3 Legal Affairs Specialists Job at Ministry of Infrastructure (MININFRA) – Career Opportunity in Rwanda

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Vacancy title:
3 Legal Affairs Specialists

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Public Administration, and Government , Category: Legal ]

Jobs at:

Ministry of Infrastructure (MININFRA)

Deadline of this Job:
26 May 2021  

Duty Station:
Within Rwanda , Kigali , East Africa

Date Posted: Tuesday, May 18, 2021 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

Legal Affairs Specialists
Minimum qualifications
• Bachelor’s Degree in Law with (3) years of relevant working experience with Diploma in Legal Practice or a Diploma in Legislative Drafting; or
• Master’s Degree in Law with (1) years of relevant working experience with Diploma in Legal Practice or a Diploma in Legislative Drafting.
• A transition period for professional certification requirement is three (3) years starting from 1st January, 2021. However, a new entrant without the required professional certification for a given job position shall not be eligible, one (1) year before the expiration of the transition period.

Required competencies and key technical skills
• Capacity for legal research and analysis in complex areas of law;
• Analytical and problem solving skills;
• Knowledge of substantive law and
• legal procedures;
• Experience in legal advisory
• Experience in legal drafting an
• negotiation;
• Knowledge in civil litigation
• management;
• Collaboration and team working skills;
• Resource Management skills;
• Analytical skills;
• Problem solving skills;
• Decision Making skills
• Time management Skills;
• Risk Management skills;
• Result oriented;
• Digital Literacy skill;
• Time management skills;
• Fluency in Kinyarwanda, English and/or French. Knowledge of all is an advantage.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Initiate and draft instructions and laws for the Ministry in line with best practices in legal drafting;
• Attend Parliamentary sittings when Bills pertaining to the Ministry or impacting the Ministry’s operation are being considered;
• Examine draft laws, orders and instructions emanating from others Ministries or Agencies;
• Ensure that the legal texts which concern the Ministry are translated appropriately in Kinyarwanda, English and French and applicable;
• Establish legal work relations with national organizations and international ones for the benefit of the Ministry;
• Carry out research on legislation and legal trends;
• Undertake a comparative analysis of legislations
• Vets Cabinet Paper submitted by other departments and agencies and provide feedback to the respective departments or agencies before submission;
• Participate in negotiations of transactions concerning the Ministry;
• Provide legal opinion on legal matters regarding the Ministry;
• Participate in negotiating and drafting of contracts on behalf of the Ministry;
• Participate in negotiating and the drafting of international conventions on behalf of the Ministry;
• Participate in civic activities on behalf of the Ministry and/or its agencies ensuring adequate support to the Attorney General ‘s department as required;
• Support and advise other lawyers of public institutions in legislation matter;
• Code legal texts on behalf of the Ministry and follow up on their publication;
• Hold Laws, collections, instructions, Ministerial Order and other legal decisions;
• Hold the alphabetical tables and chronology of the legislation pertaining the Ministry;
• Coordinate the legal texts with their successive modifications and take care of their disclosure;
• Maintain documentation and legal files of the Ministry;
• Work closely with other Institutions including the Office of Attorney General by providing necessary information on legal issues involving the institution.; Represent the institution before the court in case he/she is entitled to do so;
• Attend regular coordination and validation meetings organized by the Ministry of Justice and other Institutions.
• Carry out legal research and highlight potential problems that may engage the liability of the institution;
• Propose new amendments and revision of existing legal instruments related to the mission and mandate of the institution;

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 36

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree


Job application procedure
Interested candidates must submit an application letter addressed to the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Infrastructure, accompanied by updated and detailed curriculum vitae, copy of national identity card, and non-notified copies of academic documents.
Scanned application documents must be submitted in a single file by email to [email protected]  not later than 26/05/2021 by 5 pm Kigali Time. For more details, please call 4247.