Senior Legal Officer (Bar Course Legal Aid Clinic) Job Placement – Law Development Centre (LDC)

 

Job Title:    
Senior Legal Officer (Bar Course Legal Aid Clinic)

Organisation: Law Development Centre (LDC)

Duty Station: Lira, Uganda

Reports to: Assistant Director

 

About US:

Law Development
Centre (LDC) will provide legal
education to lawyers and non-lawyers, undertake research in topical legal
issues, contribute to legal reforms, produce legal publications, teaching
materials and law reports, and also provide community legal services.

 

Job Summary:  The Senior Legal Officer (Bar Course Legal Aid
Clinic) will coordinate all Bar Course programmes and Legal Aid services at the
study Centre.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
To
coordinate the implementation of teaching timetable and allocating subjects to
lecturers at the study centre.

·       
To
participate in the development, review and update of the curricula.

·       
To plan
and coordinate teaching during the week to the assigned lecturers and ensuring
that the subjects of the week are taught.

·       
To
prepare and submit weekly performance reports for Lecturers to Head Bar Course.

·       
To
supervise and assess the performance of staff under his/her supervision.

·       
To
interview and counsel clients.

·       
To
prepare legal documents.

·       
To
attend to walk-in clients.

·       
To
represent clients in court.

·       
To
develop training tools for stakeholders.

·       
To train
and sensitize stakeholders of Legal Aid.

·       
To
facilitate Continuing Legal Education and Street law programmes.

·       
To
provide legal advice to the study centre management and handle court cases
involving the study centre.

·       
To
supervise and report on the performance of LAC field staff and volunteers
within the region.

·       
To
perform any other duties assigned by the Assistant Director and Head,
Department of Postgraduate Legal Studies and Legal Aid.    

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
applicant must hold an Honors degree in Law.

·       
Postgraduate
diploma in Legal Practice from Law Development Centre.

·       
Masters’
degree in Law will be an added advantage.

·       
Must be
an Advocate of the High Court of Uganda.

·       
At least
four years of work experience at least 2 of which should have been in teaching
and/or legal aid practice. 

·       
Possess
supervisory and relationship management skills.

·       
Knowledge
of coordinating academic programmes and legal aid services.

·       
He/she
should be a person of high integrity.

·       
Ability
to produce quality results.

·       
Effective
communication skills.

·       
He/she
should be a team player

·       
Good
reporting skills.

 

How to Apply:

All candidates
should send their applications clearly indicating campus of choice should be
addressed to The Head, Human Resource & Administration, Law Development
Centre, P. O. Box 7117 Kampala and may be: submitted by email addressed to
aeyena@ldc.ac.ug  OR  hand delivered to the LDC Reception at either
the Kampala Campus or Mbarara Campus. Applicants should attach up-to-date
Curriculum Vitae, certified copies of academic documents and any other relevant
documents that will support their application. For applications by email, applicants
should submit scanned copies of the application and supporting documents.

 

Deadline: 18th September 2020 by 5:00pm

 

For more of the latest jobs, please visit https://www.theugandanjobline.com or
find us on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/UgandanJobline  




 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *