JOB TITLE: Legal Officer (1)

DEPARTMENT:  Executive Director’s Office                       

GRADE:    W 5

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:     Executive Director


To provide legal advisory services and counsel in the interests of UWEC


  1. Provide legal advice and opinion on legal matters to all operational units of UWEC.
  1. Review and propose amendments to legal documents, Standard Operating Procedures and manuals used in UWEC’s operations for compliance with new legislations and best practices.
  1. Review pending documentation required in representing UWEC in courts of law for protection and enforcement of its interests.
  1. Represent UWEC in Courts of Law in case there is need
  1. Keep management appraised of new legislation and regulations regarding UWEC’s operations.
  1. Ensure all documents with service providers, business partners and other stakeholders including contracts, agreements, collaterals and others prepared or involving UWEC safeguard its interests.
  1. Record and circulate minutes of the meetings of the Board, its Committees and Management and during these proceedings provide guidance on legal       governance issues      or matters that may arise for UWEC’s compliance with the       relevant laws and best practice.
  1. Promptly advise management on the decisions taken by the Board and committee and particularly those requiring management action and coordinate management’s time submission of reports for consideration.
  1. Develop an annual work plan and budget for the Board.
  1. Drafting legal documents and other legal correspondences.
  1. Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor from time to time.

Minimum Qualifications;

  • Honor’s Bachelor’s Degree in Law (LLB) from a recognized University.
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from Law Development Centre.
  • Advocate of the High Court is an added advantage
  • Membership to relevant professional bodies

The Minimum Experience:

  • 3 years of which 2 years MUST be from a Tourism, Conservation facility or service industry

How to apply

Submit your application together with a CV, copies of relevant academic documents, personal contacts, names and contacts of three referees not later than 12th February,2021. Please, indicate the position being applied for, attach them in one folder which should not exceed 25mbs and send to, Address Applications to:

The Executive Director,
Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre
PO. Box 369, Entebbe.

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Please Note: Only Shortlisted Candidates shall be contacted.