The National Forestry Authority (NFA) is a Government agency established under the National Forestry and Tree Planting Act, 2003 as a corporate body responsible for sustainable development and management of Central Forest Reserves (CFRs) and provision of technical support to stakeholders in the forest sub-sector.
Job Summary: The Legal Manager will provide legal advisory services, ensure effective management of legal and Contractual risks of NFA, ensure effective prosecution of forestry offenders and provide legal support to the Board of Directors and management.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Develop regulations, monitor their effectiveness and assess their impact on the operations of the Authority.
Provide legal counsel to the Board and management as and when required and coordinate legal matters by liaising with the pertinent external bodies.
Oversee legal processes, including court actions where necessary
Lead and manage the Authority’s relationships with external legal advisors.
Prepare annual plans and budgets of the Legal Department in line with NFA business plan.
Develop and oversee the systems that ensure the NFA complies with all applicable codes as well as it’s legal and statutory requirements.
Prepare progress and quarterly reports to the Executive Director.
Ensure effective enforcement and prosecution of offenders in the Courts of Law as per the laws of Uganda.
Provide supervision support to the legal team through capacity building, coaching, mentoring and manage their performance.
Perform any other duty as assigned by the immediate supervisor.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The applicant for the National Forestry Authority (NFA) Legal Manager job vacancy should hold a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree from a recognized University
Post Graduate Diploma in Legal practice from Law Development Centre.
Must have a valid practicing certificate and Enrolled as an Advocate of the High Court of Uganda.
Professional or enrolment in Institute of Chattered Secretarial and Administrators qualification will be an added advantage.
At least five years of post-enrollment experience as an advocate in a similar/related Organization, three of which must have been at a supervisory level in a reputable organization.