Fresher NGO Careers – Legal Assistant at Action Africa Help International

Job Title:     Legal Assistant
Organisation: Action Africa Help International
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Legal Advisor
About AAH:
In 1996, Action Africa Help International (AAIN) became Aktion Africa
Hilfe e. V (AAH) and was registered in Munich, Germany from where our founders
in 2003 moved the organisation’s headquarters to Kenya. AAH-I now works with
refugees, host communities and other marginalized and vulnerable groups in
Kenya, Uganda, Somalia and South Sudan, where it operates across a range of
sectors that seek to bridge relief to development.
Job Summary: The Legal Assistant will provide legal counseling
services to survivors of sexual and gender-based violence in consultation with
medical staff and Project Officer for Community Services in line with AAH U and
donor guidelines.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provide timely legal counselling services
    to families, in a non-discriminatory manner.
  • Expeditiously follow up visits to prisons
    and home visits to families of interest of released suspects to ensure
    that they are fully supported to get the justice they need while observing
    and being seen to observe confidentiality in all cases handled.
  • Create and organise case files, monitor
    calendars, meeting deadlines, documenting actions and file information
    into database.
  • Keep clients informed by maintaining
    contact; communicating case progress.
  • Technically support case preparation by
    preparing case summaries and materials for mediation; preparing pleadings;
    monitoring and obtaining discovery responses; organizing materials for
    case review.
  • Works closely with the Legal Advisor
    organize evidence prepare exhibits and schedule witnesses for appearance
    in court
  • Conduct legal counselling services in line
    with expressed needs of persons of interest in consultation with the GBV
    focal person, Child protection officer and Gender and Community
    Development Officer.
  • Recruit, manage and appraise legal counselling
    volunteers, providing development and training opportunities in
    consultation with the Program Management Team.
  • Works closely with other Counsellors to
    share practice and contribute to the development of comprehensive
    counselling services to persons of interest in program areas.
  • Liaise with sector staff in social work,
    health, education and voluntary agencies, in order to co-ordinate services
    for families and to raise awareness of legal services.
  • Arrange regular monitoring sessions with
  • Perform any other duties as required by
    the supervisor
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should preferably hold a
    Diploma in Law or a related qualification from a recognized institution
  • At least one year’s experience in similar
    position in an NGO.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication
  • Excellent command of both written and oral
  • Patient, understanding and of pleasant
  • Computer literate with ability to use
    Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to build capacities and develop
  • Commitment to organisational values.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their
applications (together with an updated (CV) with at least three referees with
their telephone contacts via E-mail only to;
Human Resource Officer,
Action Africa Help Uganda,
Plot 72 Ntinda Road, P.O. Box 10501, Kampala, Uganda.
Deadline: 10th April 2015
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