Senior Legal Officer – Litigation At Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (uetcl), Uganda

Uganda, Uganda, Uganda
Last update 2023-11-29
Expires 2023-12-29
ID #1801453792
Senior Legal Officer – Litigation At Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (uetcl), Uganda
Uganda, Uganda, Uganda,
Modified August 18, 2023


Job Description JOB SUMMARYTo provide legal advice and manage the litigation unit for the safeguarding of UETCL interests.KEY RESULT AREAS• Review court pleadings and advise the company on the likelihood of success or failure in prosecuting/defending the matter. Attend Court mediation process for amicable settlement of cases.• Follow up on the progression of cases before the court and advise the company on the course of action.• Prepare legal briefs to external counsel, obtain all relevant documentation in support of court cases by and against UETCL• Provide legal advisory which involves preparation of legal opinions on different matters within the company and preparation of land acquisition agreements following the Public Procurement and Disposal law.• Negotiate settlement of all claims arising from breach of torts or contracts, viz.• Common Law Actions by UETCL employees, public liability claims against UETCL, UETCL claims against other parties; claims arising from trespass, defamation, slander, nuisances, sale of goods, etc.• Provide legal advice concerning the day-to-day contract negotiations, drafting, and document preparation & advice in respect of all procurements of goods, services, works, and consultancies in UETCL.• Sensitize staff on legal issues and contract management to minimize litigation.• Advise management on the legal issues to ensure compliance with the attendant laws.• Support the litigation process of the company by liaising with external counsel to defend matters under litigation and ensuring proper and effective resolution of suits by or against the company.• Manage resolution of insurance claims.• Develop the company’s annual risk assessment matrix.• Arrange and prepare witnesses within the company to attend court.THE PERSON SPECIFICATIONSThe desired person should have the following essential requirements.• A bachelors’ degree with honours in Law from a recognized institution.• Must have a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal practice.• Must have a valid practicing certificate.• At least 6 years’ professional experience as a practicing advocate specifically in commercial and land transactions with at least 3 years in drafting contracts and negotiations.• Organizational skills• Honesty and Integrity• Ability to pay attention to detail• Good legal analysis skills• Excellent speaking and writing skills in English, including the ability to draft material in a variety of styles, for different audiences and within tight deadlines• Ability to undertake a variety of tasks within the same time frameTERMS OF EMPLOYMENT AND REMUNERATIONThe holder of this position will be offered a contract subject to the Ministry of Public Service Guidelines on the rationalization Exercise of Government Institutions.

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Senior legal officer – litigation at uganda electricity transmission company limited (uetcl)

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