Human Trafficking Special Counsel Job Placement – Human Trafficking Institute

Human Trafficking Institute
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
The Human
Trafficking Institute exists to decimate modern slavery at its source by
empowering police and prosecutors to stop traffickers. Working inside criminal
justice systems, the Institute provides the embedded experts, world-class
training, investigative resources, and evidence-based research necessary to
free victims.
Job Summary:  The Human Trafficking Special Counsel will
work in the ODPP, collaborate closely with prosecutors handling human
trafficking cases throughout Uganda, and operate as an Institute liaison.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Assist and provide legal expertise to ODPP Prosecutors on human
    trafficking prosecutions
  • Advise, support, and conduct legal research for the specialized
    human trafficking
  • Investigation and prosecution units and the courts that hear human
    trafficking cases
  • Maintain organized reports and detailed data regarding all human
    trafficking cases throughout Uganda
  • Develop relationships with law enforcement officers, prosecutors, and
    other relevant government officials in Uganda
  • Facilitate coordination between investigators, prosecutors, and
    victim witness coordinators in human trafficking cases
  • Coordinate and partner with other civil society organizations that
    provide services to human trafficking victims and on other issues related
    to human trafficking
  • Identify barriers to effective prosecution of human trafficking
    cases in Uganda and identify and execute strategies for overcoming those
  • Provide support in preparing for and conducting human trafficking
    knowledge- and skills-based trainings for a variety of audiences
  • Represent the Institute at various meetings and workshops in Uganda,
    as required
  • Communicate the Institute’s vision and mission to government
    officials, practitioners, and 
  • Assist in the recruitment and training of future Institute personnel
    in Uganda
  • Support the Institute’s development and fundraising activities, as
  • Maintain confidentiality of privileged and sensitive information
  • Establish and maintain positive staff and public relations image
  • Attend meetings, retreats and other Institute events, as required by
    the Institute
  • Generate new and innovative ideas to advance the Human Trafficking
    Institute’s mission
  • Carry out additional assignments at the Leadership Team’s request

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must be a Juris Doctor or equivalent
  • Subject matter expertise in human trafficking
  • Prosecutorial experience highly preferred
  • Experience operating in an international context highly preferred
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Ability to quickly and independently produce a professional work
  • Experience working as a team and managing multiple tasks
  • Self-motivated and articulate
  • Organized, meticulous attention to detail
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to adapt to living in a new country
  • Ability to winsomely lead others
  • Disciplined with priorities
  • Personable
  • Mature judgment
  • Professional presentation in demeanor, written and oral
  • Works well under stress
  • Strong ethic of service
  • Sustained positive attitude
  • Passion for the Institute’s goals
How to Apply:
Applicants should
submit a cover letter, résumé, and three references to Applications will be accepted until the
position is filled.
Deadline: 31st July 2019
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