Senior Legal Officer Non-profit Careers – War Child Canada (WCC)

Job Title:        Senior Legal Officer
Organization: War Child
Canada (WCC)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Project Manager

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.

Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The applicants for the War Child Canada (WCC)
Senior Legal Officer job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Law.
·        
Diploma in Legal Practice/enrolled Advocate with
a valid practicing certificate
·        
Extensive knowledge of legal frameworks, human
rights frameworks, and refugee law
·        
At least three to five years of relevant legal
experience working in the area of Legal Aid Provision.
·        
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 interpersonal, networking and
negotiation skills.
·        
Good planning, time management and organizing
skills.
·        
Excellent team work and networking skills with
demonstrated ability to coordinate with other regional and local partners and
stakeholders.
·        
Ability to work with multi-cultural groups and
in a multi-ethnic environment and gender sensitive.
·        
Willingness to work in remote areas.
·        
Previous experience working at a global
organization, charity or law firm is an asset
·        
Able to travel, at times at short notice, and
spend time away from work base and home.
·        
Affinity with War Child Canada’s mandate.
·        
Politically and culturally sensitive with
qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy.



·        
Highly creative, energetic, adaptable and
flexible.
·        
Stress-resilient to be able to cope with
deadlines and complex problems.
·        
Applicants for this position should be highly
motivated and task oriented to achieve clear objectives within a specific
period of time.
·        
Be a mature person with sound judgment, good
leadership skills, good analytical skills
·        
Possess both oral and written communication
skills
·        
Ability to work as a team and motivate a team
·        
Ability to work under minimum supervision.

NB: Please ensure your
application envelop has the subject heading of “Application for Senior 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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