Director Legal Affairs Employment Opportunity – Makerere University, Kampala (MUK)

 

Job Title:    Director Legal Affairs

Organization:  Makerere
University, Kampala (MUK)

Duty Station:   Kampala,
Uganda

Reports to: University
Secretary

 

About US:

Makerere University,
Kampala is Uganda’s largest and oldest institution of higher
learning, first established as a technical school in 1922. It became
an independent national university in 1970. Today, Makerere University is
composed of nine colleges and one school offering programmes for about 36,000
undergraduates and 4,000 postgraduates.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Establish
the strategic direction, design and implement policies and procedures for the
overall legal function of the University;

·       
Lead the
defense and prosecution of all University legal actions;

·       
Advise
the University Council on all legal and other matters;

·       
Provide
legal expertise to University departments;

·       
Provide
leadership and manage staff and resources in the Unit /Division;

·       
Plan and
direct all aspects of the University’s legal affairs and protect its legal
rights;

·       
Review
and advise management on legal implications of internal policies and
procedures;

·       
Review
and draft contracts and agreements in compliance with all statutory or legal
requirements;

·       
Liaise
with External Lawyers on all cases that are referred to the Directorate for
action;

·       
Prepare
monthly and quarterly reports for the Legal Unit to Management and University
Council;

·       
Interpret
laws, rules, regulations and documents for the University and Council.

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
applicant for the Makerere University Director Legal Affairs job placement must
hold an Honors Bachelor of Laws Degree from a recognized Institution;

·       
A
Diploma in Legal Practice;

·       
An
Advocate of the High Court of Uganda with a valid Practicing Certificate;

·       
A Master
of Laws Degree from a recognized institution will be an added advantage;

·       
Managerial
experience will be an added advantage.

·       
Applicants
should have at least five (5) years’ experience of Legal Practice.

·       
Leadership
and supervisory skills;

·       
Ability
to build, lead, and work with teams;

·       
Computer
literacy;

·       
Interpersonal
& communication skills;

·       
Quick
judgment and decision making;

·       
Ability
to initiate change.

 

How to Apply:

All candidates are
encouraged to send their applications using this link,

 

Click Here and
upload their full details of your biodata, education, qualifications, work
experience, and all the other required information, including your Curriculum
Vitae, Certificates, Transcripts, and at least three reference letters

 

Deadline: 7th January 2021

 

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