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Are you looking for Government jobs in Uganda 2024? If yes, then you might be interested in Legal Clerk 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 Clerk 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:

17. Job title: Legal Clerk
Reports To: Legal Officer
Department: Legal, Advisory and Compliance

Job Summary: The Legal Clerk will be responsible for organizing and maintaining records. He/she will also perform other administrative or clerical duties, such as making copies, ordering supplies, and handling mail, filing court documents, serving court documents, following up on court matters, fixing court dates.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Preparing affidavits, hearing notices & other court documents and maintaining document files and case correspondence.

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

  • Reviewing and filing pleadings, petitions, and other documents relevant to court actions.

  • Delivering or directing delivery of court pleadings/documents to witnesses and parties to action.

  • Serving copies of letters and pleadings to opposing counsel/entity.

  • Arranging transportation and accommodation for witnesses if required.

  • Storing, cataloging, and maintaining currency of legal volumes.

  • 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 Diploma in Law from a recognized institution.

  • Possession of a Court Process Server certification is an added advantage.


Experience and Skills

  • At least 1 years’ working experience in a busy law firm/parastatal /busy organization.

  • 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 for long hours, good communication skills, Good writing and comprehension skills.

  • Flexibility, Accuracy,

  • Team player,

  • Good organizational skills, Problem solver, Empathetic,

  • Good Listener, Commitment and integrity, Proactivity and innovation, Punctuality

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How to Apply

APPLICATION FOR THIS POSITION MUST BE DONE ONLINE:
Are you interested? Click the "APPLY" button below to submit your application.

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