IRC Legal Officer Jobs in Uganda

IRC Legal Officer Jobs in Uganda

Scope of Work:

  • Under the supervision of Legal Manager, she/he will identify legal needs in the field; provide counseling, and information.

  • The Legal Officer will be responsible for conducting legal information sessions, legal case management and follow ups, awareness creation on rights and obligations of refugees under Ugandan Laws.

  • She/he will work with communities particularly to ensure access to legal assistance is accessible by all.

  • He/she will be part of an integrated protection team, working on issues on general protection and sexual and gender-based violence issues.


  • Together with Protection Officers support community leadership structures in their crime prevention and response functions.

  • Provide legal counseling and information 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, clients and witnesses.

  • Submit daily and weekly data, including narrative of high risk cases to inform appropriate actions.

  • Support to analyze data, highlight trends and legal protection needs of refugees and other persons of concern.

  • Participate in external meetings aimed at promoting access to justice for refugees and legal assistance such as meetings involving UNHCR, OPM and partners.

  • Work closely with the Protection Officers to ensure linkages and referrals are done in a safe, effective, and timely manner.

    Key Working Relationships

  • Position reports to: Legal Manager

  • Position directly supervises: Community volunteers / translators

    Other internal and/or external contacts:

  • Internal: Close coordination with IRC Protection department, Health department, Senior Field Coordinator and Field Coordinator

  • External: Close collaboration with local actors/community structures, community groups (local NGOs, UN agencies, government) and service providers’ part
    of the Protection referral system

    Professional Standards

  • The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct.

  • These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability.

  • In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

  • Deadline for receiving applications is Wednesday 15th July,2020


  • Educated at degree level in Law from a recognized university. Diploma holders in law from a recognized institution with demonstrable work experience in the field of law may be considered.

  • At least two (2) years of prior professional experience in a similar post, preferably with an international Organization, a law firm or human rights organization.

  • Understanding of human rights and issues relating to gender equality

  • Strong written and verbal communication ability in English

  • Ability to gain trust and build relationships with new communities.

  • Good understanding of Ugandan and Refugee Law;

  • Basic computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel 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

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; IRC Legal Officer Jobs in Uganda

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