Gulu University Legal Officer Jobs in Uganda

Gulu University Legal Officer Jobs in Uganda

Purpose of the Job

  • To provide professional legal services to the University and to ensure effective governance of the University.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participates in the drafting, review and negotiation of major contracts, tender documents and other legal documents for the University;

  • Carries out legal research and analysis to identify important issues and update the relevant University Managers on emerging legal trends in order to avoid unnecessary litigation;

  • Drafts reports on decisions of courts and tribunals involving the University including advice on their legal implications;

  • Provides legal assistance in the preparation of reply to legal notices received, development of legal opinions, studies, reports, and correspondence, as required from time to time by the University Management or by the various University Units;

  • Supports the University Procurement Unit and User Faculties/Departments during the procurement process and management of the resultant procurement contracts;

  • Develops and maintains a legal registry where all contracts and legal documents can be safeguarded and be easily accessible;

  • Drafts performance reports of the University Legal Unit and submits to the University Secretary;

  • Performs any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

    Person Specifications

    Must be a Uganda citizen who possesses the following:

  • A Master’s of Laws degree (LL.M) or any other
    relevant Master’s degree;

  • Bachelor’s Laws Degree (LL.B) (with Honours);

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice

  • Must be an enrolled Advocate with a valid practicing certificate;

  • At least three (3) years of post-enrolment and litigation experience in a busy law firm or in a reputable organization;

  • Excellent knowledge of litigation, judicial processes and legal drafting;

  • Ability to communicate effectively at different levels, manage negotiations and public relationships, listen attentively, conflicts resolution and contract negotiation;

  • Ability to evaluate information to determine compliance and relevance to policies, procedures, practices and standards;

  • Good analytical skills, concern for quality, standards and results oriented, and ethics and integrity

  • Excellent computer literacy skills.

  • Must be between the age of 30 – 45 years at the time of application.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Gulu University Legal Officer Jobs in Uganda

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