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2 Fresher Legal Officer Jobs – Posta Uganda

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Manager, Legal Services

About Posta:

Posta Uganda a wholly-owned government company is a leading provider of a wide range of postal, logistical, IT, and financial services in Uganda, with international links to all major postal administrations world-wide.

Job Summary: The Legal Officer will support the Manager, Legal services to oversee legal affairs of the organization and adequately defend organization and maintain a vibrant legal/secretarial image.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Offer legal advice relating to civil disputes and criminal cases, locate, interview and guide witnesses.
  • Carry out legal research for preparation of court cases in which the Organization has an interest
  • Provide necessary information to external lawyers for proper execution of cases in which the Organization has interest, attend court sessions and assist in trials.
  • Represent the Company in the Courts of law and tribunals.
  • Represent Posta in any labour disputes in line with the Human Resource guidelines and policies
  • Prepares Legal documents on instruction of the Supervisor.
  • Interprets Legal documents and enlighten staff on relative Legal affairs.
  • Prepare and submit weekly, monthly and quarterly reports to Supervisor.
  • Regularly attends meetings of all relevant Management Committees in the absence of the Manager, Legal Services.
  • Attends to correspondences as assigned and any other task as may be assigned from time to time.
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned by your supervisor.

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Conclude outstanding court cases
  • Send reports on milestones registered
  • Legal compliance throughout the organization

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The Legal Officer should possess a good Bachelor of laws (Hons) degree
  • Also be in possession of a Diploma in legal practice
  • Be an enrolled advocate of the high court
  • At least two (2) years relevant working experience
  • Excellent communication, organization and public relations skills
  • Good working knowledge of basic computer applications
  • Demonstrable proficiency in legal research

How to Apply:

All qualified persons who meet stated minimum requirements to apply for the above job opportunity should send their application letters, attach copies of academic credentials and a detailed CV to this address: The Head, Department of Human Resource and Administration, Posta Uganda, P.O. Box 7106 Kampala, Uganda.

NB:

  • Applications received after the deadline will not be considered
  • All applicants who do not receive feedback within a month’s time from the deadline should consider their applications unsuccessful
  • Any kind of lobbying will call for disqualification of the candidate

Deadline: 6th January, 2017

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Fresher Diploma Legal Assistant Job (3) – War Child Canada

Title: Legal Assistant (3 Position)
Reports to: Legal Officer
Duty Stations: Arua, Rwamwanja and Koboko
Duration: 12 months with possibility of extension.

Job details:
War Child is an internationally recognized charity that works with war-affected communities to help children reclaim their childhood through access to education, opportunity and justice. in Uganda, through its Access to Justice and Protection programmes, War Child Canada provides LegalAid services for Women and Child Survivors of violence and raises public awareness around the impact of conflict on communities and the shared responsibility to act.

This programme has now expanded to the South Sudanese refugee settlements in the West Nile region and Kiryandongo where War Child Canada seeks to increase the legal protections of children, youth, women and men and continue to address the prevalence of perpetrators’ impunity through legal intervention, awareness raising and capacity building. Our programming emphasizes strong Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) prevention, identification and response interventions.

War Child Canada has recieved funding from United States Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (BPRM) to increase protection for refugees and other vulnerable persons in Ugandan refugee settlements in the districts of Adjumani, Arua, Kiryandongo, Koboko and Kamwenge.

The Legal Assistant will be responsible for supporting the smooth ninning of the daily activities of War Child Canada’s Legal Aid Clinic, including client management and follow up, facilitation of alternative dispute resolution and to contribute to legal awareness raising activities and legal trainings.
Required qualification, knowledge and skills:

  • The candidate must have a Diploma in Law (Degree in Law is an added advantage)
  • Must possess at least two years working experience in a related field
  • Fluency in local languages and an excellent working knowledge of spoken and written English
  • Profound knowledge on Child Protection, SGBV and the general legal system of Uganda
  • Proficiency in Computer packages such as (MS word Excel Power point and Data base)
  • Ability/willingness to learn to ride a motor cycle.

Job application procedure
The Application Package must include:

  • Detailed CV.
  • Cover Letter indicating clearly daytime telephone contact and active email address.
  • Photocopies of relevant certificates (both professional and vocational).
  • Contact information of at least three professional referees.

Note: Clearly indicate position and location you are applying for.

Interested applicants should deliver ONLY hard copies of their Application Packages to any of the following War Child Canada Offices: Kampala: 2nd floor, Plot 944 Ggaba Road. Kansanga. (Please ensure applications are delivered to War Child Canada NOT War Child Holland:) Kiryandongo: Panyadoli Refugee Settlement RFM Base Camp, Bweyale.
Adjumani: Pakele
Arua: Rhino Camp Refugee Settlement Yoro Base Camp.
Koboko: Lobule Refugee Settlement, Office of the Prime Minister Building.

Note: Qualified female and other equity-seeking candidates are encouraged to apply. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
War Child Canada recruits with a fair, transparent and competitive process in line with our organizational policy. Any lobbying will automatically terminate candidacy. Thank you for your Interest in War Child Canada.

Deadline of this Job: 5:00 PM 28th Oct 2016

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Fresher Protection Training Officer (2) Job – International Rescue Committee (IRC)

IRC Uganda Jobs

Vacancy title:
Protection Training Officer (2 Fresher Vacancies)

Job details:
Reports to:
Protection and Rule of Law Manager

About US:
The International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. It was created by Albert Einstein more than 80 years and has been working in Uganda since 1998. It has particularly working in the conflict zones where tens of thousands of people have been kills and over 1.6 million displaced. Following a peace agreement in 2006, Ugandans are returning home and looking to rebuild their lives. The IRC is there to protect women and children from violence and exploitation by fostering a safe environment and encouraging education, and is supporting farmers and small businesses, and helping communities promote peace and long-term development.
IRC is working in collaboration with OPM, UNHCR and other agencies to provide multi-sector assistance program in Bidibidi Refugee Settlement in Yumbe District, which is now home to approximately 20,000 South Sudanese refugees.

Job Summary: The Protection Training Officer will support the Protection and Rule of Law Manager in capacity building and information sharing at the community-level as well as designing and delivering workshops for other rule of law, protection, or government stakeholders. The Officers will facilitate training of trainer sessions for IRC’s Protection staff on relevant topics. They will ensure that all trainings conducted by the protection team align with best principles and guidance that contributes the the greatest possible impact on the target population.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

· The jobholder will develop and adapt protection training tools and modules appropriate for adult learners

· Provide ToTs to IRC’s protection team as guided by the manager and coordinator

· Design, schedule and facilitate participatory trainings for community committees and protection volunteers

· Design, schedule and facilitate capacity-building workshops for external stakeholders at sub-county and district level in collaboration with the Protection and Rule of Law Manager and other staff as appropriate.

· Meet regularly with protection officers to identify training needs/gaps, design appropriate strategies to address the same including strategies for mobilizing full participation during trainings.

· Carry out follow-up to assess knowledge retention and applications after training and determine the need for refresher trainings

· Compile training reports to feed into broader project reports and for sharing with external stakeholders as necessary

· Prepare budgets and work plans for the training program and for each training, ensuring that program targets are met

· Ensure that all necessary documentation is prepared and submitted in advance of each training mission, including TORs, payment requests, and procurement requests

· Ensure that all necessary documentation is prepared and submitted to finance to reconcile any cash spent during trainings

· Schedule and facilitate participatory community-based protection trainings

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

· The ideal candidate for the International Rescue Committee (IRC) Protection Training Officer should hold a University Degree in social sciences, law, Education, human rights or related field

· Previous exposure and experience providing trainings and training of trainers in human rights protection

· Prior experience in designing training materials and facilitating protection trainings for adult learners

· Broad knowledge and understanding of human rights and protection principles

· Prior experience preparing and managing budgets and work plans

· Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to multi-task

· Strong English writing and organizational skills

· Respects and adheres to deadlines

· Relates and works well with people of different cultures, gender and backgrounds

· Computer literacy i.e. Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Email application software

· Fluency in English required.

· Working knowledge of languages spoken by South Sudanese refugees is an added advantage

Job application procedure
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications online at the link below.

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Deadline of this Job:
17th September 2016
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Legal Officer – International Rescue Committee [IRC]

IRC Uganda Jobs

Duty Station: Uganda

Reports to: Protection and Rule of Law Manager

About US:

The International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. It was created by Albert Einstein more than 80 years and has been working in Uganda since 1998. It has particularly working in the conflict zones where tens of thousands of people have been kills and over 1.6 million displaced. Following a peace agreement in 2006, Ugandans are returning home and looking to rebuild their lives. The IRC is there to protect women and children from violence and exploitation by fostering a safe environment and encouraging education, and is supporting farmers and small businesses, and helping communities promote peace and long-term development.

IRC is working in collaboration with OPM, UNHCR and other agencies to provide multi-sector assistance program in Bidibidi Refugee Settlement in Yumbe District, which is now home to approximately 20,000 South Sudanese refugees.

Job Summary: The Legal Officer will identify legal needs in the field, provide counseling and assistance including representation in relevant administrative bodies in close collaboration with the Protection and Rule of Law Manager. The Legal Officer will be responsible for conducting legal information sessions on protection, rights and entitlements, legal status and other issues, as dictated by the needs at field level. The Legal Officer will work with protection committees to support advocacy at the community level along with the Protection Officers.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • The incumbent will identify legal needs in the field and provide on-site counseling to Persons of Concern;
  • Under the guidance of their direct supervisor, assist persons of concern by representing them in relevant administrative bodies;
  • Carry out case intake on site utilizing digital data collection system;
  • Deliver information sessions on protection, rights and entitlements, legal status, statelessness and other issues as dictated by the needs at field-level;
  • Engage in mediation and negotiation as needed (e.g. on housing, land and property issues);
  • Keenly analyze data and highlight trends and legal protection needs;
  • Under the guidance of direct supervisor, facilitate one-on-one interviews and focus group discussions with refugees, host community members, state actors and service providers in the field on selected protection and legal concerns;
  • Keep records of the urgent legal needs identified and the actions taken to assist affected PoCs;
  • Prepare and submit weekly reports on activities based on IRC and UNHCR tools;
  • Work to strengthen IRC’s relationship with refugees, refugee/host community leaders and municipal actors in order to maintain good access to POCs; and
  • Perform any other duties as requested by the Protection and Rule of Law Manager

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate for this vacancy must hold a Law degree
  • A minimum of two years of prior professional experience in a similar post, preferably with an international organization.
  • Belief in human rights including gender equality.
  • Excellent communication skills including ability to gain trust and build relationships with new communities.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of International Human Rights and Refugee Law;
  • Computer skills in MS Office
  • Previous experience in regular report writing.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team, as well as independently.
  • Flexible and able to work in a dynamic and diverse environment.
  • Experience in assessments, report writing and proposal development
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Language Skills: Good standard of spoken and written English language skills desirable

How to Apply

All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applicationsonline at the link below.

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Deadline: 8th September, 2016

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Legal Assistant – InterAid Uganda

InterAid Uganda Jobs

Deadline of this Job: not later than 31st August, 2016 by 5:00pm


Duty Station:
Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement Field Office, UgandaReports to: Legal AdvocatePERSON SPECIFICATION

  • A suitable Candidate for this position should poses a Degree in Law from a recognised Institution.
  • Possession of a Post graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from Law Development Centre is an added advantage.
  • A minimum of one years’ relevant work experience in an NGO implementing humanitarian programs.
  • Knowledge of Humanitarian/Refugee laws will be an added advantage.
  • Good communication skills.
  • High level of integrity
  • Computer literate with knowledge of MS Word, MS EXCEL, MS Power point.
  • Good interpersonal skills

Job application procedure
Suitable candidates meeting the requirements above are encouraged to send their cover letter, CVs and photo copies of their Academic Certificates including three professional referees by E-mail to recruitment@interaiduganda.org or hand deliver to InterAid Receptionist Kampala Office, not later than 31st August, 2016 by 5:00pm to the address below.

For a detailed job description, please visit our website at www.interaiduganda.org

The Human Resource Department,
InterAid Uganda,
Plot 1102 Block 8,
Kabaka Aniagala Road,
R0.Box 737, Kampala, Uganda,

NB. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.