Legal Affairs Specialist at NATIONAL REHABILITATION SERVICE: (Deadline 30 May 2022)

Legal Affairs Specialist at NATIONAL REHABILITATION SERVICE: (Deadline 30 May 2022)

Legal Affairs Specialist at NATIONAL REHABILITATION SERVICE: (Deadline 30 May 2022)

Job description

1. Provide legal advice
Collect and keep in records all laws, decisions related to jurisprudence in the area of complaints of interest to the institution, analyze files to ensure legal compliance, provide practical legal opinions to ensure that the appropriate legal approach is taken on arising matters in accordance with existing laws, Provide legal advice on tender documents, Review ongoing cases and advice management accordingly, Review and advise the management on legal compliance of internal policies and procedures, Ensure proper recording of all legal documents and precedents where the institution was involved.
1. Contract management
Negotiate contracts, Draft contracts and get them signed by concerned parties, communicate signed contract to all concerned parties, preserve all documents relating to the contract (negotiation minutes….), Monitor contract execution to ensure contract closure, extension or renew, Provide legal advice on contract disputes settlement.
2. Draft legal instruments

Draft legislative instruments (Laws and regulations, MoU), Ensure proper legal compliance on documents produced within the institution with legal implications, Work closely with parliamentary commissions to speed up the adoption of legal provisions in process regarding the institution.

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

    3 Years of relevant experience

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

    3 Years of relevant experience

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

  • Analytical skills

  • Problem solving skills

  • Decision making skills

  • Time management skills

  • Digital literacy skills

  • Knowledge of substantive law and legal procedures

  • Experience in legal drafting and negotiation

  • Knowledge in civil litigation management

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


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