Legal Affairs Specialist at Ministry Of Environment (MOE) Deadline 4 April, 2024 –


Legal Affairs Specialist at Ministry Of Environment (MOE) Deadline 4 April, 2024

Legal Affairs Specialist at Ministry Of Environment (MOE) Deadline 4 April, 2024



Job responsibilities

• Advise on the application of legal instruments concerning the Ministry’s programs and projects. • Provide legal opinions to ensure that the appropriate legal approach is taken on arising matters in accordance with existing laws. • Review and advise the SPIU management team on legal compliance with internal policies and procedures. • Ensure proper recording of all legal documents and precedents where the institution was involved. • Provide legal expertise and advisory services to project management teams to ensure that each project operates within its mandate, complies with applicable legislations and adheres to local, regional and international legal framework in which it operates; • Provide legal opinions relating to legal issues that arise during project appraisal processes to facilitate business decisions; • Provide legal support, advice and prepare standard legal documentation required for the project transactions. • Participate in negotiations involving MoE SPIU; • Interactions with stakeholders of MoE projects on all legal matters pertaining to the project appraisal, implementation and closure; • Scrutiny of all relevant government legislations relating to the establishment and governance of GoR projects, with a view to ensuring compliance thereof; • Issue the legal opinion related to any legal aspect of MoE projects; • Identifying key legal bottlenecks for the implementation of projects under MoE; • Proactively identify and advise management on legal risks, propose and implement mitigation strategies; • Give assistance, consulting and legal representation for MoE projects; • Verify the legality of the administrative and legal documents received for endorsement. • Participate in contract negotiation. • Draft contracts and negotiate the legal aspects of the contracts; • Communicate the signed contract to all concerned parties; • Provide assistance in the management of procurement contracts for all services, goods and works; • Preserve all documents relating to the contract (negotiation minutes….). • Monitor contract execution to ensure contract closure, extension or renewal. • Provide legal advice on contract dispute settlement. • Provide the required report to the SPIU Coordinator • Perform any other legal-related tasks assigned by SPIU administration from time to time.

Minimum qualifications

Masters Degree in law with a certification in Legal Practice

5 Years of relevant experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Law with Diploma in Legislative Drafting

7 Years of relevant experience

Diploma in Legislative Drafting

7 Years of relevant experience

Required competencies and key technical skills

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 of Government policy-making and legislative processes

Understanding of public procurement laws and procedures in Rwanda





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