Legal Officer Jobs – National Drug Authority (NDA)

Job Title:    Legal Officer
Organisation: National Drug
Authority (NDA)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Head Legal
About US:
The National Drug Authority (NDA) is an autonomous body which was
established by the National Drug Policy and Authority Act Cap 206 , Laws of
Uganda (2000 Edition) to regulate Human and Veterinary Medicines and other
healthcare products. NDA’s mandate is to ensure quality, safety and efficacy of
human and veterinary medicines and other healthcare products through the
regulation and control of their production, importation, distribution and use.
Job Summary: The Legal Officer will provide legal
services and counsel in the interests of NDA
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·        
Representation
of NDA in Courts of Law
·        
Prosecute
cases on behalf of NDA in the Magistrates and High Court of Uganda
·        
Handle
criminal appeals in higher courts of Uganda.
·        
Carry out legal research
·        
Prepare
committal papers
·        
Provide
input in the development and implementation of enforcement and investigation
procedures.
·        
Provide
legal advice in respect of compliance with the National Drug policy and
Authority Act
·        
Guide
and provide legal advice to staff in other directorates and departments on the
operationalization of the NDP/Act.
·        
Provide
advice in respect of other legal corporate matters and ensuring compliance with
other Laws of Uganda.
·        
Participate
in the review of existing legislation governing the operations of NDA and
advice on areas for amendment.
·        
Drafting
legal documents and other legal correspondences.
·        
Participate
in workshops, seminars and retreats as required or requested, for capacity
building and information sharing with stakeholders and relevant partners.
·        
Participate
in quarterly and annual performance/management review meetings to report on
progress on planned activities and guide management decisions for continual
improvement.
·        
Contribute
to the good image of NDA to its internal and external publics and to foster
operation and understanding with other national and international bodies.
·        
Perform
any other duties assigned by the supervisor from time to time.



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
·        
The ideal candidate for the National Drug
Authority (NDA) Legal Officer
job placement should preferably hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Law (LLB) from a
recognized University.
·        
Possession
of a Post Graduate Diploma in legal Practice from Law Development Centre.
·        
Hold
a valid Practicing Certificate
·        
At
least three years’ experience in similar position in a reputable organization
·        
Good
analytical, reporting and communication skills.
·        
High
personal integrity
·        
Excellent
interpersonal skills
·        
Excellent
legal drafting skills
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
a cover letter, copies of your academic qualifications together with your
Curriculum Vitae (CV) indicating three (3) referees of whom one (1) should be
your current or most recent employer either electronically to the e-mail
address- hr@nda.or.ug or hand delivered to National Drug Authority office, 1st
Floor, Rumee, Plot 19 Lumumba Avenue opposite TWED PLAZA. Your application
should be addressed to the Head Human Resources and Administration, National
Drug Authority.
Deadline: 10th
January 2018

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