Legal Officer Job Careers – Vision Group

Job
Title:         Legal Officer
Organisation: Vision
Group
Project Name:
Promotion of human rights and enhancing access to justice through media
interventions.
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to:
Project Coordinator
About US:
Vision Group
incorporated as the New Vision Printing & Publishing Company Limited
(NVPPCL) seeks to recruit highly motivated and dynamic individuals to fill the
following positions on a contract basis for a project. The project is focused
on improving access to justice for all, through improved accountability of duty
bearers; and an empowered citizenry that ably articulates their rights. The
project concentrates on media activities which help the poor and vulnerable
persons to access justice and create awareness on their rights. The project
envisages amplifying the voices of the voiceless and responsiveness of office
bearers leading to an improved community justice that respects and promotes
human rights. The project will operate over a period of eighteen months.
Job Summary:   The Legal Officer will provide legal analysis
to the project team on all legal aspects pertaining to project activities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Carry out research and documentation for the project;
  • Collect relevant background information in order to respond to legal
    requests;
  • Draft relevant forms for the use of audio and video footage provided
    by the public and/or third parties.
  • Conduct legal related internal policy and procedural reviews and
    updates.
  • Provide other general legal advice as requested, such as compliance
    with laws, resolution of legal disputes – mediations, etc.
  • Provide operational direction and leadership to establish and
    maintain a culture of teamwork, achievement, accountability and outcome
    focus.
  • Foster a collaborative team spirit focused on service delivery to
    both internal and external clients.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Law or Human
    Rights from a recognized institution.
  • A Post Graduate Diploma in Legal practice.
  • Project and financial management experience is highly desirable.
  • Three years of relevant working experience in the field of justice
    and human rights.
  • Excellent knowledge of the Ugandan and International laws.
  • Ability to understand and interpret legislation, providing
    recommendations where necessary.
  • Good knowledge of the functioning of the justice sector, access to
    justice, gender and human rights issues/legal sector.
  • Ability to undertake research and deliver legal submissions and
    publications.
  • Demonstrate in-depth understanding and knowledge of the project
    management tools.
  • Proficient in Ms. Office applications, Outlook, etc.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Possess a high sense of integrity.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, work under pressure and work long hours.
  • Consultative and constructive problem solving approach.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a high level of self-motivation.
  • A good sense of judgement.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Exceptional analytical and organizational skills.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should submit their applications and
updated CVs to the:
Chief Human
Resources Officer,
The New Vision
Printing and Publishing Company Ltd.
P.O Box 9815,
Kampala, Uganda.
Deadline: 29th March 2019
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