Legal Officer Job Vacancies – Uganda Electricity Generation Company Limited (UEGCL)

 

Job Title:    Legal Officer

Organisation: Uganda
Electricity Generation Company Limited (UEGCL)

Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda

Reports to:
Compliance & Regulatory Manager

 

About US:

Uganda Electricity
Generation Company Limited (UEGCL) is a Public Limited Liability Company
incorporated in March 2001 under the companies Act (Cap 110), the Laws of
Uganda and in conformity with the Electricity Act, 199 UEGCL started operation
on 1st April 2001 and is wholly owned by the Government of the Republic of Uganda,
with the head office located in Kampala. The mandate of UEGCL is to establish,
acquire, maintain and operate electricity generation facilities as well as
promote Research and Development in the Electricity generation sector while
running the company on sound business principals.

 

Job Summary:  The Legal Officer will provide legal advisory
services to the Company and all its stakeholders.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Litigation

·       
Represent
the Company in Court in legal matters.

·       
Undertake
all activities relating to case management including but not limited to:
drafting and review of court pleadings, preparation of witnesses, collection of
evidence, research and preparation of legal opinions on the merits or demerits
of a case and case file maintenance.

·       
Participate
in Alternative Dispute Resolutions on behalf of the Company.

·       
Prepare
bi monthly reports on the status of cases.

·       
Liaise
with external Counsel on Court cases assigned to them.

·       
Conduct
research on matters in court.

Advisory Services

·       
Conduct research
and prepare comprehensive legal opinions tor the Legal Advisory Services
Manager and Company Secretary.

·       
Render
legal advice to the Contracts Committee, Evaluation Committee, Management
Committee and /or and any other committee that may be set

·       
Render
legal advice on the legal issues pertaining to compliance with the provisions
of the laws affecting the company’s business.

·       
Prepare
statutory instruments required.

·       
Attend
to queries/complaints from Business Units and stakeholders.

·       
Conduct
due legal diligence on all contracting parties and on intended transactions or
investments by the company.

·       
Negotiate,
draft or review contracts and agreements on behalf of the company, safeguarding
the user department and the Company’s interests.

·       
Provide
legal advice on and recommend appropriate contract terms or their implications
during drafting, review or negotiations.

·       
Prepare
and pursue registration of instruments or documents with appropriate
authorities.

·       
Pursue
land acquisition monitor running leases, property rates and ground rents and
initiate renewal of leases.

·       
Provide
secretarial services to management committees or any other committee as
assigned by the Legal Manager and Company Secretary.

·       
Prepare
and submit to the Legal Manager, weekly reports on matters handled.

·       
Perform
any other assignments as and when assigned by the Legal Manager and Company
Secretary.

Compliance

·       
Asses
and advice on the relevance and impact of existing or new legislation or policy
on the Company’s business.

·       
Conduct
legal and regulatory compliance audits and report the same to the Compliance
& Regulatory / Manager” for appropriate action.

·       
Maintain
and regularly update the compliance matrix with new laws or

·       
Review
policies formulated from time to time to ensure compliance with existing laws.

·       
Prepare
monthly, quarterly and bi annual compliance reports for the approval to the
Compliance & Regulatory Manager and Company Secretary

·       
Conduct
training of staff on any compliance issues that may arise from time to time

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate must hold an Honors degree in Law from a recognized University

·       
Post
graduate diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre

·       
Enrolled
Advocate

·       
Valid
Practicing Certificate

·       
At least
three years of post-enrolment experience in legal practice in a busy law firm
or reputable organization.

·       
Experience
of involvement in construction and other projects transactions will be an added
advantage

·       
People
management skills

·       
Negotiation,
mediation, conciliation and arbitration skills

·       
Excellent
problem solving and analytical skills

·       
Contract
drafting skills

·       
Trial
advocacy skills

·       
Conveyance
skills

·       
Computer
literate

·       
Ability
to work under minimum supervision

·       
Ability
to communicate with frankness and candor and handle difficult or contentious
issues

·       
Ability
to take and maintain an unwavering stand on issues

·       
A
creative mind and possess an ability of problem solving and willing to learn
and to take on more challenging roles and goals and a team player.

·       
An
excellent command of the English language

·       
An
excellent diplomatic and persuasive skills.

·       
Report
writing skills

 

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested persons with requisite qualifications are invited to
address their applications with copies of certified academic documents,
professional qualifications and detailed Curriculum Vitae indicating two
referees and their full addresses to:

 

Chief Human Resource
Officer,

Uganda Electricity
Generation Company Limited (UEGCL)

Block C, Victoria
Office Park, OKot – Kiwanuka Close, Bukoto

P.O. Box 15831
Kampala. Uganda

 

Applications should
be submitted electronically as one attachment only in portable documents format
(pdf) indicating the name and position applied for in the subject line to email
address: jobs@uegcl.go.ug

 

Please note:

·       
Only
applications on-line will be considered.

·       
Only
shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

·       
Shortlisted
candidates will be required to present original copies of certified academic
documents during interviews.

·       
Applications
without authentic academic transcripts will not be considered.

 

Deadline: 17th December 2020

 

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