Commissioner: Legal Services and Investigations Employment Opportunity – Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC)

Organisation: Equal
Opportunities Commission (EOC)
Job Ref: HRM/EOC/18/01
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Secretary
to the Commission
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:
  • Tasked
    with developing and maintaining standards and guidelines on provision of
    legal services and conducting investigations.
  • Advising
    the Commission on legal issues pertaining to its operation as an
  • Mobilizing
    legal aid services and establishing mechanisms for their accessibility by
    vulnerable groups.
  • Providing
    legal advice to Members and Staff of the Commission.
  • Providing
    legal advice to the Commission clients concerning equal opportunities.
  • Defending
    the Commission in liaison with the office of the Attorney General in any
    suit against it.
  • Managing
    and administering the Legal Services and Investigation Department.
  • Appraising
    staff performance in the Legal Services and Investigation Department.
  • Perform
    any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicants should have LLM/Masters in Human Rights or Social Justice, an
    Honors Degree in Law from a recognized University/
  • Institution,
    a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Center
    and a Practicing Certificate. Applicants should also be member of the
    Uganda Law Society.
  • At
    least ten years of relevant working experience, three (3) of which should
    have been served at a level of Assistant Commissioner in Government or
    equivalent level of experience from a reputable organization.
  • Core
    Sector Management, equal opportunities analysis, Results orientation,
    Ethics and Integrity, Interpersonal Communication and Computer Skills,
    ability to adapt to multi-cultural setting, innovation concerns for
    quality standards, technical, Interpersonal skills, ability to coach
    subordinates, report writing skills, Strategic thinking, negotiation
    skills, team building, conflict management, self-management, policy
    formulation and development, change management, project management and
    technical skills.
How to Apply:
All candidates should send
their applications including a Public Service Form 3 (2008), download
, 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 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: 20th April 2018
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