Equal Opportunities Jobs : Principal Legal Officer
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- Company: Equal Opportunities
- Location: Uganda
- State: Kampala, UG
- Job type: Full-Time
- Job category: Legal Jobs in Uganda
Organisation: Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC)
Job Ref: HRM/EOC/2016/03
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Commissioner, Legal Services and Investigations
The Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) was established by the Equal Opportunities Act of 2007 and is mandated to provide a framework for redressing imbalances which exist against the marginalized groups while promoting equal opportunities for all.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
- The Principal Legal Officer will develop and implement EOC investigations policies and procedures in line with the equal opportunities mandate and priority areas
- Develop equal opportunities investigations tools and methodologies in line with the set policies and procedures
- The jobholder will also oversee the security and storage of information, evidence and documents related to investigations
- The incumbent will manage the security and storage of information, evidence and documents related to investigations
- Develop and implement a framework for partnering with different stakeholders in executing complaints investigations in line with the set policies and procedures
- Compile and submit periodic investigations reports
- In charge of preparation of cases for tribunals hearings
- Responsible for supervising senior investigators and advising the senior investigation officer in line of investigation to take in various complaints
- Responsible for drafting various legal documents and advising the commission on various legal matters
- In charge of running ADR sessions
- Represent EOC clients in the tribunals
- Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
- The applicants for the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) Principal Legal Officer should be Ugandans holding an honour’s degree in law from a recognized university/institution, a post graduate diploma from the law development centre, masters in human rights/ post graduate qualification in human rights or social justice
- Ethics and integrity, and must be computer literate.
- At least six (6) years working experience, three of which are at senior level in the investigations field in government; or equivalent experience from a reputable organization.
- Highly competent in investigation management and legal acuity.
- Personal Competencies: ADR skills, good research and report writing skills, advocacy skills, ability to work under minimal supervision, planning, coordinating and organizing, effective communication and team player