2 Legal Assistant Job Opportunities – Refugee Law Project (RLP)

Organization: Refugee Law Project (RLP)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Programme Manager, Access to Justice
About US:
Refugee Law Project (RLP) is an outreach project of the School of Law, Makerere
University. Our Mission is to empower asylum seekers, refugees, deportees, IDPs
and host communities to enjoy their human rights and lead dignified lives.
Refugee Law Project’s work is currently structured in five thematic areas:
Access to Justice; Conflict, Transitional Justice & Governance (CTJ&G),
Gender & Sexuality; Mental Health & Psychosocial Wellbeing; and Media
for Social Change.
Job Summary: The Legal Assistant provides specific legal
assistance to the assigned Legal officer and office in the provision of direct
legal support to victims of forced migration and in carrying out policy
advocacy on forced migration. The Legal Assistant also provides technical
support to RLP in relation to Legal work through an active contribution in
defining Legal priorities on research, partnership, alliance building and
advocacy. The depth and scope of legal assistance work can be modified but
within the major precincts of; Legal Service, Legal Documentation and Legal
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Refugee Law Project
    (RLP) Legal Assistant job placement should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Law
    from a recognized university
  • Previous experience in representing clients
    before any quasi-judicial other governing bodies
  • Prior experience in engaging with key
    partners on legal related issues
  • Ability to operationalize legal assignments;
  • Ability to give timely report on activities
  • Ability to work under pressure with minimum
  • Creative and innovative skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and high level
    of self-motivation;
  • Computer literacy i.e. skills in MS Office
  • Excellent communication and presentation
  • Good touch typing skills of at least 30Words
    Per Minute;
  • Fluency in Kiswahili and/or any other
    language spoken in refugee communities will be an added advantage
How to Apply:
you meet the above requirements and are interested, we encourage you to address
motivation letter and updated CV to the Human Resources Manager via E-mail to
recruitment@refugeelawproject.org. Please indicate the position applied for in
the subject line of the email. Copies of certificates should not be attached,
but will be requested for from short-listed candidates only.
Deadline: Friday 29th July 2016 by 5.00pm
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