Legal Officer NGO Jobs – Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP)

Organization: Rakai
Health Sciences Program (RHSP)
Duty Station: 
About US:
Rakai Health
Sciences Program is a collaborative Bio-medical research and service delivery
organization. It strives to improve the quality of life of the local population
through a combination of community-based research, curative services and
prevention strategies in the districts of Greater Masaka region in Uganda.
Job Summary:  The Legal Officer will play a leading role in
both long-term strategic planning processes as well as in short-term project
planning. The Legal Officer will provide key legal expertise, including
offering legal guidance to various sections in RHSP, Policy development and
standard-setting and monitoring new developments. He/ she will Forge strong
partnerships and collaboration with local governmental and non-governmental
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provide legal advice on regulatory and legal matters for RHSP
    operations and innovations
  • Review and draft major contracts as well as develop templates and
    standard commercial agreements across our different geographical and
    operational areas of work
  • Support contract negotiation and collaborate with business teams on
    developing effective relationships with contractors and vendors
  • Perform due diligence and risk assessment on all major transactions
  • Maintain and manage relationships with outside counsel, vendors, and
    other organizational partners
  • Support our internal investigations team as needed.
  • Advise human resources teams on employment law requirements
  • Advise on and institute systems for external compliance
  • Develop internal policies and standard operating procedures for
    managing legal and operational risk across different areas of business and
  • Assist with general legal tasks as needed to meet departmental and
    organizational priorities
  • Undertake such other reasonable tasks as may be assigned by the
    Finance & Administration Director

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Law degree from a top university, PGD
    Legal Practice.
  • Must be an enrolled advocate of High Court of UG with Valid
    practicing certificate
  • Three years of legal work experience preferably as an
    associate/partner with an in-house legal team or international law firm.
  • High degree of professional flexibility and ability to coordinate
    many unrelated projects at the same time. You need to be very comfortable
    working across all areas where RHSP needs legal support and mixing those
    areas daily.
  • Highly professional and commercial approach to problem-solving. We
    operate as a business and need to facilitate transactions in a proactive
    and efficient manner.
  • Proven ability to manage complex transactional work in a corporate,
    non-profit or in-house practice setting.
  • A strong team work ethic and excellent people skills. We have a big
    team and are looking for someone to collaborate with to achieve our
    organizational goals.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, including both verbal and written
    communication. You need to be an excellent and concise writer who can
    explain complex legal issues to non-lawyers a quick and accurate manner.
  • A willingness to commit to living in Kalisizo with frequent travel
    to rural areas for at least two years this is a long-term, career-track
    position and a great opportunity to step in as a senior legal member of a
    quickly growing team.
How to Apply:
All interested and
qualified candidates possessing the above attributes can send their
applications including a cover letter, latest Copy of CV (with 3 referees),
copies of academic qualifications/certificates addressed to the HR Manager to Please kindly indicate the Job title under subject of the mail.
Only Online applications will be considered
Deadline: Friday, 6th September 2019
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted by Rakai Health Sciences
Program. Any form of lobbing and canvassing will lead to disqualification
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