Senior Officer Legal Job Opportunities – Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Authority (PPDA)

Job Title:       Senior Officer Legal
Organisation: Public
Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Authority (PPDA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Manager Board
Affairs
About US:
The Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Authority (PPDA)
is established under the PPDA Act No.1 of 2003 to develop standards and
regulate procurement and disposal practices in respect of all Procuring and
Disposing Entities which include Central Government Ministries and Departments,
Local Governments, State Enterprises, Constitutional and Statutory Bodies and
post primary training institutions.
Job Summary: The Senior
Officer Legal will implement of the legal and board affairs work plan ensuring
that quality and relevant standards are developed for Authority implementation
and the quality of legal services provided are responsive and meet the
expectations of all stakeholders.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Actively participate in the development and setting of standards by
identifying issues from the compliance monitoring mechanism:
  • Keenly review the necessary information to
    inform the development of standards that address and respond to the
    improvement of procurement standards.
  • Prepare, and update circulars, SBDs and
    guidelines for approval
  • Actively participate in stakeholders
    meetings to agree on content and best practice and to solicit opinions /
    feedback for the guidelines, circulars & SBDs improvement prior to
    issue
  • Draft new SBDs or changes required to new
    ones ensuring that they relevant and responsive to findings identified
    from evidence based surveys/ research etc. and sharing with the Manager
    for review and quality control.
Successfully defend cases brought against PPDA ensuring that costs/
impact to the authority are minimal:
  • Receive applications (for PPDA Tribunals);
    file replies to the application within specific time frames; respond to
    written submissions (filed by the other party) and give oral submissions
    in tribunal
  • Take part in judicial reviews and civil
    cases to ensure PPDA’s interests are well represented.
  • Participate in court processes where
    necessary.
  • Attend court/tribunal hearings as legal
    representative of PPDA.



Participate in the delivery of MAC services as and when required
resulting in the efficient implementation of MAC action points:
  • Receive documents related to MAC matters
    and review these documents and respond to them within periods required.
  • Actively contribute to the development of
    the agenda prior to MAC meeting
  • Coordinate the organisation of suspensions
    ensuring that all the relevant and required participants have been
    informed.
  • Guide case officers on writing of reports
    on evaluation process. Issue reports from case officers after approval
  • Follow-up the implementation of MAC
    recommendations ensuring that they have been implemented
  • Prepare and submit performance status
    reports on all MAC issues so that all members and stakeholder are up to
    date with status of completion.
  • Ensure that all communications regarding
    cases that do not require hearings are managed in a timely manner.
  • Prepare reports – weekly and quarterly for
    management consideration related to MAC matters.
  • Follow up on information requested from
    various entities contributing to the resolution of cases
  • Prepare board papers for approval
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the PPDA Senior
    Officer Legal job opportunity should hold an Honours First degree in Law LLB (Hons)
  • Possession
    of a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
  • Post
    Graduate Diploma in Procurement or full membership of CIPS
  • At least three years’ experience in legal service (delivery or research)
  • Familiarity
    with the PPDA Act
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Information
    Technology/ Computer Skills
  • Good
    problem solving and decision making skills
  • Excellent
    report writing skills
  • Analytical
    Skills
  • Result
    Orientation
  • High
    degree of personal integrity
How to Apply:
All qualified candidates should send their envelopes clearly marked
“Application for the Post of ………………..” with an application letter and detailed
CV indicating three independent referees; copies of academic certificates and
one (1) current Passport photograph should be submitted to:
The Ag. Executive Director,
Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Authority,
Plot 37 Nakasero Road, 5th Floor. UEDCL Tower
P.O. Box 3925, Kampala. Uganda.
Deadline: 29th September, 2017 by
5.00 p.m
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