Salary Scale: UWA 06.
Location: UWA Headquarters.
Reporting to: Legal counsel.
Purpose of the position
To safeguard UWA property and interests through Legal Department in order to keep UWA operating its business in line with the law and ensure the Uganda Wildlife Authority is protected against all forms of litigation.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Liaises with different Government Ministries e.g. Ministry of Tourism Trades Industry, Ministry of Justice (Company registry) and Ministry of lands to ensure that proper monitoring and registration process is finalised & ensure that UWA property is registered in UWA names.
Liaises with the legal counsel on all legal matters.
Serves as Secretary to the Departmental Meetings.
Sets up and maintains the statutory registers in consultation with legal counsel.
Drafts legal documents between Uganda Wildlife Authority and its clients and other third parties and forwards them to legal counsel to consider.
Offers legal advice as and when required on various matters arising out of the day-to-day operations of the Uganda Wildlife Authority.
Liaises and coordinates with the external lawyer, law firms, receivers, auctioneers or any other third party representing the Uganda Wildlife Authority on any matter under the guidance of the legal counsel.
Performs any other official related duties as may be assigned by Principal legal or the ED and his/her representatives from time to time.
Should have minimum of four years reasonable experience two of which should be in a Government establishment or prominent busy company Education.
University graduate of law, from a recognized university specializing in commercial or company law,
Should possess at least a postgraduate diploma in legal practice.
Should have a valid practicing certificate Should be registered with the Uganda Law Society Knowledge, skills and abilities Good knowledge of the principles and practices of company law, Land law or commercial law, and the procedures guiding the public sector.
Should possess a good understanding of legal practice, Should be a good observer, listener and a careful analytical person who is able to detect crime in time &, attaches attention to detail.
How to apply:
If you believe you are the right candidate for these challenging positions please submit your application together with a detailed curriculum vitae giving full career details, day-time telephone number, address and telephone contacts of three competent referees who are not your relatives, as well as copies of academic and professional certificates and testimonials to the address below before Friday 09/11/2012 at 5.00 pm. The Executive Director Uganda Wildlife Authority Plot 7 Kiira Road, Kamwokya P.O. Box 3530 – Kampala. Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Successful candidates must be ready to undergo Para military training.
Deadline: 19th Nov 2012