Legal Counsel Job Opportunities – Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS)

Job Title:    Legal Counsel
Organisation: Uganda
National Bureau of Standards (UNBS)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Executive

About US:
Uganda National
Bureau of Standards (UNBS) is a statutory body under the Ministry of Trade
Industry and Cooperatives responsible for standardization, Quality Assurance,
Metrology and Laboratory Testing (SQMT) with the objective of facilitating fair
trade, promoting local industries and Consumer protection. The Uganda National
Bureau of Standards (UNBS) is a statutory body under the Ministry of Trade,
Industry and Co-operatives established by the UNBS Act Cap 327 and became
operational in 1989. It is governed by the National Standards Council and
headed by the Executive Director who is responsible for the day-to-day
operation of UNBS.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provide legal advice to the Management and the National Standards
    Council on all major policy issues in the management of UNBS in line with
    the set laws.
  • Develop, Coordinate and supervise the drafting and reviewing of
    legal instruments, documents and letters in line with legal policies,
    procedures and SQMT Laws.
  • Oversee and monitor the progress of any legal proceeding in Courts
    of law including litigation or in Alternative Dispute Resolution in line
    with legal obligations and procedures.
  • Manage external lawyers and Coordinate the provision of legal
    services to the bureau and represent the bureau in Courts of Judicature in
  • Manage and coordinate the drafting and negotiation of all contracts/
    Memorandum of Understanding that UNBS enters into in line with the legal
    provisions and UNBS mandate.
  • Manage and supervise the Prosecution of offenders in accordance with
    required laws.
  • Coordinate the business of the National Standards Council (NSC)
    including scheduling meetings, submission of documents, taking minutes and
    extract Council resolutions for Managements’ action in line with the
    approved Council Charter and related guidelines.
  • Maintaining proper records of decisions of the Council and custodian
    of Legal and critical documentation of the Bureau.
  • Review and provide technical advice on draft Organizational Policies
    initiated by the different departments.
  • Coordinate the performance of all staff in the Department and ensure
    that targets, plans and outputs are achieved within schedules and budgets
    and regularly review their performance during performance review meetings
    and annual performance appraisal.
  • Review and guide Management in the formulation, implementation
    and/or amendment of UNBS Operational policies.
  • Prepare and submit monthly, Quarterly, Semi-annual and annual
    workplans, budgets and reports in accordance with timelines given
  • Perform any other related duties as required by the Supervisor

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the UNBS Legal Counsel job opportunity should hold
    a Master’s degree in Law (LLM) from a recognized University/Institution
  • A professional qualification in ICSA
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Legal practice
  • Must have served as a Principal Officer for at least three years
  • Experience of at least 9 years in Legal Practice
  • Well developed leadership skills, interpersonal relationship skills,
    communication, Teamwork, Analytical, Problem solving and decision making
    skills. Knowledge of the legislative, strategic and operational framework
    of the Uganda National Bureau of Standards Communication ICT skills (MS
    Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and the Internet applications among others).
  • High moral character and proven integrity, innovative, creative and
  • Member of a recognized professional body is an added advantage
  • The successful candidate must have a high level of integrity,
    professionalism, Communication, Teamwork and Analytical skills.
  • Age: Between 35
    and 45 years.

How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested persons are encouraged to apply as per the guidance
  • Please follow the link thus; Click Here
  • Use your email address as your
    registration mail
  • Fill in all tabs as per the application
    as required
  • Attach your updated CV with mobile
    telephone numbers indicated, copies of academic qualifications and
    national identity card under the tab for documents
  • Complete your application by clicking
    ‘submit application’
  • No hand delivered applications will be

  • Any form of canvassing will lead to
    automatic disqualification.
  • UNBS does not request for any payments
    at any stage of recruitment and review process
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be

Deadline: 14th October 2019 by 5:00pm

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