Legal officers

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Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority (RCAA)

Kigali International Airport

B.P: 1122

Opening date: 05th/November/2019

Closing date: 22nd/November/2019

Brief Background:

Rwanda civil aviation Authority is a Government institution established by Law No 03/2017 of 21/02/2017 determining its mission, organization, and functioning as amended to date. RCAA has a legal personality and is governed in accordance with laws governing organs of Public Service.

To achieve its mission RCAA would like to recruit qualified staff to fill the attached vacant positions on its Organization structure. Details on positions advertised including terms of reference, required profile and number of positions are obtained from the RCAA website.

Interested candidates should submit the following documents to RCAA Head Office at Kigali International Airport not later than Friday, 22nd November 2019 at 5 P.M:

  • A filled application form obtained from the RCAA website:
  • A copy of CV
  • A copy of the required degree or diploma and certificates and equivalency certificate from HEC for foreign degrees
  • Copy of National ID




Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority


  1. Legal officers (2)

Job title

Legal officers

Report to

Manager of Legal department

Summarized Job description


The Legal Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
Provides and assists in the provision of legal advice on a wide range of legal matters involving issues of international, public, private, and administrative law, including the interpretation and application of constitutive, legislative and other instruments governing RCAA activities and operations.

  • Prepares and assists in the preparation of legal opinions/advice on diverse substantive and procedural questions, which may include those related to administration and management,
  • Conducts extensive legal research and analysis and prepares or assists in the preparation of legal opinions, studies, briefs, reports, and correspondence.
  • Undertakes a review of legal documents, instruments, or other material; identifies important issues, similarities, and inconsistencies, etc.
  • Handles and assists in the provision of legal advice on a wide range of issues relating with RCAA stakeholders
  • Reviews, advises on and drafts complex contracts, agreements, institutional and operational modalities, and other legal documents and advises on and participates in negotiations and settlement of claims and disputes;
  • Provides legal advice on the interpretation and application of financial and staff regulations and rules, including the review of administrative decisions and the drafting of administrative issuances.
  • Assists in representing the Organization before arbitral and other tribunals or administrative proceedings, including disciplinary cases.
  • Serves on various standing boards, committees, ad hoc working groups and task forces, as required; promotes the work of the RCAA and represents the organization at meetings, conferences, seminars, etc.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by his/her supervisors.

Skills and qualifications:



i.          Professionalism:

  • Ability to apply legal expertise to analyzing a diverse range of complex and unusual legal issues and problems and in developing innovative and creative solutions.
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to conduct comprehensive legal research on a range of issues, including those of a unique and/or complex nature; proficiency in legal writing and expression and ability to prepare legal briefs, opinions, or legal submissions/motions, and a variety of legal instruments and related documents.
  • Discretion and sound judgment in applying legal expertise to sensitive, complex legal issues.
  • Strong negotiating skills and ability to influence others to reach an agreement.
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and handle multiple concurrent projects/cases.
  • Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.
  • Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

                   I.            Communication

Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; and demonstrates openness in sharing information.

                II.            Teamwork

Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others;


Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law may be required.

Work Experience

Experience in legal analysis, research, contracts drafting, low drafting and writing is required.


Fluency in both English & French is an added advantage.