Principal Legal Counsel Job Vacancy at Uganda Wild Life Authority in Uganda

Job Title: Principal Legal Counsel

Reporting to Director, Legal and Corporate Affairs, the Principal Legal Counsel will be responsible for the smooth running of the Legal Unit and offer guidance to UWA in line with the Uganda Wildlife Act Cap 200 of 2000, and other relevant Laws. Main duties and responsibilities are to:

Represent UWA in the courts of law

Coordinate and monitor the activities of the various partners ensuring compliance with approved laws and Memorandum of Understanding (MOUs) in line with UWA mission and strategic plan, relevant laws and agreements

Spearhead the development of Memorandum of Understanding (MOUs) and agreements; other legal documents/instruments in line with Uganda Wildlife Act and applicable laws and policies

Liaise with various government ministries or agencies e.g Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities, Ministry of Justice and Ministry of Lands to ensure proper registration of UWA through monitoring and registration process.

Job Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in law from a recognized University.

Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice from Law Development Centre (LDC)

Masters degree in Law is an advantage.

Must be a member of the Uganda Law Society.

Proven Computer skills – MS-Office.

Skills in drafting legal documents.

Must be a practicing advocate with a minimum of 5 years of which 3 years is acquired at a senior level in a reputable and busy public or private organization, or Law firm.

How to Apply:
Applications with detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certificates, transcripts, names of three referees and the applicant’s daytime telephone contact should be sent to:

Dama Consultants Limited

10th Floor Uganda House

P.O. Box 3967



Tel: +256-414-235 944

The closing date for receiving applications is 8th October, 2012.

Dama Consultants Limited accepts no liability for incomplete submission, late and/or misdirected transmission of applications.


• Only short listed applicants will be contacted for interviews

• Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification .

Deadline: 8th Oct 2012


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