3 Entry Level Legal Officer NGO Job Vacancies – FIDA (U)

Organisation: Uganda
Association of Women Lawyers, FIDA (U)
Duty Station: 
Uganda
Reports to: Senior
Legal Officer
About US:
The Uganda
Association of Women Lawyers, FIDA (U) is a non-governmental organization that
promotes and defends human rights with an emphasis on women and children as
beneficiaries. FIDA was formed in 1974 as the Uganda chapter of Federacio
Internationales de Abogadas or the International Federation of Women Lawyers.
FIDA Uganda was formed as a membership association for female lawyers with a
primary objective of promoting the professional growth of its members and
helping women access their rights. The FIDA Uganda office is located on Plot 4,
Robert Mugabe Road, Mbuya, Kampala district.
Job Summary:  The Legal Officer is responsible for providing
FIDA-Uganda’s clients with legal advice and representation according to high
standards of professionalism and best practice; aiming to empower vulnerable
women and children to enjoy their rights as equals.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
                    
Receiving
clients and listening to their concerns in order to fully understand the legal
issues effecting them; at all times treating clients with compassion and
respect
                    
Ensuring
that all appropriate paperwork has been completed and client fees collected
according to FIDA-Uganda procedures
                    
Providing
clients with professional advice and guidance; ensuring that FIDA clients are
continuously sensitised about the law and its applicability
                    
Taking
appropriate action on behalf of clients:
                    
Agreeing
an action plan with the client, clearly specifying the outcomes that are
expected from the client and the role of FIDA in supporting
                    
Taking
appropriate legal action on behalf of clients e.g. representing them, producing
legal letters, mediating disputes
                    
Establishing
the readiness of the clients for self-representation; ensuring that they are
aware of best practice in various representation forums and coaching them to
behave in a way which will maintain good relationships with the various duty
bearers
                    
Referring
those that cannot be served by FIDA to other legal partners for service
                    
Providing
financial aid to those who qualify according to FIDA-Uganda’s policies
                    
Following
up on the progress of client’s cases and keeping them informed at all times
                    
Participating
in the development of detailed project plans; including participating in stakeholder
analysis and research if required
                    
Engaging
with communities or stakeholder groups in a way that facilitates the changes in
attitudes and behaviours identified as goals in the Project plan
                    
Designing
and delivering learning and development interventions that will enable
participants to improve their attitudes and behaviour towards vulnerable women
and children
                    
Organising
and/or participating in networking events
                    
Engaging
with the media, influencing and enabling them to promote the changes in
attitudes and behaviours identified as goals in the Project plan
                    
Participating
in the development of Information, Education & Communication Campaigns
                    
Contributing
towards Program Quality and Learning activities (M&E) in order to measure
impact and ensure continuing improvement



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
                    
The applicant
must hold a Bachelor of Laws. Possession of a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal
Practice is a must.
                    
Must be
computer literate.
                    
Possession
of a Practicing Certificate will be of added advantage
                    
Two years’
experience in the related field.
                    
Good
spoken Ngakarimojong will be added advantage
                    
Strong
writing skills
                    
Good reporting
skills
                    
Strong
Interpersonal skills
                    
Good
Customer Care
                    
High
Communication skills
                    
High
integrity
                    
Ability
to uphold secrecy of correspondence
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified
candidates should submit an application letter, current CV and copies of their
professional certificates to the Human Resource and Administrative Officer at
hrdepartment@fidauganda.org. Applicants should indicate the preferred station,
a daytime telephone contact, email address and include three professional
referees.
Deadline: Thursday, 2nd May, 2019 by Noon.
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