Entry Level Legal Officer – Litigation Careers – Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)




Organisation: Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Senior Legal Officer – Litigation
About UNRA:
The
Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) was established by an Act of Parliament;
The Uganda National Authority Act, No. 15 of 2006. UNRA became operational on
1st July 2008.  The mandate of UNRA is to
develop and maintain the national roads network, advise Government on general
roads policy and contribute to addressing of transport concerns, among others.
Job Summary: The Legal Officer – Litigation will provide and
monitor UNRA’s litigation services in courts of Judicature, tribunals,
arbitrations and in any cases/negotiations arising from the implementation of
the Authority’s work in line with the relevant laws; implement the departmental
work plans, interpret and compile policy documents and rulings in line with the
Departmental Guidelines and procedures.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Represent UNRA in Courts of Law, tribunals
    and other Judicial bodies in line with the departmental guidelines,
    procedures and the law;
  • Regularly respond to audit reports and
    implement agreed recommendations;
  • Conduct a risk assessment on all assigned
    cases and propose mitigation measures;
  • Oversight of litigation information in line
    with approved guidelines;
  • Manage and develop other staff in the unit in
    line with the Human Resource Policies Manual;
  • Carry out any other allocated assignments
    from time to time by the Senior Legal Officer – Litigation
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the UNRA Legal Officer –
    Litigation vacancy should hold an Honors’ Degree in Law from a recognized
    University;
  • The applicant must be an advocate of the High
    Court of Uganda with a valid practicing certificate;
  • Possession of a Post Graduate qualification
    is an added advantage;
  • At least two years’ experience in handling
    litigation issues/matters;
  • Prior exposure and experience in land and
    commercial cases will be an added advantage;
  • Demonstrated working experience in dealing
    with diverse professions.
  • Computer literacy skills
  • High degree of integrity;
  • Possess good court advocacy skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a
    team;
  • Excellent interpersonal, particularly
    staff/management relation skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication
    skills;
  • Strategic thinking and ability to work and
    produce accurate results in an environment with multiple and challenging
    tasks.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should hand deliver their handwritten application letters, filled application form (Download Here) , an updated CV with copies of academic documents and two referee letters (one of whom should be work-related) to the UNRA Kyambogo Training Centre addressed to the:
Office
of the Director Human Resource,
Uganda
National Roads Authority,
Plot
5 Lourdel Road Nakasero, P.O. Box 28487, Kampala.
Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and
Canvassing or lobbying by applicants will lead to disqualification. Candidates
who present forged documents/testimonials will be arrested and prosecuted.
Deadline: Monday, 1st February 2016 by 17.00 hours

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