Legal Officer Jobs – Rift Valley Railways (RVR)




Job Title:      Legal Officer
Organization: Rift Valley
Railways (RVR)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: General Manager
About US:
Rift Valley Railways is the region’s oldest socio-economic binding
asset and currently operates a total of 2541.44 kilometers of track network
linking the shores of the Indian Ocean to the agriculturally rich hinterland of
the Kenya Highlands and into Kampala, Uganda on the shores of Lake Victoria in
a 25-year concession agreement originally signed in 2006.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • The Legal Officer will review and revise
    all contracts or any other documentation where the Company intends to
    commit itself and assess legal implications
  • Prepare, review and modify contractual
    instruments
  • Prepare and maintain a schedule of
    contracts in the required format
  • The incumbent will be assisting instructing
    departments in contract term negotiations
  • Formulate compliance check-lists to be
    used for the purpose of ensuring that the company is contractually and
    statutorily compliant.
  • Continuously monitor compliance with
    statutory obligations and advise management accordingly
  • Provide counsel to Management on all
    Labour Matters
  • The incumbent will also receive Summons on
    behalf of the Company Secretary; timeously collate information necessary
    to defend the company’s interests in court and issue timely instructions
    to the company’s external advocates
  • Review progress of outstanding litigation
    & liaise with external lawyers
  • Keep a record of court dates, collect and
    prepare witnesses and ensure their attendance in court as required
  • Maintain a Schedule of all legal cases
    with current status updates
  • Attend Court on behalf of the Company
  • Manage the company’s asset insurance
    policies
  • Manage the company’s PR function and
    develop PR strategies, campaigns, And initiatives to improve public
    perception of company
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Rift Valley
    Railways Legal Officer job placement must hold an LLB undergraduate
    degree;
  • The applicant must also be an Advocate of
    the High Court of Uganda.
  • A minimum of five years of legal experience
    ideally in a leading organization, with a proven track record in contract
    negotiation and drafting;
  • Broad knowledge of the labour laws of
    Uganda
  • Proven track record of providing accurate
    and effective legal counsel;
  • Proven track record of in developing
    comprehensive contract documents that mitigate risk and penalties.
  • Strong leadership and managerial skills;
  • Excellent relationship management and
    communication skills necessary for interaction with government
    institutions
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send an updated
CV and application letter with copies of academic and professional certificates
to:
The General Manager Human Resources,
Rift Valley Railways Uganda,
P.O. Box 7891 Kampala, Uganda
Deadline: 26th August,
2016

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