Legal Manager Employment Opportunity – National Forestry Authority (NFA)

Job Title:     Legal
Organisation: National
Forestry Authority (NFA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Executive
About US:
The National
Forestry Authority (NFA) is a Government agency established under the National
Forestry and Tree Planting Act, 2003 as a corporate body responsible for
sustainable development and management of Central Forest Reserves (CFRs) and
provision of technical support to stakeholders in the forest sub-sector.
Job Summary:  The Legal Manager will provide legal advisory
services, ensure effective management of legal and Contractual risks of NFA,
ensure effective prosecution of forestry offenders and provide legal support to
the Board of Directors and management.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Develop regulations, monitor their effectiveness and assess their
    impact on the operations of the Authority.
  • Provide legal counsel to the Board and management as and when
    required and coordinate legal matters by liaising with the pertinent
    external bodies.
  • Oversee legal processes, including court actions where necessary
  • Lead and manage the Authority’s relationships with external legal
  • Prepare annual plans and budgets of the Legal Department in line
    with NFA business plan.
  • Develop and oversee the systems that ensure the NFA complies with
    all applicable codes as well as it’s legal and statutory requirements.
  • Prepare progress and quarterly reports to the Executive Director.
  • Ensure effective enforcement and prosecution of offenders in the
    Courts of Law as per the laws of Uganda.
  • Provide supervision support to the legal team through capacity
    building, coaching, mentoring and manage their performance.
  • Perform any other duty as assigned by the immediate supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the National Forestry Authority (NFA) Legal
    Manager job vacancy should hold a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree from a
    recognized University
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Legal practice from Law Development Centre.
  • Must have a valid practicing certificate and Enrolled as an Advocate
    of the High Court of Uganda.
  • Professional or enrolment in Institute of Chattered Secretarial and
    Administrators qualification will be an added advantage.
  • At least five years of post-enrollment experience as an advocate in
    a similar/related Organization, three of which must have been at a
    supervisory level in a reputable organization.
  • Knowledge of legal and regulatory provisions.
  • Decision making and leadership skills.
  • Analytical communication skills.
  • Risk management and legal acumen
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their application
letters, copies of academic and professional certificates and transcripts and
curriculum vitae giving full details of applicants’ education, qualifications,
experience (with evidence), present salary and naming three referees, plus
their postal, email and telephone contacts to the address below;
Executive Director,
Plot 10/20 Spring
Road Nakawa
P.O. Box 70863,
Kampala, Uganda
Deadline: 20th September 2018
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