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Monday, July 3, 2017

Senior Legal Officer Job at Uganda Electricity Distribution Company Limited ( UEDCL ) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Senior Legal Officer

Jobs at:
Uganda Electricity Distribution Company Limited ( UEDCL )

Deadline of this Job:
not later than 5:00pm, Friday, 7th July 2017.

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

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Job details:
Brief Company Profile:
Our Client, Uganda Electricity Distribution Company Limited ( UEDCL ) is a limited liability company incorporated in Uganda under the Companies Act. UEDCL owns the 33KV and below voltage electricity distribution network and all the operational assets associated with the business currently leased to Umeme Ltd. The company monitors Umeme Ltd investment, generation and distribution of power in eight territories covering over 60 districts, operation of the pole plant, and execution of some rural electrification schemes on behalf of Government. UEDCL has hired Q-Sourcing Limited to recruit qualified, competent and highly motivated Ugandans for the following roles:
Job Code: QSL-UEDCL-SLO-006/17
Job Position: Senior Legal Officer
Reports to: Principal Legal Officer
Job Purpose:
To provide legal services to the company in accordance with the governing laws, company rules and regulations.
Key Performance Areas:
  • To represent the company in courts of law and handle the litigation portfolio,
  • Manage all legal matters pertaining to and arising from the service territories.
  • To provide support to all legal matters affecting the company‘s operations.
  • To liaise with and ensure the timely conclusion of all matters including those handled by external lawyers, insurance companies, insurance brokers and any other service providers to the Legal Department.
  • To simplify statutes, regulations and other legal documents pertaining to the operations of the company.
  •  To prepare service agreements and ensure timely renewal where necessary.
  •  Prepare legal briefs and reports for management on the activities of the company and to advise UEDCL on laws applicable to its business
  •  Prepare monthly and annual reports on sectional activities in accordance with UEDCL policies and procedures.
Qualifications and Experience:
  • A Bachelor of Laws Degree 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 5 (five) years of legal practice and experience in a Law Firm or reputable organization.
  • Must have knowledge and a firm understanding of legal procedural matters.
  •  Ability to translate legal concepts into an easily understandable format and to communicate them clearly.
  • Have a valid driving permit
Job application procedure
Only candidates who meet the minimum criteria outlined as above are invited to send a comprehensive CV with 3 career references by e-mail to  Note: Any form of Lobbying will automatically lead to disqualification.
Kindly mark your application as “Application - Job Position - Job Code In the subject line of your email. (This varies according to the job being applied for)
Details for the job positions above can be accessed from our website  interested candidates should submit their Cover letter and Resume/CV to the email above not later than 5:00pm, Friday, 7th July 2017.
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
Uganda Electricity Distribution Co.Ltd (UEDCL), is an equal opportunity employer.