Electricity Regulatory Authority Legal Officer Jobs in Uganda

Electricity Regulatory Authority Legal Officer Jobs in Uganda



The Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) is a Statutory Body established in accordance with the Electricity Act, 1999, Chapter 145 of the Laws of Uganda. The Act empowers ERA to regulate the Generation, Transmission, Sale, Export, Import and Distribution of Electrical Energy in Uganda.


The Authority seeks to recruit a competent and well-motivated person to fill the vacant position of Legal Officer. The position is contractual, running for an initial Five (5) year period and subject to renewal, upon satisfactory performance.


Responsibilities


  • Support the formulation of Licensing Policy, Procedures and Practices for the Regulation of the Electricity Supply Industry.
  • Be at the central point of receiving and dispensing all Statutory and Licensing Notices, Complaints, Directives, Modifications and Amendments as well as the Renewal of existing Licenses, Permits and contracts in a timely manner.
  • Draft, review, interpret, compose and negotiate all contracts and agreements to which ERA is a party.
  • Coordinate with other Departments and support, routine licensing and permit administration, management and processing through filing, record keeping, maintaining licensing and permit data bases.
  • Review and carryout due diligence on Applications for Permits and Licenses, advise and escalate issues of potential legal and regulatory nature related to the Applications.
  • Carryout research and provide Legal Opinion and Technical input in the design and review of Licensing and Subsidiary Regulations License and Permit Instruments, new Regulatory and Legal Developments on a continuous basis as need arises.
  • Coordinate and support the work and activities of the licensing and projects task team in regard to new and existing projects/applications.
  • Develop, maintain and update databases on status of License and Permit
    Applications and related filing and records.
  • Provide support to Management at Public Hearings.
  • Represent ERA in Courts of Law and the Electricity Disputes Tribunal.
  • Any other duties as may be reasonably assigned by the Supervisor or Management.


    Requirements


  • Honors Degree in Law (LLB).
  • Must have a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal practice.
  • Must be an enrolled advocate of the High Court of Uganda with a valid Practicing Certificate.
  • Must have at least five (5) years of relevant working experience in a credible organization.
  • Should be between 28 and 40 years of age.


    How To Apply


    Applications should be delivered preferably by recorded delivery, addressed to:


    THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
    ELECTRICITY REGULATORY AUTHORITY
    PLOT 15, SHIMONI ROAD, NAKASERO
    P. O. BOX 10332, KAMPALA – UGANDA



    The Deadline for submission of Applications is Friday, 30th August 2019, at 5:00pm. Applicants who do not meet the stipulated minimum requirements need not apply.


    For more information and job application details, see; Electricity Regulatory Authority Legal Officer Jobs in Uganda


    N.B: Members of the Electricity Regulatory Authority or Staff of ERA shall not be accepted as referees. Canvassing or any attempt thereof will lead to immediate disqualification. ERA is an equal opportunity employer.

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