Legal Manager – National Forestry Authority (NFA)

Job Title:   Legal Manager
Organisation: National
Forestry Authority (NFA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
About NFA:
The National Forestry Authority
(NFA) is a Government agency established under the National Forestry and Tree
Planting Act, 2003 as a corporate body responsible for sustainable development
and management of Central Forest Reserves (CFRs) and provision of technical support
to stakeholders in the forest sub-sector.
Job Summary: The NFA
Legal Manager will oversee all litigation matters and ensure compliance with
the Law.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Process
    all litigation matters and represent the Authority in courts of Law.
  • Advise
    on application of Legal instruments governing and relating to the Forestry
  • Offer
    timely legal advisory services to the Board of Directors, Management and
    the entire staff of the Authority.
  • Act
    as liaison with relevant judicial institutions and authorities.
  • Compile
    and send progress and quarterly reports to the Executive Director.
  • Support
    in the negotiation of all legal contracts of the Authority.
  • Keep
    custody of legal documents and seal of the Authority.
  • Works
    closely with the police, NFA staff and other institutions to prosecute
    culprits to non compliance with the law and other regulations.
  • Mentor,
    coach and supervise Legal Staff
  • Perform
    any other duties assigned by the Executive Director.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the aforementioned NFA career placement should an
    Honours Degree in Law. Possession of a Postgraduate diploma in Legal
    practice from Law Development Centre.
  • At
    least five years’ experience practicing in a reputable firm or in a similar
    position in a reputable organization.
  • A
    minimum of five years’ experience of handling legal matters, 3 of which
    must be at the high court level.
  • The
    applicant must also be an enrolled advocate with a valid/current
    practicing certificate of the high court
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates are encouraged to send their application letters, copies
of academic and professional certificates and transcripts and curriculum vitae
giving full details of applicants education, qualifications, experience,
present salary and naming three referees, plus their postal, email and
telephone contacts to the address below;
Executive Director,
Plot10/20 Spring Road Nakawa
P.O. Box 70863, Kampala, Uganda
Tel: 0312 – 264035/6 or 0414 –
Deadline: 9th January 2015

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