Secretary Jobs – Uganda Law Reform Commission

 

Job Title:    Secretary

Organisation: Uganda Law Reform Commission

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reports To: Chairperson

 

About US:

The Uganda Law Reform Commission is an autonomous body of Government
established under Article 248(1) of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda
and operationalized by the Uganda Law Reform Commission Act, Cap. 25. The
mandate of the Commission is to study and keep under constant review the Acts
and all other laws comprising the laws of Uganda with a view to making
recommendations for their systematic improvement, development, modernisation
and reform.

 

Job Summary:  The
Secretary of the Commission shall be a lawyer with considerable practical,
professional and administrative experience.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities: The Secretary is the Chief Executive and
Accounting Officer of the Commission. In particular, he/she will perform the
following duties:-

·       
Control
and supervise staff of the Commission.

·       
Spearhead
strategic leadership in the management and administration of the Commission by
supervising, coordinating and monitoring Commission activities.

·       
Implement
government policies.

·       
Oversee
preparation of operational policy proposals.

·       
Effectively
implement the policy decisions of the Commission.

·       
Mobilise
resources for the Commission.

·       
Manage
the funds and other resources of the Commission and ensure proper utilization.

·       
The
secretary and technical advisor to the meetings of the Commission and the
Appointments Board.

·       
Responsible
for the preparation of the Commission budget.

·       
Responsible
for commitments made by the Commission.

·       
Report
to Parliament on the performance of the Commission.

·       
Promote
linkages between the Commission, the public and other stakeholders.

·       
Any
other duties that may be assigned by the Chairperson from time to time.

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate must hold an Honours Bachelor of Laws degree from a recognised
university;

·       
A
Diploma in Legal Practice from an institution recognized by the Uganda Law
Council;

·       
A
Master’s Degree in any of the following fields: Public Administration, Public
Sector Management, Law, Business Administration, Management Studies or a
related field from a recognized Institution shall be an added advantage.

·       
At least
10 years working experience, three of which should have been at the level of
Commissioner or Director in Government or an equivalent level of experience
from a reputable organization and should have been confirmed in appointment.

·       
Leadership
skills with demonstrable experience in the implementation of decisions and
organizational strategies, Policy management, change management, innovation and
commitment to the Leadership Code.

·       
He/ she
should demonstrate competence in conducting the day-to-day operations of a
large organization e.g. financial management, human resource management, public
procurement, communication and planning, change management, monitoring and
evaluation.

·       
Knowledge
of Project Planning and Management

·       
He/ she
should be familiar with the Government of Uganda financial management
procedures.

·       
Strategic
thinking skills

·       
Good
interpersonal skills with the ability to handle a multi-disciplinary team.

·       
Good
computer skills in MS Word, Power Point presentation and Spread Sheets

·       
Age: 40 – 55 years

 

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested and qualified applicants should
send their applications in triplicate, with names and contact details of two
(2) referees, a detailed curriculum vitae and certified photocopies of their
academic documents to:

 

The Ag. Secretary,

Uganda Law Reform Commission,

8th Floor, Workers House, Plot 1, Pilkington Road

P. O. Box 12149 Kampala.

 

All serving public servants should submit their applications through
their Responsible Officers.

 

Deadline: 15th March 2021 by
5.00pm.

 

TAKE NOTE:

  • Any form of bribery or influence
    peddling of any sort on the part of the applicant shall lead to automatic
    disqualification.
  • Applicants who shall not hear from the
    Commission on completion of the selection exercise should consider
    themselves unsuccessful.
  • The Commission is an equal opportunities
    employer.

 

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