International Rescue Committee Legal Officer Jobs in Uganda
International Rescue Committee Legal Officer Jobs in UgandaRequisition ID: req5020Job Title:Legal Officer
The supervision of Senior Legal Officer, she/he will identify legal needs in the field; provide counseling, information and legal options.
The Legal Officer will be responsible for conducting legal information sessions, legal case management and follow ups, detention facility visits, awareness creation on rights and obligations of refugees under Ugandan Laws.
She/he will work with communities particularly Paralegals to ensure access to legal assistance is accessible by all.Work with Community Paralegals to support community leadership groups, especially Neighborhood Watch Committees to support advocacy at the community level along with Protection Officers.
Key duties and Responsibilities:
Undertake regular monitoring and visits of detention and prison facilities
Provide legal counseling, information and available legal options to refugees and other persons of concern. Conduct legal information sessions on human rights and key Laws relating to protection of refugees and other persons of concern.
Conduct case management and follow up on legal cases with relevant authorities.
Closely work with Police to provide necessary assistance to survivors and witnesses.
Submit daily and weekly data, including narrative of high risk cases to inform appropriate actions.
Participate in legal training as directed by the Senior Legal Officer
Perform any other duty as requested by the senior legal officer.
Support Community Paralegals to conduct legal information sessions on rights and obligation of refugee, key offences and punishments in Uganda, International human rights laws relating to refugees and other persons of concern.
Support Senior Legal Officer to analyze data, highlight trends and legal protection needs of refugees and other persons of concern.
Supervise community Paralegals in undertaking mediation and other aspects of alternative dispute resolutions.
Support Senior Legal Officer in delivering legal trainings on national and international legal frameworks to targeted audiences.
Raise PRs to support procurement processes.
Key Working Relationships:
Position Reports to: Senior Legal Officer
Position directly supervises: Community Paralegals
At least two (2) years of prior professional experience in a similar post, preferably with an international
Organization for degree holders. Diploma holders who can provide a significant experience of working with refugee communities and demonstrate an awareness of the challenges in this role may be considered.
Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:
Belief in human rights including gender equality.
Strong communication skills including ability to gain trust and build relationships with new
Education:Bachelor Degree of Law or a Diploma in Law from a recognized university
Work Experience:Good understanding of International Human Rights and Refugee Law;
Basic computer skills including Microsoft Word and Outlook.
Experience in regular report writing.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team, as well as independently.
Flexible and able to work in a dynamic and diverse environment.
Good standard of spoken and written English language skills essential
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 23rd June 2019
For more information and job application details, see; International Rescue Committee Legal Officer Jobs in Uganda
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