Legal Specialist(under contract) at RWANDA PUBLIC PROCUREMENT AUTHORITY (RPPA): (Deadline 25 January 2022)

Legal Specialist(under contract) at RWANDA PUBLIC PROCUREMENT AUTHORITY (RPPA): (Deadline 25 January 2022)

Legal Specialist(under contract) at RWANDA PUBLIC PROCUREMENT AUTHORITY (RPPA): (Deadline 25 January 2022)

Job description

Provide legal advice, opinion, and interpret legal texts
 Provides advice on the application of legal instruments that govern public procurement;
 Provides practical legal opinions to ensure that the appropriate legal approach is taken on arising matters in accordance with existing laws;
 Reviews ongoing cases and advice management accordingly;
 Reviews and advises management on legal compliance with National policies and procedures in the field of Public Procurement;
 Ensures proper recording of all legal documents and precedents where the institution was involved;
2. Contract management
 Participates in contracts’ negotiations engaging RPPA;
 Ensures drafted contracts fulfil all requirements before being concluded by concerned parties;
 Preserves all documents relating to the contract
(Negotiation minutes….);
 Monitors contract execution to ensure contract closure, extension or renew;
 Provides legal advice on contract disputes settlement;
 Provides legal advice to Procuring entities on contract disputes settlement.
 Produces and submits quarterly contracts management reports to MINIJUST.
3. Manage inquiries regarding Law/Contract management and drafting legal texts
 Drafts legislative instruments (Laws and regulations, MOU);
 Ensures proper legal compliance on documents produced within the institution with legal implications;
 Works closely with stakeholders to speed up the adoption of legal provisions in process initiated by RPPA;
 Works closely with contract management specialists in RPPA to provide support on
requests from PEs involving contract management issues
 Liaises with the Ministry of Justice and other Institutions in legal matters;
 Prepares requests for state attorney to represent the institution before the court;
 Performs any other task that may be assigned to him/her by the Director General
4. Liaise with the Ministry of Justice and other Institutions in legal matters
 Works closely with other Institutions including the Office of Attorney General by providing necessary information on legal issues involving the institution;
 Attends coordination and validation meetings organized by the Ministry of Justice and other Institutions.
 Edits Draft legal texts of various institutions to ensure the compliance with the provisions of Public procurement;
 Collects and keep records all laws, decisions related to jurisprudence in the area of complaints of interest to the institution;
 Collects, review and keep legal documents, instruments or other materials relating to RPPA and ensure its operationalization;
 Preserves relevant documents relating to the contract, minutes (negotiation minutes…);
5. 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
 Performs any other task that may be assigned to him/her by the Director General

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Law

    Experience: 3

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

  • – Experience of working with E-government, procurement system or other procurement software

  • Understanding of other relevant laws related to business and procedures;

  • Understanding of public procurement laws and procedures;

  • Resource management skills

  • Problem solving skills

  • Time management skills

  • Risk management skills

  • Results oriented

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