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Organisation: InterAid
Uganda Limited (IAU)
Funding Source: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Duty Station:  Kampala and Kiryandongo, Uganda
Reports to: Program
Manager
Ref: IAU/URP/001 (for
Kampala) and IAU/URP/002 (for Kiryandongo)
About US:
InterAid Uganda Limited (IAU) is
a non-governmental humanitarian national organization established in 1988, and
duly registered with the NGO Board and NGO Forum. IAU has been and still
involved in projects geared towards the improvement of livelihoods of the
disadvantaged persons both in rural and urban areas.
Job Summary: The Legal
Officer/Advocate will be responsible for the Programme Legal Desk and ensure timely
coordination and follow up with legal service providers to promote equal access
to justice for Persons of Concern through proper implementation of weekly
/monthly /quarterly activity schedules to attain the required targets.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • In
    charge of developing and ensuring implementation of weekly, monthly, quarterly
    activity schedules and targets.
  • Maintain
    a legal desk at the programme to coordinate legal activities.
  • Manage
    and follow up with legal service provision and service providers.
  • Ensure
    information dissemination to Persons of Concern and the community on legal
    issues.
  • Carry
    out follow ups and referral of Persons in need of legal assistance.
  • Identify
    gaps and build the capacity of Programme staff to attend to Persons of
    Concern with legal issues.
  • Ensure
    coordination with service providers and stakeholders to ensure access to
    legal services by Persons of Concern.
  • The
    incumbent will compile weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports to
    submit to the Programme Officer.
  • Mentor
    and coach staff in the legal section as per job requirements.
  • Carry
    out training needs analysis for staff in the legal section and recommend
    relevant training
  • Represent
    the department in management meetings and any other appropriate committees
  • Offer
    timely legal support to managers and the organisation at large
  • In
    charge of the administration and supervision of department staff
  • Develop
    and monitor the implementation of the budget in line with organisation’s expectation
    (cost effectiveness)
  • Ensure
    staff performance is managed in the legal section.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant should preferably hold a Bachelors’ Degree of Legal Laws (LLB)
    and a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (PGDLP).
  • The
    Legal Associate / Advocate must be enrolled with the High Court.
  • A
    minimum of two years’ experience in Refugee and Human Rights will be an
    added advantage.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified candidates
should send a cover letter and updated CV including three referees via E-mail
to recruitment@interaiduganda.org or hand deliver to our address below. Please
quote the REF No on your Application. (Check at the top of this advert)
Executive Director,
InterAid Uganda,
Plot 1102 Block 8, Kabaka
Anjagala Road,
P.O. Box 737, Kampala. Uganda.
Deadline: 31st July 2015 by 2:00pm.

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