Legal Coordinator Non-profit Jobs – International Justice Mission (IJM)

Job Title:    Legal Coordinator
Organization: International
Justice Mission (IJM)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: IJM Field
Office Director
        
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 Legal
Coordinator will offer substantive relief to widows and orphans by directly and
indirectly intervening in cases of property grabbing; assisting the Regional
State’s Attorney and Director of Public Prosecutions to charge and prosecute
perpetrators; and informing efforts to strengthen the public justice system.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1.
Interventions Strategy and Management:
·        
Conduct case intake and client screening based on
established criteria;
·        
Regularly evaluate, develop, and implement
intervention strategies for IJM cases;
·        
Encourage and support State Attorneys in the
prosecution of violent property grabbing perpetrators;
·        
Coordinate and lead mediations, negotiations, and
other forms of alternative dispute resolution in IJM cases;
·        
Ensure that government offices take the necessary
action to bring relief to victims and accountability to their perpetrators;
·        
Represent IJM clients in civil litigation and in the
administration of estates; and
·        
Carry out legal research and draft correspondence,
memorandums, and legal briefs.
2.
Legal Team Leadership:
·        
Supervise, mentor, and manage the efforts of Staff
Attorneys, Associate Attorneys, Legal Fellows and/or Law Clerks;
·        
Keenly track case related data in paper and
electronic case tracking management systems;
·        
Coordinate with IJM Investigators to investigate
allegations of property grabbing and ensure all evidence is collected in an
admissible form;
·        
Work closely with IJM Aftercare Specialists in
identifying psychosocial needs of victims;
·        
Assist in hosting guests, visitors, and volunteers;
and
·        
Perform other tasks as assigned.
3.
Professional Development:
·        
Participate in IJM programs in professionalism and
Christian spiritual formation; and
·        
Actively promote and facilitate professional
development and spiritual growth within your staff.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The ideal candidate should hold a university degree
in law and successful completion of LDC;
·        
At least five years’ experience as an attorney;
·        
Prior management experience preferred;
·        
Excellent critical thinking, legal analysis, and
oral and written advocacy skills;
·        
Computer literate with proficiency in MS Word,
Outlook, and Excel;
·        
Experience in civil and/or criminal litigation
preferred; and
·        
Possession of a valid driver’s license preferred.
·        
Mature Christian faith as defined by the Apostles’
Creed;
·        
Passionate commitment to IJM’s mission and values;
·        
Professional in demeanor, appearance, writing 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
·        
Ability to cooperate effectively in a multi-cultural
environment.
·        
Fluency in English and Acholi, with excellent
writing and speaking in both;
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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