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: 8th February 2019
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