Legal Officer Jobs – Uganda Electricity Generation Company Ltd (UEGCL)

Job Title:      Legal Officer
Organization: Uganda
Electricity Generation Company Ltd (UEGCL)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Legal
Manager
About Us:
Uganda Electricity Generation
Company Ltd was incorporated in March 2001 under the Companies Act, 2012 on the
basis of the Public Enterprises Reform and Divestiture Act, Cap 98 and
Electricity Act, Cap 145 respectively. UEGCL is wholly owned by the Government
of the Republic of Uganda. UEGCL’s key role is to – carry on the business of
electric power generation and sale within Uganda or for export to neighbouring
countries; build, operate and maintain Electricity Generation Plants; monitor
the operation and maintenance of its Concessioned Assets – Nalubaale and Kiira
Power Stations; provide Technical Support as and when required by the
Government of the Republic of Uganda through the Ministry of Energy and Mineral
Development; organize, support, encourage and maintain training facilities in
technical and related fields, amongst others.
Job Summary: The Legal
Officer will provide legal advisory services to the Company and all its
stakeholders. Key Responsibilities: Brief description of duties or the
responsibilities for the job
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Litigation:
  • Represent
    the Company in Court in legal matters
  • Undertake
    all activities relating to case management including but not limited to:
    drafting and review of court pleadings, preparation of witnesses,
    collection of evidence, research and preparation of legal opinions on the
    merits or demerits of a case and case file maintenance.
  • Participate
    in Alternative Dispute Resolutions on behalf of the Company.
  • Prepare
    bi monthly reports on the status of cases.
  • Liaise
    with external Counsel on Court cases assigned to them.
  • Conduct
    research on matters in court.
Advisory Services
  • Conduct
    research and prepare comprehensive legal opinions for the Legal Manager
    and Company Secretary.
  • Render
    legal advice to the Contracts Committee, Evaluation Committee, Management
    Committee and /or and any other committee that may be set up form time to
    time.
  • Render
    legal advice on the legal issues pertaining to compliance with the
    provisions of the Laws affecting the company’s business.
  • Prepare
    statutory instruments required.
  • Attend
    to queries/complaints from Business Units and stakeholders.
  • Conduct
    due legal diligence on all contracting parties and on intended
    transactions or investments by the company.
  • Negotiate,
    draft or review contracts and agreements on behalf of the safeguarding the
    user department and the Company’s interests.
  • Provide
    legal advice on and recommend appropriate contract terms or their
    implications during drafting, review or negotiations.
  • Prepare
    and pursue registration of instruments or documents with appropriate
    authorities.
  • Pursue
    land acquisitions monitor running leases, property rates and ground rents
    and initiate renewal of leases.
  • Provide
    secretarial services to management committees or any other committee as
    assigned by the Company Secretary.
  • Prepare
    and submit to the Legal Manager, weekly reports on matters handled.
Compliance:
  • Asses
    and advice on the relevance and impact of existing or new legislation or
    policy on the Company’s business.
  • Conduct
    legal and regulatory compliance audits and report the same to the Legal
    Manager for appropriate action.
  • Maintain
    and regularly update the compliance matrix with new laws or policies that
    affect the Company.
  • Review
    policies formulated from time to time to ensure compliance with existing
    laws.
  • Prepare
    monthly, quarterly and bi annual compliance reports for approval of the
    Legal Manager and Company Secretary
  • Conduct
    training of staff on any compliance issues that may arise from time to
    time
  • Perform
    any other assignments as and when assigned by the Legal Manager and
    Company Secretary.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal applicant for the Uganda Electricity Generation Company
    Ltd (UEGCL) Legal Officer job placement must hold an
    Honors
    degree in Law from a recognized University
  • Post graduate diploma in Legal Practice from
    the Law Development Cent
    re
  • Be an enrolled Advocate
  • At least three (3) years of post-enrolment
    experience in legal practice in a busy law firm or reputable organization.
  • Experience of involvement in construction and other projects
    transactions will be an added advantage
  • People management skills
  • Negotiation, mediation, conciliation and
    arbitration skills
  • Excellent
    problem solving and analytical skills
  • Contract drafting skills
  • Trial advocacy skills
  • Conveyance skills
  • Computer literate
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Ability to communicate with frankness and
    candor and handle difficult o
    r contentious issues
  • Ability to take and maintain an unwavering
    stand on issues
  • A creative mind and possess an ability of
    problem solving and willing to learn and to take on more challenging roles
    and goals and a team player.
  • An excellent command of the English language
  • An excellent diplomatic and persuasive skills
  • An excellent comprehension and grammatical
    skills.
  • Age: Below 35
    years
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should send their applications with copies of their
academic documents and detailed CVs indicating two referees and their full
addresses physically to:
The Chief Human Resource
Officer,
Uganda Electricity Generation
Company Ltd (UEGCL),
Block C, Plot 6-9 Victoria
Office park, Okot Close, Bukoto,
P.O. Box 75831, Kampala. Uganda
Deadline: 19th March 2018
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