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Law Jobs In Uganda – 13 LEGAL VOLUNTEERS

Law Jobs In Uganda

Job Title: 13 LEGAL VOLUNTEERS  – Law Jobs In Uganda

Location: Masaka, Fortportal, Lira, Mukono, Mubende, Rukungiri, Mbale, Kasese

Reports to: Legal Assistant

About us:

Law Jobs In Uganda: Justice Centres Uganda(JCU) is a Project of the Justice Law and Order Sector (JLOS) hosted and supervised by the Judiciary to provide legal aid. JCU operates through Centres that provide a wide range of services that include Legal Representation, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Legal Advice, support with Self representation, Psycho-Social Support and Legal Awareness and Sensitization, as well as Advocacy for reform of Laws and negative practices.

Justice Centres Uganda operates offices in Kampala, Tororo, Lira, FortPortal, Masaka, Hoima, Kasese, Rukungiri, Mbale, Mubende and Mukono; and seeks to recruit competent dynamic and creative individuals to join her team of passionate Access to Justice Advocacy Professionals in the following positions;

Responsibilities:
1. Receiving walk-in and toll free clients
2. Follow up on files allocated
3. Mediate and conclude at least one case a week
4. Drafting Legal Opinions and Documents for each case assigned
5. Regularly update all cases assigned and report to supervisor on a weekly basis.
6. Attend weekly meetings held at the Justice Centres
7. Write success stories on each of the concluded cases assigned.

Required qualifications and Competencies:
∙ Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Laws from an accredited Institution.
∙ Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice – LDC and looking forward to enrolment
∙ Previous experience from Internship training/Clerkship with a Law Firm or legal aid service provider is an added advantage.
∙ Proficiency in both Oral and Written English is essential.
∙ Knowledge of legal aid service provision in Uganda
∙ Good writing skills
∙ Good communication and presentation skills.
∙ Dedication to working for and with the poor

Others:
∙ Ability to mobilize communities for Outreach Sessions.
∙ Proven team building skills.
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HOW TO APPLY:
Candidates with the necessary qualifications, competences, skills and experience should submit an application letter, a current CV and copies of their academic/professional certificates and a photocopy a valid Practicing Certificate.
Applications should indicate a daytime telephone contact, email address and include three professional referees.

Applications should be addressed to the National Coordinator- Justice Centres Uganda, and delivered at Chamber F6 High Court Building, P.O. Box 26365 Kampala, Uganda. Mark the envelop with the position applied for and preferred
workstation/region.

The closing date for receiving of applications is Friday 02 March, 2018 at 5.00pm

Law Jobs In Uganda – 13 LEGAL VOLUNTEERS

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OAG Uganda Jobs – No Experience Legal Officer

OAG Uganda Jobs

Job Title:      Legal Officer – OAG Uganda Jobs

Organisation: Office of the Auditor General (OAG)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Senior Legal Officer

Ref: ADM. 56/136/01 Vol.6 [01/18]

About Us:

OAG Uganda Jobs: The Office of the Auditor General (OAG) is an institution established under the provisions of Article 163 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda. Its mandate, functions and powers are enshrined in the National Audit Act, 2008. The main function of the OAG is to audit and report on the Public Accounts of Uganda and all Public offices or bodies and/or organization established by an Act of Parliament.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Providing of legal advice and opinions to OAG and staff;
  • Drafting contracts and MOUs.
  • Initiating the process for registering legal documents for OAG.
  • Supporting the unit on behalf of OAG in Liaising with external lawyers to facilitate collection and preparation of information related to court matters;
  • Preparing legal briefs arising from Court matters for the attention of Senior Legal Officer.
  • Tasked with representing OAG in courts of law under the supervisor of the Senior Legal officer;
  • Supporting the OAG to meet her legal obligations;
  • Drafting, reviewing and supporting legal and compliance policies that are in line with OAG’s mandates;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The Legal Officer should possess an Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Law and a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal practice from a recognized University/ Institution.
  • Applicants must be of high integrity with moral and ethical standards, analytical ability and logical reasoning; must be computer literate (Microsoft Office) and possess the skills to conduct legal research.
  • Any working experience in the related field will be of an added advantage.
  • Age: Below 30 years

How to Apply:

All candidates are strongly encouraged to send their applications including;

  • Detailed typed curriculum vitae which clearly supports the competencies required above
  • Certified copies of academic qualifications, testimonials and professional training certificates.
  • Names of three (3) referees and their contacts
  • A recent passport size photograph

The complete applications should be submitted with an application form, which can be obtained from OAG registry, Audit House

NB: All serving officers should channel their applications through their Heads of Departments

The complete applications must be addressed to:

The Auditor General Audit House

Plot 2C, Apollo Kaggwa Road P.O. Box 7083,

Kampala. Uganda

Deadline: 12th February 2018

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Judicial Service Commission Uganda Jobs – 8 Fresher Legal Officers

Judicial Service Commission Uganda Jobs

Job Title: Legal Officers – Judicial Service Commission Uganda Jobs

Field: Planning, Research and Inspectorate

Organisation:  Judicial Service Commission

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Ref. No.: HRM 147/286/01

Salary Scale: Uganda Government Scale U4

Reports to: Senior Legal Officer

About us:

Judicial Service Commission Uganda Jobs: The Judicial Service Commission is a Constitutional body established under Article 146 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, 1995, whose mandate is to recruit judicial officers and regulate their conduct.

The Commission is composed of 9 members with powers to facilitate improving the efficiency and effectiveness of Justice administration in Uganda.The Commissioners are drawn from persons of integrity and unquestionable character.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conducting Court Inspections;
  • Carrying out investigations of complaints against the Judicial Officers and other staff in the Judiciary;
  • Tasked with prosecuting disciplinary cases before the Disciplinary Committee;
  • Conducting research, and field surveys on law and administration of justice;
  • Tasked with writing reports and preparing legal opinions and memorandam;
  • Maintaining data bank for the department;
  • In charge of analyzing documents and presenting information from media on law and administration of justice, corruption and abuse of offices by Judicial Officers;
  • Supervising Legal Clerks;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate should be a Ugandan who possesses an Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Laws from a recognised University plus a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre.
  • Age: 21 years and above

How to Apply:

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and interested Ugandans should fill in the Application Forms/Public Service Form No.3 (2008), download here in triplicate and PSC Summary Form (one form), download here and send to the Secretary, Public Service Commission, P.O. Box 7080, Kampala. Uganda

The Application and Summary Forms are also obtainable from the Public Service Commission Office, 2nd Floor, Farmers House, Parliament Avenue, Kampala or Ministries/Departments and District Service Commission Offices. The Application forms should bear the title of the post followed by the Reference Number specified against the vacancy. The appropriate Advert Title e.g. “PSC EXTERNAL ADVERT [GRE] NO.3/2017” should be clearly indicated on the top of each first page of the Application Form No. 3 (2008). Applicants should attach three sets of photocopies of their certificates and testimonials. Applicants subsequently shortlisted for oral interviews shall be required to present certified copies and original of their academic transcripts and certificates at the time of sitting the Oral Interviews.

Applicants should attach three (3) recent certified passport size photographs and should apply for a maximum of only two (2) posts clearly indicating the first and second choice against the post applied for.

Deadline: 5th December 2017

Judicial Service Commission Uganda Jobs – 8 Fresher Legal Officers

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ULRC Jobs – Research Assistants

ULRC Jobs Typing Jobs in Uganda

POST:                        2 Research Assistants (ULRC Jobs:)

TERMS:                    CONTRACT (One year renewable)

REPORTS TO:        LEGAL OFFICER

AGE:                         21 YEARS AND ABOVE

JOB AT: Uganda Law Reform Council (ULRC)

ABOUT US:

ULRC Jobs: The Uganda Law Reform Commission is established by Article 248 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda (1995) and the specific operational details are provided in the Uganda Law Reform Commission Act (Cap 25, Laws of Uganda).  The core mandate of the Commission is to study and keep under constant review the Acts and other laws comprising the Laws of Uganda with a view to making recommendations for their systematic improvement, development, modernization and reform.

It is the considered view of the Commission that a good law must be flexible and receptive to change, so as to remain fair, relevant and up to date and above all, cater to the needs of the people.  As society changes over time so do the views and values of the members of that society. Law reform serves and plays the role of ensuring that this match is achieved by creating changes which contribute to making the laws of the country reflect those values and needs.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND WORKING EXPERIENCE:

Applicants should be Ugandans who meet the following requirements:-

  1. A minimum qualification of an honours degree in law from a recognized university and a Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre.
  2. Good analytical and writing skills.
  3. Good interpersonal skills.
  4. Computer literacy skills.
  5. Knowledge of research methods and report writing.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:-

The Research Assistant will be responsible for performing the following duties:-

  1. Carrying out both desk and field research;
  2. Collecting and compiling necessary documents for the fulfilment of the Commission’s work;
  3. Participating in consultation processes including workshops;
  4. Delivering papers and representing the Commission in various fora as may be assigned from time to time;
  5. Revising, translating and simplifying Laws and participating in activities related to the publications of the Commission;
  6. Performing any other duties assigned by the immediate supervisor, Head of Department or Secretary.

How to apply:

Applications are invited from suitable and eligible Ugandans to fill the following vacant posts currently available at Uganda Law Reform Commission

Applications should be submitted in triplicate to the Commission Secretary, Uganda Law Reform Commission 8th Floor Workers House, Plot 1 Pilkington Road P.O. Box 12149 Kampala. Email address:  ulrc@ulrc.go.ug

Applicants should attach fully certified photocopies of their testimonials and up-to-date Curriculum Vitae (CV) accompanied by a recent passport size photograph

Deadline: The closing date for receiving applications is Monday 29th May, 2017 at 5.00 pm.

ULRC Jobs – Research Assistants

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MSF Uganda Jobs – Fresher Advocacy Assistant

MSF Uganda jobs

Job: Advocacy Assistant (MSF Uganda Jobs)

Duty station: Kampala

Start of work: ASAP

Contract Duration:6 Months

Job Description

Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is an International independent medical humanitarian Organization that delivers aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics,natural disasters and exclusion from health care. MSF offers assistance to people based on need irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation.

MSF is looking to recruit a suitable candidate for the position below for it’s Kampala Office.

MSF is looking to recruit a suitable candidate for the position below for it’s Kampala Office.

Main responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Map key stake holders and their policies
  • Collect data ( using web resources, newspapers, meetings etc)
  • Contribute to writing reports
  • Support the Regional Advocacy Advisor in analyzing information for all countries covered
  • Propose advocacy avenues

Education & Qualifications:

  • Degree in Social Sciences/ Public Health  Experience:
  • Experience with HIV Civil Society Organisations Knowledge:
  • Knowledge of French is an asset

Competences/ Skills:

Essential computer literacy (word, excel, internet)

NOTE

In your application letter, please answer the following 3 questions and respect the number of words specified. Your entire application letter should not be more than a double sided A4 page.

Question 1 : HIV ( 200 words) According to your experience, what is the most challenging aspect of living with HIV?

Question 2 : Funding (200 words) With HIV requiring lifelong drugs, how do you see the role of international donors and the international community?

Question 3 : HIV & Uganda (300 words) As a Ugandan, what do you think is the most pressing issue with regards to HIV?

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications, CV, certificates and copies of relevant documents to the address indicated below or by email to: msff-kampala@paris.msf.org

The Human Resources Coordinator

Medecins Sans Frontieres

Plot 2329, Block 244 Spear Road

Church Zone Kansanga

NOTE:

  • The candidature files will not be returned.  Only photocopies of important documents should be submitted.
  • Only persons responding to the job profile will be contacted for a written test and/or interview.
  • No monetary, goods or service offers, nor favoritism, will be tolerated in a recruiting process.

MSF reserves the right to refuse any candidate having benefited from such acts.  Any illicit solicitations can be reported to the justice system.

Deadline for receiving applications: @17hrs on 8th May, 2017

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Law Jobs Uganda 2017 – Fresher Legal Assistant at The Refugee Law Project

Law Jobs Uganda 2017

Job title: Legal Assistant (Law Jobs Uganda 2017)

Reports to: Programme Manager,

Job summary:

Law Jobs Uganda 2017: The Legal Assistant provides specific legal assistance to the assigned Legal officer and office in the provision of direct legal support to victims of forced migration and in carrying out policy advocacy on forced migration.

The Legal Assistant also provides technical support to RLP in relation to Legal work through an active contribution in defining Legal priorities on research, partnership, alliance building and advocacy. The depth and scope of legal assistance work can be modified but within the major precincts of; Legal Service, Legal Documentation and Legal Advocacy.

About us:

The Refugee Law Project (RLP) is an outreach project of the School of Law, Makerere University. Our Mission is to empower asylum seekers, refugees, deportees, IDPs and host communities to enjoy their human rights and lead dignified lives. The Refugee Law Project has a wide physical presence with offices in the districts of Kampala, Hoima, Mbarara, Gulu and Kitgum.

Access to Justice Programme: Access to Justice Area of Placement: Kampala (with possibility of transfer to other field offices) Key Result Areas and Tasks

KPA 1: Client Support

  • The Legal Assistant will receive clients and visitors, carryout initial needs assessment and direct them to the relevant officer(s); provide research support to the Legal Officers on cases; support the Legal Officers in Investigations including locating relevant witnesses for cases and also support in interviewing clients and witnesses and prepare report(s) on the interview for the Legal Officer and providing quotes to clients.

KPA 2: Networking,

  • Advocacy and awareness raising
  • Participate in community education and raising awareness on forced migration,
  • International Human Rights, Refugee Law and also participate in relevant field visits to refugee and IDP settlements and other places such as police stations and prisons.

KPA 3: Information management support

  • The Legal Assistant will carry out other clerkship responsibilities including; filing, taking and responding to legal related correspondences as necessary; support in basic psychosocial counseling for clients; prepare legal documents; research cases and any pertinent legal information needed and also help legal officers prepare for court cases, including opening and closing arguments and aiding in court pleadings or motions

Desired Competences

  • Ability to operationalize legal assignments;
  • Ability to give timely report on activities undertaken;
  • Ability to work under pressure with minimum supervision;
  • Creative and innovative skills;
  • Great interpersonal skills and high level of self-motivation;
  • Excellent skills in MS Office applications and good communication and presentation skills;
  • Good touch typing skills of at least 30Words Per Minute;
  • Fluency in Kiswahili and/or any other language spoken in refugee communities will be an added advantage

Necessary Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law from a recognized university
  • Experience in representing clients before any quasi-judicial other governing bodies
  • Experience in engaging with key partners on legal related issues
  • Possession of a practicing certificate will be an added advantage
  • Knowledge of Kiswahili and/or any other language spoken in refugee communities will be an added advantage

Application Procedure

If you are interested and meet the above requirements, submit a motivation letter and curriculum vitae electronically to: recruitment@refugeelawproject.org.

The position applied for MUST be indicated in the subject line of the email. Copies of certificates should not be attached, but will be requested for from short-listed candidates only. RLP is a Non-discriminating and Results Oriented organization so we provide an equal chance for all.

Deadline: Friday 7th April 2017 at 5.00pm

You will receive a confirmation email of receipt from the Human Resources Unit upon successful submission. Thereafter, if you meet the basic requirements for shortlist, you will be notified for the next step in selection assessment.

Law Jobs Uganda 2017 – Fresher Legal Assistant at The Refugee Law Project

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Law Jobs Uganda 2017 – Fresher Legal Officer at The Refugee Law Project

Law Jobs Uganda 2017

Job Title: Legal Officer (Law Jobs Uganda 2017)

Job Summary:

Law Jobs Uganda 2017: The Legal Officer provides direct legal support to victims of forced migration and carries out policy advocacy on forced migration. The Legal Officer also provides technical support to RLP in relation to Legal work through an active contribution in defining Legal priorities on research, partnership, alliance building and advocacy. Job title: Legal Officer [1]

About us:

The Refugee Law Project (RLP) is an outreach project of the School of Law, Makerere University. Our Mission is to empower asylum seekers, refugees, deportees, IDPs and host communities to enjoy their human rights and lead dignified lives. The Refugee Law Project has a wide physical presence with offices in the districts of Kampala, Hoima, Mbarara, Gulu and Kitgum.

Reports to: Programme Manager,

Access to Justice Programme: Access to Justice Area of Placement: Kampala (with possibility of transfer to other field offices)

Key Result Areas and Tasks

KPA 1: Direct Legal

  • Aid As a direct legal service provider, the Legal Officer represents forced migrant clients before the courts of law and other institutions;
  • Provide legal advice to forced migrants and support migrant groups;
  • Identify and make referrals for resettlement of clients as per established procedure;
  • Facilitate Alternative Dispute Resolution among conflicting parties;
  • Conduct Legal aid clinics to the refugee settlements to provide onspot legal aid services; and make appropriate referrals for legal and alternative support

KPA 2: Research and Advocacy

  • The Legal Officer will conduct research, documentation, and publication on issues of access to Justice as they relate to forced migrants and forced migration;
  • Prepare legal opinions and advice on general issues of forced migration that may arise from time to time;
  • Conduct trainings for government duty bearers and forced migrants;
  • Develop information, Education and Communication Materials relating to Access to Justice

KPA 3: Networking

  • The Legal Officer will organize and facilitate information sessions and dialogues with forced migrants and other stakeholders;
  • Coordinate networking with other stakeholders in the provision of legal aid, including but not limited to Government institutions, UNCHR, among others;
  • Initiate, review and advice on MOUs between the RLP and other partner organizations as necessary.

KPA 4: Fundraising

  • As a sustainability mechanisms, the Legal Officer will support in fundraising through in developing technical narratives for purposes of project design;
  • Participate in identification of new lines of intervention that facilitate fundraising; and Work with Grants team to identify funding sources relevant to the programme work

Desired Competences

  • Ability to think and write conceptually, convincingly and strategically;
  • Ability to engage in advocacy at both local and national level ;
  • Ability to give timely report on activities undertaken;
  • Ability to work under pressure with minimum supervision;
  • Creative and innovative skills; Great interpersonal skills and high level of selfmotivation;
  • Excellent skills in MS Office applications and good communication and presentation skills. ;
  • Good touch typing skills of at least 30Words Per Minute;
  • Fluency in Kiswahili and/or any other language spoken in refugee communities will be an added advantage

Necessary Education and Experience

  • Bachelors Degree in Law from a recognized university
  • Completion of a Bar Course and possesses a Practicing certificate
  • Experience in representing clients before courts of law or any other governing bodies.
  • Experience in engaging with key partners on legal related issues
  • Knowledge of any language spoken in refugee communities will be an added advantage

Application Procedure

If you are interested and meet the above requirements, submit a motivation letter and curriculum vitae electronically to: recruitment@refugeelawproject.org.

The position applied for MUST be indicated in the subject line of the email. Copies of certificates should not be attached, but will be requested for from short-listed candidates only. RLP is a Non-discriminating and Results Oriented organization so we provide an equal chance for all.

Deadline: Friday 7th April 2017 at 5.00pm

You will receive a confirmation email of receipt from the Human Resources Unit upon successful submission. Thereafter, if you meet the basic requirements for shortlist, you will be notified for the next step in selection assessment.

Law Jobs Uganda 2017 – Fresher Legal Officer at The Refugee Law Project

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Community Paralegal [4] – Refugee Law Project (RLP)

 

Deadline: Friday 29th July 2016 by 5.00pm

Duty Station: Nakivale and Kyangwali Refugee Settlement, Uganda

Reports to: Field Office Coordinator, Access to Justice

About US:

The Refugee Law Project (RLP) is an outreach project of the School of Law, Makerere University. Our Mission is to empower asylum seekers, refugees, deportees, IDPs and host communities to enjoy their human rights and lead dignified lives. Refugee Law Project’s work is currently structured in five thematic areas: Access to Justice; Conflict, Transitional Justice & Governance (CTJ&G), Gender & Sexuality; Mental Health & Psychosocial Wellbeing; and Media for Social Change.

Job Summary: The Community Paralegal will provide substantive legal, administrative secretarial work, research and provision of legal information.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Client Support:
    • The Community Paralegal will receive clients and visitors, carryout initial needs assessment and directthem to the relevant officer(s); Provide research support to the Legal Officers on cases;
    • Assist the Legal Officers in Investigations including locating relevant witnesses for cases and also support in interviewing clients and witnesses and prepare report(s) on the interview for the Legal Officer and providing quotes to clients.
  • Networking, Local advocacy and Awareness Raising:Actively participate in community education and raising awareness on forced migration, International Human Rights, Refugee Law and also participate in relevant field visits to refugee and IDP settlements and other places such as police stations and prisons.
  • Information Management Support: The Community Paralegal will conduct other clerkship responsibilities including; filing, taking and responding to legal related correspondences as necessary; support in basic psychosocial counseling for clients; prepare legal documents; research cases and any pertinent legal information needed and also help legal officers prepare for court cases, including opening and closing arguments and aiding in court pleadings or motions
  • Others:
  • Uphold the RLP’s code of conduct
  • Any other roles as may be assigned 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant for the Refugee Law Project (RLP) Community Paralegal job placement should hold a Diploma in Law.
  • Computer literacy skills
  • Fluency in Kiswahili and/or any other language spoken in refugee communities will be an added advantage

How to Apply:

If you meet the above requirements and are interested, we encourage you to address motivation letter and updated CV to the Human Resources Manager via E-mail to recruitment@refugeelawproject.org. Please indicate the position applied for in the subject line of the email. Copies of certificates should not be attached, but will be requested for from short-listed candidates only.