supporting documents.

Address to:

Chief Executive Officer,
Uganda National Oil Company Ltd,
Plot 15, Yusuf Lule Road,
P.O. Box 36316, Kampala, Uganda.

Deadline: 27th September 2019 by 5:00pm

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Executive Director Employment Opportunity - AfriChild Centre


Job Title:     Executive Director
Organization: AfriChild Centre (AfriChild)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: The Board Chair

About US:
The AfriChild Centre (AfriChild) is a multidisciplinary research Centre that works to improve child-focused policy and practice through scientific research, analysis and knowledge development in collaboration with the public and private sectors, academia and civil society.

Job Summary:  The Executive Director provides vision, leadership, management and effective high-level national and international representation for AfriChild.  The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the AfriChild Strategic Plan, will work closely with the AfriChild Board and manage a highly effective team.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Organisational Representation
  • Implement and further develop AfriChild’s vision, mission, goals, Values and principles in line with agreed AfriChild strategies and organisational priorities
  • Represent AfriChild in a variety of forums and maintain external relationships within a diverse range of stakeholders in the sector including government, key national and international NGOs, donors, academic, social movements, CBO’s, media and other relevant institutions globally
  • Actively contribute to AfriChild’s development as a member of an international network of research institutions on issues pertaining to children.
  • Provide inputs to AfriChild’s national and international initiatives as and when required, including participation on task forces, training courses and conferences.
Institutional Governance
  • Work with the AfriChild Board in ensuring the organisation is aligned with good practices of governance and AfriChild governance policies/ frameworks.
  • Develop and manage professional/sound relationships with Board Chair/Board members.
  • Collaborate with the AfriChild Board to identify and manage risk and inform the Board of any development that may have organizational policy implications.
  • Provide Secretarial services to the AfriChild Board.
  • Supervise the implementation of the decisions and/ resolutions of the AfriChild Board.
  • Prepare and present activity, performance and financial reports including budgets and work plans to the AfriChild Board.
  • Keep custody of AfriChild’s governance documents, files and other organs of the Centre.
Fundraising
  • Develop a funding strategy and plan to mobilise and diversify AfriChild’s resource base to support the implementation of the AfriChild Strategic Plan.
  • Build capacity of staff to mobilize and access research grants.
  • Establish and develop working relationships with key donors worldwide.
  • Actively develop local and international funding sources appropriate to AfriChild’s resource needs.
  • Ensure a regular flow of information is available to AfriChild’s funding function and to donors and official funders as required by the various funding mechanisms.
  • Position AfriChild as a lead agency in management of donor funds relating to Children–focused research initiatives in line with the AfriChild strategic plan.
Communications and Campaign
  • Lead the development of a communication strategy that will deepen the impact of AfriChild’s work, identify key priorities, channels, audiences and messages to establish an appropriate public image for the Centre in line with AfriChild values and culture
  • Develop and manage a sound relationship with all sections of the media and ensure that any published material accurately reflects the views of AfriChild.
  • Encourage the development of appropriate research to improve the quality of work and to influence change in policy to foster the Centre’s goals and objectives.
  • Conduct promotions to create connections between practitioners and various policy makers and stakeholders to increase the public awareness of, and support for issues pertaining to children.
HR Management
  • Maintain effective and appropriate staff recruitment, induction, appraisal, and remuneration and development policies and practices at all levels to ensure the optimum utilisation and development of AfriChild’s human resources.
  • Appoint, develop and manage all senior staff. Ensure a high calibre of staff is recruited while promoting a gender balance in the organisation, and that optimum investments are made in their development.
  • Develop a qualified and valued AfriChild team, based on equality and diversity, and provide this team with an empowering and enabling environment conducive to quality programming by fostering innovation, ongoing learning and team work.
  • Actively promote staff exchange, secondment and development schemes, where these contribute to the meeting of AfriChild’s programme objectives and priorities.
Strategy Development and Implementation
  • Lead and account for the delivery of AfriChild’s strategic plan and oversee the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the strategy.
  • Articulate a research agenda for the Centre and follow through its implementation.
  • Lead and direct the work of AfriChild in accordance with sound management practices and AfriChild’s organizational policies and accountability systems.
  • Ensure all programme activities are sensitive to and responsive to changes in the legal, political, social, and economic environments.
  • Develop and maintain appropriate contingency plans for all kinds of emergencies that may affect AfriChild’s work or its researchers’ work.
  • Develop AfriChild's capacity to document, disseminate and learn from Children’s Rights -related work and ensure all reporting meets the highest standard.
Operations & Finance
  • Ensure mutual accountability between AfriChild and related stakeholders with the establishment of all organisational processes, systems and policy to ensure the effectiveness of the Centre.
  • Ensure the financial integrity and accountability of AfriChild in accordance with the Centre’s Financial Management framework
  • Authorization payments/sign Cheques and Web banking
  • Manage the financial resources allocated to or raised by the Centre in compliance with approved policies/ frameworks as well as national law and donors’ regulations.
  • Lead the preparation of the Centre’s budget and financial plan to ensure that that the control of expenditure and the disbursement of resources in accordance with the established procedures.
  • Provide progress and financial reports as required by the government, the Board, AfriChild’s accountability procedures and as required by other donor organisations.
  • Maintain an efficient internal control framework to ensure that AfriChild has a well-balanced, well documented and cost effective programme.
Partnership management, coordination and development
  • Identify, develop and manage co-operative relationships established with various institutions and partners in and outside the country and ensure that these joint initiatives conform to programme objectives and strengthen the profile of AfriChild.
  • Lead the development and implementation of AfriChild - specific guidelines for the management of partnerships in line with the AfriChild Strategic Plan and other relevant organizational policies.
  • Build relations for growth between international academic institutions and the Centre and link the Centre to global networks for learning and sharing.
Others
  • Act as a focal person to identify and manage all risks/ crisis related to AfriChild’s operations


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Law, Business, Finance, Development Studies or Management from a recognized institution.
  • Five years in a senior management position of development work with an interface with INGOs as well as child-focused program.
  • Demonstrated senior management expertise.
  • Proven experience on successful fundraising programmes with emphasis on regular giving and corporate fundraising.
  • Proven experience in managing complex financial control and management systems with the budget size of 1 million USD
  • Demonstrated expertise in strategic and long term planning and the ability to ensure that operational plans and activities meet targets and appropriately reflect longer term perspectives. 
  • Proven experience of working and negotiating with donors at all levels.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates should send their applications by clicking on this link. Please upload the following in your application; an updated CV / resume (PDF or Word Format) which should include your contact information and three work related references and a one page statement describing your suitability for the role should be included.

Deadline: 16th September 2019

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