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Senior Officer Licensing job at Uganda Communications Commission (UCC)

About the Organization

The Uganda Communications Commission is the government regulatory body of the communications sector in Uganda. Although owned by the Ugandan government, it acts independently.

Job Description

Prepare and review the Commission's legal cases, instruments, and documents, and conduct research to provide advice that protects the Commission's interests, particularly the Commission's licensing mandate.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct research and provide legal opinions on issues relating to the Commission's operations.

  • Prepare contracts/agreements and legal documents/instruments arising from the operations of the Commission.

  • Provide input into proposed regulatory frameworks and guidelines as deemed necessary for the effective regulation of the sector.

  • Correspond with license applicants regarding their license application processes.

  • Participate in the review and negotiations of licenses, agreements, and processes leading to the resolution of disputes.

  • Attend court sessions on behalf of the Commission, representing its interests in legal proceedings.

  • Prepare management papers for license applications for publication in the national print media.

  • Manage the performance and development of subordinate staff.

  • Maintain flexibility to accommodate any other duties that may be assigned by the supervisor from time to time.

Qualification, Experiences and Competencies

Key Performance Indicators

  • License applications revised.

  • Turn around time to review and finalize contracts.

  • Time taken to respond to and resolve regulatory investigations.

  • Compliance with corporate governance standards.

Education and Professional Qualifications

  • Master's degree in law

  • Bachelor's degree in law

  • Diploma in legal practice; and an enrolled advocate of the High Court of Uganda

Working Experience

  • Minimum of four (4) years' experience in legal practice in a similar corporate setting.

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities


  • Knowledge of licensing processes and standards.

  • Legal research, analysis, and drafting skills.

  • Stakeholder management.

  • Knowledge of national, regional, and international ICT laws and regulations.


  • Communication skills and interpersonal skills.

  • Integrity.

  • Negotiation, problem-solving and decision-making skills.

How to Apply

Interested persons can submit their applications using the link to complete the online application form and upload their CV, Application letter and relevant certificates. The CV must include 3 referees including their email address and telephone number. The deadline for submitting applications is 22nd July 2024 at 5:00pm. UCC is an equal opportunity employer. Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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