Earn over 35,000 US Dollars as Program Specialist (Legal/Access to Justice) at Freedom House


Job Title:        Program Specialist
(Legal/Access to Justice)

Freedom House

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

Salary: USD
35,000 – 40,000


About US:

Freedom House
promotes the spread of freedom and democracy around the world through research,
advocacy, and programs that support frontline activists. We are a leader in
identifying threats to freedom through our highly regarded analytic reports,
including Freedom in the World, Freedom of the Press, Freedom on the Net, and
Nations in Transit.


About USAID Project:

Freedom House is
implementing a three-year, USAID-funded Uganda Rights and Justice Activity
(RAJA). The program seeks to: (1) challenge laws restricting civic and
political activism; (2) push for laws that protect the rights of vulnerable
groups, such as women, children, youth, and people with disabilities; (3)
provide human rights defenders (HRDs) with tools and skills to ensure that they
can carry out their work safely and securely; and (4) direct vulnerable groups,
particularly child victims of sexual violence, to legal aid.


 Job Summary:  Freedom House is seeking a Program Specialist
(Legal/Access to Justice) to support our Kampala office in its mission to: (1)
assist citizens in understanding, using, and shaping the law to exercise their
civil and political rights in a safe and secure manner; (2) support members of
vulnerable populations who are victims of human rights abuses in accessing
justice, protection, and referral services; and (3) carry out programmatic,
administrative, and financial functions according to the regulations, policies,
and procedures of USAID, the Ugandan government, and Freedom House. This
position will be based in Kampala, Uganda and will report to the Chief of


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

and evaluate program implementation to ensure completion of program objectives.

closely with the Chief of Party to facilitate learning from program data and
appropriate adaptation of activities.

coordination with the Chief of Party, Advocacy and Civil Society Specialist,
Senior Grant Manager, and headquarters program and finance staff, assist with
activity planning, logistics, budgeting, and procurements.

rule of law, human rights, and access to justice analyses to include in
detailed monthly, quarterly, and annual reports.

activity partners and groups, including arranging trainings, reviewing reports,
preparing legal analyses/briefs, and providing other forms of technical

the team and partners to ensure programmatic compliance with USG rules and
regulations, as well as with Freedom House financial policies.

with partners and Freedom House staff to ensure key deliverables are met in a
timely manner.

duties as assigned by the Chief of Party.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

applicant should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in Law, a Master’s Degree
in Law (specializing in human rights)

At least
three to five years of experience in rule of law, access to justice, and human
rights programming, particularly experience in implementing USG/USAID projects.

Prior experience
working in NGO programming.

experience working with and/or supporting civil society and government of
Uganda ministries, departments, and agencies (MDAs).

of the Ugandan rule of law, human rights, and access to justice landscape.

of USG/USAID reporting requirements.

ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.

to effectively write reports, maintain documentation related to programming,
and complete required programmatic forms.

experience in civil society engagement in Uganda.

to maintain the highest degree of confidentiality regarding all aspects of work
at all times.


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified
candidates should send a resume, and cover letter online at the link
below.  Candidate cover letters should
specifically address how their previous experience relates to the duties and
qualifications listed above.




NB: Only candidates
who have been selected for an interview will be contacted.


Deadline: 28th September 2020.


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