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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Legal Advisor — Resolve Job at Infectious Diseases Institute - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Legal Advisor — Resolve [ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Research , Category: Legal ]

Jobs at: Infectious Diseases Institute

Deadline of this Job:

31st May 2019
Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Kampala , East Africa

Date Posted: 13th May 2019 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed
The mission of the infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is to strengthen health systems in Africa, with a strong emphasis on infectious diseases through research and capacity development. IDI has five operational areas through which it works to achieve its mission: Prevention, Care and Treatment; Training, Research and Laboratory services (provided through a partnership with the Makerere University-John Hopkins University Core Lab) and Outreach.
Project Background
Uganda is implementing the National Action plan tor Health Security (NAPHS). a live-year plan jointly developed by several government ministries and agencies. The overall aim of the acceleration phase is to support government of Uganda to comply with the international Health Regulations, (IHR) 2005. With funding from Resolve to Save Lives, IDI seeks to identity a highly competent and motivated individual to till the position of Legal Advisor.
This is a part time position that will be based in Uganda. The selected candidate will work closely with the NAPHS Acceleration Team, Ministry of Health, and Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Ministry of Water and Environment, Uganda Wildlife Authority, Ministry of Justice, as well as other relevant legislative statutory authorities of government of Uganda.
In order to achieve the above objectives, IDI seeks to recruit competent candidates as indicated below;
Job Title: Legal Advisor — Resolve
Vacancy Code: LARXE01
Reporting line: Senior Project Manager
Duration: Full time
Duty Station: Kampala.

Key Duties and Responsibilities
• Advise on legislative requirements for compliance with the International Health Regulations (2005)
• Lead in the review of legislative instruments (laws, policies, regulatory instruments) for consistency and coordination within the Uganda law and requirements of the International Health Regulations (2005)
• Liaise with the various government ministries to evaluate progress on the review or relevant acts and policies identified in the NAPHS.
• Provide legislative education, workshops or other trainings to parliamentary committees on health and other stakeholders on their roles in relation to development of health security laws.
• Identity global and regional best practices and conduct legal analyses on reviewed and proposed legislative instruments
• Provide legal guidance to the NAPHS Acceleration team on issues impinging on national laws and policies.
• Support dissemination of the activities outlined by contributing to legal articles, case studies, toolkits and other relevant reports
• Any other duties assigned from time to time by the supervisor

Required Experience and skills:
• At least 5 years of progressive work experience in public health law. Familiarity with the International Health Regulations (2005) and global health security agenda targets
• Demonstrated experience in convening and leading legislative discussion with law makers and technical officials
• Demonstrated experience and skills in successful collaboration with senior and high ranking Government of Uganda officials and other public and private stakeholders.
• Understanding of the multi-sectorial and One Health approaches to achieving Global Health Security objectives.
• Excellent written and oral skills with demonstrated experience documenting and disseminating programme accomplishments
• Familiarity with government of Uganda structure and functions relating

Qualification Requirements:
• Bachelor of Laws Degree
• Diploma in Legal Practice
• Masters of Laws or related qualification
• At least 5 years’ experience in legal practice, especially related to formulation of policies, bills, and laws
• excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Job Education Requirements: Bachelor of Laws Degree

Job Experience Requirements: 5 years’ experience in legal practice

Job application procedure
IDI will offer a competitive remuneration package to the successful candidate. Candidates that know that they meet the above criteria and have what it takes to excel in the above position, please send their CVs, which should include details of email address (if any), present position, current remuneration, Certificate or testimonials and address of three (3) Referees plus telephone contact to the stipulated email address not later than 31st May 2019. [Email your application and CV to and let’s save the environment).
Key Notes:
• IDI is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a recruitment fee or any other fees at any stage of the recruitment process
• Internal candidates who meet the required specifications and have worked with IDI tor a period of at least one year will be given priority.
• Make sure that your application letter, CV and certificates are attached as one document
• Indicate the Vacancy Code as the subject tor your email
• Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
• Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
The Senior Human Resource Manager
Infectious Diseases Institute
IDI Knowledge Centre, Makerere University Main Campus; College of Health Sciences, Makerere University
P.0. Box 22418, Kampala, Uganda

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