Access to Justice in Natural Resources Officer – Avocats Sans Frontieres (ASF)

Organization: Avocats
Sans Frontieres (ASF)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to:
Coordinator of Programs
About US:
Avocats Sans
Frontieres (ASF) is a development aid non-governmental organization whose work
focuses on giving access to justice and protecting the fundamental rights of
all people with a focus on most marginalized groups.
Job Summary:  The Access to Justice in Natural Resources
Officer implements ASF projects and activities around natural resources. He/she
is also the Legal Officer for the Uganda country office. He/ she brings in a
technical expertise on legal issues in natural resources governance. The
Officer reports to the Coordinator of Programs, works in functional link with
the AFL Department and the Knowledge Manager. He/she coordinates actions with
ASF partners and ensures participation in relevant networks and forums
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Project Management
  • Prepare work plans and operational forecasts for projects under the
    natural resources programme
  • Design and supervise implementation of ASF activities under the
  • Prepare quarterly reports to the Coordinator of Programs
  • Prepare and is responsible for financial reports and accountability
    on implemented activities
  • Support ASF‘s partners‘ in the development and implementation of
    their work plans
  • Centralize, store and archive all relevant documents informing the
    implementation of the projects
  • Participate in evaluations and surveys by availing all required
  • Ensure ASF visibility throughout the projects’ management cycle
    Legal support
  • Supervise the work of ASF-trained community-based mediators and
    conduct regular observation sessions of the mediation they deliver
  • Facilitate peer to peer learning exchanges among mediators,
    including through the digital platform
  • Deliver trainings and mentoring to CB mediators based on the ASF
    training manual
  • Supervise and manage pools of Lawyers established under relevant
    projects ~ Support Public interested Litigation cases managed by ASF and
    its partners
  • Monitors development in the natural resources management and
    provides legal analysis to inform ASF interventions
  • Responsible for implementation and use of all Monitoring and
    Evaluation tools and devices through ASF and partners’ activities
  • Collect data through all activities and encode it into ASF databases
  • Assist the Knowledge Manager and the Coordinator of programs in
    analysing M&E data
  • inject lessons learnt and knowledge gained into the project
    management cycle and into the formulation of new programmes
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold an LLB (Bachelor of Laws) & PGD Legal
  • Must be an enrolled advocate of High Court of Uganda with valid
    practicing certificate
  • Three years in the area of legal aid provision and project
  • Full proficiency of the project management cycle
  • Proficiency with international Human Rights norms pertaining to the
    management of natural resources
  • Strong writing skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a multicultural team
  • Computer literacy i.e. proficiency in MS Office
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested applicants should send a Cover letter, detailed
Curriculum Vitae, copies of academic transcripts; three reachable references
and salary expectations. Applications must be addressed to the: Coordinator of
Programs by e-mail to with copy to the Country Director ( ), and with the reference “A2J in NRM application” in
the subject heading. ASF will only contact short-listed candidates
Deadline: 27th October 2019
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