26 June 2016

Manager Pro-Bono Employment Opportunity - Uganda Law Society (ULS)

Job Title:      Manager Pro-Bono
Organization: Uganda Law Society (ULS)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Head Legal Aid and Pro-Bono Services

About US:
Uganda Law Society is a membership organization established by an Act of Parliament to provide services to its members in particular and to the people of Uganda in general.  Its vision is to excel as a professional body in the development of the legal profession and promotion of justice in Uganda. Its mission is to improve the professional standards of members of the legal profession and to promote human rights and the rule of law, by assisting the government and the judiciary in the administration and practice of law in Uganda. Uganda Law Society operates a Legal Aid Project.

Job Summary: The Manager Pro-Bono will mainly be responsible for co-ordinating and implementing the Pro-Bono Scheme on behalf of Uganda Law Society, its membership and the Law Council.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • In charge of coordinating the implementation of the Pro-Bono scheme among practicing Advocates and members of the Uganda Law Society.
  • Work in close consultation with the Head Legal Aid and Pro-Bono, select and identify suitable cases for Pro-Bono services and refer the same cases to pro-bono lawyers
  • Responsible for the development and maintenance of a catalogue of the allocation and status of all Pro-Bono cases being undertaken by the Society.
  • Carry out periodic reviews and appraisals of the Pro-Bono scheme and making recommendations to inform planning and networking.
  • Work in liaison with M&E to ensure regular Monitoring and Evaluation processes of project activities to  ensure  optimal utilization of allocated resources
  • Design and implement strategies to endear the Pro-Bono Program to the membership and other stake holders.
  • Responsible for the preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual program activities and reports relating to the pro bono scheme
  • Generate proposals, budgets  and work plans for the pro-bono program
  • Representation of ULS to relevant forums.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The applicant should preferable hold an LLB and post graduate diploma in legal practice
  • A minimum of two to three years of professional experience and qualified to appear before the High Court.
  • A minimum of two to three years in a management position
  • Computer literacy skills
  • Tested skills in ADR and advocacy.
  • Training and skills transfer ability
  • Good project management skills
  • An open and result oriented approach to work
  • Good leadership, management and team building skills
  • Good report writing skills
  • Integrity, confidentiality and the ability to accomplish tasks promptly under minimum supervision.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested persons should submit hard copies of their application letter, resume with three professional referees, academic credentials and salary expectations addressed to the:

Human Resource Manager
Uganda Law Society
Plot 5a, Acacia Avenue
P.O. Box 426, Kampala

Or via E-mail to our on- line address below;

Human Resources Department,
Uganda Law Society,
Plot 5a, Acacia Avenue
P.O. Box 426, Kampala

E-mail to: recruitment@uls.or.ug as one pdf document and include in the subject:  Application Manager Pro-bono

NB: Your name and the position you are applying for should be indicated in the subject field of your email. The applications MUST NOT EXCEED 2MB.

Deadline: 27th June, 2016 by 4:00PM

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