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Friday, November 17, 2017

Principal Legal Officer Job at Rural Electrification Agency ( REA ) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Principal Legal Officer

Jobs at:
Rural Electrification Agency ( REA )

Deadline of this Job:
04.00pm on 30th November, 2017

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

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Job details:
The Rural Electrification Agency ( REA ) is the Secretariat of the Rural Electrification Board (REB) as established by Statutory instrument 2001 No, 75. The REB‘s main function is to oversee the management of the Rural Electrification Fund and facilitate the development and implementation of rural electrification projects under several sources of funding
In order to strengthen its Human Resource Capacity to fulfill the above Intention, REA is seeking to recruit Ugandan nationals suitably qualified to fill the following vacancy.
Post: Principal Legal Officer
The primary purpose of the job is to support the legal advisor function of the Rural Electrification Agency. The principal legal officer will report to the Manager Legal and Board Services.
Duties and responsibilities
  •  In liaison with other departments, identity key organisational legal requirements and provide the necessary support.
  • Carry out necessary research required to provide legal guidance to the Agency.
  •  Support the formulation of appropriate guidelines to support the operations of the Agency.
  • Support the appraisal and development ot rural electrification protects.
  •  Support the procurement and disposal process by participating in contract negotiations and drafting in adherence to the set time lines.
  •  Coordinate strategic linkages with key stakeholders such as Solicitor General.
  • Support legal proceedings and complaints instituted against the Agency and maintain a database of the same.
  •  Prepare agreements and memoranda of understanding related to business of the Agency.
  •  Any other duties as will be assigned from time to time by the supervisor.
Person specifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in law.
  •  Master’s degree in law, Management or Business Administration.
  • Post graduate diploma in legal practice.
  • Enrolled Advocate of the High Court with a valid practicing certiļ¬cate.
  • Registered member of the Uganda Law Society.
  • Eight (6) years’ of working experience in a reputable organisation and or government.
  •  Five (5) years specific experience in offering legal advisory services in public sector
  • Familiarity with the electricity sector is desirable.
Job application procedure
A typed cover letter, together with a current CV, copies of academic transcripts and certificates plus names and addresses of 3 reputable referees should be directly submitted by 04.00pm on 30th November, 2017 to: THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Rural Electrification Agency PLOT 10 WINDSOR LOOP KOLOLO, 2ND FLOOR, HOUSE OF HOPE P.O.BOX 7317, KAMPALA