Fresher Associate Attorney NGO Jobs – International Justice Mission (IJM)

Job Title:      Associate Attorney
Organization: International
Justice Mission (IJM)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: IJM Staff Attorney
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: Associate
Attorney will have the opportunity to bring substantive relief to widows and
orphans victimized by property grabbing by intervening in individual cases of
violence, deception, and abuse; supporting the Director of Public Prosecutions
to charge and prosecute perpetrators; and informing efforts to strengthen the
public justice system.   
Key Duties and
Casework Intervention and Support:
Offer support in evaluating, developing, and
implementing intervention strategies for IJM cases.
Support and encourage State Attorneys in the
prosecution of property grabbing perpetrators.
Assist with mediations, negotiations, and other
forms of alternative dispute resolution.
Carry out case intake and client screening based
on established criteria.
Conduct legal research, writing, and filing on
behalf of IJM clients or as directed.
Keenly track case related data in paper and
electronic case tracking management systems.
Estate Administration:
Support IJM clients to obtain Letters of
Administration, complete property transfers, and effectuate property
Work closely with and pursue action from
government offices (Lands Registry, Administrator General, etc).
Coordinate meetings with relevant parties,
attorneys and power actors.
Team Support:
Coordinate with IJM Investigators to investigate
allegations of property grabbing and ensure all evidence is collected in an
admissible form.
Cooperate with IJM Aftercare Specialists in
identifying psychosocial needs of victims.
Assist in hosting guests, visitors, and
Professional Development:
Actively participate in IJM programs in
professionalism and Christian spiritual formation.
Maintain Practicing Certificate and participate
in CLEs relevant to IJM’s casework.
Perform any other tasks as assigned.
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate should preferably hold a
Bachelor’s Degree in law, successful completion of LDC and current Practicing
At least two years’ experience as a practicing
attorney or legal assistant preferred.
Excellent critical thinking, legal analysis, and
oral and written advocacy skills.
Computer literate with proficiency in MS Word,
Outlook, and Excel.
Experience in land transactions, succession
matters, or criminal litigation preferred.
Driver’s License preferred.
Mature orthodox Christian faith as defined by
the Apostles’ Creed.
Passionate commitment to IJM’s mission and
Professional in demeanor, appearance, writing
and oral communication.
Works well under stress with a sustained
positive attitude.
Exceptionally high level of honesty and
Intelligent, organized, creative and proactive
problem solver.
Fluency in English and Luganda, with excellent
writing and speaking in both.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to
apply online at the link below.
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