Head, Legal Services – National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS)

Job Title:      Head,
Legal Services
Organisation: National
Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS)
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to:
Executive Director
About US:
The National
Agriculture Advisory Services (NAADS) is one of the statutory semi-autonomous
bodies in the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF);
established in 2001 by an Act of Parliament (NAADS Act 2001) to specifically
facilitate efficient and effective delivery of agricultural advisory services
for enhanced production and productivity.
Job Summary:   The Head, Legal Services will ensure that
legal services are rendered to NAADS Secretariat in an efficient and effective
manner at all times by overseeing the management and coordination of the legal
services at NAADS Secretariat. List of specific tasks and duties to be
performed;
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Initiate legal proceedings in the courts of law on behalf of NAADS
    Secretariat;
  • Defend NAADS Secretariat in the Courts of law where proceedings have
    been initiated against it;
  • Represent NAADS Secretariat in Arbitration, Mediation and other
    forums under alternative dispute resolution;
  • Carry out legal audits of all ongoing court cases; and accordingly
    advising the Board and Management of NAADS on the appropriate course of
    action and legal remedies;
  • Make the relevant correspondences, on behalf of the Secretariat that
    relate to court matters;
  • Formulate and review agreements or contracts that may relate to the
    NAADS Secretariat;
  • Render legal guidance to the Secretariat on any matter upon which
    the Board may seek guidance and;
  • The legal practitioner should be in position to assess the
    respective court fees, which shall be reimbursed at the conclusion of the
    relevant case or at the withdrawal of instructions.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the National Agricultural Advisory Services
    (NAADS) Head, Legal Services job placement must hold a bachelor’s degree
    in Law and Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
  • He/she should be a practicing advocate
  • At least eight years of work experience in law practice, with at
    least four (4) years at a senior level.
  • He/she has not been previously suspended by Law Council.
  • He/she must be conversant with PPDA law and regulations and other
    related procurement laws.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their applications with
comprehensive typed CV, copies of certificates and/or testimonials together
with the applicant’s telephone numbers, names, addresses, and telephone
contacts of three referees to;
The Executive
Director,
National
Agricultural Advisory Services- NAADS,
P.O. Box 25235,
Plot 5, Kyadondo
Road, Block B, Legacy Towers Nakasero, Kampala.
Deadline: 18th February 2019
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