URSB Jobs – Director Intellectual Property Rights Registration

Organisation: Uganda
Registration Services Bureau (URSB)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Registrar
General
About URSB:
The Uganda Registration
Services Bureau (URSB) is established as a Statutory Body under the Uganda
Registration Services Bureau Act Cap. 210. The Bureau is a key player in
commercial and civil registrations that facilitate private sector development
and vital statistics for national planning.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • In
    charge of initiating and reviewing policies, systems and procedures that
    enhance legal compliance in accordance with the relevant Laws.
  • Guide
    the Board and Management and follow up on implementation of Board
    decisions.
  • Actively
    monitor legal compliance of the Department in accordance with the relevant
    Laws.
  • Coordinate
    with stakeholders and compile proposals for review and formulate
    amendments consideration of the management and the Board.
  • Plan
    departmental operations and evaluate impact on organizational objectives.
  • Manage
    the performance and development of staff in line with the Human Resource
    Regulations and Board decisions.
  • Intuitively
    review contracts/negotiations/settlement of cases and make recommendations
    in accordance with Management and the Board decisions.
  • Develop
    and implement strategies for institutionalization of best practices in
    accordance with core values and rules of the organization.
  • Represent
    the Registrar General in International Meetings.
  • Supervises
    registration of Intellectual Property Rights.
  • Prepare
    work plans and budget of the department.
  • Mentor,
    supervise and appraise staff.
  • Perform
    any other duties as my be assigned by the supervisor
Key Performance Indicators:
  • Legal
    framework studied and proposed amendment made and identified.
  • Recommendations
    for management and board made.
  • General
    compliance for all aspects of the law in the directorate are monitored and
    guidance given.
  • The
    Bureau strategic and business plan be developed.
  • Briefs
    on the department are made for the board.
  • Decisions
    for the board regarding the directorate that require action are
    implemented.
  • Weaknesses
    in operations are identified.
  • Reports
    on compliance are made.
  • Actual
    work plans are prepared.
  • Targets
    are set for the directorate.
  • Monitoring
    and evaluation framework developed.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    candidate should possess an Honors Degree in Law and a Post Graduate
    Diploma in Legal Practice with at least 10 years of working experience in
    legal related institutions or a University degree in Engineering with
    working experience in intellectual property office. Possession of a
    Master’s degree in Intellectual Property (MIP) , MBA or related field will
    be an added advantage.
  • Legal
    advocacy with good communication and interpersonal skills and computer
    literate.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates are invited to send their application letters indicating
day time telephone contacts, postal and email addresses, or both and three
reputable referees, certificates and testimonials addressed to:
The Chairman, Board of
Directors, Uganda Registration Services Bureau, Plot 5 George Street, Georgiana
House, P.O. Box 6848 Kampala
Telephone: +256 414 235 915/256
414 233 219, Fax: +256 414 250712,
NB: All
applications should be submitted to the Front Desk Officer on floor number 5
and must be registered. Please clearly indicate the position applied for on the
left hand top corner of the envelope before submission.
Deadline: 16th February, 2015

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