Non-profit Careers – Legal Officer at Center for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD)

Job Title:   Legal Officer
Organization: Center for
Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Programme
Manager
About CEHURD:
The Center for Health, Human
Rights and Development (CEHURD) is an indigenous, non-profit, research and
advocacy organization which is pioneering the enforcement of human rights and
the justiciability of the right to health in Eastern Africa. CEHURD was founded
in 2007 and was registered under the laws of Uganda as a company limited by
guarantee Certificate No. 114712. It was formed to contribute towards ensuring
that laws and policies are used as principal tools for the promotion and
protection of health and human rights of populations in Uganda and in the East
African region. CEHURD realizes this through a set of programs: (1) Human
Rights Advocacy ; (2) Community Empowerment; and (3) Research and Documentation
.
Job Summary: The Legal
Officer will work with a group of experience lawyers to provide a cross section
of legal services to health service providers.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
1. Legal Advisory and
Representation:
  • Meet
    and interview clients for the purpose of identifying their grievances and
    planning appropriate legal solutions
  • In
    charge of collecting evidence to inform any possible litigation cases or
    policy review and development process
  • Represent
    clients in all legal proceedings including but not limited to
    arbitrations, negotiation, settlement meetings, court proceedings and
    other legal proceedings,
  • Draw
    up legal documents for the purposes of protecting the rights and interests
    of the clients and/or presenting their cases before any judicial or
    quasi-judicial body
  • Guide
    clients on all legal issues especially issues relating to the protection
    and realisation of their sexual reproductive health and rights
  • Interpret
    laws, rulings and regulations for the purposes of explaining the law to
    clients
  • Identify
    and challenge obstacles to the realisation of the right to health
    especially sexual and reproductive health rights
  • Works
    closely with Programme managers in CEHURD to engage those in charge of
    setting health policies to implement the solutions reached via research.
    This will include but not limited to preparing Policy or Research briefs,
    reports, testimonies for public hearings, presentations and petitions on
    health policies.
  • Actively
    contribute towards ensuring timely, quality and accurate programme
    quarterly and annual reporting
  • In
    charge of developing and expanding CEHURD’s strategic relations and
    partnerships in litigation of the right to health especially sexual
    reproductive health rights
2. Other Key Responsibilities:
  • Adhere
    to our organizational values and to actively promote their application
    amongst colleagues
  • Undertake
    tasks in a creative, self-driven and innovative fashion
  • Identify
    and implement additional tasks/ ideas of benefit to the organization
    (whether directly linked to one’s job or not)
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate should at least be enrolled to practice law in all courts
    of judicature in Uganda and should have a valid practising certificate.
  • Three
    or more years of practising experience in Courts of Law in Uganda.
  • Past
    experience in practice of criminal law in Uganda and knowledge of sexual
    reproductive health and rights may also be an added advantage.
  • Possess
    excellent analytical skills
  • Leadership
    skills
  • Excellent
    verbal and written communication skills
  • Team
    skills
  • Excellent
    resource mobilization skills
  • Innovative
    spirit and willingness to use creative thinking.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified
candidates should send their applications including a cover letter, Curriculum
Vitae, copies of academic documents in 
sealed envelope indicating “Legal Officer” on the top left hand side of
the envelope to:
Executive Director, Centre for
Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD)
Plot 833 Old Kiira Road, Ntinda
– Kiwatule Ssebowa Zone.
P.O. Box 16617, Wandegeya
Kampala Uganda
Tel:+256 414 – 532283 or Mob.
0700940112
Email to:
info@cehurd.org clearly indicating the position applied for in the subject line
of the E-mail.
Deadline: 20th March 2015, by 5:00pm

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