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

Job Title:     Legal Counsel
Organization: Uganda National Bureau of
Standards (UNBS)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Executive
Director
About US:
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. 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. The mandate of UNBS is to develop, promote and
enforce national standards in order to enhance competitiveness of Ugandan
products, promote fair trade and protect consumers and the environment.
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 applicable 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, procedures and/or principles.
·       
Manage external lawyer relationships and
Coordinate the provision of legal services to the bureau and represent the
bureau in Courts of Judicature in Uganda
·       
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.
·       
Maintain proper records of the Council and Legal
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 work plans, budgets and reports in accordance with set
timelines.
·       
Perform any other related duties as required by
the Supervisor



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The applicant must hold a Masters degree in Law
(LLM) from a recognized University/Institution
·       
ICSA professional qualification
·       
Post Graduate Diploma in Legal practice
·       
Must be an enrolled advocate of the High Court
of Uganda with a valid practicing certificate.
·       
Must have served as a Principal Officer for at
least 3 years
·       
At least 9 years hands-on experience 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, ICT skills (MS Word,
Excel, PowerPoint, and the Internet applications among others).
·       
High moral character and proven integrity,
innovative, creative and self-driven.
·       
Membership to a relevant professional body will
be an added advantage.
·       
Must be an enrolled advocate of the High Court
of Uganda with a valid practicing certificate.
·       
Age: Between 35 and 45 years.
·       
The successful candidate must have a high level
of integrity, professionalism, Communication, Teamwork and Analytical skills.
NOTE: Candidates who responded to the earlier advertisement
are encouraged to re-apply as the job profile has been enriched.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are
encouraged to apply as per the guidance below;
·       
Please follow the link , Click Here
·       
Use your email address for registration
·       
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 received
Please NOTE:
·       
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 contacted
Deadline: 17th
January 2020 by 5.00pm.
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