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Job Legal Specialist ( Under Contract) Organization RWANDA TRANSPORT DEVELOPMENT AGENCY
Level 3.IV Reports To SPIU Coordinator
No. of Positions 1 Deadline 03/Jun/2020
Job Description
The duties and responsibilities of the Legal Specialist are to: • Participate in developing a legal and contractual framework suitable for Transport sector through proper laws and standards contracts. • Support RTDA with respect to all transactions and legal matters • Act as the legal advisor to the RTDA and coordinate the legal activities of the Board of Directors; • ensure the legally appropriate performance of the RTDA’s work; • Prepare and review legal instruments, including contract agreements and internal regulations to provide legal interpretations and advice of these instruments and regulations; • ensure that the legal aspects of the RTDA’s work programme are appropriately addressed; • Coordinate and handle legal issues common to RTDA; • Provide legal advice, support and intervention to the Authority; • Coordinate and manage the provision of effective legal services by ensuring that complies with relevant statutes and regulations of Rwanda. • Anticipate and guard against legal risks likely to be faced by the RTDA; • Provide legal counsel on issues arising from actual or anticipated law suits; • Develop and recommend RTDA policy and position on legal issues; • Conduct pre
- trial preparations for defending the RTDA in legal suits; • Examine legal information and advising the DG on the advisability of defending or pursuing legal suits; • Prepare and Represent the RTDA in legal proceedings; • Prepare legal pleadings, motions, discovery, stipulations, etc.; • Review material meant for publication and advise on legal implications; • Participate in contracts negotiations; • Participate in the settlement of labour disputes; • Develop and recommend operating policy and procedural improvements; • Perform any other relevant tasks as assigned by the DG.
Job Profile
Master’s degree in Law with at least 3 years of working experience (Legal practice) and registered with the Bar Council in Rwanda or A0 in Law with at least 5 years of working experience (Legal practice). A post graduate diploma in Law will be an added advantage. Other desirable skills: • High analytical and problem
- solving skills • Legal research and analysis in complex areas of law • Knowledge of Substantive Law and Legal Procedures • Experience in contract drafting and negotiation • Good interpersonal communication skills • Computer Literate