Manager Legal and Board Services Job Placement – Rural Electrification Agency (REA)

Manager Legal and Board Services Job Placement – Rural Electrification Agency (REA)

Job Title:         Manager Legal and Board Services

Organization: Rural Electrification Agency (REA)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Executive Director

About US:

Rural Electrification Agency (REA) is the secretariat of the Rural Electrification Board (REB) established by statutory instrument 2001 No. 75. REA is mandated to implement Government’s rural electrification programs. The Government of Uganda through REA is implementing a number of electricity connection projects with financial support from development partners to meet national electricity access targets.

Job Summary: The Manager Legal and Board Services will provide legal advisory services to the Rural Electrification Board, Management and staff of the Rural Electrification Agency.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Provide legal guidance to the Rural Electrification Board, Management and staff of the Agency on compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements.
  • Formulate appropriate legal structures, policies and guidelines to support the operations of the Agency.
  • Participate in project appraisal and negotiations for funding to ensure the loan objectives are aligned with the Agency’s strategic goals.
  • Shall be responsible for preparation of legal documents including contracts, agreements and memoranda of understanding.
  • Keep safe custody of the Agency’s legal documents.
  • Shall be responsible for mitigating legal risks associated with the operations of the Agency.
  • Support the function of the Secretary to the Rural Electrification Board.
  • Oversee the acquisition of right of way for successful implementation of rural electrification projects.
  • Establish, promote and maintain strategic linkages with key stakeholders.
  • Manage departmental resources and activities including but not limited to budgeting, procurement and human resource.
  • Perform other duties as will be assigned from time to time by the supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in law.
  • Master’s degree in Law or Business Administration
  • Post graduate diploma in legal practice.
  • Enrolled Advocate of the High Court with a valid practicing certificate.
  • Registered member of the Uganda Law Society.
  • Experience of ten (10) years’ work experience in a reputable organisation, with seven (7) years specific experience in the public sector.
  • A minimum of five (5) years’ experience at senior level of management.
  • Five years’ experience in litigation.
  • Familiarity with the electricity sector is an added advantage.

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications including detailed Curriculum Vitae and copies of relevant academic documents together with names of three professional referees (and their email / day time telephone contacts) to:

The Executive Director, Rural Electrification Agency, Plot 10 Windsor Loop, Kololo 2nd Floor, House of Hope P.O. Box 7317 Kampala – Uganda.

Deadline: 8th June 2018

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