Legal Officer UKAID Project Jobs – MIFUMI

Job Title:            
Legal Officer
Organization:  MIFUMI
Duty Station:   Uganda
Reports to:       Area Coordinator
About US:
MIFUMI
is a development and Women’s Rights NGO working to strengthen community based
and civil society responses to GBV and has been promoting protection and
supporting the needs of women and children affected by Domestic Violence across
eastern Uganda since 1999 through a multi-agency approach.  MIFUMI in collaboration with the MGLSD, MoH,
the District Local Authorities and Regional Referral Hospitals in 3 districts
of  Mbabara, Moroto and Masaka, is implementing
an Integrated GBV Prevention and Response Services Programme; to render support
to Survivors of Sexual and Gender Based Violence.
About Project:
SURGE
(Support to Uganda’s Response on Gender Equality) is a UKAID funded project
managed by Action Aid Uganda. This programme is to support the Government of
Uganda to deliver increased Gender equality through new approaches to Gender
based budgeting and support to community based groups: to prevent and respond to
Gender Based Violence (GBV). SURGE is a five-year programme (2016 – 2020) with
an overall aim to strengthen efforts towards achieving equal access for women
and men to opportunities and a life free from violence and, ultimately gender
equality.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide legal aid services to survivors specific
    to the nature & gravity of the abuse suffered
  • To work with survivors to make use of the
    available remedies and justice options
  • Accompany or follow up survivors’ cases in
    Police, Court, community and other relevant offices
  • Support in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
    for cases where the parties have opted for out of court settlement to
    particularly ensure Justice for the survivors and appropriate
    documentation of agreements or contracts.
  • Conduct pre-court training, coaching to survivors
    and their witnesses before court hearings
  • Support in interpretation of all legal documents
    to be used by survivors in respect to their cases
  • Network and work closely with courts, probation
    and Welfare office, Police and entire JLOS to enable conclusion and
    closing of GBV cases
  • Assist in advocacy efforts undertaken by MIFUMI
    with a view to empower and protection of all survivors.
  • Support in trainings and promoting the laws on
    the rights of children, women and Humanity in general.
  • Prepare reports as and when they are required
    i.e. Activity, monthly, quarterly, etc.
  • Any other duties assigned to her/him.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in
    Law and must possess a practicing certificate
  • Two years’ work experience in a related field.
  • proficiency with computing, and a keen interest
    in human rights especially women’s rights.
  • The candidate should have a high problem solving
    acumen, be passionate about activities that help marginalized people,
    especially women and children suffering domestic violence, and be able to
    relate well with colleagues and manage teams.
  • Among others, the successful candidate will be
    required to collaborate and engage with all the relevant government
    departments and CSOs in the districts towards the success of the
    programme.
  • Ability to speak Nga’karimojong  will be an added advantage.
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send their applications including updated CVs in soft copy to
hr@mifumi.org with the subject “Legal Officer”. Or hand deliver to MIFUMI
Offices in Moroto (located along Lorika road, opposite Rapona Hotel) or Kampala
(located at Plot 13, Martyrs’ Drive, Ministers Village, Ntinda).
Deadline: 1st December 2019.
NB: Only
shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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