Commissioner: Legal Services and Investigation – Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC)

Organisation: Equal
Opportunities Commission (EOC)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Secretary,
Equal Opportunities Commission
Ref: HRM/EOC/15/04
About US:
The Equal Opportunities
Commission (EOC) was established by the Equal Opportunities Act of 2007 and is
mandated to provide a framework for redressing imbalances which exist against
the marginalized groups while promoting equal opportunities for all.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Responsible
    for developing and maintaining standards and guidelines on provision of
    legal services and conducting investigations
  • Initiating
    and spearheading investigations into equal opportunities violations
  • Guiding
    the Commission on legal issues pertaining to its operation as an
    institution
  • In
    charge of mobilizing legal aid services and establishing mechanisms for
    their accessibility by vulnerable groups.
  • Providing
    legal and human rights advice to Members and Staff of the Commission
  • Advising
    the Commission on legal complaints and appeals
  • Offering
    legal advice to the public concerning equal opportunities
  • Defending
    the Commission in liaison with the office of the Attorney General against
    any suit
  • Managing
    and administering the Legal Services and Investigation Department
  • Appraising
    staff performance in the Legal Services and Investigation Department
  • Perform
    any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    Commissioner: Legal Services and Investigation should hold an Honors
    Degree in Law from a recognized University Institution plus a Post
    Graduate Diploma from the Law Development Center. In addition applicants
    should have Post Graduate training in Human Rights related field.
  • At
    least ten or more years of relevant working experience, three (3) of which
    should have been served at a level of Assistant Commissioner, Legal
    Services and Investigations in Government or equivalent level of
    experience from a reputable organization.
  • The
    candidates should have the following competences: Investigation management
    and legal acuity.
How to Apply:
All candidates should send
their applications including a Public Service Form 3 (2008), download here,
with the following attachments in triplicate: a handwritten application,
detailed curriculum vitae (one of the two referees should be the applicant’s
employer), copies of academic transcripts, certificates and three recent
passport size photographs. The applicants shall be requested to present
certified copies and originals of their academic transcripts and certificates
at the time of sitting the oral interviews.
The application forms may also
be obtained from the Public Service Commission Offices, 2nd Floor, Farmers
House, Kampala, or at the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) Offices, Plot 7,
Luthuli Close, Bugolobi.
The completer applications
should be addressed to: The Secretary, Equal Opportunities Commission, P.O. Box
27672, Kampala, Uganda indicating the post applied for, together with the job
reference (See at Beginning of Job Advert) which should be indicated on the
right hand top corner of the envelope.
Deadline: Monday 23rd March, 2015 by 5:00pm.
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