Legal Affairs Specialist at Ministry of health: (Deadline 23 September 2021)

Legal Affairs Specialist at Ministry of health: (Deadline 23 September 2021)

Legal Affairs Specialist at Ministry of health: (Deadline 23 September 2021)

Job description

1. Develop legal and regulatory instruments of the institution
• Drafting the legal texts regarding the institution and deliver legal opinions argued on the texts of laws, instructions, regulations and procedures
• Collect, preserve decisions carrying jurisprudence as regarding appeal interesting the institution, and establish the documentation interesting the institutions in legal matters, and inform regularly the services concerned
• Propose justified amendments of legal texts in order to improve quality of services and/or to facilitate reaching objectives determined by the Institution
• Produce information memoranda for users on the decisions of authorities.
2. Provide legal advice/opinion on litigious files engaging the Ministry and in the interest of this Institution
• Deal with legal issues, providing legal advice on contractual, staff, financial and institutional matters to ensure their compliance with applicable laws, instructions, regulations and procedures
• Prepare model contracts and decisions to be adopted and used by the institution
• Propose necessary amendments to contracts and agreements to avoid possible misinterpretation in support of the best interests of the institution
• Facilitate the interpretation of applicable laws, instructions, regulations and procedures
• Monitor the implementation of applicable laws, instructions, regulations and procedures
• Analyze contentious files and/or requests emanating from users or agents of the institution
• Propose solutions with competent authorities
3. Liaise with the Ministry of Justice and other Institutions in legal matters
• Work closely with other Institutions including the Office of Attorney General by providing necessary information on legal issues involving the institution.
• Represent the institution before the court in case he/she is entitled to do so.
• Attend regular coordination and validation meetings organized by the Ministry of Justice and other Institutions.
4. Conduct legal research
• Carry out legal research and highlight potential problems that may engage the liability of the institution.
• Propose new amendments and revision of existing legal instruments related to the mission and mandate of the institution.
• Initiate new legal instrument drafting if necessary.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law with Diploma in Legal Practice

    Experience: 3

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law with Diploma in Legislative Drafting

    Experience: 3

  • Master’s Degree in Criminal Law with Diploma in Legal Practice or a Diploma in Legislative Drafting.

    Experience: 1

Competency and Key Technical Skills

  • Integrity

  • Strong critical thinking skills and excellent problem solving skills.

  • Inclusiveness

  • Accountability

  • Communication

  • Teamwork

  • Client/citizen focus

  • Professionalism

  • Commitment to continuous learning

  • Capacity for legal research and analysis in complex areas of law

  • Knowledge of substantive law and legal procedures

  • Experience in legal advisory

  • Experience in legal drafting and negotiation

  • Knowledge in civil litigation management

  • Knowledge in legal research and analysis in various areas of law

  • Analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Possession of capacity of research and analysis in complex areas of law

  • Resource management skills

  • Time management skills

  • Risk management skills

  • Results oriented

  • Digital literacy skills

  • Fluency in Kinyarwanda, English and/or French. Knowledge of all is an added advantage

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