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Job Legal Affairs Officer Organization HIGHER EDUCATION COUNCIL
Level 4.III Reports To Executive Director
No. of Positions 1 Deadline 12/Oct/2018
Job Description
1. Drafting legal instruments
- Prepares Draft Laws and Orders to be submitted for Cabinet approval through the Minister of Education Prepares Draft agreements and MoU
- Provides Legal Opinion and Advice on the Prepared Draft Tender Contracts and National and International Agreements and MoUs before being signed
- Provides Legal Opinion and Advice on the Prepared Draft Policies and Regulations regarding Higher Education Sector 2. Providing Institutional Legal Advice
- Assists the Executive Director and other Senior Managers in all legal matters to assure the legal action is taken
- Provides legal support in the process of Institutional Audits and Review exercises
- Analyzes files to ensure legal compliance
- Provides legal advice in tender documents
- Review ongoing cases and advising management accordingly 3. Contract management
- Negotiates contract
- Drafts contract and get them signed
- Provides legal advice on contract dispute settlement
- Monitor the contract execution to ensure closure, extension and renewal. 4. Liaise with the Ministry of Justice and other Institutions in legal matters
- Work closely with other Institutions including the Office of the Attorney General by providing necessary information on legal matters involving the Institution
Job Profile
Bachelor's Degree in Law Key technical skills and knowledge required: High analytical and problem solving skills Legal research and analysis in complex areas of law Knowledge of Substantive Law and Legal Procedures Decision making skills Experience in contract drafting and negotiation Excellent communication skills Very effective organization skills Computer skills Fluent in Kinyarwanda, English and/or French. Knowledge of all is an advantage.