2 NGO Legal Officer Career Jobs – African Centre for Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture Victims (ACTV)

Organisation: African Centre for Treatment and
Rehabilitation of Torture Victims (ACTV)
Duty Station: Kampala and Gulu,
Reports to: Programme Manager or Branch Manager
The African Centre for
Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture Victims (ACTV) is a Non- Governmental organisation
in Uganda since 1993 whose mandate is to provide physical and psychological
treatment and rehabilitation including legal advice to survivors of torture as
well as to advocate against torture.
Job Summary: The Legal
Officers will be responsible for advocating against torture as well as provide
pro bono legal services to survivors of torture plus giving support to the rest
of the team in accordance with the stipulated guidelines.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Manage
    and carry out visits to places of detention to offer legal advice
  • Actively
    facilitate in awareness/sensitization workshops for communities and security
    officers on human rights and torture
  • Offer
    legal support to clients, referrals for legal redress and client follow
  • Significantly
    contribute to proposal writing and other ACTV Fundraising Initiatives
  • Offer
    technical support to legal advocacy and networking initiatives for ACTV
  • Take
    part in the planning and Budgeting for the Legal department as per ACTV
  • In
    charge of preparing and sending periodic reports for the unit as per the
    agreed timelines
  • Offer
    legal advisory and interpretation services to management on various aspects
    on the existing law and regulatory requirements, also liaise with ACTV
    external lawyers to ensure agreements and legal documents are promptly
    acted upon.
  • Draft,
    Review and advice on MOUs between ACTV and other organizations
  • Responsible
    for preparing requisite documentation for renewal of ACTV NGO practicing certificate
    and file all required returns to NGO Board and Company registrar.
  • Ensure
    that all Board resolutions are registered with the Registrar of Companies
    and adequately filed
  • Perform
    any other work related duties as assigned by supervisor
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate must hold a University Degree in Law and a Post Graduate
    Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre.
  • A
    minimum of three years of progressively responsible professional work
    experience in offering legal aid preferably with local and/or
    international NGOs and/or non-profit organizations
  • Detailed
    knowledge and understanding of development and humanitarian needs and
    issues in areas of human rights and torture.
  • Excellent
    interpersonal communication skills to build rapport with staff, partners,
    government officials and development partners.
  • Personal
    organizational skills and ability to multi-task on a constant basis,
    Ability to work under pressure meeting deadlines in a fast paced fluid
    environment, Creative and flexible with good problem solving skills,
    Dynamic, proactive self-starter able to work independently and have
    effective cross-cultural communication skills
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested
candidates should send their applications including detailed curriculum vita, three
(3) professional referees and their contact addresses, as well as certified
copies of academic certificates and any other relevant documents. The complete
documents should be sent to:
The Chief Executive Officer,
African Centre for Treatment
and Rehabilitation of Torture Victims (ACTV)
Plot No.113, Owen Road,
Off Tufnell Drive – Kamwokya
P.O. Box 6108, Kampala. Uganda
Deadline: Friday, 31st July, 2015
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