JOB POSITIONS O APPLY :Legal Specialist Under Contract at CommercializationmDe-Risking for Agricultural Transformation Project: (Deadline 25 October 2022)


Legal Specialist Under Contract at CommercializationmDe-Risking for Agricultural Transformation Project: (Deadline 25 October 2022)

Job description

Reporting to SPIU Coordinator, the Legal Specialist shall have following responsibilities:

§ Ensure the compliance of law within the SPIU;
§ Ensure the prevention of risks in all legal documents submitted for verification;
§ Assess, elaborate, review and provide legal advice on contract documents including tender documentation by ensuring that the content and its quality are compliant to requirements and regulations in force;
§ To provide for legal advices and other legal support and guidance to SPIU Management and other staff on legal issues for the SPIU success and to ensure compliance with laws;
§ To ensure that SPIU is operating in accordance with agreements signed between Government and the donor;

§ Draft contract, MoUs and other agreements on behalf of the SPIU;
§ Provides for in-house legal opinion on legal documents before they are signed;
§ To assess legal issues related to the implementation of signed agreements under SPIU and advice the management accordingly;
§ Liaise with other Government Institutions and private entities in legal Issues involving the SPIU;
§ Participate in contract and other agreements negotiations with successful bidders or partners in order to ensure that all contracts/agreements provisions are legally acceptable and in SPIU’s favor when needed.

Qualification and Experience

§ Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in Law;
§ Minimum 5 years’ of relevant experience for Bachelor’s degree and 3 years’ for Master’s degree
§ Ability to work under pressure and to coordinate and link with multi-disciplinary experts;
§ Ability to communicate in Kinyarwanda and English or French is required, proficiency in all three languages would be an advantage;
§ Computer Literacy – familiarity and ease in using computer and various software programs would be an advantage

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Law

3 Years of relevant experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law

5 Years of relevant experience

Competency and Key Technical Skills

  • N/A
  • Strong critical thinking skills and excellent problem solving skills.
  • Inclusiveness
  • Accountability
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Client/citizen focus
  • Professionalism
  • Commitment to continuous learning


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