Friday, January 3, 2020

Jobs Vacancies at Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) 2020

Job Title: LEGAL COUNSEL (1 POSITION)

Employer: Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS)

Job Location: Kampala

Job Expiry Date:17th January 2020


Duties:
 Provide legal advice to the Management and the National Standards Council on all
major policy issues in the management of UNBS in line with the applicable laws.
 Develop, Coordinate and supervise the drafting and reviewing of legal instruments,
documents and letters in line with legal policies, procedures and SQMT Laws.
 Oversee and monitor the progress of any legal proceeding in Courts of law including
litigation or in Alternative Dispute Resolution in line with legal obligations,
procedures and/or principles.
 Manage external lawyer relationships and Coordinate the provision of legal services
to the bureau and represent the bureau in Courts of Judicature in Uganda
 Manage and coordinate the drafting and negotiation of all contracts/ Memorandum
of Understanding that UNBS enters into in line with the legal provisions and UNBS
mandate.
 Manage and supervise the Prosecution of offenders in accordance with required
laws.
 Coordinate the business of the National Standards Council (NSC) including
scheduling meetings, submission of documents, taking minutes and extract Council
resolutions for Managements’ action in line with the approved Council Charter and
related guidelines.
 Maintain proper records of the Council and Legal documentation of the Bureau.

Job Requirements:
Interested candidates should possess;
 A Masters degree in Law (LLM) from a recognized University/Institution
 ICSA professional qualification
 Post Graduate Diploma in Legal practice
 Must be an enrolled advocate of the High Court of Uganda with a valid practicing
certificate.
 Must have served as a Principal Officer for at least 3 years
 At least 9 years hands-on experience in Legal Practice
 Well-developed leadership skills, interpersonal relationship skills, communication,
Teamwork, Analytical, Problem solving and decision making skills. Knowledge of the
legislative, strategic and operational framework of the Uganda National Bureau of
Standards, ICT skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and the Internet applications
among others).
 High moral character and proven integrity, innovative, creative and self-driven.
 Membership to a relevant professional body will be an added advantage.
 Must be an enrolled advocate of the High Court of Uganda with a valid practicing
certificate.
 Age: Between 35 and 45 years.
The successful candidate must have a high level of integrity, professionalism,
Communication, Teamwork and Analytical skills.
NOTE: Candidates who responded to the earlier advertisement are encouraged to reapply as the job profile has been enriched.


How to Apply:
Interested persons with the requirements are encouraged to apply as per the guidance
below;
i. Please follow the link thus; https://hrm.unbs.go.ug/jobs/apply
ii. Use your email address for registration
iii. Fill in all tabs as per the application as required
iv. Attach your updated CV with mobile telephone numbers indicated, copies of
academic qualifications and national identity card under the tab for documents
v. Complete your application by clicking ‘submit application’
vi. No hand delivered applications will be received

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