USAID SAFE Project Careers – Access to Justice Advisor at National Center for State Courts (NCSC)

Organisation: National
Center for State Courts (NCSC)
Project Name: USAID Supporting
Access to Justice, Fostering Equity and Peace (SAFE) Program
Duty Station:  Gulu, Uganda
About NCSC USAID Project:
The National Center for State
Courts is inviting applications from qualified candidates with a proven commitment
to access to justice and peace building for the position of Access to Justice
Advisor under the Supporting Access to Justice, Fostering Equity and Peace
(SAFE) Program in Uganda funded by USAID. USAID- SAFE is a five-year
development program that seeks to strengthen the Government of Uganda’s
capacity with respect to peace building and conflict mitigation
Job Summary: The Access
to Justice Advisor will have overall responsibility for the implementation of
activities under Component 1, Improved Access to Justice, of the SAFE Program.
The position requires regular presence and delivery of assistance in target
districts in the North and West of Uganda, with anticipated travel fifty
perfect of the time and substantial presence in SAFE’s Gulu office.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Steer
    the development and implementation of strategies and activities to assist
    District Land Boards and Area Land Committees to implement SAFE’s Administrative
    Improvement Plans.
  • Facilitate
    relationships between districts that are implementing the administrative
    reforms and new districts to promote peer support and mentoring, collaborative
    learning, and adapting.
  • Deliver
    training to government officials, grantees, CSOs, and District Land Boards
    and Area Land Committees.
  • Intuitively
    review and update existing training materials.
  • Support
    the grantees in establishing case management and reporting schemes,
    referral mechanisms for lawyers, and plans for paralegal deployment to
    remote communities.
  • Support
    grantees with organizing and implementing activities that promote problem
    solving in the delivery of land related services.
  • Offer
    management oversight for component activities and ensure timely
    implementation of activities in consultation with the Chief of Party and
    project staff.
  • Actively
    contribute to regular periodic reports and briefings for NCSC and donors.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The
    ideal USAID NCSC jobholder should possess a Master’s degree in Law or a
    first degree in Law and a Master’s degree in a related discipline such as
    social science, land rights, economics or international development.
  • Possession
    of six or more years of work experience in dispute resolution and promotion
    of access to justice with a particular focus on resolution of land
    conflicts.
  • At
    least six years’ experience in providing technical assistance and capacity
    building support to government institutions, civil society organizations
    and local governments in a developing country context.
How to Apply:  
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications which should be
submitted in MS Word format by email to: administrator@safeprogram. ug with the
subject heading “Access to Justice Advisor.” The complete applications
must include a detailed CV with at least 3 professional referees and copies of
relevant academic certificates. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Deadline: 30th October 2014 BY 5pm
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