Legal Assistant NGO Careers – War Child Canada

Title:    Legal Assistant
Organization: War Child Canada
Arua, Uganda
Reports to: Legal Officer
War Child Canada is an international non-governmental organization which
is helping mothers and families around the world give their children a safe
start in life and give their communities the best chance of a peaceful future. Children
represent both the immediate present and the society’s future, which is why
protecting those childhoods is the key to breaking the cycle of violence. When
war breaks out, children look to those close to them for protection.
Job Summary: The Legal
Assistant will be responsible for supporting the smooth running of the daily
activities of War Child Canada’s Legal Aid Clinic, including client management
and follow up, facilitation of alternative dispute resolution and to contribute
to legal awareness raising activities and legal trainings.
Key Duties and
  • In charge of receiving interviewing,
    registering, and maintaining proper filling system for clients.
  • Offering referral and counseling advice to
    clients including field visits for follow up.
  • In charge of promoting legal and human
    rights awareness within targeted communities.
  • Carry out trainings and radio legal panel
    discussions on relevant legal issues.
  • Carrying out all other case-specific legal
    actions relevant to appropriate client management.
  • Performing any other related duties as
    shall be assigned by the supervisor.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate must possess a Diploma
    in Law (Degree in Law is an added advantage.)
  • At least two years working experience in a
    related field.
  • Fluency in local languages and an
    excellent working knowledge of spoken and written English.
  • Profound knowledge on Child Protection,
    SGBV and the general legal system of Uganda.
  • Computer literacy i.e. working knowledge
    of Computer packages such as (MS word Excel Power point and Database).
  • Ability/willingness to learn to ride a
    motor cycle
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send an updated
CV, cover letter indicating clearly daytime telephone contact and active email
address, photocopies of relevant certificates (both professional and
vocational) and contact information of at least three professional referees.
Please clearly indicate position and location you are applying for.
Interested applicants should deliver ONLY hard copies of their
Application Packages to any of the following War Child Canada Offices: Kampala:
2nd floor, Plot 944 Ggaba Road, Kansanga.
(Please ensure applications are delivered to War Child Canada)
Gulu: Plot No. 9 Erinayo Oryema Road, Kanyagoga.
Kiryandongo: Kanyadoli Refugee Settlement RFM Base Camp, Bweyale.
Adjumani: Pakele
Arua: Rhino Camp Refugee Settlement Yoro Base Camp.
Note: Qualified female
and other equity-seeking candidates are encouraged to apply. Only short-listed
candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: 17th July 2015
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