National Drug Authority (NDA) Career Jobs – Head, Legal Services

Organisation: National Drug Authority (NDA)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda
About NDA:
The National Drug Authority (NDA) is an autonomous body which was
established by the National Drug Policy and Authority Act Cap 206 , Laws of
Uganda (2000 Edition) to regulate Human and Veterinary Medicines and other
healthcare products. NDA’s mandate is to ensure quality, safety and efficacy of
human and veterinary medicines and other healthcare products through the
regulation and control of their production, importation, distribution and use.
Job Summary: The Head, Legal Services will provide legal
advisory services to the National Drug Authority
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The incumbent will be in charge of
    providing legal counsel and defend NDA in the Courts of Judicature
  • Guide the Executive Secretary/Registrar
    and technical departments on enforcement and investigation procedures.
  • Provide technical legal support to other
    heads of department and collaborate with them on compliance issues to
    prevent illegal practices
  • Ensure effective representation of NDA in
    Courts of Law
  • Draft’ legal documents and advise the
    Authority on any documents with a legal basis.
  • Actively monitor legal obligations,
    commitments and liabilities and advise management accordingly.
  • Ensure that the Authority gets effective
    secretarial support and is provided with all requisite information; to
    enable them discharge their oversight role
  • Ensure that Authority and management
    observe corporate governance practices
  • Provide leadership to staff in the
    department ensuring that effective support, capacity building, performance
    management and motivation strategies are applied to enable delivery of
    effective services and results.
  • Stay abreast with the developments in the
    legal environment, and ensure they are reflected in the strategic and
    operational priorities of the organization.
  • Actively collaborate with other heads of
    departments and other relevant stakeholders to identify and direct legal
    compliance issues to appropriate existing channels for investigation ad
    resolution
  • Send timely reports on regular basis and
    as directed or requested to keep the Authority and top management updated
    on the operations and progress of legal matters
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the
    supervisor from time to time
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should hold an Honors
    Bachelor’s Degree in Law (LLB). Possession of a Post Graduate Diploma in
    Legal Practice from Law Development Centre. Applicants with a Master’s
    degree in any relevant field
  • Working experience in regulatory
    environment
  • Working knowledge of the laws governing
    regional and international regulatory practices.
  • Possession of ICSA and/or Masters in
    Business Administration
  • At least ten (10) years’ working
    experience with at least six 6 years at senior management level in a
    reputable organization
  • Membership to relevant professional bodies
  • Past experience in company secretarial,
    corporate governance practices and litigation
  • Demonstrable experience setting
    performance targets, monitoring and appraising employee performance
  • The incumbent must be an enrolled as an
    advocate of the High Court and authorized to practice law in the country.
  • Working knowledge of the Laws of Uganda
    and Laws governing NDA.
  • Excellent interpersonal, Networking and
    strong presentation skills
  • High integrity.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
their handwritten or or electronically application letters with a detailed CV
and copies of academic certificates and transcripts, contact addresses and day
time telephone numbers of three (3) work related referees; should be submitted
to:
The Human Resource and Administration Officer,
National Drug Authority,
Plot 46-48 Lumumba Avenue,
P O Box 23096,
Kampala, Uganda.
E-mail to:  ndaug@nda.or.ug
Deadline: 20th May 2015 by 5PM
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