Assistant Director Employment Opportunity – Law Development Centre (LDC)

By | September 11, 2020
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Assistant Director Employment Opportunity – Law Development Centre (LDC)

Job Title:     Assistant Director

Organisation: Law Development Centre (LDC)

Duty Station:  Mbarara, Uganda

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Reports to: Director


About US:

Law Development Centre (LDC) will provide legal education to lawyers and non-lawyers, undertake research in topical legal issues, contribute to legal reforms, produce legal publications, teaching materials and law reports, and also provide community legal services.

Job Summary:   The Assistant Director will provide strategic leadership and ensure efficient and effective running of the Regional Campus.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • To provide academic and administrative leadership for staff within the study centre and to take responsibility for determining the strategic direction of the of the study centre.
  • To contribute to the strategic development and implementation of the LDC vision, policies and procedures and maintaining the strategic goals of the study centre.
  • To oversee the provision of Legal Aid Services offered at the study centre.
  • To perform duties of Accounting Officer as specified by the Director of Law Development Centre.
  • To advise and recommend to management short and long term strategies for the development of the Study Centre.
  • To implement LDC policies and decisions made by the Management Committee at the Study Centre.
  • Responsible for planning and effective delivery of strategic and operational plans of the Study Centre.
  • To supervise and evaluate performance of employees by creating a work environment that is conducive to attracting, retaining and motivating a diverse group of top quality employees at the study Centre.
  • Local promotion and marketing activities in keeping with the goals and objectives of the study Centre.
  • To implement all LDC policies and procedures with overall accountability for their effective implementation at the study Centre.
  • To monitor, support and manage performance of all functions at the study Centre.
  • To prepare and submit quarterly study centre performance reports and other relevant reports to the Director.
  • To contribute to the development of research, knowledge exchange and/or income generating activities within study Centre.
  • To perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the Director.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold an LLB (Hons) degree from a recognized university.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice from Law Development Centre.
  • LLM degree or MBA from a recognized university.
  • Postgraduate qualification in public administration or management is an added advantage.
  • Must be an enrolled member of the Uganda Bar.
  • At least eight years of experience in private or public legal practice five (5) of which must have been in administration or managerial position.
  • Broad knowledge of coordinating administration and/or academic programs.
  • He/she should be a strategic planner.
  • Possesses strong relationship management skills.
  • The ability to initiate and embrace change.
  • He/she should be a person of proven integrity.
  • Results Oriented towards improving the performance of LDC.
  • Effective communication skills with the ability to demonstrate a strong leadership character.
  • He/she should be a team builder.
  • The ability to inspire others for the greater good of the institution.

How to Apply:

All candidates should send their applications clearly indicating campus of choice should be addressed to The Head, Human Resource & Administration, Law Development Centre, P. O. Box 7117 Kampala and may be: submitted by email addressed to  OR  hand delivered to the LDC Reception at either the Kampala Campus or Mbarara Campus. Applicants should attach up-to-date Curriculum Vitae, certified copies of academic documents and any other relevant documents that will support their application. For applications by email, applicants should submit scanned copies of the application and supporting documents.

Deadline: 18th September 2020 by 5:00pm

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