Fresher Volunteer Attorney Non-profit Careers – International Justice Mission (IJM)

Job Title:       Volunteer Attorney
Organization: International
Justice Mission (IJM)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
     
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 Volunteer
Attorney will be working to bring substantive relief to widows and orphans by
intervening in individual cases of violence, deception and abuse; coordinating
with government actors to ensure effective estate administration; and informing
efforts to strengthen the public justice system.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
Casework Support:
  • Carry out case intake and client screening
    based on established criteria.
  • Implement intervention strategies
    developed by IJM Staff Attorneys.
  • Conduct legal research, writing and filing
    on behalf of IJM clients or as directed.
  • Track case-related data on paper and
    electronic case tracking management systems.
Estate Administration:
  • Support IJM clients to obtain Letters of
    Administration, complete property transfers and make property
    distributions.
  • 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:
  • Cooperate 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
    volunteers.
Professional Development: Participate in IJM programs in
professionalism and Christian spiritual formation.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The applicant should preferably hold a
    Bachelor’s Degree in law.
  • Successful completion of LDC and current
    Practicing Certificate preferred.
  • One year of experience as a practicing
    attorney preferred.
  • Experience in civil and/or criminal
    litigation preferred.
  • Excellent critical thinking, legal
    analysis and oral and written advocacy skills.
  • Computer literate with proficiency in MS
    Word, Outlook and Excel.
  • Driver’s License preferred.
  • Be a 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.
  • Ability to cooperate effectively in a
    multi-cultural environment.
  • Fluency in English and Luganda, with
    excellent writing and speaking in both.
How to Apply:
All applicants are encouraged to send their applications, updated CVs
and Statement of Faith via E-mail (preferred method) to: ugandarecruiting@ijm.org
OR by mail:
International Justice Mission
Attn: Human Resources
P.O. Box 502 Ntinda, Kampala, UGANDA
By Hand:
International Justice Mission
Attn: Human Resources
Plot 15 Suuna Road, Ntinda
Kampala, Uganda
NB: A statement of faith
should describe your Christian faith and how you see it as relevant to your
involvement with IJM. The statement can either be incorporated into the cover
letter or submitted as a separate document and should include, at a minimum, a
description of your spiritual disciplines (prayer, study, etc.) and your
current fellowship or place of worship.
Deadline: 28th
February, 2017
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