Senior Legal Officer Jobs – Law Development Centre (LDC)

Job Title:     Senior
Legal Officer
Organisation:
Law Development Centre (LDC)
Duty Station: Mbarara,
Uganda
Reports to: Assistant
Director
About US:
The Law Development
Centre (LDC) has a mandate to provide legal education to lawyers and
non-lawyers, undertake research in topical legal issues, contribute to legal
reform, produce legal publications, teaching materials, law reports and also
provide community legal services.
Job Summary:
The Senior Legal Officer will coordinate all Bar Course programs and Legal Aid
services at the regional centre.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • To coordinate the implementation of teaching timetables and
    allocating subjects to lecturers at the study centre.
  • To participate in the development, review and update of the
    curricula.
  • To plan and coordinate teaching during the week to the assigned
    lecturers and ensuring that the subjects of the week are taught.
  • To prepare and submit weekly performance reports for Lecturers to
    the Head, Postgraduate Legal Studies and Legal Aid.
  • To coordinate clerkship program at the regional centre.
  • To supervise and assess the performance of staff under his/her
    supervision.
  • To interview and counsel clients.
  • To prepare legal documents.
  • To attend to walk-in clients.
  • To represent clients in court.
  • To develop training tools for stakeholders.
  • To train and sensitize stakeholders of legal aid.
  • To facilitate Continuing Legal Education and Street law programs.
  • To provide legal advice to the regional centre management and handle
    court cases involving the regional centre.
  • To supervise and report on the performance of LAC field staff and
    volunteers within the region.
  • To perform any other duties assigned by the Assistant Director and
    Head, Postgraduate Legal Studies and Legal Aid.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the Senior Legal Officer job must hold a Bachelor
    of Law- (Hon) degree from a recognized University.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice from Law Development Centre.
  • Master of Law – (LL.M) will be an added advantage.
  • Must be an enrolled Advocate of the High Court of Uganda.
  • A minimum of four (4) years’ work experience in teaching law or
    legal practice or legal aid service provision in a reputable law firm or
    organization providing legal aid services or institution of higher
    learning, two (2) of which must have been at the level of a Legal Officer
    or Lecturer or its equivalent.
  • Excellent supervisory, interpersonal relationship and management
    skills.
  • Knowledge of coordinating academic programmes and legal aid
    services.
  • He/she should be a person of high integrity.
  • Ability to produce quality results.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Good team player
  • Good report writing skills.
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send their applications addressed to The Secretary, Law Development
Center, P.O. Box 7117 Kampala either via post or hand delivery to the Law
Development Centre Reception. The applicants should attach up-to-date
Curriculum Vitae, Certified copies of academic and other relevant documents and
indicate names and contacts of two referees.
Deadline: 25th May 2018 by 5.00pm.
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