Legal Officer Job Careers – Uganda Tourism Board (UTB)

Job Title:    Legal Officer
Organisation: Uganda
Tourism Board (UTB)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Legal
& Corporate Secretary
About US:
Uganda Tourism Board
(UTB) is a statutory organization established by Uganda Tourism Board Statute
of 1994 and reconstituted in the Tourism Act 2008. Its objectives are:
  • To promote and contribute to the Development of Tourism sector both
    within and outside of Uganda.
  • To coordinate with the Ministry responsible for Tourism and the
    private sector in the implementation of the National Tourism policy.
Job Summary:
The Legal Officer will assist the Head-Legal in the provision of legal and
corporate services.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Draft contracts, briefs, notices, memoranda, circulars,
    correspondence, orders, reports, and other legal forms
  • Prepares routine letters (i.e. demand or inquiry) to delinquent
  • Conduct preliminary study of cases submitted to the staff arising
    from infractions of the law, makes preliminary decisions about actions to
    be taken and prepares drafts for submission to superior
  • Check documents or papers for compliance and correctness
  • Conduct legal research and preliminary investigation (trial type) on
    administrative cases
  • Conduct arbitration and mediation services for delinquent parties
    pursuant to Alternative Dispute Resolution of the Supreme Court
  • Provide legal advisory, ensure compliance and counselling on other
    official matters
  • Perform other functions that maybe assigned by the supervisor from
    time to time;

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should hold an Honors Bachelor’s Degree in Law from a
    recognized University with a bias in Commercial Law or Environmental Law
    or company Law.
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Legal practice from LDC.
  • Must be a registered Member of the Uganda Law Society with a valid
    legal practice certificate
  • At least three (3) year Legal Practice experience as an advocate of
    the High Court of Uganda and subordinate courts in a busy reputable Public
    or Private Organization or Firm.
  • Computer literacy skills
  • Knowledge of the Tourism Act 2008 and other relevant laws is a must.
  • Must possess a valid Legal Practicing Certificate.
  • Must possess a Certificate of Enrolment for the list of advocates of
    the High Court of Uganda.
  • Ability to interpret and apply applicable laws.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.
  •  Age: Below 30 years
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested Ugandans should send their application letters with
detailed Curriculum Vitae (functional email, telephone contact and postal
address), plus copies of all academic certificates and transcripts, copy of
valid National Identity Card and the contact details (telephone, postal and
email addresses) of three competent referees should be sent by courier or hand
delivered to the address below;
Chief Executive
Uganda Tourism Board
Plot 42, Rotary
Avenue (Lugogo Bypass),
6th Floor, Lugogo
P.O. Box 7211
Tel: +414-342196/7
Deadline: Friday 13th July 2018 by 5:00pm
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Any form of
lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification.
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