World Bank CEDP Project Careers – Legal Officer at URSB

Organization: Uganda Registration
Services Bureau (URSB)
Project Name: Competitive and
Enterprise Development Project (CEDP)
Funding Source: World Bank
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Registrar General
About CEDP:
The Government of Uganda has received credit
from the World Bank towards implementation of the Competitive and Enterprise
Development Project (CEDP). The project development objective (PDO) is to
improve the competitiveness of enterprises in Uganda through supporting reforms
in priority productive and service sectors geared towards a better investment
climate with particular focus on MSMEs.
The five-year project comprises of four major
components and will be implemented by seven agencies. However, the overall
coordination of the Project will lie with the Private Sector Foundation Uganda
(PSFU) through a Project Coordination Unit (PCU). The Uganda Registration
Services Bureau (URSB) will implement Component 2 of CEDP: Business
Registration and Business licensing reforms that aims at reducing the burden
for businesses in dealing with registration and licenses procedure by creating
an online one-stop-shop for business registration and an e-registry for
business licensing, and by implementing measures aimed to simplifying and
streamlining business registration and business licensing procedures.
Job Summary: The Legal Officer, URSB
will provide support for timely implementation of the URSB registration
processes in accordance to the laid down principles.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Supports in the
    Registration of companies, business names, births, marriages and death,
    trademarks, copyrights, patents, industrial designs, geographical
    indications, attending to opposition matters and any documents in the
  • Write
    correspondences and Quality assurance of statutory requirements and issue
    notices for compliance and enforcement.
  • Responsible for the
    assessment of Non Tax Revenue.
  • Public awareness
  • Certification and
    verification of documents.
  • Perform any other
    duties assigned by the Senior Registration Officer from time to time. Any
    other duties assigned by supervisor from time to time.
 Key Performance Indicators:
  • Companies, documents, business names, registered.
  • Births, marriages and death registered.
  • Trademarks, copyrights, patents, industrial designs, geographical indications registered.
  • Returns and all statutory compliance documents filed in time.
  • Timely response to correspondences
  • NTR assessed.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate
    should possess an Honor’s Degree in Law with a Post Graduate Diploma in
    Legal Practice.
  • A minimum of five
    years of relevant professional experience working in a busy environment.
  • Excellent oral and
    written communication skills. Fluent in both spoken and written English.
  • Proven integrity and
    confidentiality in handling public resources and in executing duties
  • A high level of
    interpersonal, management skills and ability to work with teams
  • Ability to work
    under pressure and tight deadlines
How to Apply:
All candidates are encouraged to deliver their
application letters, updated curriculum vita and photocopies of academic and
professional certificates to the address below.
Please indicate the position being applied for
on top of the envelope.
The Project Coordinator,
Competitiveness and Enterprise Development
Project (CEDP)
Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU)
Plot 43, Nakasero Road,
P. O. Box 7683, Kampala- Uganda.
Deadline: 9th March, 2015
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