Senior Legal Officer NGO Jobs – War Child Canada

Job Title:      Senior Legal Officer
Organization: War Child
Reports to: Head of Programs
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
War Child Canada is an internationally recognized charity that works
with war-affected communities to help children reclaim their childhood through
access to education, opportunity and justice. In Uganda, through its Access to
Justice and Protection programmes, War Child Canada provides Legal Aid services
for Women and Child Survivors of violence and raises public awareness around
the impact of conflict on communities and the shared responsibility to act.
This programme has now expanded to the South Sudanese refugee settlements in
the West Nile region and Kiryandongo where War Child Canada seeks to increase
the legal protections of children, youth, women and men and continue to address
the prevalence of perpetrators’ impunity through legal intervention, awareness
raising and capacity building. Our programming emphasizes strong Sexual and
Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) prevention, identification and response
About Project:
War Child Canada has received funding from United States Department of
State Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (BPRM) to increase
protection for refugees and other vulnerable persons in Ugandan refugee
settlements in the districts of Adjumani, Arua, Kiryandongo, Koboko and
Job Summary: The Senior
Legal Officer will primarily be responsible for the overall leadership and
management of the War Child Canada’s, Uganda, Legal Aid Clinic Services, the incumbent
coordinates all the clients’ management, legal awareness raising, legal
trainings and representing SGBV survivors and children in the courts of law.
Qualifications, Skills and
The applicants for the War Child Canada Senior
Legal Officer career placement must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Law.
Diploma in Legal Practice/enrolled Advocate with
a valid practicing certificate
A minimum of three to five years of relevant
legal experience working in the area of Legal Aid Provision.
Broad knowledge of legal frameworks, human
rights frameworks, and refugee law
Ability to manage and supervise field teams
composed of different profile of staff members
Excellent communication skills both in written
and spoken English, including report writing.
Excellent team work and networking skills with
demonstrated ability to coordinate with other regional and local partners and
Ability to work with multi-cultural groups and
in a multi-ethnic environment and gender sensitive.
Willingness to work in remote areas.
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.
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 NOT War Child Holland.
Arua: Rhino Camp Refugee
Settlement Yoro Base Camp.
Kiryandongo: Kanyadoli
Refugee Settlement RFM Base Camp, Bweyale.
Koboko: Lobule Refugee
Settlement, Office of the Prime Minister Building
Adjumani: Pakele
Deadline: 28th
October, 2016 by 5PM
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