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December 6, 2023

Legal Affairs Specialist

Job description

Legal Affairs Specialist carries the following roles and responsibilities:

  1. Assist in the process of drafting new Legal and regulatory Instruments needed by the Ministry to achieve its mandate;
  2. File existing Legal and Regulatory instruments that legislate and regulate activities in the public investment Sector, for ease of reference;
  3. Conduct legal research, develop policies and amend laws & orders for the effective and efficient public investments and privatization;
  4. Advising on general business law issues and managing the legal issues of all areas of the Ministry;
  5. Conduct legal research and participate in the development and amendment of laws and orders related to business to ensure conducive business environment;
  6. Draft and review contracts that define working relationships between the Ministry and Service Providers as well as suppliers;
  7. Providing legal advice and support on a wide range of legal activities;
  8. Prepare Cabinet Papers/notes and related policy briefs for Cabinet approval;
  9. Ensure weekly, monthly and quarterly reports to the supervisor;
  10. Perform any other work-related responsibility as assigned by the supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law with Diploma in Legal Practice3 Years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law with Diploma in Legislative Drafting3 Years of relevant experience
  • Master’s Degree in Law with Diploma in Legislative Drafting1 Year of relevant experience
  • Master’s Degree in Law with Diploma in Legal Practice1 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
  • 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
  • Collaboration and team working skills
  • Resource management skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Decision making 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
  • Analytical skills;


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