Entry Level Jobs – Law Clerk at International Justice Mission (IJM)

Job Title:   Law
Clerk
Organization: International Justice Mission (IJM)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: IJM Director of Legal
         
About US:
The International Justice
Mission is a global organization that protects the poor from violence
throughout the developing world. International Justice Mission partners with
local authorities to rescue victims of violence, bring criminals to justice,
restore survivors, and strengthen justice systems.  The International Justice Mission (IJM)
Uganda is working to eliminate property grabbing in Uganda by bringing rescue
and restoration to individual victims, accountability to their perpetrators,
and transformation to the public justice system as a whole. 
Job Summary: The Law Clerk will also have the
opportunity to bring substantive relief to widows and orphans by supporting
IJM’s intervention into individual cases of property grabbing and coordinating
with government actors to ensure effective estate administration.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
1. Casework Support:
  • Carry
    out case intake and client screening based on established criteria;
  • Keenly
    track case related data on paper and electronic case tracking management
    systems;
  • Perform
    clerical duties (photocopying, filing, posting, errands, etc.) as needed;
  • Prepare
    and deliver case documentation to clients;
  • Provide
    translation and other case-related support;
  • Serve
    process on behalf of IJM Attorneys; and
  • Technically
    support the Casework Administrator in tracking progress of legal
    intervention and in managing and entering case data in the paper and
    electronic case tracking management systems.
2. Liaise and Coordinate with Third Parties:
  • Works
    closely with and pursue action from government offices (Lands Registry,
    Administrator General);
  • Actively
    coordinate meetings with relevant parties, attorneys and power actors;
  • Make
    payments on behalf of IJM Attorneys for case-related transactions; and
  • File
    and collect documents with courts, third parties, and other governing
    authorities.
3. Support and Development:
  • Actively
    participate in IJM programs in professionalism and Christian spiritual
    formation;
  • Render
    support in hosting guests, visitors, and volunteers; and
  • Perform
    other tasks as assigned.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The
    Legal Clerk should hold a Diploma in relevant subject (law, business,
    government relations, etc.);
  • At
    least two or more years’ experience as a paralegal, law clerk or legal
    assistant;
  • Fluency
    in English and Luganda, with excellent writing and speaking in both;
  • Computer
    literacy skills with proficiency in MS Word, Outlook and Excel;
  • Licensed
    Process Server preferred;
  • Possession
    of a Valid Driver’s License preferred.
  • Mature
    orthodox Christian faith as defined by the Apostles’ Creed;
  • Passionate
    commitment to IJM’s mission and values;
  • Professional
    in demeanor, appearance, written and oral communication;
  • Works
    well under stress with a sustained positive attitude;
  • Exceptionally
    high level of honesty and integrity;
  • Intelligent,
    organized, creative and proactive problem solver; and
  • Possess
    the ability to cooperate effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates who wish to join the International Justice Mission (IJM)
in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to Apply Online by clicking on
the link below.

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