11 Fresher Psychosocial Job Placements – Justice Centres Uganda (JCU)

Organization: Justice Centres Uganda (JCU)
Duty Station: Mengo (Kampala), Hoima, Tororo, Lira, Uganda
About US:
Justice Centres Uganda (JCU) is a Project of the Justice Law and Order
Sector(JLOS) hosted and supervised by the Judiciary to provide Legal Aid. The
Justice Centres are a one stop-stop shop with a broad range of legal aid
services to all categories of vulnerable people within the community,
identified through a means and merits test. Some of these services include;
legal representation, alternative dispute resolution, referrals, awareness creation
and outreach, as well as psychosocial support. The model used seeks to bridge
the gap between the demand and supply sides of justice while at the same time
empowering individuals and communities to claim their rights and demand for
policy change. Justice Centres Uganda operates offices in Kampala, Mengo,
Tororo, Lira, Hoima, Masaka, Jinja and Fortportal; serving the Central,
Eastern, Northern and Bunyoro regions respectively in Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Assess and analyze appropriate support for
    JCU clients
  • Provide professional and psychosocial
    support to clients Liaise with key institutions and personnel and make
    referrals where necessary.
  • Participate in mediation of cases where
    necessary.
  • Organize and manage the psychosocial support
    system and strategy of the Justice Centres.
  • Participate in trainings or offers
    trainings that may facilitate the provision of services to clients.
  • Provide evidence in court where relevant.
  • To the extent possible, establish and
    document underlying causes of legal problems presented by clients.
  • Follow up clients and document outcomes of
    process.



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must hold a degree in
    Social Work and Social Administration, Development Studies, Community/ Social/
    Counseling Psychology, Social Sciences
  • At least two years’ experience in a
    similar job.
  • Additional skills in Project Planning and
    Management are an advantage.
  • Basic understanding of human and legal
    rights advocacy Psycho-social competencies are a must.
  • Willing and able to work well at a
    community level in a rural environment.
  • Ability to function well as part of a
    muliti-disciplinary team
  • Dynamic, hardworking, result oriented and
    able to work with minimum supervision
  • Ability to work independently with minimal
    supervision and to maintain flexibility in working hours.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
their application letters, updated CVs and copies of their academic/professional
certificates and a copy of their current Practicing Certificate. Applications
should indicate a daytime telephone contact, email address and include three
professional referees.
The complete applications should be addressed to the National
Coordinator, Justice Centres Uganda, Chamber F6 High Court Building, P.O. Box
26365 Kampala, Uganda.  Please clearly indicate on the envelope the
position title you have applied for.
Deadline: Friday, 2nd March, 2018 by 5.00pm
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