Human Trafficking Special Counsel Jobs in Uganda
Human Trafficking Special Counsel Jobs in UgandaInstitute’s Mission
The Human Trafficking Institute exists to decimate modern slavery at its source by empowering police and prosecutors to stop traffickers.
Working inside criminal justice systems, the Institute provides the embedded experts, world-class training, investigative resources, and evidence-based research necessary to free victims.
General Description – Uganda
The Human Trafficking Institute seeks applicants with prosecution experience for a Special Counsel position, which will be positioned within Uganda’s criminal justice system.
In 2017, the Institute entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Office of the Directorate of Public Prosecutions in Uganda (ODPP) for the placement of a Special Counsel within the office of the
The selected Special Counsel will work in the ODPP, collaborate closely with prosecutorsAssist and provide legal expertise to ODPP Prosecutors on human trafficking prosecutions
handling human trafficking cases throughout Uganda, and operate as an Institute liaison. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Advise, support, and conduct legal research for the specialized human trafficking
investigation and prosecution units and the courts that hear human trafficking cases
Maintain organized reports and detailed data regarding all human trafficking cases
Develop relationships with law enforcement officers, prosecutors, and other relevant
government officials in Uganda
Facilitate coordination between investigators, prosecutors, and victim witness coordinators
in human trafficking cases
Coordinate and partner with other civil society organizations that provide services to
human trafficking victims and on other issues related to human trafficking
Identify barriers to effective prosecution of human trafficking cases in Uganda and identify
and execute strategies for overcoming those barriers
Assist in preparing for and conducting human trafficking knowledge- and skills-based
trainings for a variety of audiences
Represent the Institute at various meetings and workshops in Uganda, as required
Communicate the Institute’s vision and mission to government officials, practitioners, and donors
Assist in the recruitment and training of future Institute personnel in Uganda
Support the Institute’s development and fundraising activities, as needed
Maintain confidentiality of privileged and sensitive information
Establish and maintain positive staff and public relations image
Attend meetings, retreats and other Institute events, as required by the Institute
Generate new and innovative ideas to advance the Human Trafficking Institute’s mission
Carry out additional assignments at the Leadership Team’s request
Skills and Experience
Juris Doctor or equivalent
Subject matter expertise in human trafficking
Prosecutorial experience highly preferred
Experience operating in an international context highly preferred
Excellent communication and writing skills
Ability to quickly and independently produce a professional work product
Experience working as a team and managing multiple tasks
Self-motivated and articulate
Organized, meticulous attention to detail
Attention to detail
Ability to adapt to living in a new country
Ability to winsomely lead others
Disciplined with priorities
Professional presentation in demeanor, written and oral communication
Works well under stress
Strong ethic of service
Sustained positive attitude
Passion for the Institute’s goals
How to Apply
Applicants should submit a cover letter, résumé, and three references to Applications@TraffickingInstitute.org. by 2nd June 2019
For more information and job application details, see; Human Trafficking Special Counsel Jobs in Uganda
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