Entry Level Legal Assistant Jobs – ALIGHT (Formerly known as American Refugee Committee)

Job Title:         Legal Assistant
Organization: ALIGHT
(Formerly known as American Refugee Committee)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Programs Coordinator (PC)
About US:
Alight, formerly the
American Refugee Committee (ARC), is an international nonprofit, nonsectarian
organization that has provided humanitarian assistance and training to millions
of beneficiaries over the last 40 years. In 2011, Alight helped nearly 2.5
million people get essential services to regain their health and take back
control of their lives. Alight works with its partners and constituencies to provide
opportunities and expertise to communities of refugees and internally displaced
persons in seven countries in Africa, Asia and Europe, including Iraq, Kosovo,
and in the Darfur region of Sudan and is currently providing for emergency
relief and recovery in Haiti. Alight provides shelter, clean water and
sanitation, health care, skills training, microcredit education, protection to
help survivors of war and natural disasters to rebuild their lives with
dignity, health care, security and self-sufficiency.
Job Summary:  The Legal Assistant will be responsible for
supporting the smooth running of the daily activities of Legal sector at
Kyangwali Refugee settlement in Kikuube District, including client management
and follow up, facilitation of alternative dispute resolution and to contribute
to legal awareness raising activities and legal trainings.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Program
Implementation and planning:
·       
Receive
and register clients.
·       
Undertake
initial interviews & summarize essential facts for sharing with Legal
officer.
·       
Support
Legal Officers in locating relevant witnesses for cases and also. 
·       
Support
in interviewing clients and witnesses and prepare relevant reports.
·       
Accompany
clients to record statements at police.
·       
Provide
support in basic Legal & Psychosocial counseling for clients.
·       
Keep
clients updated by communicating case progress.
·       
Actively
participate in community legal education and raising awareness.
·       
Participate
in prison visits & document findings of visits for action.
·       
Work
with the police & settlement authorities in developing legal information
& education topics.
·       
Assist
the Legal Officer in mobilizing and facilitating legal trainings.
·       
Work
with local refugee leaders to mobilize communities for awareness sessions.
·       
Work
with local refugee leaders to display legal information materials in the
community.
·       
Work
closely and monitor the Paralegal community based workers in identification and
follow up of cases at the community level.
·       
Establish
contacts and empower community based structures through regular meetings so as
to effect community based protection approach.
Information
Management Support and Reporting:
·       
Keep
cases organized by organizing and establishing files; documenting actions,
monitoring calendars; inputting information into case management software and
file database
·       
Support
the Legal Officer in prompt filing & compiling files due in court
·       
Support
Legal Officer prepare for court cases.
·       
Contribute
to the weekly, monthly and quarterly reporting processes and assist Legal
Officer in preparation of these reports
·       
Contribute
to project planning, development of proposals and lessons learned processes.
·       
Prepare
and submit weekly action plan to the supervisor.
·       
Perform
any other duties assigned to you.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
applicant must hold a Diploma in Law and a Certificate in Uganda Paralegal
Advisory Services (PAS) training
·       
Two
years of working experience in a similar field.
·       
Previous
exposure and experience in representing clients before any Quasi-Judicial and
other governing bodies.
·       
Previous
experience in engaging with key partners on legal-related issues.
·       
Excellent
oral and written communication skills.
·       
Experience
of riding a motorcycle and a valid riding permit is a MUST.
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send their applications online at the link below.
Deadline:  10th
June 2020
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