Senior Legal Officer NGO Jobs – Uganda Association of Women Lawyers FIDA (U)

Job Title:     Senior Legal Officer
Organisation: Uganda
Association of Women Lawyers, FIDA (U)
Duty Station: 
Reports to: Aid
Clinic Manager/ Program Manager
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 Senior Legal Officer is responsible for
providing FIDA-Uganda’s clients with legal advice and representation according
to high standards of professionalism and best practice and guiding and
supervising the Legal Officers; aiming to empower vulnerable women and children
to enjoy
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Take on personal client work load as appropriate
  • Support and supervise Legal Officers; giving them the necessary
    guidance and coaching to ensure that our clients receive the best services
    as per the FIDA Uganda policy and best practice standards
  • Act as a point of referral for the Legal Officers on challenging
    cases and issues.
  • Support in the development of project implementation detailed plans;
    including participating in stakeholder analysis and research
  • Support in engaging with the media, influencing and enabling them to
    promote the changes in attitudes and behaviours identified as goals in the
    project plan
  • Coordinate planning, setting targets and implementing the different
  • Building relationships with key stakeholders in the community;
    ensuring that the duty bearers are legally empowered to protect rights of
    community members
  • Ensuring that community members are continuously sensitised on the
    basics of the law and given effective legal counselling on any legal
    matters that may arise
  • As directed by FIDA Uganda’s Influencing, Advocacy and Strategic
    Litigation Plan; circulating publicity and IEC campaign material

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor of Laws. Possession of a Post
    Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
  • Possession of a Practicing Certificate will be of added advantage
  • A Masters in Law will be an added advantage
  • At least 5 years’ experience in the related field with at least 2 of
    them in a senior role.
  • Computer literacy skills
  • Good spoken Ngakarimojong will be added advantage
  • Strong writing skills
  • 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 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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