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JOB ADVT: Assistant Legal & Compliance Officer, UTech Jamaica November 29, 2016

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Legal Affairs Division

The University is seeking to recruit  a suitable candidate for the following position within the Legal Affairs Division:

Assistant Legal & Compliance Officer

The Assistant Legal & Compliance Officer provides support to the Legal Counsel & Compliance Officer on a range of legal issues relevant to the University including  intellectual property rights, policies, briefs and contracts and compliance matters.  He/she will also carry out research and prepare legal issues for the attention of the Legal Counsel, attend meetings of Council, Academic Board and other meetings as may be required.  In addition, he/she may represent the University in various proceedings in the absence of the Legal Counsel & Compliance Officer.


The preferred applicant will possess the following:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law or equivalent qualifications.
  • Certificate of Legal Education.
  • Practicing Certificate to practice in Jamaica.
  • A minimum of three (3) years experience of legal and administrative work.
  • Knowledge of the UTech Act, Ordinances, Regulations and Policies.
  • Knowledge of Government procurement practices and procedures.
  • Familiarity with the regulatory legislation relating to the particular activities of the University.
  • Specialized knowledge of compliance and/or auditing.
  • Familiar with contract laws and the preparation of documents for procurement.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the structure and functions of Council and Academic Board.
  • Knowledge of the principles and procedures of legal research.
  • Knowledge of drafting and analyzing legal documents.
  • Knowledge of legal compliance.
  • Knowledge of collecting, compiling and utilizing technical information.
  • Report writing skills.
  • Excellent interviewing skills.
  • Excellent organization skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Interested applicants seeking career opportunities who meet the specified requirements are invited to submit applications for consideration to hrm@utech.edu.jm by December 14, 2016 or to:

Senior Director (Acting) – Human Resources & Administration

University of Technology, Jamaica

237 Old Hope Road, Kingston 6.

Jamaica. W.I.

Tel: (876) 927-1680-8, ext 3030

Alumni Relations Office
University of Technology, Jamaica



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