Principal Legal Officer job at Dairy Development Authority (DDA)


Dairy Development Authority (DDA)

Principal Legal Officer job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2022 - 2023


Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 29 April 2022

Hiring Organization: Dairy Development Authority (DDA)

Job Details:

Reporting to the Executive Director, the successful candidate duty station shall be at DDA head office and shall be required to perform the following duties;
• Provide proactive legal services to the Board and Management of the Authority.
• Ensure compliance with the legal and regulatory system within the Authority operates.
• Be the Secretary to the Board in providing secretarial services and preparation of reports for the Board and its Committees.
• Draft, review and interpret contracts/agreements, Memoranda of Understanding and all legal documents of the Authority.
• Develop and lead corporate legal strategy to promote and protect the Authority’s matters.
• Legal risk identification, management and mitigation.
• Provide legal advice and support to the Procurement & Disposal Unit, Disciplinary Committee, Project Management Committee, and other Management Committees.
• Participates in the Authority’s policies and operating guidelines.
• Liaise with the external legal institutions and firms to provide comprehensive legal services to the Authority in legal matters as the need arises.
• Establish and foster good working relationship with the Authority’s Stakeholders.
• In consultation with the Attorney General, represent the Authority in courts of law on all matters requiring representation.
• Undertake legal research on best practices on matters relating to the Authority‘s core business and propose appropriate recommendations thereon.
• Prepare the Legal Budget and Monitor its implementation;
• Be the Secretary to the Board in providing secretarial services and preparation of reports for the Board and its Committees.
• Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time


Required Qualifications and experience
• Honor’s degree in Law from a recognized University.
• Post graduate Diploma in Legal practice from Law Development Centre is a must.
• Master’s Degree is a must.
• At least 6 - years of working experience of which three (3) at a senior level in a reputable Organization.

Application procedure

Interested applicants who meet the specified job requirements should submit hand written applications, up to date curriculum vitae and photocopies of certified academic credentials and three referees not later than 29th April 2022 at 5:00pm to the address below.
Executive Director
Dairy Development Authority (DDA)
Plot 1, Kafu Rd. Kampala
P.O. Box 34006, Kampala
Tel: 0414-343883 / 0414-343901/2

Email: info@dda.go.ug
For detailed Job Descriptions for the jobs, please visit our website on: www.dda.go.ug

Date Posted: 2022-04-05

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