Legal Counsel Job Vacancies – Uganda Free Zones Authority (UFZA)


Job Title:    Legal Counsel (Fresher Jobs)

Organisation: Uganda Free Zones Authority (UFZA)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Manager (Legal Affairs)


About US:

Uganda Free Zones Authority (UFZA) is a Statutory Body established by the Free Zones Act, 2014, for the purpose of creating opportunities for export-oriented investment and job creation. The Authority is positioning itself to establish industrial infrastructure, attract developers and Operators and provide innovative Investor Support Services in Free Zones, Export processing Zones and Free Ports.


Job Summary:  The Legal Counsel is responsible for handling legal and regulatory matters of the Authority


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Monitor changes in the legal system, review new and proposed laws and their impact on the Authority and advise accordingly.
  • Review the Authority’s policies, procedures and manuals for compliance with National and Regional legal and regulatory frameworks and make appropriate recommendations
  • Provide Support in organising and facilitating Board Meetings
  • Draft and review contractual documents as assigned
  • Represent the Authority in Court in legal matters including drafting and review of court pleadings, preparation of witnesses, and other obligations that may arise from time to time to protect the Authority’s interests
  • Carry out legal research and provide well-reasoned opinions to the Authority
  • Prepare Legal and Regulatory reports for the Manager (Legal & Compliance) highlighting areas of noncompliance and mitigating actions
  • Prepare legal briefs as requested
  • Draft Court pleadings relevant to the cases and ensure that they are filed.
  • Conduct legal due diligence on transactions the Authority intends to enter into
  • Liaise with external Legal Counsel on various legal matters affecting the Authority.
  • Any other duties assigned by the Supervisor from time to time.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate must hold an honours Bachelor’s degree in Law from a recognised and reputable University
  • A Post graduate diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre
  • Valid practicing certificate with evidence of practice for at least two years
  • Any relevant professional qualification is an added advantage
  • A minimum of three (3) years of post-enrolment experience in Legal Practice and Regulatory compliance in a busy law firm, a large Corporation, Organisation or Government Department/ Agency
  • Excellent Communication skills
  • Excellent Planning and prioritisation skills
  • Must have a high level of professional and personal integrity
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Age Range: 28 – 35 Years


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send applications accompanied by a comprehensive CV with 3 referees, copies of transcripts and certificates as well as other relevant academic and professional credentials including daytime contact addressed to;


The Director General

Attn: Head Projects and Consultancy Department

Uganda Management Institute

Plot No. 44/52 Jinja Road, Kampala

P.O. Box 20131 Kampala, Uganda


Submit hard-copies to the address above or soft copies to or


Deadline: Monday, 5th April 2021 by 3:00pm


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