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13 No Experience Legal Volunteer Job Opportunities – Justice Centres Uganda (JCU)

Organization: Justice Centres Uganda (JCU)
Duty Station: Masaka, Fortportal, Lira, Mukono, Mubende,
Rukungiri, Mbale, Kasese, Uganda
Reports to: Legal Assistant
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:
  • Receiving walk-in and toll free clients
  • Follow up on files allocated
  • Mediate and conclude at least one case a
    week
  • Tasked with drafting Legal Opinions and
    Documents for each case assigned
  • Regularly update all cases assigned and
    report to supervisor on a weekly basis.
  • Attend weekly meetings held at the Justice
    Centres
  • Write success stories on each of the
    concluded cases assigned.



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:  
  • The Legal Volunteers should hold Bachelor’s
    Degree in Laws from an accredited Institution.
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice –
    LDC and looking forward to enrolment
  • Previous experience from Internship
    training/Clerkship with a Law Firm or legal aid service provider is an
    added advantage.
  • Proficiency in both Oral and Written
    English is essential.
  • Knowledge of legal aid service provision
    in Uganda
  • Good writing skills
  • Good communication and presentation
    skills.
  • Dedication to working for and with the
    poor
  • Ability to mobilize communities for
    Outreach Sessions.
  • Proven team building 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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