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


Job Title:    Legal

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:  Reporting to the Executive Director,
the successful candidate shall be required to perform the following duties;

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


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

The applicant for the Uganda National Bureau of Standards
(UNBS) Legal Counsel job career must hold a Master’s Degree in Law (LLM) from a
recognized University/Institution

Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice

Must be an enrolled advocate of the High Court of Uganda
with a valid Practicing Certificate.

Interested and suitably qualified officers currently
employed by Government ministries, departments or agencies must demonstrate
readiness to acquire or be under the process of acquisition of a valid legal
practicing certificate prior assumption of duty, (if successful).

Must have served as a Principal Officer for at least 3

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 such ICSA will
be an added advantage.

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.


How to Apply:

candidates should apply online at the link below.


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

Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic

UNBS does not request for any payments at any stage of
recruitment and review process

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


Deadline: 24th August 2020 by 5.00pm.


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