Entry Level Project Assistant Job Vacancies – American Bar Association


Job Title:    Project Assistant

Organization:  American
Bar Association

Duty Station:  Kampala,


About US:

In the context of
its regional project “Promoting Freedom of Expression, Rule of Law and Access
to Justice in East Africa”, the ABA Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) intends
to recruit a Project Assistant (Part-Time) to contribute to effective project
implementation of ABA activities and by partner organizations, specifically in
Uganda and Tanzania. The project aims to enhance protection of freedom of
expression, civic space as well as related fundamental rights in Uganda and
Tanzania. It will be achieved through a combination of means: strategic
litigation at the national and regional levels; advocacy for greater protection
of freedom of expression; the provision of legal aid to defenders, journalists
and NGO actors at risk; capacity building of strategic partners; and public
sensitization on these issues to enhance knowledge.


Job Summary:  The Project Assistant (Part-Time) will provide
direct support to ABA ROLI’s Program Support Manager in Kampala, Uganda for the
purposes of this Freedom of Expression in East Africa project. This position is
part-time; specifically, there will be approximately 15 hours worked per week,
subject to fluctuation. The Project Assistant will report to the Uganda-based
Program Support Manager and will liaise with ABA ROLI program staff in
Washington, D.C on a regular basis. Duties will include helping with aspects of
financial management, logistical and administrative support for the successful
execution of all ABA activities under the project, and subgrantee oversight.


Key Duties and

coordination and organizing of all project-related activities, trainings,
stakeholders’ meetings, and other engagements—including preparing
presentations, organizing logistics, etc.

and undertake research and documentation-related needs under the project

Program Support Manager and Washington, D.C.-based staff in aspects of
administrative reporting and accounting by sub-grantees;

as necessary with Washington, D.C.-based program staff on expense reporting,
operational aspects of programs, and contractual matters

duties as assigned


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

applicant must hold an University graduate (LLB) in law or related field;

One to
three years of relevant professional experience in program
implementation/coordination with the NGO sector in Uganda and/or Tanzania;

in accounting and/or handling financial aspects considered an advantage.

with the current and evolving situation of freedom of expression, civic space,
and access to justice in Uganda and/or Tanzania;

writing and communication skills are a plus

interpersonal skills;

or permanent resident of Uganda


NB: Female and
gender non-binary candidates are encouraged.


How to Apply:

The application must
include the following components:

letter/motivation letter


professional references (name, affiliation, email and phone contact)


Please send
applications to: Siddharth Divakaruni on Siddharth.Divakaruni@americanbar.org


In subject line,
please indicate: “FOE in East Africa”


Only selected
candidates will be contacted.


Deadline: 11th November 2020 by 11:59 PM


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