Senior investment executive legal – Litigation and Contracts job at Uganda Investment Authority


Uganda Investment Authority

Senior investment executive legal – Litigation and Contracts job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022


Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 28 October 2022

Hiring Organization: Uganda Investment Authority

Job Details:

Senior investment executive legal – Litigation & Contracts
Reports to: Deputy Director/Legal & Corporate Affairs
Directly Supervises: Investment Executive-Legal
Job Summary: Responsible for providing legal advice and opinion to Management concerning potential and actual legal issues or suits affecting the Authority and representing/defending the Authority in courts of law either singly or in liaison with the Attorney General or external private lawyers. Further responsible for reviewing and drafting Memoranda of Understanding, contracts and agreement documents for provision of supplies and services in line with the relevant laws and regulations and ensuring compliance with contracted obligations

Specific Duties and Responsibilities
• Representing/defending the Authority in courts of law either singly or in liaison with the Attorney General or external private lawyers.
• Providinglegal advice and opinion to Management concerning potential and actual legal issues or suits affecting the Authority.
• Carrying out regular legal risk analysis for the Authority and advising Management on proactive solutions that will eliminate or mitigate risks
• Instituting and litigating suits on behalf of UIA
• Drafting plaints, WSDs and other Court documents
• Review all contracts, agreements, MOUs and the like and ensure compliance to all existing regulations.
• Preparing contracts for service providers and ensuring compliance with contracted obligations.
• Contract management – giving legal support in monitoring implementation of contracts/agreements and ensuring compliance with contracted obligations.
• Representing the Authority in the relevant Fora and any other meeting as requested by Management or Supervisor.
• Executing any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Key Results Areas
• Timely legal advice and opinions concerning potential and actual legal issues or suits affecting the Authority.
• Adequate Legal Representation of UIA in Courts of law
• Drafted court documents including plaints, WSDs among others
• Regular Legal Risk assessment of UIA activities
• Legal support in contracts management and ensuring compliance with contracted obligations.
• Timely submission of periodic reports and notes to file.

Qualifications and Experience
• Bachelors of Laws from a recognized University
• Post Graduate diploma in Legal Practice is a must
• An enrolled Advocate of the High Court and Courts subordinate thereto.
• Possession of valid Practicing Certificate
• At least 4+ years’ working experience in litigation.
• Membership of professional associations

Key Competences
• Deep knowledge of the Uganda Laws, Regulations and court procedures
• Strong communication, networking, advocacy and negotiation skills
• Proven integrity and wise judgment
• Computer literacy


 

Application procedure

Interested candidates should send their applications with updated CVs and Certified Academic Documents not later than Friday, 28th October 2022 by 5:00 pm addressed to;
The Director General,
Uganda Investment Authority,
UIA Kampala Industrial & Business Park (Namanve) Office
P.O Box 7418, Kampala.
Shortlisted Candidates will be contacted.

Application Deadline: Friday, 28th October 2022 by 5:00 pm.
Only Shortlisted Candidates will be contacted
NOTE: Those who had applied for these positions previously are encouraged to Re-apply.

Date Posted: 2022-10-20

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