Legal counsel Job at Uganda Free Zones Authority (UFZA)

eports to: Manager (Legal Affairs) Terms: Three-Year Contract 

(Renewable upon satisfactory performance)

Scale: UF4
Reference: FZ/EXT/2022/23/ LC- 01
Age Range: 28 – 35 Years
Job Summary
The jobholder is responsible for assisting the Manager Legal Affairs handle legal and regulatory matters of the Authority
Key Roles and Responsibilities
  1. Monitor changes in the legal system, review new and proposed laws and their impact on the Authority and advise accordingly.
  2. Review the Authority’s policies, procedures and manuals for compliance with National and Regional legal and regulatory frameworks and make appropriate recommendations
  3. Provide Support in organising and facilitating Board Meetings
  4. Draft and review contractual documents as assigned
  5. Represent the Authority in Court in legal matters including drafting and review of court pleadings, preparation of witnesses, and other obligations that may arise from time to time to protect the Authority’s interests
  6. Carry out legal research and provide well-reasoned opinions to the Authority
  7. Prepare Legal and Regulatory reports for the Manager (Legal & Compliance) highlighting areas of noncompliance and mitigating actions
  8. Prepare legal briefs as requested
  9. Draft Court pleadings relevant to the cases and ensure that they are filed.
  10. Conduct legal due diligence on transactions the Authority intends to enter into
  11. Liaise with external Legal Counsel on various legal matters affecting the Authority.
  12. Any other duties assigned by the Supervisor from time to time.
Basic Qualifications
  1. An honours Bachelor’s degree in Law from a recognised and reputable University
  2. A Post graduate diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre
  3. Should be enrolled advocate of the High Court with a valid practicing certificate with evidence of practice for at least five years
  4. Any relevant professional qualification is an added advantage
A minimum of five (5) years in Legal Practice and Regulatory compliance in a busy law firm, a large Corporation, Organization or Government Department/ Agency
Character and Competences
  1. Excellent Communication skills
  2. Excellent Planning and prioritization skills
  3. Must have a high level of professional and personal integrity
  4. Excellent interpersonal skills

How to apply

All candidates who are suitably qualified should send their applications together with a comprehensive curriculum Vitae with daytime contact details and three (3) referees and their full contact addresses, copies of academic testimonials and certificates as well as other relevant professional credentials to

The application and all attachments should be sent as one file in PDF format properly labelled with the Applicants name.

The closing date for receiving applications is Friday, 29th September 2023 at 5.00 p.m. Only applications sent by email will be considered.

All applications should be addressed to:

The Human Resource and Administration Manager,

Uganda Free Zones Authority,

6th Floor, Communications House

Plot 1, Colville Street,

P.O. Box 37578,

Kampala, Uganda

UFZA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to diversity and gender equality. Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and applications received after the closing date will not be considered

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