Legal Advisor — Resolve Non-profit Jobs – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Organisation: Infectious
Diseases Institute (IDI)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Senior
Project Manager
Vacancy Code: LARXE01
About US:
The Infectious
Diseases Institute (IDI) is an international non-profit organization which is a
partnership of infectious diseases and public health specialists. The overall
objective of the IDI is to strengthen health systems with strong emphasis on
Infectious Diseases, through Research and Capacity Development. IDI has five operational
areas through which it works to achieve its mission: Prevention, Care and
Treatment; Training, Research and Laboratory services (provided through a
partnership with the Makerere University – John Hopkins University Core Lab)
and Outreach.
About Project:
Uganda is
implementing the National Action plan for Health Security (NAPHS). a live-year
plan jointly developed by several government ministries and agencies. The
overall aim of the acceleration phase is to support government of Uganda to
comply with the international Health Regulations, (IHR) 2005.
Job Summary:  The Legal Advisor will work closely with the
NAPHS Acceleration Team, Ministry of Health, and Ministry of Agriculture,
Animal Industry and Fisheries, Ministry of Water and Environment, Uganda
Wildlife Authority, Ministry of Justice, as well as other relevant legislative
statutory authorities of government of Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Advise on legislative requirements for compliance with the
    International Health Regulations (2005)
  • Lead in the review of legislative instruments (laws, policies,
    regulatory instruments) for consistency and coordination within the Uganda
    law and requirements of the International Health Regulations (2005)
  • Liaise with the various government ministries to evaluate progress
    on the review or relevant acts and policies identified in the NAPHS.
  • Provide legislative education, workshops or other trainings to
    parliamentary committees on health and other stakeholders on their roles
    in relation to development of health security laws.
  • Identity global and regional best practices and conduct legal
    analyses on reviewed and proposed legislative instruments
  • Provide legal guidance to the NAPHS Acceleration team on issues
    impinging on national laws and policies.
  • Support dissemination of the activities outlined by contributing to
    legal articles, case studies, toolkits and other relevant reports
  • Perform any other duties assigned from time to time by the

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor of Laws Degree
  • Diploma in Legal Practice
  • Masters of Laws or related qualification
  • At least five years’ experience in legal practice, especially
    related to formulation of policies, bills, and laws
  • A minimum of five years of progressive work experience in public
    health law. Familiarity with the International Health Regulations (2005)
    and global health security agenda targets
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience in convening and leading legislative
    discussion with law makers and technical officials
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in successful collaboration with
    senior and high ranking Government of Uganda officials and other public
    and private stakeholders.
  • Understanding of the multi-sectorial and One Health approaches to
    achieving Global Health Security objectives.
  • Excellent written and oral skills with demonstrated experience
    documenting and disseminating programme accomplishments
  • Familiarity with government of Uganda structure and functions
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should E-mail their updated CVs, which
should include details of email address (if any), present position, current
remuneration, Certificate/testimonials and address of three (3) Referees plus
telephone contact to the following address. Please make sure that your
application letter , CV and certificates are attached as one document and
indicate the Vacancy code as the subject for your email
The Senior Human
Resource Manager,
Infectious Diseases
Institute — IDI Knowledge Centre,
Makerere University
Main Campus College of Health Sciences, Makerere University,
P.O. Box 22418,
Kampala, Uganda.
Email to:
Deadline: 31st May 2019
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