USAID Project Advocate Jobs – War Child Canada

Job Title:    Advocate
Organization: War Child
Canada
Project Name: USAID Suluhu
Project
Reports to: Programmes
Manager / Country Director
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
War Child
Canada is an international charity organization that works with war-affected
communities to help children reclaim their childhood through access to
education, opportunity and justice. In Uganda, through its Youth and Peace
Building Programs, War Child Canada builds refugee and Ugandan youth capacity
to live peaceful and productive lives. War Child Canada will now be
implementing the USAID funded programme Suluhu: promoting Cross Border Peace
Building through Youth Engagement in the refugee settlements of the West Nile
region and Kiryandongo. War Child Canada also implements SGBV prevention and
response programming, namely the BPRM funded program Safe from the Start.
Job Summary:  The Advocate will be responsible for the
smooth running of the War Child Canada’s SGBV Mobile Legal Aid Services,
including client management and follow up, facilitation of alternative dispute
resolution, provision of court representation in cooperation with War Child
Canada partners.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
In charge of receiving interviewing, registering,
and maintaining proper filing system for clients in refugee settlements.
·        
Assessing the legal issues of the case and employing
adequate legal intervention
·        
Facilitating mediation among clients
·        
Providing legal advice, counseling and case follow
up including regular field visits
·        
Develop and maintaining effective contact with key
legal sector institutions and stakeholders.
·        
Representation of clients in court and barrister
duties
·        
Performing any other duties as determined by the
Programmes Manager / Country Director
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The ideal candidate should preferably hold a degree
in law from a recognized university and be a registered Advocate with the Law
Development Centre and Law Society of Uganda.
·        
A minimum of three years’ experience in law
preferably as a Barrister in the field of SGBV
·        
Excellent written and spoken English and (desired)
can speak a local language
·        
Strong knowledge of SGBV, family law, child
protection and the legal system of Uganda
·        
Working knowledge of national and international
human rights law and
·        
Proficiency in computer packages such as (MS Word
Excel Power Point and Database)
How to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send a detailed 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 for which you are applying. War Child Canada encourages
applications from residents of project districts.
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.
·        
Adjumani: Pakele
·        
Arua: Rhino Camp
Refugee Settlement Yoro Base Camp.
·        
Gulu: Plot No. 9
Erinayo Oryema Road, Kanyagoga.
·        
Kiryandongo: Kanyadoli
Refugee Settlement RFM Base Camp, Bweyale.
Deadline: Friday, 23rd
October, 2015 by 5PM

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