Job Opportunity in Uganda at Action Africa Help International – Legal Advisor

 Reports to: Area Manager
Liaises with: Project Officers, Programme Administration and Support Officer, Finance Officer, Medical Doctor, Nursing staff
Duty Station: Rwamwanja
Job Summary: Co-ordinates and provides legal advisory services to survivors of sexual and gender-based violence in consultation with medical staff and Project Officer for Gender and Capacity Building.
Duties & Responsibilities
·         Plan and oversee the delivery of legal counselling services to families, in a non-discriminatory manner.
·         Provide a group counselling and psychotherapeutic services to groups and persons of interest.
·         Establish follow up plans to ensure survivors are fully supported to get the justices they need while observing and being seen to observe confidentiality in all cases handled.
·         Carry out the legal counselling service in line with expressed needs of persons of interest in consultation with the Medical Doctor and Area Manager.
·         Monitor and evaluate legal services on a regular basis, providing update reports to the Supervisor. Conduct home visits to families of interest where relevant and appropriate.
·         Recruit, manage and appraise legal counselling volunteers, providing development and training opportunities in consultation with the Program Management Team.
·         Liaise with other Counsellors to share practice and contribute to the development of comprehensive counselling services to persons of interest in program areas.
·         Attend relevant professional and programmatic meetings.
·         Support staff and users in developing a work place which provides a warm and friendly atmosphere that provides support to persons of interest.
·         Liaise with a full range of relevant professionals in social work, health, education and voluntary agencies, in order to co-ordinate services for families and to raise awareness of counselling services
·         Keep abreast of developments in family law and take part in research activities as required.
·         Arrange regular monitoring sessions with volunteers
·         Carry out any other duties as required by the supervisor
Qualifications
·         A Diploma in Law and Counselling or a related qualification from a recognized institution
·         At least one year’s experience in similar position with in an NGO setting.
Skills and Competencies
·         Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
·         A good command of both written and oral English.
·         Patient, understanding and of pleasant character.
·         Computer literate with ability to use Microsoft Office.
·         Able to build capacities and develop others.
·         Commitment to organizational values.
·         Ability to coach, mentor and develop others Cooperates and works effectively with others in an emergency setting in the pursuit of common goals.
·         Promotes, practices, and helps others value and respect diversity of gender, culture, opinions, values, perspectives, ideas, skills, expertise, knowledge, and experiences.
·         Works effectively on multiple assignments simultaneously and adapts to changing demands and circumstances; adaptable and ready to travel with little or short notice.
·         Performs effectively in unstable, uncertain, or potentially dangerous environments while maintaining physical and mental health
·         Commitment to and understanding of AAH-I’s values
Languages:  Fluency in Kiswahili is essential; Knowledge of the local working language of the duty station is an asset (Kinyarwanda, Rukiga, Runyakitara
How to apply:
Please check the company website:
www.actionafricahelp.org/opportunities/jobs for details of the Job description.
Interested persons who meet the above criteria should submit their applications by email (together with an updated CV, copies of transcripts, with at least three suitable referees and their telephone contact) recruitug@actionafricahelp.org This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it; Applications should be addressed to;
Human Resource & Administration Officer,
Action Africa Help International- Uganda
Plot 72 Ntinda Road,
P O Box 10501,
Kampala, Uganda.
Deadline for receiving applications is: 20th/07/2012.
However we shall handle applications as they come because of the humanitarian emergency nature of this programme.
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