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Fresher Legal Officer Litigation Career Jobs – Insurance Regulatory Authority of Uganda (IRA)

 

Job Title:   
Legal Officer Litigation

Organization: Insurance
Regulatory Authority of Uganda (IRA)

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

Reports to:
Senior Legal Officer Complaints & Litigation

 

About US:

The Insurance
Regulatory Authority of Uganda (IRA) was established under section 14 of the
Insurance Statute 1996 now The Insurance Act, (Chap213) Laws of Uganda, 2000
(Insurance Act) which came into effect on 4th April 1996 and commenced
operations in April 1997. The establishment of the Insurance Regulatory Authority
of Uganda was a consequence of Government’s adoption of the liberalization and
privatization policies which ended its role of directly engaging in the
provision of goods and services and taking on the role of supervisor or
regulator.

 

Job Summary:  The Legal Officer Litigation will assist in
legal services provision in accordance with Authority’s policies, procedures
and the law.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Assist
internal and external counsel by carrying out legal research and drafting of
court documents including pleadings, submissions etc.

·       
Assisting
in the effective representation and follow-up of cases involving the Authority.

·       
Assist
in the de registration and winding up of dormant and non-compliant insurance
entities.

·       
Assist
in securing the approval of Chambers and acquisition of Practicing Certificates
for members.

·       
Assist
in assessing the legal implications of the Authority’s dealings with licensees
and other operators who carry on business that falls within the purview of the
Insurance Act and other pertinent laws and regulations.

·       
Assist
in the interpretation of and enforcement of the Insurance Act and other
pertinent laws and regulations, as the need may arise.

·       
Assist
in the monitoring of enactments of laws and regulations and assessing their
impact on the operations of the Authority.

·       
Assist
in the provision of legal advisory services to the Authority.

·       
Carry
out any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

 

Key Performance Indicators

·       
Timely
submission of reports and other legal documents.

·       
Timely
attendance to court.

·       
Timely
attendance to external and internal customers.

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
applicant for the Insurance Regulatory Authority of Uganda (IRA) Legal Officer
Litigation job placement must hold a Bachelor s of Laws degree (Honours)

·       
Diploma
in Legal Practice.

·       
Personal
Presentation

·       
Knowledge
of legal and regulatory provisions

·       
Analytical
skills

·       
Communication
skill 

 

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who meet the requisite qualifications
should submit their applications together with copies of detailed up-to-date
CVs with at least three referees to:

 

The Chief Executive
Officer

Insurance Regulatory
Authority of Uganda

Plot 5 Kyadondo
Road, Legacy Towers, Block B, 2nd Floor

P.O. Box 22855,
Kampala

 

Email to: ira@ira.go.ug

 

NB:
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

 

Deadline: 7th September 2020 by 5:00 pm

 

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