FIDA Senior Legal Officer - Jobs in Uganda

FIDA Senior Legal Officer - Jobs in Uganda


Organisational Background

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.

Available Position:

  • Senior Legal Officer (1 vacancy) in Moroto
    Job Title: Senior Legal Officer

    Department:
  • Legal Aid Clinic

    Level:
  • Senior Officer

    Reports to:
  • Aid Clinic Manager/ Program Manager

    Main purpose of the post:

    The Senior Legal Officer is responsible for providing FIDA-Uganda’s clients with
    legal advice and representation according to high standards of professionalism and
    best practice and guiding and supervising the Legal Officers; aiming to empower
    vulnerable women and children to enjoy their rights as equals.

    Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Take on personal client work load as appropriate
  • Support and supervise Legal Officers; giving them the necessary guidance and
    coaching to ensure that our clients receive the best services as per the FIDA
    Uganda policy and best practice standards
  • Act as a point of referral for the Legal Officers on challenging cases and issues.
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  • Support in the development of project implementation detailed plans; including
    participating in stakeholder analysis and research
  • Support in engaging with the media, influencing and enabling them to promote
    the changes in attitudes and behaviours identified as goals in the project plan
  • Coordinate planning, setting targets and implementing the different activities
  • Building relationships with key stakeholders in the
    community; ensuring that the duty bearers are legally empowered to protect rights of community members
  • Ensuring that community members are continuously sensitised on the basics of
    the law and given effective legal counselling on any legal matters that may arise
  • As directed by FIDA Uganda’s Influencing, Advocacy and Strategic Litigation
    Plan; circulating publicity and IEC campaign material

    Person Specifications
  • Bachelor of Laws. Possession of a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice is a
    must.
  • Must be computer literate.
  • Possession of a Practicing Certificate will be of added advantage
  • A Masters in Law will be an added advantage
  • At least 5 years’ experience in the related field with at least 2 of them in a
    senior role.

    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 Officer - Jobs in Uganda

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