Legal Officer Job Career – Uganda Electricity Distribution Company Limited

Job Title:          Legal Officer
Organization:  Uganda Electricity Distribution Company
Duty Station:   Kampala, Uganda
About US:
The Uganda Electricity
Distribution Company Limited (UEDCL) is a limited liability company
incorporated in Uganda under the Companies Act. UEDCL owns the 33KV and below
voltage i electricity distribution network and all the operational assets
associated with the business currently leased to Umeme Ltd. The company
monitors Umeme Ltd’s investment, generation, and distribution of power in eight
territories covering over 67 Districts, operation of the pole plant at Lugogo,
and execution of some rural electrification schemes on behalf of the Ministry
of Energy and Mineral Resources.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
To provide legal services to the company in
accordance with the governing laws. Company rules and regulations by
representations in courts, drafting agreements and offering legal briefs to
drafting agreements and offering legal briefs to BOD and Management.
To assist in the provision of legal advisory and
general legal support services to the business
Principal accountabilities
To carry out legal research
To participate in the development and revision
of policies and procedures to prevent illegal unethical or improper conduct the
execution of business.
To draft legal correspondences.
To assist in the management of litigation
process of the company by:
Directing investigations into the gathering of
information necessary for resolution of court disputes.
Attending court sessions as company
To assist in management of insurance claims
Generally to assist the CS in managing the legal
services function
Skills and Experience:
A Bachelor of Laws Degree from a recognized
university and a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.
Must be enrolled as an Advocate of the High
Court with a valid Practicing Certificate.
Must possess a minimum of 5 (five) years of
legal practice and experience in a Law Firm or reputable organization.
Must have knowledge and a firm understanding of
legal procedural matters.
Ability to translate legal concepts into an
easily understandable format and to communicate them clearly.
Must possess the maturity, self-confidence and
interpersonal skills to work closely with staff at all levels.
Excellent planning, organization and
presentation skills.
A high degree of self-motivation and ability to
work independently.
Flexible attitude and attention to detail
Excellent written and oral skills
Computer literate
Have a valid driving permit.
How to Apply:
All interested candidates who
wish to join UEDCL in the aforementioned capacities are encouraged to apply
online at the link below
then select “Careers” to view the job details and follow the
application instructions. After reviewing the job detail, candidates uploads
should not exceed IMB.
Deadline: Friday 8
November 2019 at 5:00 pm.
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