Several Legal Officer Career Positions – National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA)




Job Title:          Legal Officer (Several Career Positions)
Organization: National Identification and Registration
Authority (NIRA)
Duty
Station:
Kampala, Uganda
Reports
to:
Manager, Legal
About US:
The National Identification
and Registration Authority (NIRA) was established on the passing of the Uganda
Registration of Persons Act, 2015. The Act was made to harmonise and
consolidate the law on registration of persons; to provide for registration of
individuals and to establish a national identification register. It provides
for the mandatory registration of all Ugandan citizens within Uganda and abroad
as well as aliens identification cards and for related matters.
Job Summary: The Legal Officer will provide legal support
services to the Authority
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provides
    legal advisory services to the Authority including but not limited to
    drafting legal opinions, memoranda and other related legal documents
  • Drafts
    contracts and other related legal documents for review and finalization
  • The
    incumbent drafts pleadings, follows up on legal proceedings in court and
    provides updates
  • Ensures
    compliance with applicable Laws of Uganda
  • Offers
    technical input in the development and implementation of compliance
    processes and procedures
  • Actively
    participates in the review of existing legislation governing the operations
    of NIRA and advises on areas for amendment
  • Carries
    out legal research and due diligence as may be directed
  • Brings
    to the attention of the Manager Compliance and Enforcement areas where the
    Authority is not fully complying with established laws and recommendations
    for improvement
  • Performs
    any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the Manager,
    Legal.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    ideal candidate for the National Identification and Registration Authority
    (NIRA) Legal Officer job opportunity should hold an Honors’ University
    degree in Law and a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from a
    recognized University
  • The
    applicant must be enrolled as an Advocate of the Courts of judicature
  • A
    current Practicing Certificate from the Uganda Law Council will be of
    added advantage
  • A
    minimum of three (3) years relevant work experience in a busy reputable
    public and private organization
  • Computer
    literacy skills
  • Skills
    in conflict resolution and arbitration
  • Excellent
    communication and interpersonal skills
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested persons should send their applications, curriculum vitae, copies of
academic and professional certificates/ testimonials to the National Director,
Profiles International Uganda Limited (PIUL), Plot 26B Tufnell Drive, Kamwokya,
Kampala, P.O. Box 3024, Kampala or hand deliver the application at its offices
indicated above from 8.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday. Please indicate a
daytime telephone contact and names and contact details of three professional
referees. Also, in your application letter and on the cover of the envelope,
clearly indicate which position you are applying for.
Deadline: 24th August, 2016
NB:
If you do not hear from NIRA within two months from the closing date, please
consider your application unsuccessful. Only shortlisted candidates will be
contacted. Any form of canvassing or lobbying will lead to disqualification.
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