Job Title: Legal Assistants

Organization: The Refugee Law Project (RLP)

Duty station: Adjumani, Kiryandongo, Lamwo


Roles and responsibilities:

KPA1: Legal aid

  • Support in the provision of legal advice to forced migrants
  • Participate in the identification and in making referrals for the resettlement of clients as per established procedure
  • Facilitate Alternative Dispute Resolution among conflicting parties
  • Participate in Legal aid clinics by providing on-spot legal aid services
  • Support and report on court watch briefs in collaboration with ODPP KPA2: Research and Advocacy
  • Actively participate in research, documentation, and publication on issues of Access to Justice as they relate to forced migrants and forced migration
  • Support in the preparation of legal opinions and advice on general issues of forced migration that may arise from time to time
  • Participate in conducting trainings for government duty bearers and forced migrants
  • Participate in the development of information, education and communication materials relating to access to justice matters KPA3: Networking
  • Organize and facilitate information sessions and dialogues with forced migrants and other stakeholders
  • Support in coordinating networking with other stakeholders in the provision of legal aid, including but not limited to Government institutions, UNCHR, among others
  • Support in initiation, review and advice on MOUs between RLP and other partner organizations.

    KPA4: Fundraising and donor relations support

  • Support the Programme Manager in developing technical narratives for purposes of fundraising, as required
  • Participate in identifying new lines of intervention that facilitate fundraising.
  • Submit reports and accountability within the stipulated time frame

    KPA5: Documentation

  • Update all online and offline data-capturing tools
  • Maintain up-to-date databases of partner’s profiles
  • Draft activity progress, monthly, quarterly and annual reports in the agreed timeframe.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law from a recognised university
  • Experience in representing clients before any quasi-judicial or other governing bodies
  • Experience in engaging with key partners on legal-related issues
  • Knowledge of Kiswahili and/or any other language spoken in refugee communities will be an added advantage
  • Ability to operationalise legal assignments;
  • Ability to give timely reports 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;
  • Possession of a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice will be an added advantage


How To Apply:

Interested applicants should submit their applications online via the link below:

Click Here To Apply.

For all positions listed, please submit a motivation letter, an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae and academic certificates relevant to the position applied for in one PDF Document not exceeding 8 pages. You can include links to your writings in your CV.

Application Deadline: Wednesday 5th July 2023



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