Legal Officer INGO Jobs – War Child Canada (WCC)

Job Title:        Legal Officer
Organization: War Child
Canada (WCC)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Protection
About US:
War Child Canada is an International Non-Governmental Organization
(INGO), with the vision of “a world where no child knows war”. War Child
Canada works with war affected communities to help children reclaim their
childhood through access to education, opportunities and justice with cross
cutting themes of child protection and gender. War Child Canada also takes an
active role in raising public awareness around the impact of war on communities
and the shared responsibility to act.
The War Child Canada Legal Aid clinic is a one stop-stop shop with a
broad range of legal aid services to refugees and vulnerable people within host
communities, identified through a means and merits test. Some of the services
offered include; legal representation, alternative dispute resolution, and
legal awareness.
Job Summary: The Legal
Officer is responsible for the management of the War Child Canada’s Uganda
Legal Aid Clinic where he/she is attached to. The incumbent coordinates all the
Legal Aid activities the project is to undertake, including clients’
management, awareness raising, and legal trainings. The jobholder supervises
the work and builds up the capacity of the legal team comprising of legal
assistants and community based volunteers. He/ She will be actively be engaged
in the strategic development and implementation of the War Child Canada “Legal
Defense Program for Women and Children in Uganda”. The jobholder is in charge
of ensuring a solid and effective cooperation with key partners of War Child

Qualifications, Skills and
The applicants for the War Child Canada (WCC)
Legal Officer job opportunity should hold a University degree in Law.
At least two years relevant experience in Legal
Aid Service provision.
Possess good lobbying and advocacy skills.
Excellent communication skills both in written
and spoken English, including
report writing.
Alternative dispute resolution skills
Ability to mobilize communities and work with
Excellent communication and presentation skills.
Proven training and facilitation skills.
Demonstrable computer knowledge and applications
Strong team work with the ability to interact
proactively and collaboratively with WCC and partners staff at all levels of
the organization.
Willingness to work in remote area.
Previous experience working at a global
organization, charity or law firm is an asset
Experience of developing and using information
systems and running a range of reports.
Able to travel, at times at short notice, and
spend time away from wort base and home.
Strong appreciation of human rights and
understanding of gender issues
Affinity with War Child Canada’s mandate.
Politically and culturally sensitive with
qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy.
Creative, energetic, adaptable and flexible.
Stress-resilient to be able to cope with
deadlines and complex problems.
NB: Please ensure your
application envelop has the subject heading of “Application for Legal Officer,
WCC Uganda.” Applications sent in any other form, including fax, e-mail, etc.
will not be considered.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested applicants are invited send hard
copies of their curriculum vitae and an accompanying cover letter in a sealed
envelope to:
Human Resources Manager,
War Child Canada (WCC),
Block 244, Rot 1006, Muyenga, Kampala. Uganda
Deadline: 31st October
2017 by 5:00pm
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