Legal Officer Career Opportunity at UNMA

Job Title:   Legal Officer
Organisation: Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda
About US:
Uganda National Meteorological Authority (formerly Department of
Meteorology) under Ministry of Water and Environment is a semi-autonomous
government authority for weather and climate services (UNMA Act. 2012) and a
focal institution to Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), an
international body mandated to carryout scientific research on climate change.
Job Summary: The Legal Officer will offer legal services to the
authority in collaboration with office of the solicitor General in all legal
matters, and guide the Authority in preparation of all external and internal
communication including Board Resolutions.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provide legal representation and advice to
    management
  • In charge of drafting and/or reviewing a
    variety of legal documents including proceedings, contracts, agreements,
    policies, reports, memoranda, manuals and resolutions;
  • Studying legal questions arising out of
    the interpretation or application of the relevant contracts, agreements,
    rules and policies.
  • Regularly review all contracts and assess
    legal implications that need to be put the executive management’s
    attention.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The Legal Officer should hold an honors’
    Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree plus a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal
    Practices. Additional training in either Public Administration, Business
    Administration or Management Studies is an added advantage.
  • A minimum of three or more years’
    experience in a related field with a reputable organization, two years of
    which should be at senior managerial level.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send an
application letter, updated resume /CV, copies of academic documents &
professional qualifications along with contact details of at least three
professional referees to: The Director, Future Options Consulting Ltd, 4th
Floor, Diamond Trust Building, Kampala Road, P.O. Box 34934, Kampala, Uganda
either by post, courier, hand delivery or email to: consultant@futureoptionsug.com.
Please include the title of the position you are applying for in the subject
line of your application letter.
NB: Only the shortlisted candidates will be
contacted
Deadline: 4th May 2015 by 5PM
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