War Child Canada Charity Jobs – Legal Assistant

Job Title: Legal Assistant
Organisation: War Child Canada
Duty Station: Gulu, Uganda
Reports to: Legal Officer
About War Child:
War Child Canada works in Uganda with war-affected communities to help children reclaim their childhood through access to education, opportunity and justice. War Child Canada takes an active role in raising public awareness around the impact of war on communities and the shared responsibility to act.  When war itself ends, the consequences endure. A lack of employment opportunities, the absence of effective economic or social structures, an under-educated population and a culture of impunity around rights violations combine to create conditions that make a return to conflict all too possible. But by making a long-term investment to create an environment in which childhood can thrive, the cycle of violence can be broken.  War Child Canada is a registered Canadian charity based in Toronto and currently works in Afghanistan, Sudan, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone and Uganda.
About Programs:
War Child Canada has been implementing Access to Justice and Protection Programs for Women and Child Survivors throughout Northern Uganda for the past nine years. This program is extending to the refugee settlements in the West Nile region and Western Uganda. WCC seeks to increase the legal protections of children, youth, women and men and address the prevalence of perpetrators’ impunity through legal intervention, awareness raising and capacity building. Our new programs will expand to include Education and Peace building/Youth Engagement interventions.
Job Summary: The Legal Assistant will be responsible for supporting the smooth running of the daily activities of War Child Canada’s Legal Aid Clinic, including client management and follow up, facilitation of alternative dispute resolution and to contribute to awareness raising activities and legal trainings.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Receiving interviewing, registering, and maintaining proper filling system for clients
  • Conducting any other legal action relevant to a specific case
  • Offering referral and counseling advice to clients including field visits for follow up
  • Actively promoting legal and human rights awareness within targeted communities
  • Carry out and radio legal panel discussions on relevant legal issues
  • Performing any other duties as assigned by the supervisor
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should hold a Diploma in law (degree in law is an added advantage)
  • Possess at least two years working experience in a related field
  • Possess the ability to fluently speak local language
  • Profound knowledge on child protection, SGBV and the general legal system of Uganda
  • Proficiency in Computer packages such as (MS word Excel Power point and Data        base)
  • Possess the ability/willingness to learn to ride a motor cycle.
How to Apply: 
The candidate should send an updated and Detailed C V, Cover Letter: Applicants should indicate clearly daytime telephone contact and email address, copies of certificates (both professional or vocational) and contact information of at least three professional referees
The complete applications can be sent via E-mail to: War Child Canada, Uganda at jobs.warchild.ca@gmail.com
Hand delivered to:
War Child Canada Gulu Office
P. O. Box 275, Gulu Plot No.9 Erinayo Oryema Road. Uganda
Note: Qualified female and other equity-seeking candidates are encouraged to apply. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. War Child Canada recruits with a fair, transparent and competitive process in line with our organizational policy. Any lobbying will automatically terminate candidacy. Thank you for your interest in War Child Canada.
Deadline: 19th September, 2014
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