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21.4.11

Uganda Registration Services Bureau Vacancies

Job Description:
The Uganda Registration Services Bureau seeks to recruit suitably qualified, competent, and experienced professionals to fill vacancies within its various directorates and departments.
Preferred Skills: 1. Organizational Profile
The Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB) is established as a Statutory Body under the Uganda Registration Services Bureau Act Cap. 210, Laws of Uganda 2000 Edition. The Bureau is a key player in commercial and civil registrations that facilitate private sector development and vital statistics for national planning.

2. Executive Appointments
URSB now seeks to recruit suitably qualified, competent and experienced professionals to fill vacancies within its various directorates and departments. These positions require persons with integrity, dedication, diligence and commitment who are professionals in one or more of the following functional areas:- Business Registration and Liquidation, Intellectual Property Rights Registration and Examination, Civil Registrations, Information Technology, Records Management, Library Services, Policy Planning, Finance and Administration, Human Resource Management, Internal Audit, Procurement, Legal Compliance and Enforcement, amongst others.

3. Employment Terms
As a responsible and equal opportunity employer, URSB is committed to providing very attractive employment terms, rich career development opportunity and healthy working environment, over 3 – 5 contract period as applicable, to deserving professionals with the right qualification, skills, competencies and experiences.

4. Job Descriptions
Detailed job descriptions, main duties, key outputs, competencies and qualifi cations are posted at the Public Notice Boards of URSB, Ministry of Justice & Constitutional Affairs and Websites of URSB (www.ursb.go.ug) and the Justice Law and Order Sector Secretariat (www.jlos.go.ug) and the advertising service provider.

5. Application Process
Interested candidates who fully meet the required job specifications and with the right personal attributes are invited to submit their application letter indicating day time telephone contact, postal and email addresses, or both the applicant and three reputable referees, certificates and testimonials, to reach the Bureau not later than three weeks from the date this advert.

All applications should be addressed to:

The Chairman,
Board of Directors,
Uganda Registration Services Bureau,
Plot 5 George Street, Georgiana House (Formerly AMAMU House)
P.O.Box 6848 Kampala
Telephone: +256 414 235915/256414233219,
Fax: +256 414 250712,
Website: www.ursb.go.ug,
Email: ursb@ursb.go.ug.

6. Feedback
Only successful candidates will be contacted, Any form of canvassing, influence peddling and or any other “backdoor” attempt, of whatsoever nature, to influence the selection process will automatically lead to disqualification of a candidate without any recourse.

NB. APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE TAKEN TO A CONSULTANT TO BE PUBLISHED IN DUE COURSE

POSITION: REGISTRAR GENERAL

Reports to: Board of Directors
Duties:
• Is the chief Executive Officer subject to the general supervision and control of the Board.
• Responsible for day to day operations and management of funds.
• Administration and management of property of the Bureau
• Supervision and control of staff
• Strategic planning and leadership in the development, implementation and monitoring of URSB mandate
• Initiate policy proposals and provide technical advice and feed back to the Board
• Act as Official Receiver
• Represent the Bureau in International and Local meetings

Qualification and Experience:
• University Degree in Law with a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice and person qualified to be appointed a Judge of the High Court of Uganda.
• Post Graduate Degree in relevant field is added advantage and or an MBA.
• Ten years experience in registration of legal instruments and titles is necessary.

Key Outputs:
• Day to day operations of the Bureau undertaken and supervised.
• Policies and best practices developed and recommended.
• Performance reports are made.
• Strategic plan implemented.
• Policies and guidelines for administration of the bureau under the relevant laws implemented
• NTR is collected and accounted for.
• Board meetings are held.
• Annual Reports are produced.
• Funds and assets of the Bureau are accounted for.
• Clients Charter implemented.

Personal Specification:
• Skills in communication, management, legal advocacy and computer literacy.
• Good report writing.

BUSINESS REGISTRATION AND LIQUIDATION

POSITION:
DIRECTOR BUSINESS REGISTRATION AND LIQUIDATION

Reports to: Registrar General

Duties:
• Initiate and Review policies, systems and procedures that enhance legal compliance in accordance with the relevant Laws.
• Advice the Board and Management and follow up on implementation of Board decisions.
• Monitor legal compliance of the Department in accordance with the relevant Laws.
• Coordinate with stakeholders and compile proposals for review and formulate amendments consideration of the management and the Board.
• Plan departmental operations and evaluate impact on organizational objectives.
• Manage the performance and development of staff in line with the Human Resource Regulations and Board decisions.
• Review contracts/negotiations/settlement of cases and make recommendations in accordance with Management and the Board decisions.
• Develop and implement strategies for institutionalization of best practices in accordance with core values and rules of the organization.
• Represent the Registrar General in International Meetings.
• Supervises registration of Intellectual Property Rights.
• Prepare work plans and budget of the department.
• Supervise and appraise staff.

Qualification and Experience:
• University Degree in Law and a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice with at least 10 years of working experience in legal related institutions.
• An MBA will be an added advantage.

Key Outputs:
• Legal framework studied and proposed amendment made and identified.
• Recommendations for management and board made.
• General compliance for all aspects of the law in the directorate are monitored and guidance given.
• The Bureau strategic and business plan be developed.
• Briefs on the department are made for the board.
• Decisions for the board regarding the directorate that require action are implemented.
• Weakness in operations are identified.
• Reports on compliance are made.
• Actual work plans are prepared.
• Targets are set for the directorate.
• Monitoring and evaluation framework developed.

Personal Specification:
• Applicant requires well developed communication skills, legal advocacy and computer literate.
• Should be with knowledge of management and control of legal matters.

POSITION: MANAGER BUSINESS REGISTRATION

Reports to: Director Business Registration & Liquidation
Duties:
• Assist the Director to supervise the Registries of Companies, Businessnames and documents.
• Provide leadership, initiate work plans for the section of Business Registration and evaluate staff and represent the director in meetings.
• Manage and supervise day to day operations of the Business Registry and conduct on job training.
• Register companies, business names and documents.
• Make reports on the performance and challenges of the Business Registry.
• Design and control internal operations and work flow process of the section.
• Assess and collect Non Tax Revenue.

Qualification and Experience:
• A University Degree in Law with a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.
• A minimum of seven years relevant experience in legal related institutions.
• An MBA will be an added advantage.

Key Outputs:
• Report on adequacy of systems and procedures.
• Strength and weakness of the system and procedures.
• Schedule of departmental operations.
• Lists operation benchmarks.
• Report on implantation and effectiveness of the strategies.
• Work plans and expectations of each staff.
• Key function of each staff.
• Competence benchmarks for each staff.
• Staff actual performance against their set benchmarks established.
• Performance monitored and feedback provided.
• Critical incidents recorded, guidance and coaching provided.
• Overall performance of the cycle reviewed and recommendations made.
• Quarterly reports produced.

Personal Specification:
• Legal advocacy with good communication and interpersonal skills and computer literate.

POSITION: MANAGER LIQUIDATION/OFFICIAL RECEIVER


Reports to: Director Business Registration & Liquidation

Duties:
• Implements Orders or Resolutions for liquidation, and bankruptcy directed to the Official Receiver.
• To take over, verify, secure and manage the assets and liabilities that fall under corporate and personal insolvents.
• Manage and supervise the department of Official Receiver.
• Prepare work plans and the budget of the department.
• Supervise and appraise staff in the department
• Maintain up to date records, manuals and electronic data bases, and inventories of the assets of the corporate and personal insolvents.
• Coordinates the collection of the fees due to the Official Receiver, and account for the assets and estates under receivership
• Represents the official receiver in Court and in the management of estates under receivership.
• Allocates work to his subordinates and supervises their performance.
• Perform any other duties that the Registrar General may assign to him or her.

Qualification and Experience:
• A University Degree in Law with a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.
• A minimum of seven years relevant experience in legal related institutions.
• An MBA will be an added advantage.

Key Outputs:
• Court orders to liquidate companies received and executed.
• Real estates and other assets of companies under liquidation taken over.
• Valuation of property carried out.
• Statement of affairs prepared and creditors meetings held.
• Creditors verified and paid off.
• Legal advise relating to company liquidation tendered.
• Official Receiver represented in Court.
• Assets preserved and managed.
• Report on adequacy of systems and procedures.
• Strength and weakness of the system and procedures.
• Schedule of departmental operations.
• Lists operation benchmarks.
• Report on implantation and effectiveness of the strategies.
• Work plans and expectations of each staff.
• Key function of each staff.
• Competence benchmarks for each staff.
• Staff actual performance against their set benchmarks established.
• Performance monitored and feedback provided.
• Critical incidents recorded, guidance and coaching provided.
• Overall performance of the cycle reviewed and recommendations made.
• Quarterly reports produced.

Personal Specification:
• Legal advocacy with good communication and interpersonal skills and computer literate.

POSITION: SENIOR REGISTRATION OFFICER - LIQUIDATION / OFFICIAL RECEIVER

Reports to: Manager Official Receiver/ Liquidation
Duties:
• Assist in implementing orders or resolutions for liquidation, and bankruptcy directed to the Official Receiver.
• Assist the process of taking over, verifying and securing, the assets and liabilities that fall under corporate and personal insolvents.
• Supervises and appraise staff below him or her.
• Assists in maintenance of up to date records, manual and electronics data bases, and inventories of the assets of the corporate and personal insolvents.
• Collects fees due to the Official Receiver, and assists in accounting for the assets and estates under receivership.
• Allocates professional work to his subordinates and supervises their performance.
• Perform any other duties that the Registrar General may assign to him or her Perform any other duties that the Registrar General may assign to him or her.

Qualification and Experience:
• A University Degree in Law with a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.
• A minimum of five years relevant experience in legal related institutions.

Key Outputs:
• Court orders relating to companies under liquidation received and executed.
• Real estates and other assets of companies under liquidation taken over.
• Valuation of property of companies under liquidation carried out.
• Statement of affairs relating to companies under liquidation prepared and filed.
• Claims of creditors verified.
• Legal advice relating to companies under liquidation tendered.
• Assets of companies under liquidation preserved.

Personal Specification:
• Legal advocacy with good communication and interpersonal skills and computer literate.

POSITION: SENIOR BUSINESS REGISTRATION OFFICER

Reports to: Manager Business Registration
Duties:
• Assists the Manager to register companies, business names ad documents.
• Write correspondences and search reports and attend Court matters.
• Quality assurance of statutory requirements and issue notices for compliance and enforcement.
• Assessment of Non Tax Revenue.
• Public awareness done.
• Certification and verification of documents.
• Any other duties assigned by the Manager and Director.

Qualification and Experience:
• A University Degree in Law and a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.
• Should have a minimum of 5 years working experience from a legal related institution.

Key Outputs:
• Companies, documents, businessnames, registered.
• Returns and all statutory compliance documents filed in time.
• Correspondences responded to timely.
• NTR assessed.

Personal Specification:
• Computer literacy skills, legal advocacy and interpersonal skills.

POSITION: REGISTRAR BUSINESS REGISTRATION

Reports to: Senior Business Registration Officer
Duties:
• Assist the Senior Registration Officer in registration of companies, business names and documents.
• Write correspondences and search reports and attend Courts.
• Assess Non Tax Revenue.
• Public awareness done.
• Certification and verification of documents.
• Any other duties assigned by Manager and Senior Registration Officers.

Qualification and Experience:
• A University Degree in Law with a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.

Key Outputs:
• Companies, documents, business names, registered.
• Returns and all statutory compliance documents filed in time.
• Correspondences responded to timely.
• NTR assessed.

Personal Specification:
• Computer literacy skills, legal advocacy and interpersonal skills.

POSITION: SENIOR RECORDS OFFICER

Reports to: Manager Business Registration
Duties:
• Keeps custody of the registers for Companies, Business names, Documents and Debentures and controls the numbering system and the computerized data base.
• Keeps custody of the stamps.
• Keeps custody of the specimen certificates and issues the certificates for registration.
• Enters approved companies, business names, documents and debentures into the relevant registers.
• Supervises the Registry, Records Officers and Assistant Records Officers.
• Records data of all transactions submitted to the Registry.

Qualification and Experience:
• A University Degree in Librarianship and Information Science with a minimum of seven years experience in management of Registries/Libraries.

Key Outputs:
• Registers securely kept from unauthorized third parties.
• Stamps, seals and specimen certificate secured from unauthorized third parties.
• Accurate data and statistical reports made from the registers.
• New files opened and indexed.
• Staff performance evaluated.
• Accurate data forwarded for automation.
Personal Specification:
• Skills in records and office management and computer literate and good interpersonal skills.

POSITION: RECORDS OFFICER

Reports to: Senior Records Officer
Duties:
• Responsible for the Security Registry and custody of all the files in the Registry.
• Keep and maintain.
• Keep and maintain safe custody of the files in the registry.
• Responsible for the recording in movement register of files and tracking.
• Retrieval and searches of files.
• Supervise the Archives.
• Quality Assurance of status of the registry and make reports.
• Responsible for shelving and classification of files in the Registry.

Qualification and Experience:
• University Degree in Librarian and Information Science.
• Minimum experience of 5 years in records management or librarianship.

Key Outputs:
• S ecurity registry effectively supervised.
• Register all files kept and accounted for.
• Movement register maintained.
• Shelves well labeled.

Personal Specification:
• Computer literate.

POSITION: ASSISTANT RECORDS OFFICER


Reports to: Senior Records Officer
Duties:
• To assist the Senior Records Officer and Records Officer in the day-to-day operations of the Registry.
• To retrieve and conduct searches for files assigned to them by the Senior Records Officer.
• To stamp documents assigned to them for registration.
• To file documents on relevant files and forward them for action by relevant officers.
• To perform any duties assigned by the Senior Records Officer and Records Officer.

Qualification and Experience:
• A Diploma in Librarianship and Information Science or relevant experience in records Management of 3 years in a busy registry.

Key Outputs:
• New files opened and documents filed.
• Documents stamped and processed and forwarded to action officers.
• Files retrieved and stamped for action officers.
• Supervise data entry.
• Collect files from action officers and take them back to the registry for shelving.

Personal Specification:
• Records Management skills and computer literate.

JOB TITLE: FRONT DESK OFFICER

Reports to: Senior Records Officer
Duties:
• Receives clients, interviews them and direct them where to go for service.
• Issues appropriate forms and brochures to clients.
• Records all received applications and tracks them to the relevant officers.

Qualification and Experience:
• Diploma in Law/Business Administration or Records Management.
• Minimum of three years experience in similar busy organization.

Key Outputs:
• Maintain register of application received.
• Forward received application to a Senior Records Officer.
• Track movement of client’s files and hand back finished work to clients.

Personal Specification:
• Computer literacy skills.
• Good communication skills.

POSITION: SENIOR PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER


Reports to: Registrar General
Duties:
• Develop, design and produce a public education and communication strategy in line with the departmental mandates.
• Develop work plans and budget for public education activities.
• Develop a media plan and proposals for funding.
• Manage the production of URSB proposals for funding.
• Manage the production of URSB publications.
• Supervise the Client Relations Officer.
• Receive client complaints and inform the management and counters negative publicity.
• Peruses the media for any reports about the Bureau.
• Supervise suggestion boxes.

Qualification and Experience:
• A University Degree in Mass Communication or Law.
• A Post Graduate Degree is added advantage with a minimum of 5 years work experience in a similar role.

Key Outputs:
• Media policy and guidelines developed.
• Budget and work plan developed.
• Public awareness work plan made.

Personal Specification:
• Should have excellent interpersonal skills, communication skills and computer literacy.

POSITION: CLIENT RELATIONS OFFICER

Reports to: Senior Public Relations Officer
Duties:
• Receive incoming clients, visitors and suppliers in a hospitable manner and direct them to relevant service points.
• Receive incoming calls and route them to the relevant officers.
• Listen to clients inquiries/complaints and note them for relevant officers.
• Organize and maintain the reception area to portray the good image of the Bureau.

Qualification and Experience:
• A Degree in Mass Communication or Business Administration with 3 years experience.

Key Outputs:
• Clients’ complaints recorded.
• Report on FAQs made and reported to management.
• Brochures and publications distributed.

Personal Specification:
• Excellent communication skills, customer care, interpersonal skills, computer literacy and knowledge of versed languages are added advantage.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS REGISTRATION

Position: DIRECTOR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS REGISTRATION


Reports to: Registrar General
Duties:
• Initiate and Review policies, systems and procedures that enhance legal compliance in accordance with the relevant Laws.
• Advice the Board and Management and follow up on implementation of Board decisions.
• Monitor legal compliance of the Department in accordance with the relevant Laws.
• Coordinate with stakeholders and compile proposals for review and formulate amendments consideration of the management and the Board.
• Plan departmental operations and evaluate impact on organizational objectives.
• Manage the performance and development of staff in line with the Human Resource Regulations and Board decisions.
• Review contracts/negotiations/settlement of cases and make recommendations in accordance with Management and the Board decisions.
• Develop and implement strategies for institutionalization of best practices in accordance with core values and rules of the organization.
• Represent the Registrar General in International Meetings.
• Supervises registration of Intellectual Property Rights.
• Prepare work plans and budget of the department.
• Supervise and appraise staff.

Qualification and Experience:
• University Degree in Law and a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice with at least 10 years of working experience in legal related institutions.
• An MBA will be an added advantage.
• Or a University degree in Engineering with working experience in intellectual property office.

Key Outputs:
• Legal framework studied and proposed amendment made and identified.
• Recommendations for management and board made.
• General compliance for all aspects of the law in the directorate are monitored and guidance given.
• The Bureau strategic and business plan be developed.
• Briefs on the department are made for the board.
• Decisions for the board regarding the directorate that require action are implemented.
• Weaknesses in operations are identified.
• Reports on compliance are made.
• Actual work plans are prepared.
• Targets are set for the directorate.
• Monitoring and evaluation framework developed.

Personal Specification:
• Applicant requires well developed communication skills, legal advocacy and computer literate.

POSITION: MANAGER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS REGISTRATION

Reports to: Director Intellectual Property Rights
Registration
Duties:
• Assist the Director to supervise the Registries of Patents, Trademarks and Copyright.
• Provide leadership, initiate work plans for the department and evaluate staff and represent the director in meetings.
• Manage and supervise day to day operations of the Registry and conduct on job training.
• Register trademarks, patents, copyrights, industrial designs and other intellectual property titles.
• Make reports on the performance and challenges of the Registry.
• Design and control internal operations and work flow process of the Department.
• Adjudicate opposition proceedings.
• Assess and collect Non Tax Revenue.

Qualification and Experience:
• A University Degree in Law with a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.
• A minimum of seven years relevant experience in legal related institutions.
• Or A University degree in Engineering with working experience in intellectual property office.
• An MBA will be an added advantage.

Key Outputs:
• Report on adequacy of systems and procedures.
• Strength and weakness of the system and procedures.
• Schedule of departmental operations.
• Lists operation benchmarks.
• Report on implantation and effectiveness of the strategies.
• Work plans and expectations of each staff.
• Key function of each staff.
• Competence benchmarks for each staff.
• Staff actual performance against their set benchmarks established.
• Performance monitored and feedback provided.
• Critical incidents recorded, guidance and coaching provided.
• Overall performance of the cycle reviewed and recommendations made.
• Quarterly reports produced.

Personal Specification:
• Legal advocacy with good communication and interpersonal skills and computer literate.

POSITION: SENIOR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS REGISTRATION OFFICER

Reports to: Manager Intellectual Property Rights Registration
Duties:
• Assists the Manager to register patents, trademarks, copyrights, industrial designs, and other intellectual property rights.
• Write correspondences and search reports and attend
Court matters.
• Adjudicate opposition proceedings.
• Quality assurance of statutory requirements and issue notices for compliance and enforcement.
• Assessment of Non Tax Revenue.
• Supervision and quality assurance of the registers, operational manuals and automated data index.
• Any other duties assigned by the Manager and Director.

Qualification and Experience:
• A University Degree in Law and Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice. Should have a minimum of 5 years working experience from a legal related institution.

Key Outputs:
• Trademarks, copyrights, geographical indications, registered.
• Assignments, transfers, opposition proceedings.
• Returns and all statutory compliance documents filed in time.
• Correspondences responded to timely.
• NTR assessed.
Personal Specification:
• Computer literacy skills, legal advocacy and interpersonal skills.

POSITION: REGISTRAR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS REGISTRATION OFFICER
Reports to: Senior Intellectual Property Rights Registration Officer
Duties:
• Assist the Senior Registration Officer in registration of, trademarks, copyrights, geographical indications.
• Write correspondences and search reports and attend
Courts.
• Adjudicate opposition proceedings.
• Supervise data entry in the automated register.
• Assess Non Tax Revenue.
• Any other duties assigned by Manager and Senior Registration Officers.

Qualification and Experience:
• A University Degree in Law with a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.

Key Outputs:
• Trademarks, and geographical indications examined.
• Trademarks, copyrights and geographical indications registered.
• Adjudication of Oppositions proceedings and rulings
made.
• Transfers, licences, assignments and renewals processed/recorded.
• Statutory compliance documents filed in time.
• Correspondences responded to timely.
• NTR assessed.

Personal Specification:
• Good legal advocacy and interpersonal skills and computer literacy.

POSITION: SENIOR RECORDS OFFICER


Reports to: Manager Intellectual Property Rights Registration
Duties:
• Keeps custody of the registers of patents, trademarks, copyright, industrial designs and other registrations under the department and controls the numbering system and the computerized data base.
• Keeps custody of the stamps and the seals.
• Keeps custody of the specimen certificates and issues the certificates for registration.
• Enters approved applications in the relevant registers.
• Supervises the Registry, Records Officers and Assistant Records Officers.
• Records data of all transactions submitted to the Registry.

Qualification and Experience:
• A University Degree in Librarianship and Information Science with a minimum of seven years experience in management of Registries/Libraries.

Key Outputs:
• Registers securely kept from unauthorized third parties
• Stamps, seals and specimen certificate secured from unauthorized third parties.
• Accurate data and statistical reports made from the registers.
• New files opened and indexed.
• Staff performance evaluated.
• Accurate data forwarded for automation.

Personal Specification:
• Skills in records and office management and computer literate and good interpersonal skills.

POSITION: INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS RECORDS OFFICER


Reports to: Senior Records Officer
Duties:
• Responsible for the Security Registry and custody of all the files in the Registry.
• Keep and maintain safe custody of the files in the registry.
• Responsible for the recording in movement register of files and their tracking.
• Retrieval and searches of files.
• Supervise the Archives.
• Quality Assurance of status of the registry and make reports.
• Responsible for shelving and classification of files in the Registry.

Qualification and Experience:
• University Degree in Librarian and Information Science.
• Minimum experience of 5 years in records management or librarianship.

Key Outputs:
• Security registry effectively supervised.
• Register all files kept and accounted for.
• Movement register maintained.
• Shelves well labeled.

PersonalSpecification:
• Computer literate, good communication skills and records keeping.

POSITION: ASSISTANT RECORDS OFFICER

Reports to: Senior Records Officer
Duties:
• To assist the Senior Records Officer and Records Officer in the day today operations of the Registry.
• To retrieve and conduct searches for files assigned to them by the Senior Records Officer.
• To stamp documents assigned to them for registration.
• To file documents on relevant files and forward them for action by relevant officers.
• To perform any duties assigned by the Senior Records Officer and Records Officer.

Qualification and Experience:
• A Diploma in Librarianship and Information Science or relevant experience in records Management of 3 years in a busy registry.

Key Outputs:
• New files opened and documents filed.
• Documents stamped and processed and forwarded to action officers.
• Files retrieved and stamped for action officers.
• Supervise data entry.
• Collect files from action officers and take them back to the registry for shelving.

Personal Specification:
• Records Management skills and computer literate.

JOB TITLE: FRONT DESK OFFICER

Reports to: Senior Records Officer
Duties:
• Receives clients, interviews them and direct them where to go for service.
• Issues appropriate forms and brochures to clients.
• Records all received applications and tracks them to the relevant officers.

Qualification and Experience:
• Diploma in Law/Business Administration or Records Management.
• Minimum of three years experience in similar busy organization.

Key Outputs:
• Maintain register of application received.
• Forward received application to a Senior Records Officer.
• Track movement of client’s files and hand back finished work to clients.
Personal Specification:
• Computer literacy skills.
• Good communication skills.

POSITION: SENIOR EXAMINER PATENTS


Reports to: Manager Intellectual Property Rights
Registration
Duties:
• Examination of applications of patents, utility models and industrial designs.
• Examine foreign applications received from ARIPO and WIPO.
• Conduct technical searches and write search reports.
• Conduct public awareness about intellectual property rights to research institutions.

Qualification and Experience:
• A University Degree in Engineering or Biochemistry or Pharmacy.
• Should have a minimum of 5 years working experience from an engineering research/teaching institution.

Key Outputs:
• R eceive patent applications and conduct searches.
• Conduct preliminary and substantive examination.
• Search reports written.
• Conduct public training in search and examination and drafting patent applications.

Personal Specification:
• Should have excellent interpersonal skills, communication skills and computer literacy.

POSITION: EXAMINER

Reports to: Senior Examiner
Duties:
• Examination of applications of patents, utility models and industrial designs assigned by the Senior Examiner.
• Examine foreign applications received from ARIPO and WIPO assigned by the Senior Examiner.
• Conduct technical searches and write search reports.
• Conduct public awareness about intellectual property rights to research institutions.

Qualification and Experience:
• A University Degree in Engineering or Biochemistry or Pharmacy from a recognized University.

Key Outputs:
• Receive patent applications and conduct searches.
• Conduct preliminary and substantive examination.
• Search reports written.
• Conduct public training in search and examination and drafting patent applications.

Personal Specification:
• Should have excellent interpersonal skills, communication skills and computer literacy.

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