Legal Officer – Bridge International Academies

Job Title:   Legal
Organisation: Bridge International Academies
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Senior Legal Officer
About US:
NFT Consult, a leading HR
Consultancy firm, seeks to recruit for its valuable client, Bridge International
Academies which is the world’s largest chain of primary schools bringing world
class education to the poorest of the poor, democratizing the right to succeed.
Duties and Responsibilities: 
Maintain a consistent management
reporting process that provides the company with timely and relevant
information on all aspects of compliance issues.
Stay abreast with developments in
regulatory framework impacting the company’s operations, timeously reviewing
policy for conformity.
In charge of the management of the
Company’s relationship with relevant government regulatory agencies providing
timely responses to regulatory queries raised by external regulatory agencies,
coordination and management of correspondence and information dissemination to
Key relationships on key regulatory and policy action items within reasonable
Develop, interpret and review Human
Resources contracts and policies in close coordination with the Director of
Human Resources.
In charge of preparing, reviewing
and negotiating company contracts, requests for proposals and other legal
Supports the Senior Legal Officer to
set litigation strategy to successfully manage suits and contain costs.
Represent the company in litigation,
arbitration, mediation and regulatory proceedings relating to the Company’s
To effectively carry and have  conduct for a mixed case load relating to
criminal defense and /or prosecution and civil litigation work and a mix of
other matters which may comprise regulatory proceedings, mediation and
To draft all necessary pleadings and
collate all documents pertinent to any litigation or alternative dispute
resolution matters and arrange for court filing in due time.
Evaluate and interpret various real
estate transaction records, documents and other factual documents including
reviewing property legal descriptions
Prepare and register instruments of
disposition of interests in land, assignments, amendments or extension of
documentation and procure necessary execution and attestation of instruments of
disposition of interests in land such as leases, transfers, novations and
Review exceptions (standard
exceptions, regarding land use, taxes and other assessments.
Initiate and /or manage
correspondence and discussions with key relationships on Real estate
transactions including providing direction on any further due diligence
measures to key relationships as appropriate ranging from furnishing of
additional documentation, clearance of liens and encumbrances etc.
Performing such other duties and
tasks as directed by your Supervisor.
Skills and Experience: 
The Legal Officer should hold an LLB
from a recognized University
Also, the applicant should possess a
Post Graduate Diploma from the Ugandan Law Development Centre;
Certificate of Admission to the Roll
of Advocates of the High Court of Uganda with a valid practicing certificate
A minimum of three or more years’ experience
in the area of criminal and Civil litigation, commercial law practice with a
good handle of corporate Law.
Knowledgeable in job area with good
Strong drafting and analytical
skills with specific expertise in legal opinions, licenses and leases
Exceptional interpersonal, oral and
written communication skills
Creative decision making and problem
solving skills
Strong advocacy and negotiation
Strong task management, planning and
organizational skills
Extremely detail-oriented, efficient
and able to multi-task, prioritize and follow projects through to completion
Ability to research, read, analyze,
and interpret governmental notices, laws, rules and regulations
Possess the ability to work well
under pressure, as a team member and without supervision in a fast-paced work
Strong proficiency in technology
including the Internet, Email, Microsoft Office applications especially in
Word, Excel, and Adobe
High energy and enthusiasm and
willing to do whatever necessary to get the job done
Strong customer service orientation
Must have high standards of
integrity and uphold the confidentiality and the ethical standards of the legal
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified
candidates should visit the web link below and create a profile on the NFT
Consult website by entering their e-mail addresses. Please visit web link below
and click Apply now if convinced you have the job requirements. The
applications/CVs should be prepared in English and submitted in either MS Word
or PDF format will be considered.

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