Legal Officer Job Careers – Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP)

Job Title:   Legal Officer
Organisation: Rakai Health Sciences Program
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP) is a collaborative bio
– medical research and service delivery organization.  RHSP strives to improve the quality of life
of the local population through a combination of community-based research,
curative services and prevention strategies in the districts of South-central
Job Summary:  The Legal Officer will play a leading role in
both long-term strategic planning processes as well as in short-term project
planning.  The Legal Officer will provide
key legal expertise, including offering legal guidance to various sections in
RHSP, Policy development and standard-setting and monitoring new developments.
He/ she will Forge strong partnerships and collaboration with local
governmental and non-governmental organizations.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Provide legal advice on regulatory and legal
matters for RHSP operations and innovations
Review and draft major contracts as well as
develop templates and standard commercial agreements across our different
geographical and operational areas of work
Support contract negotiation and collaborate
with business teams on developing effective relationships with contractors and
Perform due diligence and risk assessment on all
major transactions
Maintain and manage relationships with outside
counsel, vendors, and other organizational partners
Support our internal investigations team as
Advise human resources teams on employment law
Advise on and institute systems for external
Develop internal policies and standard operating
procedures for managing legal and operational risk across different areas of
business and operations         
Assist with general legal tasks as needed to
meet departmental and organizational priorities
Undertake such other reasonable tasks as may be
assigned by the Finance & Administration Director

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The applicant must hold a Law degree from a top
university, PGD Legal Practice.
Must be an enrolled advocate of High Court of UG
with Valid practicing certificate   
Two years of legal work experience preferably as
an associate/partner with an in-house legal team or international law firm.
High degree of professional flexibility and
ability to coordinate many unrelated projects at the same time.
You need to be very comfortable working across
all areas where RHSP needs legal support and mixing those areas daily.
Highly professional and commercial approach to
problem-solving. We operate as a business and need to facilitate transactions
in a proactive and efficient manner. 
Proven ability to manage complex transactional
work in a corporate, non-profit or in-house practice setting.
A strong team work ethic and excellent people
skills.  We have a big team and are
looking for someone to collaborate with to achieve our organizational
Outstanding interpersonal skills, including both
verbal and written communication.  You
need to be an excellent and concise writer who can explain complex legal issues
to non-lawyers a quick and accurate manner.
A willingness to commit to living in Kalisizo
with frequent travel to rural areas for at least two years this is a long-term,
career-track position and a great opportunity to step in as a senior legal
member of a quickly growing team.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates possessing
the above attributes can send their; applications including a cover letter,
updated CV with 3 referees, and copies of academic qualifications/certificates
(One document), addressed to the HR Manager to Kindly indicate
the job title in the subject line of the email. Only online applications will
be considered.
Deadline: Friday 6th
March 2020 by 5:00pm.
NB: Only short-listed
candidates will be contacted. Any form of lobbying and canvassing will lead to
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