Deputy Head – Post Graduate Legal Studies and Legal Aid Employment Opportunity – Law Development Centre (LDC)

Organisation:
Law Development Centre (LDC)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Head
-Postgraduate Legal Studies and Legal Aid
About US:
The Law Development
Centre (LDC) has a mandate to provide legal education to lawyers and
non-lawyers, undertake research in topical legal issues, contribute to legal
reform, produce legal publications, teaching materials, law reports and also
provide community legal services.
Job Summary:
The Deputy Head- Post Graduate Legal Studies and Legal Aid will deputise the
Head- Postgraduate Legal Studies and Legal Aid in providing academic leadership
for staff within the department. The incumbent will actively contribute to the
strategic development and implementation of the departmental vision, policies
and procedures. The jobholder will also supervise the Heads of Subject in the
department.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  •  To participate in the process
    of timetabling and allocating subjects to Lecturers.
  • To assist in the development, review and update of curricula.
  • To assist in the preparation of teaching materials, teaching and
    student assessments.
  • Assist the head of department in the evaluation and review of the
    syllabi and programmes.
  • To co-ordinate clerkship programmes.
  • To teach, set and mark examinations in accordance with the syllabus.
  •  To participate in the development
    of research, consultancy, and scholarly activities to enhance the academic
    reputation of the department, and, contribute to the personal development
    of academic staff.
  • Supervise and assess the performance of Heads of Subject in the
    department
  • Actively contribute to the development of research, knowledge
    exchange and/or income generating activities within the department.
  • Significantly contribute to the development and implementation of
    departmental work plans and budgets.
  • Prepare quarterly performance reports and other relevant reports and
    submit to Head, Postgraduate Legal Studies and Legal Aid.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the
    Head of Department.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the Deputy Head- Post Graduate Legal Studies and
    Legal Aid job must hold a Bachelor of Law- LLB (Hon) degree from a
    recognized University.
  • Possession of a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice from Law
    Development Centre.
  • Master of Law-LLM or Master of Business Administration or Master of
    Education Management from a recognized University.
  • Must be an enrolled member of the Uganda Bar
  • Previous experience in Administration or Management at a senior
    level shall be an asset.
  • Broad knowledge of curriculum management at an institution of higher
    learning will be an added advantage.
  • Broad knowledge of supervising and coordinating academic programs.
  • At least six (6) years’ work experience in private or public legal
    practice.
  •  At least six (6) years’ work
    experience teaching law in an institution of higher learning, three (3) of
    which should have been as a head of subject or equivalent level.
  • He/she should be a strategic planner.
  • Excellent interpersonal relationship and management skills.
  • Highly creative and innovative.
  • Ability to initiate and facilitate change management.
  • He/she should be a person of high integrity.
  •  Ability to produce quality
    results.
  •  Effective communication
    skills.
  •  He/she should be a team
    player
  • Good reporting and writing skills.
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send their applications addressed to The Secretary, Law Development
Center, P.O. Box 7117 Kampala either via post or hand delivery to the Law
Development Centre Reception. The applicants should attach up-to-date
Curriculum Vitae, Certified copies of academic and other relevant documents and
indicate names and contacts of two referees.
Deadline: 25th May 2018 by 5.00pm.
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