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December 7, 2023

Legal Specialist

Job Description

Providing General legal support and advice on a wide range of issues;

  • Drafting Contracts, MoUS, analyzing and reviewing laws, orders, instructions, regulations, rules of procedure relating to RDB activities;
  • Work with legal analyst in preparing judicial or extra judicial legal action on behalf of RDB. Receiving summons and being responsible to prepare rebuttal pleadings for RDB;
  • Work with legal analyst in liaising with lawyers and the attorney General’s Office on litigation concerning RDB;
  • Give legal opinions on the management of user department ‘s issues including but not limited to recruitment , contracts and termination of contracts;
  • Proposing and carrying out necessary trainings intended to uplift the level of legal compliance within RDB;
  • Representing RDB in judicial and extra judicial proceedings (Upon accreditation by the Rwanda Bar Association);
  • Representing the Division in internal and external meetings, conferences, etc under delegation by supervision or any other hierarchical official;
  • Any other related assignment as may be directed by superior(s).

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law with ILDP certificate3 Years of relevant experience
  • Master’s Degree in Law with ILDP certificate1 Year 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
  • Strong command of written and spoken English;
  • Proficiency in French and Kinyarwanda is an added advantage;
  • Required relevant experience
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, detail orientated, proper communication and presentation skills;
  • Demonstrated skills in public and administrative laws, corporate law, contracts drafting and intellectual property regulation
  • Strong knowledge of Rwanda’s legal procedures, policies, laws, regulations and judicial systems;
  • Proven ability in analyzing and handling various legal issues
  • Strong negotiation skills with confidentiality and high professional and ethical standards;
  • Flexibility, team player, able to multi-task and get things done as expected;
  • Highly analytical with excellent interpersonal skills, detail orientated, proper communication and presentation skills;
  • Ability to handle complex legal cases, navigate the judicial system and draft various contract

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