Legal Manager – Policy Career Job – Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)

Organisation: Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Head Policy and Board Affairs
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 Manager, Policy will be responsible for
providing legal advice to the
Authority.
The incumbent will also be responsible for providing guidance on legal and
governance issues and matters that may arise in the organization’s compliance
with the relevant legislation and best practices. In addition, the Legal Manager
will be responsible for drafting of regulations, identifying areas for law reform,
internal policies and procedures, and following up on implementation of board
decisions, actions/ policies.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Develop UNRA regulations to operationalize
    the UNRA Act;
  • Actively monitor compliance with relevant
    laws and regulations affecting UNRA;
  • Offer legal advice to Authority Staff in line
    with the authorities business;
  • Manage corporate legal and governance matters
    in line with the approved UNRA guidelines;
  • Transfer and provide safe custody of all land
    titles and tenancies in line with the approved guidelines;
  • Keenly review and update existing internal
    policies, procedures and manuals and formulate new policies;
  • In charge of risk management and resolution
    of audit queries;
  • Manage performance and develop direct reports
    in line with the performance management system of UNRA.
  • Manage other legal assignments as may be
    delegated from time to time by  the Head
    Policy and Board Affairs
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the UNRA Legal Manager –
    Policy job 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 for a minimum period of three
    years;
  • possession of a Postgraduate qualification is
    an added advantage.
  • At least three years’ experience in board
    support role , policy review and formulation;
  • Proven working experience in dealing with
    diverse professions;
  • Ability to work as part of a team and to
    develop subordinates;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills 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;
  • High level of integrity.
  • Computer literacy skills
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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