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Legal Officer

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

To provide legal advice to the Lake Victoria Basin Commission as well as rendering other legal services.
Qualifications and Experience:
  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Law from reputable University;
  2. Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice or/and Certification of enrollment on the Bar in a Partner State;
  3. A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience at National and/or International level.
Skills and Competencies:
  • Excellent legal drafting skills;
  • Good communication and negotiation skills;
  • Proficiency in use of computers and report writing skills.

Responsibilities

  1. Facilitate research and articulate regional best practices in harmonization of national laws;
  2. Draft, review and guide negotiations on Tripartite Protocols, Agreements, MOUs, Funding and Grant Agreements, Contracts and other legal documents ensuring their consistency with the mandate of the Commission and international law;
  3. Provide Partner States, upon request with all necessary legal support with regard to the implementation of the EAC Treaty, the Protocol establishing the LVBC and the Lake Victoria commission Act;
  4. Provide legal advice to the Commission in its relations with third parties and employees on matters concerning administration and employment;
  5. Represent the Commission in legal disputes;
  6. Perform any other duties as may be assigned by management.   

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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