Fresher Legal Officer Job Opportunities – Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS)

Job Title:    Legal Officer
Organisation: Uganda
National Bureau of Standards (UNBS)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Senior
Legal Officer
About US:
Uganda National
Bureau of Standards (UNBS) is a statutory body under the Ministry of Trade
Industry and Cooperatives responsible for standardization, Quality Assurance,
Metrology and Laboratory Testing (SQMT) with the objective of facilitating fair
trade, promoting local industries and Consumer protection. The Uganda National
Bureau of Standards (UNBS) is a statutory body under the Ministry of Trade,
Industry and Co-operatives established by the UNBS Act Cap 327 and became
operational in 1989. It is governed by the National Standards Council and
headed by the Executive Director who is responsible for the day-to-day
operation of UNBS.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Assist the Departments in reviewing existing
    policies and procedures in accordance with relevant laws
  • Conduct research, interpret laws and
    regulations and prepare legal opinion and briefs in respect to legal
  • Defend and represent UNBS in legal
    proceedings such as litigation, mediation, arbitration, negotiations in
    line with departmental policies and procedures.
  • Prosecute Criminal offences created
    under the numerous Acts and legislations pertaining to UNBS
  • Assist in drafting contracts, M.O. Us
    and other legal documents;
  • Train and orient staff on laws and
    regulations relevant for UNBS’ operation.
  • Verify all legal documents before
    filing/safe custody including bid guarantees and performance bonds
  • Translate and interpret contract and
    legal documents to UNBS staff
  • Maintain and update a database of the
    status of all court matters involving UNBS
  • Prepare memoranda and briefs with
    accurate information on all case files after each Court attendance.
  • Prepare and submit monthly, Quarterly,
    Semi-annual and annual reports in accordance with timelines given
  • Perform any other related duties as
    required by the Supervisor in relation to the approved work plan.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the UNBS Legal Officer
    job opportunity should hold a bachelor’s degree in Law (LLB) from a
    recognized University/Institution.
  • Two years of prior experience in Legal
  • Must be an advocate of the High Court
  • High level of integrity and
    professionalism, Knowledge of the legislative, strategic and operational
    framework of the Uganda National Bureau of Standards
  • Must be computer literate with skills in
    MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and the Internet applications
  • The successful candidate must have a
    high level of integrity, professionalism, Communication,
  • Teamwork and Analytical skills.
  • Age: Between 25 and 35 years.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested persons are encouraged to apply as per the guidance
  • Please follow the link thus; Click Here
  • Use your email address as your
    registration mail
  • Fill in all tabs as per the application
    as required
  • Attach your updated CV with mobile
    telephone numbers indicated, copies of academic qualifications and
    national identity card under the tab for documents
  • Complete your application by clicking
    ‘submit application’
  • No hand delivered applications will be
  • Any form of canvassing will lead to
    automatic disqualification.
  • UNBS does not request for any payments
    at any stage of recruitment and review process
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be
Deadline: 7th March 2019 by 5:00pm
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