Legal Officer Jobs – National Environment Management Authority (NEMA)

Job Title:     Legal
Officer
Organization: National
Environment Management Authority (NEMA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Senior
Legal Officer
Job Ref: NEMA/ADV/EXT/04/2019
About US:
The National
Environment Management Authority (NEMA) was established under the National
Environment Act Cap. 153 to promote and ensure sound environmental management
practices for sustainable development in Uganda.
Job Summary:  The Legal Officer will support the Legal
function and needs of the Authority.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Draft court papers, conduct court
    proceedings and attend court;
  • Provide legal advice to other
    departments;
  • Prepare, draft and review contracts and
    other legal documents;
  • Peruse documents and interpret them in
    line with the National Environment Act and other related legislation;
  • Train and advise stakeholders in
    environmental laws and related matters;
  • Coordinate and harmonize environmental
    laws ;
  • Develop ordinances and Bye-laws;
  • Support local governments in the
    enforcement of the environmental laws;
  • Advise on compliance and enforcement of
    environmental laws;
  • Advise and participate in the
    negotiation, drafting and implementation of treaties, agreements and
    conventions;
  • Perform any other duties assigned.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the NEMA Legal
    Officer job opportunity should hold a Bachelor of Laws from a recognized
    University
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice.
  • Valid practicing certificate.
  • At least three years of work experience
    in the law field.
  • Capacity to work with minimum
    supervision;
  • Excellent communication and
    interpersonal skills;
  • High ethics, integrity and
    confidentiality;
  • Good reporting skills
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their hand written applications
together with copies of certificates/ testimonials and detailed curriculum
vitae indicating three professional referees addressed to:-
The Executive
Director,
National Environment
Management Authority (NEMA),
NEMA House, Plot
17/19/21 Jinja Road,
P.O. Box 22255,
Kampala. Uganda
E- mail to:
recruitment@nema.go.ug
Deadline: 11th March 2019
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