Legal Officer Job at Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL) in Uganda

Job Title: Senior Legal Officer


Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL), Uganda
Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL) a fully state owned limited Company is a lead player in the Uganda power sector. It is responsible for the bulk purchase and sale of electricity from the generating companies to the distribution companies throughout Uganda. It is also responsible for all exports and imports of electricity in Uganda


The position is located at Company Head Office. The successful applicant will report to the Principal Legal Officer.


The primary purpose is to  identify, define and update Legal Policies in line with UETCL’s corporate Objectives.


    Provide legal Support to the Company in its acquisition of rights of way / wayleaves for the Company.,
    Provide legal Support to the Company in its conduct of insurance business of the Company
    Provide legal Support to the Company for the drafting of Financial and subsidiary agreements for proposed projects for the Company
    Provide legal advisory and interpretation services to the Company to ensure statutory compliance with the existing law and regulatory requirements governing the sector
    Draft contracts, MOUs and any other documents that may be required from time to time for the normal business operations of the Company
    Prepare legal opinions and advising the Company on general issues that may arise from time to time.
    Attest documents that will be needed in the day to day operations of the Company.
    Provide advice on any litigation affecting the Company in relation to wayleaves acquisitions or any other legal issues that may arise.
    Respond to notices of intention to sue with regard to wayleaves acquisitions and liaise with external lawyers on outstanding cases in courts of law and advise on appropriate risk management measures and action.
    Review and advise on contracts, MOUs and other documents that may bind the Company.
    And to carry-out any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.


    A Second Class Honours degree in Law from a recognised University
    A post-graduate diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre
    A certificate of Admission to the roll of Advocates of the High Court of Uganda
    A Minimum of four years experience (year of admission inclusive) post admission experience in a Company / Organisation or busy law firm involved in handling of land acquisition matters. Experience in acquisition of land for public purposes / utilities or resolution of land disputes will be an added advantage.
    Must provide evidence of at least three practicing certificates issued by the High Court of Uganda.

Experience: 4

How to apply:
Suitably qualified persons should send their applications enclosing photocopies of academic qualifications certificates and testimonials along with their curriculum vitae indicating contact postal address, daytime contact telephone, fax or e-mail and giving three referees to: The Manager, Human Resource and Administration Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited. P.O. Box 7625, KAMPALA The closing date to receive applications is Monday 29th October, 2012. UETCL Vacancies Announcement No. 03/2012.

Deadline: 29th Oct 2012


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