Action Aid Project Legal Officer - Women Protection Shelter Jobs in Uganda
Action Aid Project Legal Officer - Women Protection Shelter Jobs in UgandaJob Title:Project Legal Officer-Women Protection Centers (WPC)
Project Coordinator WPC
Responsible for :
Psychosocial Support Officer
To plan, manage, monitor and supervise the implementation of the DFID Programme on Gender Based Violence project objectives in line with donor guidelines and organization’s strategic plan CSP
Qualification: A minimum of an Honours Degree in Law (LLB) from a recognised University
Diploma in Legal practice from Law Development Centre or any recognised institution
Post Graduate qualification in project planning and management or any related field is an added advantage.
ExperienceMinimum of 3 years of relevant working experience preferably in an INGO or NGO.
Skills and Abilities:
Practical knowledge of court processes/ procedures and possession of a valid practicing certificate is a must
Practical experience in providing probono services to victims of GBV including legal advice, representation in court, rehabilitation and resettlement
Knowledge of Gender, Human rights and gender based violence issues is a must
Good communication (Oral and written) skills
Good interpersonal and communication skills.
Planning and organising
Problem solving and decision making skills
Report writing skills
Motor cycle riding skills
Key Result Areas
Duties and Responsibilities
Working closely with the Project coordinator WPC, undertake timely planning, implementation and reporting of the project activities in line with the project donor and AAIU requirements
Prepare activity and quarterly plans and budgets in line with the approved annual work plan.
Develop concepts and implement National level activities in close partnership with other implementing partners
Coordinate and hold meetings on plans and budgets with the partner organization and project staff to address emerging issues
Work with the grants coordinator to develop, submit quarterly work plans, budgets and funds request to DFID
Prepare and compile activity, monthly, quarterly and Annual reports
Establish and maintain working relationships with implementing partners, district and national stakeholders to promote AAIU image in line with the Organizational mission vision and values.
Work with partners to implement all planned activities and report on its progress
Participate in all Consultative meetings with DPP’s office, Chief Magistrate, Registrar, magistrates and judges to Advocate for institutionalization of GBV specialized courts.
Participate in all Capacity building initiatives of key stakeholders like police, State Attorneys and Health workers to facilitate processes of evidence collection and preservation
Obtain and maintain a list of commitments from all the consultative meetings with stakeholders.
Analyse and document project experiences and lessons for shared learning with stakeholders and Donors
Represent the organisation in key district stakeholder fora, workshops and meetings related to the project to raise the profile of the organization.
Facilitated GBV Courts to convene to enable GBV survivors obtain improved access to justice through specialized court sessions in Acholi and Teso/Lango and Karamoja regions to reduce on the numbers and improve on the disposal rates.
Conduct inception meetings in partnership with partners in the three regions.
Ensure the judicial Officers are facilitated to conduct specialized GBV case session with an aim of reducing GBV case backlog.
Ensure that GBV Survivors are provided with integrated GBV services including Legal, Psychosocial, medical and facilitated to attend court sessions together with their witnesses
Work with other staff and partners to provide integrated services to GBV survivors
Provide GBV survivors and witnesses with pre court training and counseling for confidence building.
Ensure timely facilitation of survivors n witnesses to attend court sessions.
Undertake monitoring and evaluation of project activities and document success stories arising in line with the project and ActionAid Uganda M&E framework.
Carry out periodic Project monitoring visits and produce reports in line with the donors requirements
Document success stories a rising from the project implementation for wider sharing
Document outcomes from the implementation of activities for sharing on the weekly.
How to Apply
All interested candidates should follow the link for the detailed Job Descriptions and requirements @ www.actionaid.org/uganda/jobs
Applications (Cover letter, CV, and certified academic documents) MUST be strictly sent by email to Vacancies.Uganda@actionaid.org clearly addressed to The Director Human Resource/Organizational Effectiveness, ActionAid Uganda, Plot number 2514/2515 Ggaba Road, P.O Box 676 Kampala, by Friday 7th June 2019.
Hand deliveries will not be accepted, and due to large number of applications, we will respond to Only shortlisted candidates for interviews.
For more information and job application details, see; Action Aid Project Legal Officer - Women Protection Shelter Jobs in Uganda
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