Senior Legal Officer – Litigation Job Placement – Uganda Railways Corporation (URC)

Organisation: Uganda
Railways Corporation (URC)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to:
Principal Legal Officer
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 Senior Legal Officer – Litigation will manage
the Corporation’s litigation portfolio and ensure appropriate action is taken.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Prosecute/ defend cases on behalf of the Corporation;
  • Carry out required action in accordance with instructions and court
    time lines. This may include; investigating and gathering evidence,
    procuring the attendance of witnesses, review of pleadings, submitting an
    opinion to Management on the case; etc.
  • Monitor the progress of court cases ensuring that cases are fast
    tracked for closure in the required timelines;
  • Lead the drafting and review of contracts and Service Level
    Agreements (SLAs) between the Corporation and third party service
    providers’ especially legal service providers.
  • Manage the Corporation’s external lawyers, review performance of
    services offered to the Corporation and monitor compliance of Service
    Level Agreements with the lawyers;
  • Ensure all reports, and case monitoring tools are updated accurately
    on a timely basis;
  • Carry out research to enhance success rates on legal cases for and
    against the Corporation;
  • Represent the Corporation in courts of law or tribunals;
  • Ensure safe custody of the Corporation’s legal documents and other
    records;
  • Perform other duties assigned by your Supervisor or Management


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Uganda Railways Corporation (URC) Senior
    Legal Officer – Litigation job placement should possess a Bachelor’s
    degree (Hons) in Law (LLB);
  • Post graduate diploma in legal practice;
  • Enrolled advocate of the High Court of Uganda and in possession of a
    valid practicing certificate;
  • At least five years’ experience in court litigation gained from a
    busy law firm or corporate organisation handling litigation in-house.
  • Keen attention to detail;
  • Self-driven and results oriented;
  • Strong analytical and negotiation skills;
  • Good communication skills (verbal, written and presentation);
  • Confidence and assertiveness;
  • Ability to work under pressure and still exercise sound judgement.
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,
Kampala.
Deadline: 20th August 2018
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