Senior Legal Officer job at National Environment Management Authority


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Vacancy title:
Senior Legal Officer

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources , Category: Legal ]

Jobs at:

National Environment Management Authority

Deadline of this Job:
17 August 2022  

Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Kampala , East Africa

Summary
Date Posted: Friday, August 05, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed





JOB DETAILS:
Senior Legal Officer

Purpose of the Job
Support the legal functions and needs of the Authority.


Key duties and responsibilities

Support the Legal and Corporate Affairs Manager to;
• draft court papers, conduct court proceedings and attend court;
• provide legal advice to other departments;
• prepare, draft and review contracts and other legal documents;
• peruse documents and interpret them in line with the National Environment Act No. 5 of 2019 and other related legislation;
• support training and advise stakeholders in environmental laws and related matters;
• support coordination and harmonization of environmental laws;
• assist in the development of ordinances and Bye-laws;
• support local governments in the enforcement of the environmental laws;
• advise on compliance and enforcement of environmental laws;
• advise and participate in the negotiation, drafting and implementation of treaties, agreements and conventions;
• support the research on environmental laws and regulations;
• perform any other duties assigned.

Person specifications
Qualifications:

• Bachelor of Laws;
• Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice.
• Master of Laws shall be an added advantage.

Requirements

• Advocate of the Courts of Judicature
• Possession of a valid practicing certificate (except for Government Lawyers);

Experience:
Should have at least a minimum of five (5) years working experience in active Legal Practice, two (2) of which should have involved in criminal prosecution in environmental laws.

Duty station:
Successful candidate may in the interest of NEMA be required to serve in any part of Uganda.

Key competences and skills
• Capacity to work with minimum supervision;
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
• High ethics, integrity and confidentiality;
• Good reporting skills.


Job Experience: No Requirements

Work Hours: 8


Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

Job application procedure
Potential candidates should fill an online form available on URL http://recruitment.nema.go.ug   attaching requisite academic transcripts and certificates.
The form should be submitted online not later than August 17, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.
Applicants who will not have heard from us by September 30, 2022 should consider their applications unsucceful.

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