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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Principal Legal Officer Job at Equal Opportunities Commission ( EOC ) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Principal Legal Officer 

Jobs at:
Equal Opportunities Commission ( EOC ) 

Deadline of this Job:
Friday 26th September 2018 by 5:00pm 

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda 

Summary
Date Posted: 27th August 2018 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full-Time 

 

JOB DETAILS:
The Equal Opportunities Commission ( EOC ),established by the Equal Opportunities Act of 2007 is mandated to provide a framework for redressing imbalances. which exist against the marginalized groups while promoting equal opportunities for all.

JOB TITLE: Principal Legal Officer
Ref: HRM/EOC/1/18/18
Salary: EOC2
Reports to: Commissioner Legal Services and Investigations

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT:
Three (3) year renewable contract subject to satisfactory Performance

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Develop and implement EOC legal and mediation services, Policies and procedures in line with EOC mandate requirements.
  • Conduct complaints evaluation and use findings to make appropriate recommendations for handling complaints.
  • Develop and implement a framework for delivering quality dispute resolution services in line with the set policies and procedures of the Commission
  • Develop and implement a framework for handling cases that have failed to be resolved through the dispute resolution mechanism.
  • Compile documented complaints and cases and prepare monthly, quarterly and annual reports in line with the set policies and procedures.
  • Contact all parties in the mediation process and prepare a conducive environment for carrying out mediation in line with set policies and procedures.
  • Appear in Commission proceedings and give evidence on matters relating to offences investigated in line with the tribunal management policy and procedure.
  • Any other duties assigned from time to time
KEY COMPETENCES:
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work productively with individuals in diversity of roles and with varying interests.
  • Ability to balance competing priorities and work under pressure.
  • Strong leadership, teamwork and management skills.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND WORKING EXPERIENCE:
  • A minimum of Honours Degree in Law from a recognised University plus a post Graduate Diploma in Legal practice from the Law Development Centre.
  • Post Graduate training in Human Rights, Social Justice or related field will be an added advantage.
  • A minimum of Six (6) years relevant working experience, three (3) of which should have been served at a level of Senior Legal Officer in Government or equivalent level of experience from a reputable organization.
Job application procedure
The Commission is hereby inviting applications from suitably qualified Ugandans to fill the vacant positions of Principal Legal Officer and Senior Accounts Assistant. Applicants should submit their applications using Public Service Form 3 (2008) with the following attachments in triplicate: detailed curriculum vitae (one of the two referees should be the applicants current employer or most recent employer), copies of academic transcripts, certificates and three recent passport size photographs. Handwritten applications are also accepted. Applicants shall be required to present certified copies and originals of their academic transcripts and certificates at the time of sitting the oral interviews.
The application forms are obtainable from the Public Service Commission Offices, 2nd Floor, Farmers House, Kampala, or can be downloaded from the Public Service Commission (PSC) website: www.psc.go.ug , or at the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) Offices, Plot 7, Luthuli Close-Bugolobi. Applications should be addressed to The Secretary, Equal Opportunities Commission, P. O. Box 27672, Kampala and submitted Not later than Friday 26th September 2018 by 5:00pm. The advert may also be accessed on Equal Opportunities Commission Website; www.eoc.go.ug .
The post applied for, together with the job reference should be indicated on the right hand top corner of the envelope. While we thank all applicants for showing interest, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. In case of any clarifications, applicants can call on Telephone number: 0414 223 234