Programme Officer, International Justice Programme – Avocats Sans Frontieres (ASF)

Organization: Avocats Sans
Frontieres (ASF)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Program
About ASF:
Avocats Sans Frontieres (ASF) is an international non-governmental
organisation, whose mission is to contribute to the development of just and
equitable societies in which the law serves the most vulnerable groups and
individuals. ASF has permanent missions in Burundi, Tunisia, the Democratic
Republic of Congo, Uganda, and is implementing projects in Morocco, Egypt, Nepal,
Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Chad.
ASF works closely with lawyers and civil society to ensure the
effectiveness and sustainability of its projects. Specifically, ASF’s strategy
in East Africa and the Great Lakes region is to strengthen the social role of
lawyers, as actors for fundamental change and in the defence of human rights,
and to support bar associations in their specific role of protecting their
Key Duties and
  • Actively contribute towards the
    development of ASF’s mission in Uganda’s International Justice strategic
    and operational plans, aiming to promote best practices in societal change
  • In charge of organizing and managing the
    technical and organizational
    aspects of activities of the project.
  • Actively participate in budget management,
    oversight and financial monitoring of the programme
  • Foster and maintain good relations with
    the project partners ’ and other interlocutors concerned with the problem
    of international criminal justice, and ensure that the principles of good
    partnership are upheld.
  • Collect and manage ASF’s documents
    relating to international justice.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicants should hold an LLB in law;
    (a Masters in human rights law, international criminal law or related area
    is preferred);
  • A minimum of two to four years of work
    experience (preferably with an NGO or similarly-situated institution),
    preferably on issues related to human rights and/ or international
    criminal justice;
  • Two or more years’ experience with project
    coordination & implementation (i.e. Planning, coordinating and
    implementing multiple activities; coordination with partners)
  • Excellent project oversight & budget
    management skills;
  • Good legal writing and research skills;
    (publications preferred)
  • Past experience with developing concept
    notes for project activities and project proposals;
  • Excellent oral presentation skills,
    experience representing one’s institution at public fora/ meetings;
  • The programme officer should have a strong
    commitment to human rights and international justice issues;
  • The applicant should be self-motivated and
    takes initiative; with an ability to work independently, multi-task and
    respect strict deadlines.
  • S/he will be highly professional, who
    works well under pressure and works well with others.
How to Apply:
All candidates are encouraged to send their applications including an
updated CV and cover letter via email or post at the address below:
Administration, Finance & Logistic Coordinator,
Avocats Sans Frontieres,
Plot 832, Old Kira Road, Kampala, Uganda
E-mail to:
Deadline:  19th December, 2014
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