Care International Paralegal Officer Jobs in Uganda

Care International Paralegal Officer Jobs in Uganda

  • CARE International has been active in Uganda since 1969 and working in the country continuously
    since 1979, implementing a diverse portfolio of programs and projects ranging from emergency
    services to economic development and civil society building.

  • CARE International in Uganda seeks to recruit a highly motivated and qualified professional to
    fill the position of Paralegal Officer

    Job Summary

    Reporting to the Gender and Protection Coordinator, the Office Paralegal Officer will be
    responsible for;

  • The coordination and quality assurance CARE’s legal assistance and sensitization, including follow-up of referred legal cases, awareness raising on the Uganda refugee laws and legal trainings.

  • S/He also supervises and mentors the community paralegals.

  • S/He is in charge of ensuring a solid and effective cooperation with key partners including but not limited to OPM, UNHCR, and legal partners.

  • S/He will also participate in the legal working group meetings at the settlement including providing technical support to CARE’s work in relation to representation of survivors

    Qualifications and Experience Preferred

  • The applicant must hold an LLB and post graduate diploma in legal practice

    Specific Requirement/Skills

  • Two years of professional litigation experience in refugee operations and qualified to appear before the High Court.

  • Tested skills in ADR and advocacy and good understanding of Uganda refugee law.

  • Training and skills transfer ability

  • An open
    and result oriented approach to work

  • Good leadership, management and team building skills

  • Integrity, confidentiality and the ability to accomplish tasks promptly under minimum supervision.

  • Well-developed analytical and inter-personal communication skills, including intermediate oral and written communication skills, and sound judgment and decisionmaking. English language skills appreciated but not required as reporting is possible in
    other languages.

  • Demonstrated ability to network, build relationships and establish collaboration with
    different partners, local agencies and international networks.

  • Working knowledge in M&E, report writing and documentation.

  • Willingness to work with crisis affected communities in humanitarian settings. Previous
    experience of having done so is desirable.

  • Experience working with large, cross-cultural teams on projects with multiple deliverables is desirable.

  • A demonstrated strong personal commitment to the goal of women’s empowerment and gender equality.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Care International Paralegal Officer Jobs in Uganda

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