Legal Specialist

  • Address : Kigali, Rwanda
  • Position Type : Full Time
  • Deadline : 02-March-2017
  • Vacancies : 1
  • Required degree : Bachelor
  • Required Years of Experience : 5


The Energy Sector in Rwanda is undergoing a process of reform and a comprehensive program of renewal and expansion of electricity infrastructure is underway to ensure growth of the network to meet current and future supply requirements with a high level of reliability. The Energy Utility Corporation Limited (EUCL) is a Subsidiary of the Rwanda Energy Group (REG) one of the Successor entities from the former EWSA. EUCL took over EWSA utility operations including the associated generation plants, transmission and distribution network and all adjoining facilities thereto.

Description, duties, responsibilities

Draft and review vendor contracts and requests for proposals and confidentiality agreements for the company to ensure they are consistent and in compliance with regulatory requirements and organizational risk policies.

Assess contractual liabilities understand market and legal risks and mitigate contractually where possible.

Provide training on contract provisions internally to the legal department staff.

Advise management and departments on appropriate legal procedures and corrective action regarding any legal related matter

Lead in the implementation of the legal policies, process and procedures in line with the strategic objectives of Rwanda Energy Group and Energy Development Company.

Update the company legal policy in accordance to new laws, and  communicate the same to the different stakeholders

Identify contractual and operational compliance requirements for target customer segments.

Review, analyse and interpret state laws and regulations and advise management on the same.

Review and execute contract documents involved, evaluate legal disputes arising there from or otherwise advising on appropriate legal positions to be taken in the Organization’s best interest


Requirements and Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree (A0) in Law and a professional qualification in law