Medical and Dental Practitioners Council Legal Officer Jobs in Uganda

Medical and Dental Practitioners Council Legal Officer Jobs in Uganda

  • The Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council is a statutory body established by an Act of Parliament, Chapter 272 of 1998 to set and enforce standards of medical and dental training and practice in Uganda, so as to promote safe and quality health care and protect the public from malpractice.

  • The Council seeks to recruit suitable candidates to fill the following post based in Kampala:

    Legal Officer

    Job Purpose

  • To advise and handle all legal matters of the Council.

    Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • Honors Bachelor’s degree in Law from a recognized institution,

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Legal practice from the Law Development Centre (LDC)

  • At least 2 years’ experience in legal practice in a reputable organization,

  • Must be enrolled as an advocate of the high court of Uganda with a practicing certificate.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Represent the Council in Courts of Law and prosecute both civil and criminal cases,

  • Advise the Council on legal matters

  • Draft legal documents and contracts,

  • Investigate and prepare cases for prosecution in line with court procedures and relevant laws,

  • Interview and brief witnesses
    on court/Arbitration proceedings and practices in line with the Evidence Act and Professional Ethics,

  • Prepare progress reports on cases where the Council has interest,

  • Conduct legal audits for all divisions to ensure that all legal aspects of any decisions are fully considered,

  • Conduct legal research and preparing reports on any legally complex issues to ensure that the Council has full information about the legal implications of any decisions,

  • Draft regulations to fully operationalize the UMDP Act.

  • Perform any other duties incidental to the above assigned from time to time by the supervisor

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Medical and Dental Practitioners Council Legal Officer Jobs in Uganda

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