African Prisons Legal Services Manager Jobs in Uganda

African Prisons Legal Services Manager Jobs in Uganda

The African Prisons Project (APP) is a community of people passionately committed to
bringing dignity, hope and justice to men, women and children in African prisons
ensuring equitable access to justice, health and education.

Our 2020 strategy focuses on
developing change makers among prison staff and inmates who use the law to bring
justice to the most vulnerable in society; to begin assembling world-class law teachers,
law makers and practitioners to aid the training and development of our people; and to
plan our expansion as we look to establish ourselves as a social enterprise, offering
legal education and legal services in Africa and beyond.


  • Ensure APP has a viable and world class legal services programme with a law
    firm and legal aid clinics in prisons.
  • Establish a robust quality assurance framework for the casework and experience
    of clients in APP’s Legal Aid clinics.
  • Guide APP on the processes to be taken to register as a Legal Aid clinic and
    draw up road map for APP to establish a similar service in other criminalized
    community such as refugee camp or a slum.
  • Ensure lessons are learnt and widely shared and validated across the organisation.
  • Represent the interests of APP’s Legal Services Programme in terms of litigation
    and the administration of justice, within the organisation and externally, and
    support the Legal Services team to ensure government offices (Prison Officers,
    State Attorneys) take necessary action.
  • Develop and manage an annual budget and plan, in liaison with the Country
    Director, Programme
    Coordinator, and Finance team.
  • Lead on and/or contribute to the local fundraising strategy including making
    funding applications, building relationships, reporting/presenting to Donors, Uganda senior management and the Board of Trustees.


  • An Honours degree in law with a practicing certificate in Uganda
  • Law practitioner with significant practical experience and knowledge of criminal
    justice, procedures and remedies
  • Experience in programme design and management
  • At least 5 years’ experience in civil and/or criminal litigation
  • Understanding of, and commitment to, the aims of providing Legal services to the
  • Awareness of current local social and legal issues in the criminal justice system
  • Experience in conducting strategic, complex and high-profile litigation to a high
  • Experience of making public funding applications and understanding of the
    recent legal aid reforms, with a knowledge and understanding of other options for
    funding litigation and casework
  • Experience in leading a team
  • Experience of in-depth financial budgets and cost analysis.

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 19th August, 2019

    For more information and job application details, see; African Prisons Legal Services Manager Jobs in Uganda

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