Senior Legal Officer Job – National Environment Management Authority (NEMA)

Job Title:     Senior Legal Officer (Corporate Affairs) 

Organisation: National Environment Management Authority (NEMA)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Manager Legal Corporate Affairs

About US:

The National Environment Management Authority (hereinafter called “NEMA”) was established under the National Environment Act, Cap.153 in May 1995 and continued under the National Environment Act No.5 of 2019 as the principal agency for environment management in Uganda charged with regulating, supervising and coordinating all activities relating to the environment.

Job Summary: The Senior Legal Officer (Corporate Affairs) will support management of the Legal Corporate function

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Spearhead the development and implementation of the section Work Plans, Budgets and prepare timely reports
  • Providing legal support and advisory service to the Executive Director in execution of the statutory corporate functions of the office
  • Support taking of minutes of the Board and Policy Committee on Environment
  • Follow up implementation of Board and Policy Committee on Environment decisions
  • Provide legal support to legislative drafting processes
  • Provide legal support to Multi-Lateral Environmental Agreements, Treaties and Conventions negotiations and implementation
  • Support awareness creation and capacity building on environmental law
  • Provide Legal Advisory services to the Authority
  • Supervise and appraise staff
  • Perform any other official duties as may be assigned by the supervisor

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold an Honors Bachelor’s degree in Law from a recognized University;
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice
  • A Master’s Degree in Law
  • Be enrolled as an advocate of the High Court of Uganda.
  • Possess a valid practicing certificate, except if working in a Government institution
  • Should have at least a minimum of three (3) years post qualification relevant professional working experience in legal practice in a reputable institution.
  • Leadership, team building and supervision skills
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills
  • Excellent scholarly writing and publication skills
  • Excellent analytical and presentation skills
  • Financial and human resource management skills
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Resource Mobilization skills
  • Risk management skills
  • Excellent Information Communication Technology skills
  • Excellent command of the English language

How to Apply:

Staff of Uganda Police Force, Uganda People’s Defense Forces, Uganda Wildlife Authority and the Uganda Intelligence Services who have requisite requirements for the positions of Manager Environment Protection Force, Principal Environment Intelligence Officer, Principal Investigations Officer and Environment Protection Officer may respond to this Internal Advert for only the said positions subject to their internal clearance processes as appropriate.

Potential candidates should download an application form, Download Here, and fill the form and attach “O” and “A” level certificates, Bachelor’s and Postgraduate Degree Transcripts and Certificates, Professional certificates where applicable and Employment letters in one pdf file named: “Position-Name of Applicant”.

The one pdf file should be submitted to

Applications not in one pdf file and those arriving after closing time will not be considered.

Applicants are allowed to apply for not more than two posts. Those who applied for the re-advertised jobs, need not to reapply except if they have now acquired requisite qualifications.

Deadline: 16th April 2023

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