Prosecutor Job Careers – National Forestry Authority (NFA)

Job Title:     Prosecutor
Organization: National Forestry Authority (NFA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Legal
Manager
About US:
The National Forestry Authority (NFA) is a Government agency
established under the National Forestry and Tree Planting Act, 2003 as a
corporate body responsible for sustainable development and management of
Central Forest Reserves (CFRs) and provision of technical support to
stakeholders in the forestry sub-sector. NFA’s vision is “A sufficiently
forested, ecologically stable and economically prosperous Uganda”, while its
Mission is “To manage Central Forest Reserves on a sustainable basis and to
supply high quality forestry- related products and services to Government,
local communities and the private sector”.
Job Summary: The
Prosecutor will initiate criminal prosecution of offenders and defend NFA in
matters pertaining to the development, management of central forest reserves
and the related matters, as per the Laws of Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·       
Review and sanction criminal files before they
are taken to court.
·       
Appear and prosecute offenders in Courts of Law.
·       
Advise law enforcement officers on legal
procedures; on how to handle suspects during arrest, and how to preserve and
protect exhibits before a case is concluded.
·       
To guide and assists in criminal investigations
of forestry offenders.
·       
irect/guide investigations with a view to
obtaining cogent evidence before a file is sanctioned.
·       
Execute all prosecution duties in liaison with
the office of the Director Public Prosecutions and keep NFA Management Team
updated.
·       
Provision of legal advice to NFA management,
relating to Criminal Law and other environmental legislations.
·       
Undertake legal research and provide legal
opinion to NFA staff.
·       
Prepare monthly and quarterly performance
reports to the supervisor.
·       
Perform any other duty as may be assigned by the
immediate supervisor.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The applicant for the National Forestry
Authority (NFA) Prosecutor job must hold an Honors Degree in Law from a
recognized university.
·       
Must have attained a Post Graduate Diploma in
Legal Practice from Law Development Centre.
·       
At least three (3) years’ experience in a
similar or related position in a reputable organization.
·       
Must be an advocate of the High Court.
·       
Must have a valid practicing certificate.
·       
Ability to organize and coordinate.
·       
Team work, problem solving, analytical,
investigative, drafting and surveillance skills.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should submit
their applications, certified copies of academic certificates, transcripts and
curriculum vitae giving full details of applicants’ education, qualifications,
experience (with evidence), present salary, three referees with their full
postal address, e-mail and telephone contacts as well as the candidate’s full
address and e-mail to the address below. Applications should be addressed to:
The Executive Director,
National Forestry Authority,
Plot10/20 Spring Road, Bugolobi,
P.O. Box 70863, Kampala. Uganda
Tel: 0312 – 264035/6; 0414 -360400
Deadline: 17th
January 2020
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