Legal Officer – The Justice and Reconciliation Project (JRP)

The Justice and Reconciliation Project (JRP) is a
non­profit organisation based in Gulu. JRP has played a key role in
transitional justice in Uganda since 2005 through seeking to understand and
explain the inter­ests, needs, concerns and views of the communities affected
by conflict. Aiming to promote locally sensi­tive and sustainable peace, our
work focuses on the active involvement of communities in research and advocacy
on local level transitional justice issues as a means of giving a voice to
populations which have suffered from conflict for over twenty years. For
further information see our website:
JRP has received funding from the Royal Norwegian
Embassy – Ministry of Foreign Affairs to run a three- year Gender Justice
programme in northern Uganda under the theme, “Strengthening local-level transi­tional
justice mechanisms.” We seek an outstanding Legal Officer with a proven
intuition to transitional justice and human rights work in northern Uganda. The
job holder should be a flexible, open-minded individual ready to pursue a
career in transitional justice.
duties include:
  • Programme development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
  • Coordinating and supporting activities of com­munity conflict
    resolution structures in order to address the reconciliation needs of
    conflict- affected women and girls
  • Identifying and building the capacity of survivor groups on issues
    of gender justice, leadership and reconciliation
Candidates must demonstrate practical skills in
working with vulnerable women and men across northern, north-eastern and West
Nile regions of Uganda. We seek to recruit an individual who has an excellent
grasp of ongoing policy developments at civil society and Government of Uganda
levels. S/ he will also serve as an in-house legal advisor to JRP and should be
in position to offer expertise towards gender-responsive programmes across JRP
depart­ments. S/he will be required to possess a very strong research skill and
should be willing to comment ex­tensively on gender concerns across all
A relevant Bachelor of Laws degree is a MUST, while
an additional post graduate and masters degree in the field of Human Rights,
International Humanitar­ian Law, Peace and Genocide Studies, Transitional
Justice will be strongly considered.
to apply:
To apply for these posts, please send an email
Attach a CV, strong cover letter, academic qualifications and a list of at
least three referees to be contacted in case of short listing.
All applications should be addressed to
the Programme Coordinator. The closing date for applications is 30th MARCH
2012. Any form of lobbying or phone calls will lead to
automatic disqualification of one’s application. No hard copy submissions
will be accepted. JRP is an equal opportunity employer. Women and disabled
persons are advised to apply for any of the above positions

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