Infectious Diseases Institute - Legal Advisor - Jobs in Uganda

Infectious Diseases Institute - Legal Advisor - Jobs in Uganda

The mission of the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is to strengthen health stems in Africa,with a strong emphasis on infectious diseases through research and capacity development.

IDI has five operational areas through which it works to achieve its mission: Prevention, Care and Treatment; Training, Research and Laboratory services (provided through a partnership with the Makerere University-John Hopkins University Core Lab) and Outreach

Project Background

Uganda is implementing the National Action plan for Health Security (NAPHS), a five-year plan jointly developed by several government ministries and agencies.

The overall aim of the acceleration phase is to support government of Uganda to comply with the International Health Regulations, (IHR) 2005, With funding from Resolve to Save Lives, IDI seeks to identify a highly competent and motivated individual to fill the position of Legal Advisor. This is a part time position that will be based in Uganda.

The selected candidate wt work closely with the NAPHS Acceleration Team, Ministry of Health, and Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Ministry of Water and Environment, Uganda Wildlife Authority, Ministry of Justice, as well as other relevant legislative statutory authorities of government of Uganda.

In order to achieve the above objectives, IDI seeks to recruit competent candidates as indicated below;
Job Title

  • Legal Advisor - Resolve
    Vacancy Code: LARX01
    Reporting line Duration
  • Senior Project Manager
    Duty Station
  • Full time Kampala

    Key Duties and Responsibilities
  • Advise on legislative requirements for compliance with the International Health Regulations (2005)
  • Lead in the review of legislative instruments (laws. policies, regulatory instruments) for consistency and coordination within the Uganda law and requirements of the International.
  • Health Regulations (2005) Liaise with the various government ministries to evaluate progress on the review of relevant acts and policies identified in the NAPHS.
  • Provide legislative education, workshops or other training to parliamentary committees on health and other stakeholders on their roles in relation to development of health security laws.
  • Identify global and regional best practices and conduct legal analyses on reviewed and proposed legislative instruments Provide legal guidance to the NAPHS Acceleration team on issues impinging on national laws and policies.
  • Support dissemination of the activities outlined by contributing to legal articles, case studies, tool kits and other relevant reports Any other duties assigned from time to time by the supervisor
  • Diploma in Legal Practice Masters of Laws or related qualification At least 5 years' experience in legal practice, especially
    related to formulation of policies, bills, and laws excellent interpersonal and communication skills

    Required Experience and skills:
  • At least 5 years of progressive work experience in public health law.
  • Familiarity with the International Health Regulations (2005) and global health security agenda targets
  • Demonstrated experience in convening and leading legislative discussion with law makers and technical officials
  • Demonstrated experience and ski Is in successful collaboration with senior and high ranking Government of Uganda officials and other public and private stakeholders.
  • Understanding of the multi-sectoral and One Health approaches to achieving Global Health Security objectives Excellent written and oral skits with demonstrated experience documenting and disseminating programme accomplishments Familiarity with government of Uganda structure and functions relating to legislative framework and processes.
  • Previous experience in supporting formulation of laws, policies or o legislative instruments is highly desired.

    How to Apply;
  • IDI will offer a competitive remuneration package to the success candidate Candidates that know that they meet the above criteria and have what it takes to excel in the above position, please send their CVs, which should include details of email address (if any), present position, current remuneration. Certificate/testimonials and address of three (3) Referees plus telephone contact to the stipu ated email address not later than 31st May 2019.
  • Email your application and CV to and let's save the environment.

    Key Notes:

  • IDI is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a recruitment fee or any other fees at any stage of the recruitment process
  • Internal candidates who meet the required specifications and have worked with IDI for a period of at least one year will be given priority.
  • Make sure that your application letter CV and certificates are attached as one document 4. Indicate the Vacancy Code as the subject for your email
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
  • Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
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  • Infectious Diseases Institute — IDI Knowledge Centre, Makerere University Main Campus: College of Health Sciences, Makerere

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