Legal Officer

September 2, 2022 7:29 am

Number of Positions : 01

Reports to : Senior Legal Officer

Department : Legal

Duty Station : Head Office

Job Purpose: To provide legal services to the company in accordance with the governing laws, company rules and regulations.

Key Performance Areas:

  1. Represent the company in Civil and Criminal Courts of Law.
  2. Coordinate the Police investigators and advise on all aspects of investigations;
  3. Handle legal matters pertaining to and arising from the Service Territories;
  4. Provide support in all legal matters affecting the Company’s Operations;
  5. Liaise with and ensure the timely conclusion of all matters including those handled by external lawyers, and any other service providers to the Legal Department;
  6. To prepare service agreements and ensure timely renewal where necessary;
  7. Prepare legal documents, briefs and reports for management on the activities of the company and to advise UEDCL on laws applicable to its businesses;
  8. To prepare Monthly and annual reports on sectional activities in accordance with UEDCL Policies and procedures;

Qualifications and Experience:

  • A Bachelor of Laws Degree from a recognized university and a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.
  • Must be enrolled as an Advocate of the High Court with a valid Practicing Certificate.
  • Must possess a minimum of 3 (three) years of post-enrolment legal practice and experience in a Law Firm or reputable organization.
  • Must have knowledge and experience of both Civil and Criminal litigation, including investigation.
  • Ability to translate legal concepts into an easily understandable format and to communicate them clearly.
  • Must have a valid driving permit

Application Information: Only Applications received online will be considered. To apply; upload your CV (Clearly indicating 3 referees with contacts), Cover letter and all copies of Academic and other support documents. Put the Job title on the subject Line.

Address your application to: The Head Human Resource & Administration, UEDCL Tower, Plot 37 Nakasero Road, Kampala.

NB: Each document that is to be uploaded should not exceed file size of 1MB.

Closing Date: All applications MUST be submitted by, 5:00PM, Friday 16th September 2022. Only Shortlisted Candidates will be contacted for guidance on the next step.