Legal Officer NGO Jobs – Avocats Sans Frontieres (ASF)

Job Title:      Legal Officer
Organization: Avocats Sans Frontieres (ASF)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Project Coordinator, Uganda office
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 Legal Officer is responsible for the
implementation of field activities in the Albertine Graben, the coordination of
networks, the facilitation of data collection and the legal analysis under the
project. The Legal Officer works within the department of programs under the
project “Empowering communities and civil society to demand for good governance
in natural resources management”. He/she is responsible for the implementation
of field activities in the Albertine Graben, the coordination of networks, the
facilitation of data collection and the legal analysis under the project. The
Legal Officer reports to the Project Coordinator and works in functional link
with the Knowledge Manager and the AFL department.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Project implementation
Prepare work plans and operational forecasts for
the activities in the Albertine Graben;
Implement all Monitoring and Evaluation tools
and devices through ASF and partners’ activities;
Design and execute activities in the Albertine
Prepare quarterly reports to the Coordinator of
Prepare activity reports, including expenses’
reports (and their justification) for the Project Coordinator;
Centralize, store and archive all relevant
documents informing the implementation of the project;
Ensure ASF visibility throughout the projects’
activities in the Albertine.
Network facilitation
Identify the pool of community-based
organisations, networks and community activists with whom to partner in the
Draft the Memorandums of Understanding with
CBOs, and act as the focal person for their implementation;
Design the Standard Operating Practices (SoPs)
for the collection, the storage and the analysis of the data collected in the
Receives the incident reports by project
partners and ensure their documentation and storage in databases;
In coordination with the Knowledge Manager,
develop and maintain the project’s databases;
Continuously assess the needs of the members of
the networks and design tailored capacity-building solutions in response.
Legal support
Analyse the data collected and produces monthly
digests about trends and patterns;
Advise project partners about the follow-ups,
referrals and legal actions to take from the incidents reported;
Draft the intermediary report under the
Community-based human rights impact assessment program;
Organise the dissemination of the preliminary
findings, receive and compile comments and finalize the report.
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 BA in Law
Graduate from Law Development Centre
Licensed advocate with the Uganda Law Society
Three years of experience in the area of legal
aid provision
Experience in network facilitation
Conversant with 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
Full digital literacy
Proven experience in data collection and data
Full office package mastered
Proficiency with the Kobo Toolbox
Languages: English required
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: 31st January 2020
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