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Are you looking for Government jobs in Uganda 2024? If yes, then you might be interested in Legal Assistants job at The National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA)

Kampala, Uganda

Full-time

Deadline: 

March 12, 2024 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

The National Identification and Registration Authority is a government-owned organisation in Uganda, mandated to register births and deaths in the country and to develop a National Identification Register for both citizens and legally resident non-citizens.

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Legal Assistants job at The National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA)

Job Description

RECRUITMENT OF TEMPORARY STAFF – MASS ENROLMENT AND MASS RENEWAL OF NATIONAL IDs

The National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) was established by the Registration of Persons Act (ROPA), 2015 and is mandated to establish and maintain the National Identification Register (NIR). The Authority is also charged with among others; the registration of citizens and legally resident aliens; assigning National Identification / Alien Identification Numbers (NINs/AINS) to qualifying persons and issuing Identification Cards to those 16 years and above; registration of births, deaths and adoption orders and issuance of the relevant certificates.

The first release of National Identification Cards in Uganda was issued in 2014 with validity of ten (10) years. NIRA intends to conduct a mass renewal and mass enrolment exercise for all expired cards and unregistered citizens. Section 66 of the Registration of Persons Act, 2015 makes possession of a National Identification Card or National Identification Number (NIN) a mandatory requirement for persons to access public services.

To support the above exercise, NIRA wishes to recruit suitable candidates for the following temporary positions:

16.Job title: Legal Assistant
Reports To: Manager Legal and Advisory Services and Manager Compliance & Enforcement
Department: Legal, Advisory and Compliance

Job Summary: The Legal Assistant will be responsible for assisting in managing legal documents, carrying out legal research and ensuring that all mass enrolment and mass renewal processes conform to the law.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conducting legal research, drafts documents, emails, and opinions of a legal nature.

  • Providing administrative support to the legal directorate on legal related inquiries during the mass enrolment and mass renewal exercise.

  • Researching and analyzing law sources to prepare drafts of briefs or arguments for review, approval, and use by Advocates.

  • Providing assistance in organizing meetings and in taking minutes in meetings organized by the Directorate of Legal Affairs

  • Supporting the legal directorate in processing citizen identification and verification complaints.

  • Assisting in filing legal documents and correspondences relating to Mass Enrolment and Renewal Exercise

  • Supporting investigations, prosecutions, and reporting.

  • Supporting training and creating awareness on legal provisions and requirements on laws relating to citizenship, identification, and registration.

  • Ensuring compliance with the Data Protection and Privacy Act 2019.

  • Perform any other related duties as may be assigned by the Supervisors.

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Qualifications and Competencies

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree with Honors in law (LLB) from a recognized University

  • Completion of the bar course at the Law Development Centre is a must.

  • Enrollment as an Advocate is an added advantage. Experience and Skills

  • Knowledge in the relevant laws especially in regard to citizenship will be an added advantage.

  • Previous legal practice experience will be an added advantage.

  • Experience in litigation and/or prosecution is an added advantage.

  • Must be proficient in IT and computer use.

  • Ability to work with or without supervision, Ability to work under pressure and deadlines, Ability to sit for long working on a computer, Flexibility to work night shift and weekends, good communication skills, Good writing and comprehension skills

  • Flexibility, Accuracy, Team player, Good organizational skills, Problem solver, Empathetic, Good Listener

  • Demonstration of knowledge of laws relating to registration of persons.

  • Demonstration of experience and knowledge of citizenship verification will be an added advantage.

  • Previous legal practice experience at a busy law firm/parastatal /busy organization will be an added advantage.

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How to Apply

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