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Senior Investment Executive Legal – Litigation & Contracts

Uganda Investment Authority

This is a Full-time position in Kampala posted January 18, 2022.

Senior Investment Executive Legal – Litigation & Contracts Jobs in Uganda Investment Authority Kampala vacancies in Kampala at Uganda Investment Authority

# Job Description

The Uganda Investment Authority UIA is a semi-autonomous government agency
operating in partnership with the private sector and the Government of Uganda
to drive national economic growth and development. The Authority was set up by
an Act of Parliament Investment Code 1991, which was later revised to the
Edition 2000 Laws of Uganda 2019 with the aim of promoting and facilitating
private sector investment in Uganda.
The ability of the Authority to fulfill its mandate primarily lies in the way
in which its Human Resource is managed from the point of entry, stay, exit and
post-exit. It is a policy of UIA to attract and retain a highly qualified and
competitive workforce to fulfill its mandate and hence the need to fill the
vacant positions.
UIA seeks to recruit highly-skilled, experienced, and motivated qualified
individuals to fill the following position:
SENIOR INVESTMENT EXECUTIVE LEGAL – LITIGATION & CONTRACTS
Reports to: Deputy Director/Legal & Corporate Affair
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.
• Providing legal 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

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Interested candidates should send their applications with updated CVs,
certified academic certificates and transcripts no later than Friday, 28th
January 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.**

Only Shortlisted Candidates will be contacted.

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