Principal Legal Officer Job Placement – Uganda Railways Corporation (URC)

Organisation: Uganda
Railways Corporation (URC)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to:
Corporation Secretary
About US:
Uganda Railways
Corporation (URC) is a body corporate established under an Act of Parliament to
construct, operate and maintain railway, marine and road services both inside
and outside Uganda for the carriage of passengers and goods. As a result of privatisation
of operations, the mandate of URC changed from that of an operator to that of
asset holder, concession monitor and advisor on railway technical matters.
Job Summary:  The Principal Legal Officer will ensure a
sound Legal Framework by offering in-house Legal advisory services, policy
oversight, efficient management of the Legal Department and support to the
Corporation on Legal Risk generally and provide support to the Board of
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Proactively identify and manage legal risks posed to the Corporation
    by legislation, litigation, policies, products, unique customer
    relationships and processes.
  • Assist the Corporation Secretary in management of Board affairs;
  • Proactively engage with key stakeholders, e.g. Ministries,
    Departments, & Agencies, law enforcement agencies, and regulators to
    improve compliance and efficiency in the operations of the Corporation;
  • Provide leadership, supervision, training and development of
    department staff ensuring an effective and motivated team;
  • Advise the Corporation on Corporate Governance and related issues;
  • Provide awareness training in relevant legal matters touching the
    Corporation’s Operations;
  • Review and update Management and staff on any new legislation that
    affects the Corporation’s business or operations;
  • Prepare legal opinions, monthly & quarterly reports relating to
    assignments being handled by the Legal Department for presentation to
  • Liaise with other departments to ensure that where legal risks have
    been identified, appropriate courses of action have been taken;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by Management or your
    immediate supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Uganda Railways Corporation (URC)
    Principal Legal Officer job placement should possess a Bachelor’s degree
    (Hons) in Law (LLB),
  • Post graduate diploma in legal practice and in possession of a valid
    practicing certificate;
  • Must be an Advocate of the High Court of Uganda for at least 8 years
    of which at least three (3) years must have been at senior management
    level in a corporate company or busy law firm;
  • A Master’s degree in a business related field or Membership of the
    Chartered Institute of Secretaries and Administrators will be an added
  • Demonstrable experience in dealing with board matters;
  • Strong leadership and managerial skills;
  • Excellent relationship management and communication skills;
  • A team player who is enthusiastic, positive, adaptable, and
  • Networking skills, tact and diplomacy; with ability to positively
    influence people;
  • Strong analytical and organizational Skills;
  • Assertive, self – driven and results oriented;
  • High level of Integrity
How to Apply:
The applications
should be accompanied with current CV clearly stating current position,
photocopies of academic certificates, and testimonials and complete addresses
and telephone numbers of three (3) referees and their e-mail addresses to the
address indicated below;
Office of the
Managing Director,
Plot 57, Nasser Road
P.O Box 7150,
Deadline: 20th August 2018
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