No Experience Volunteer Attorney Job Opportunities – International Justice Mission (IJM)

Title:          Volunteer Attorney
Organization: International
Justice Mission (IJM)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Staff
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
Job Summary: The
Volunteer Attorney, you will assist the Casework team to bring substantive
relief to victims of GBV by intervening in individual cases of violence,
deception and abuse; coordinating with government actors to inform efforts of
strengthening the public justice system.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Conduct case intake and client screening
    based on established criteria.
  • Conduct legal research, writing and
    filing on behalf of IJM clients or as directed.
  • Track case related data in paper and
    electronic case tracking management systems.
  • Coordinate meetings with relevant
    parties, attorneys and power actors.
  • Cooperate with IJM Investigators to
    investigate allegations of GBV and ensure all evidence is collected in an
    admissible form.
  • Cooperate with IJM Aftercare Specialists
    in identifying psychosocial needs of victims.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as
    assigned by the supervisor.
Development: Participate in IJM programs in
professionalism and Christian spiritual formation.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for International Justice
    Mission (IJM) Volunteer Attorney job placement must hold a Degree in law.
  • Successful completion of LDC.
  • Excellent critical thinking, legal
    analysis and oral and written advocacy skills.
  • Fluency in English and Luganda, with
    excellent writing and speaking in both.
  • Computer literate with proficiency in MS
    Word, Outlook and Excel.
  • Driver’s License preferred.
  • 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
  • Intelligent, organized, creative and
    proactive problem solver.
  • Attention to detail, organized and
    disciplined with priorities.
  • Ability to cooperate effectively in a
    multi-cultural environment.
  • This position requires a commitment to,
    understanding of and compliance with IJM’s Mission, core values, and all
    IJM-related policies.
How to Apply:
All applicants are
encouraged to send their applications, updated CVs and Statement of Faith via
E-mail (preferred method) to:
OR by mail:
Justice Mission
Attn: Human
P.O. Box 502 Ntinda,
Kampala, UGANDA
By Hand:
Justice Mission
Attn: Human
Plot 15 Suuna Road,
Kampala, Uganda
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.
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