Legal Officer Jobs – Rift Valley Railways (RVR)

Job Title:      Legal Officer
Organization: Rift Valley Railways (RVR)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: General Manager
About US:
Rift Valley Railways is the region’s oldest socio-economic binding asset and currently operates a total of 2541.44 kilometers of track network linking the shores of the Indian Ocean to the agriculturally rich hinterland of the Kenya Highlands and into Kampala, Uganda on the shores of Lake Victoria in a 25-year concession agreement originally signed in 2006.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The Legal Officer will review and revise all contracts or any other documentation where the Company intends to commit itself and assess legal implications
  • Prepare, review and modify contractual instruments
  • Prepare and maintain a schedule of contracts in the required format
  • The incumbent will be assisting instructing departments in contract term negotiations
  • Formulate compliance check-lists to be used for the purpose of ensuring that the company is contractually and statutorily compliant.
  • Continuously monitor compliance with statutory obligations and advise management accordingly
  • Provide counsel to Management on all Labour Matters
  • The incumbent will also receive Summons on behalf of the Company Secretary; timeously collate information necessary to defend the company’s interests in court and issue timely instructions to the company’s external advocates
  • Review progress of outstanding litigation & liaise with external lawyers
  • Keep a record of court dates, collect and prepare witnesses and ensure their attendance in court as required
  • Maintain a Schedule of all legal cases with current status updates
  • Attend Court on behalf of the Company
  • Manage the company’s asset insurance policies
  • Manage the company’s PR function and develop PR strategies, campaigns, And initiatives to improve public perception of company
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Rift Valley Railways Legal Officer job placement must hold an LLB undergraduate degree;
  • The applicant must also be an Advocate of the High Court of Uganda.
  • A minimum of five years of legal experience ideally in a leading organization, with a proven track record in contract negotiation and drafting;
  • Broad knowledge of the labour laws of Uganda
  • Proven track record of providing accurate and effective legal counsel;
  • Proven track record of in developing comprehensive contract documents that mitigate risk and penalties.
  • Strong leadership and managerial skills;
  • Excellent relationship management and communication skills necessary for interaction with government institutions
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send an updated CV and application letter with copies of academic and professional certificates to:
The General Manager Human Resources,
Rift Valley Railways Uganda,
P.O. Box 7891 Kampala, Uganda
Deadline: 26th August, 2016


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