Jobs at Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Authority

Job Title: Senior Legal and Advisory Services Officer  
 
The Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Authority (PPDA) is established under the PPDA Act No.1 of 2003 to formulate policies and regulate procurement and disposal practices in respect of all procuring and disposing entities which include Central Government Ministries and Departments, Local Governments, State Enterprises, Constitutional and Statutory Bodies and post primary training institutions.
Job Summary:
The Senior Legal and Advisory Services Officer will support the Manager Legal and Advisory Services in the role of providing legal advice to the Authority and other stakeholders.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Continuously review relevant developments in public procurement and disposal at international and regional levels with a view to adopt best practices for regulation of Public Procurement and Disposal Systems.
  • Work closely with stakeholders, both public and private in the development of the Public Procurement and Disposal standards and practices
  • Develop standard bidding documentation, common specifications standards, and manuals on their application and any required amendments to the law.
  • Develop guidelines and circulars in respect of Public Procurement and Disposal
  • Represent the Authority in courts of law and the PPDA Appeals Tribunal.
  • Prepare legal opinion and undertake research on matters relating to the mandate of the Authority.
  • Offer legal advice on Procurement and Disposal procedures to the Authority, Entities and stakeholders.
  • Make sure that the Legal Chambers of PPDA is compliant to the requirements of the Law Council and best practices
  • Handle Management advisory Committee cases.
  • Perform any other assignments as may be required from time to time.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should hold an Honours degree in Law from a recognized university.
  • Possession of a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.
  • Be an Advocate of the High Court in Uganda. A Credit in both Maths and English at O’ Level.
  • At least three years’ relevant experience in a reputable organization
  • Practice in a law firm would be an added advantage
  • Good investigative and analytical skills
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Good knowledge of the public procurement regulatory framework in Uganda
  • Good knowledge of computer applications
  • High standards of integrity
  • Result and team oriented
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Possess the ability to work under pressure.
How to Apply:
All applicants should send their applications with clearly marked envelopes with “Application for the Senior Legal and Advisory Services Officer.” The applications should include three (3) professional references are required. Independent reference checks will be conducted.
A detailed CV including a hand-written application letter, copies of academic certificates and 2 current photographs of the applicant should be submitted to:
The Executive Director,
Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Authority,
5th Floor, UEDCL Tower
Plot 37/39, Nakasero Road
P.O. Box 3925,
Kampala, Uganda
NB: Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Any form of lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification.
Deadline:  20th June 2014 by 5.00 p.m.
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