National Drug Authority Jobs 2021 – Fresher Legal Officer

National Drug Authority Jobs 2022
October 7, 2021

Job Title: Legal Officer – National Drug Authority Jobs 2021

Organization: National Drug Authority (NDA)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Head Legal Services



National Drug Authority (NDA) Profile

The National Drug Authority (NDA) is an autonomous body which was established by the National Drug Policy and Authority Act Cap 206, Laws of Uganda (2000 Edition) to regulate Human and Veterinary Medicines and other healthcare products. NDA’s mandate is to ensure quality, safety and efficacy of human and veterinary medicines and other healthcare products through the regulation and control of their production, importation, distribution and use.



Job Summary:

The Legal Officer will provide legal advisory and litigation services to National Drug Authority.



Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Represent National Drug Authority in Courts of Law.
  • Prosecute criminal cases arising out of the National Drug Policy and Authority
  • Formulate defense and prosecution strategies for cases in which National Drug Authority has an interest.
  • Liaise with and support external counsel in preparation for trial.
  • Provide input in the development and implementation of enforcement and investigation procedures.
  • Provide legal advice in respect of compliance with the National Drug Policy and Authority Act as well as all other laws of Uganda.
  • Participate in the review of legislation governing the operations of National Drug Authority and advise on areas for amendment.
  • Draft legal documents and other legal correspondences
  • Participate in workshops and seminars for capacity building and information sharing with stakeholders and relevant partners.
  • Participate in performance/management review meetings and guide management decisions for continual improvement.
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor from time to time.



Minimum Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Law (LLB) from a recognized University
  • Post Graduate Diploma in legal Practice from Law Development Centre
  • A valid Practicing Certificate.
  • A minimum of three years of experience in similar position in a reputable organization
  • Good analytical, reporting and communication skills
  • High personal integrity
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Excellent legal drafting skills



How To Apply for National Drug Authority Jobs 2021

Please submit a cover letter, copies of your academic qualifications together with your Curriculum Vitae (CV) indicating three (3) referees of whom one (1) should be your current or most recent employer either electronically to the e-mail address: or hand delivered to National Drug Authority office, First Floor, Rumee , Plot 19 Lumumba Avenue opposite TWED PLAZA.

Your application should be addressed to:

The Secretary to the Authority,

National Drug Authority,

Plot 19, Lumumba Avenue

P.O. Box 23096

Kampala, Uganda

Deadline: 21st October 2021



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