Principal Legal Officer Job Careers – Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC)

Organisation: Equal
Opportunities Commission (EOC)
Job Ref: HRM/EOC/2016/03
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Commissioner,
Legal Services and Investigations
About EOC:
The Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) was established by the Equal
Opportunities Act of 2007 and is mandated to provide a framework for redressing
imbalances which exist against the marginalized groups while promoting equal
opportunities for all.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
·        
The Principal Legal Officer will develop and
implement EOC investigations policies and procedures in line with the equal
opportunities mandate and priority areas
·        
Develop equal opportunities investigations tools
and methodologies in line with the set policies and procedures
·        
The jobholder will also oversee the security and
storage of information, evidence and documents related to investigations
·        
The incumbent will manage the security and
storage of information, evidence and documents related to investigations
·        
Develop and implement a framework for partnering
with different stakeholders in executing complaints investigations in line with
the set policies and procedures
·        
Compile and submit periodic investigations
reports
·        
In charge of preparation of cases for tribunals
hearings
·        
Responsible for supervising senior investigators
and advising the senior investigation officer in line of investigation to take
in various complaints
·        
Responsible for drafting various legal documents
and advising the commission on various legal matters
·        
In charge of running ADR sessions
·        
Represent EOC clients in the tribunals
·        
Perform any other duties as may be assigned from
time to time.



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The applicants for the Equal Opportunities
Commission (EOC) Principal Legal Officer should be Ugandans holding an honour’s
degree in law from a recognized university/institution, a post graduate diploma
from the law development centre, masters in human rights/ post graduate
qualification in human rights or social justice
·        
Ethics and integrity, and must be computer
literate.
·        
At least six (6) years working experience, three
of which are at senior level in the investigations field in government; or
equivalent experience from a reputable organization.
·        
Highly competent in investigation management and
legal acuity.
·        
Personal Competencies: ADR skills,
good research and report writing skills, advocacy skills, ability to work under
minimal supervision, planning, coordinating and organizing, effective
communication and team player
How to Apply:
All candidates should send their applications including a Public
Service Form 3 (2008), downloadhere, with the following attachments in triplicate: detailed CVs,
certified copies of academic transcripts, relevant certificates and two
referees (previous for those who may not be currently employed).
The application forms may also be obtained from the Public Service
Commission Offices, 2nd Floor, Farmers House, Kampala, or at the Equal
Opportunities Commission (EOC) Offices, Plot 7, Luthuli Close, Bugolobi.
The completed applications should be addressed to: The Acting
Secretary, Equal Opportunities Commission, P.O. Box 27672, Kampala, Uganda
indicating the post applied for, together with the job reference (See at
Beginning of Job Advert) which should be indicated on the right hand top corner
of the envelope.
Deadline: 24th November, 2016
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