FIDA Senior Legal Clerk Jobs in Uganda

FIDA Senior Legal Clerk Jobs in Uganda

The Uganda Association of Women Lawyers, FIDA (U) is a non-governmental
organization that promotes and defends human rights with an emphasis on women
and children as beneficiaries.

FIDA was formed in 1974 as the Uganda chapter of Federacio Internationales de Abogadas or the International Federation of Women Lawyers.

FIDA Uganda was formed as a membership association for female lawyers
with a primary objective of promoting the professional growth of its members and
helping women access their rights. The FIDA Uganda office is located on Plot 4,
Robert Mugabe Road, Mbuya, Kampala district.

Job Title:

  • Legal Clerk (Moroto, Kabong, Napak, Kotido)

    Department:
  • Legal Aid Clinic

    Level:
  • Assistant Officer

    Reports to:
  • Legal Officer

    Main purpose of the post:

    The Legal Clerk is responsible for receiving FIDA-Uganda’s clients and providing them with legal advice according to high standards of professionalism and best practice; aiming to empower vulnerable women and children to enjoy their rights as equals.

    Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Receiving clients and listening to their concerns and at all times treating them with compassion and respect
  • Ensuring that all appropriate paperwork has been completed and client fees collected according to FIDA-Uganda procedures
  • Providing financial aid to those who qualify according to FIDA-Uganda’s policies
  • Ensuring that all documentation and filing is carried out according to FIDA- Uganda’s procedures
  • Receiving documents for archiving; processing them according to standard operating procedures, including making entries into the index system
  • Monitoring
    the physical environment where the clients legal files are kept; taking appropriate action to ensure documents will remain in good condition

    Person Specifications
  • An undergraduate diploma in Social Sciences, Law, SWSA, Secretarial Studies, or any other relevant field.
  • Must be computer literate
  • Two years’ working experience in the same role, preferably a LASP, is
    desirable
  • Any qualification in Law will be an added advantage

    Personal Attributes
  • Good spoken Ngakarimojong will be added advantage
  • Strong writing skills
  • Reporting Skills
  • Strong Interpersonal skills
  • Good Customer Care
  • High Communication skills
  • High integrity
  • Ability to uphold secrecy of correspondence

    How to Apply
  • Candidates with the necessary qualifications and experience should submit an
    application letter, current CV and copies of their professional certificates to the
    Human Resource and Administrative Officer at hrdepartment@fidauganda.org.
  • Applicants should indicate the preferred station, a daytime telephone contact, email
    address and include three professional referees.
  • Deadline for submission of applications is 2nd May, 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; FIDA Senior Legal Clerk Jobs in Uganda

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