Fresher Legal Officer Job Placements – Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council

Job Title:            Legal Officer
Organisation:  Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners
Duty Station:   Kampala, Uganda
Reports To:  Inspection and Quality Assurance Manager
About US:
Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council is a statutory body established
by an Act of Parliament, Chapter 272 of 1998 to set and enforce standards of
medical and dental training and practice in Uganda, so as to promote sate and
quality health care and protect the public from malpractice.
Job Summary:   To advise
and handle all legal matters of the Council
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·       Represent the Council in
Courts of Law and prosecute both civil and criminal cases,
·       Advise the Council on
legal matters
·       . Draft legal documents
and contracts,
·       Investigate and prepare
cases for prosecution in line with court procedures and relevant laws,
·       Interview and brief
witnesses on court/Arbitration proceedings and practices in line with the
Evidence Act and Professional Ethics,
·       Prepare progress reports
on cases where the Council has interest,
·       Conduct legal audits for
all divisions to ensure that all legal aspects of any decisions are fully
·       Conduct legal research
and preparing reports on any legally complex issues to ensure that the Council
has full information about the legal implications of any decisions,
·       Draft regulations to
fully operationalize the UMDP Act.
·       Perform any other duties
incidental to the above assigned from time to time by the supervisor

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       Honors Bachelor’s degree
in Law from a recognized institution,
·       Postgraduate Diploma in
Legal practice from the Law Development Centre (LDC)
·       At least 2 years’
experience in legal practice in a reputable organization,
·       Must be enrolled as an
advocate of the high court of Uganda with a practicing certificate.
 How to apply:
clearly on the cover of the envelop the position you have applied for
two (2) copies of your application letter together with an updated Curriculum
Vitae, contacts of three referees and certified academic /professional
certificates to:
Medical and Dental Practitioners Council,
442, Kafeero Road, Mulago,
Box 16115,
accepts no liability for incomplete submission, late and/or misdirected
submission of applications.
sent online should have all the attachments in ONE PDF document
shortlisted will be contacted.
form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
Deadline: Friday, 31st
January 2020 By 5:00PM
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