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

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Organization: National Environment Management Authority (NEMA)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Senior Legal Officer

Job Ref: NEMA/ADV/EXT/06/2019

About US:

The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) was established under the National Environment Act Cap. 153 to promote and ensure sound environmental management practices for sustainable development in Uganda.

Job Summary:  The Legal Officer will support the Legal function and needs of the Authority.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Draft court papers, conduct court proceedings and attend court;
  • Provide legal advice to other departments;
  • Prepare, draft and review contracts and other legal documents;
  • Peruse documents and interpret them in line with the National Environment Act and other related legislation;
  • Train and advise stakeholders in environmental laws and related matters;
  • Coordinate and harmonize environmental laws ;
  • Develop ordinances and Bye-laws;
  • Support local governments in the enforcement of the environmental laws;
  • Advise on compliance and enforcement of environmental laws;
  • Advise and participate in the negotiation, drafting and implementation of treaties, agreements and conventions;
  • Perform any other duties assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the NEMA Legal Officer job opportunity should hold a Bachelor of Laws from a recognized University
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice.
  • Valid practicing certificate.
  • At least three years of work experience in the law field.
  • Capacity to work with minimum supervision;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • High ethics, integrity and confidentiality;
  • Good reporting skills

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their hand written applications together with copies of certificates/ testimonials and detailed curriculum vitae indicating three professional referees addressed to:-

The Executive Director,

National Environment Management Authority (NEMA),

NEMA House, Plot 17/19/21 Jinja Road,

P.O. Box 22255, Kampala. Uganda

E- mail to:

Deadline: 16th April 2019

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