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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, Uganda
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 institution.
  • 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
    Competencies:
     Public 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
here
, 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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