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Rule of Law Officer Jobs - Uganda Law Society (ULS)

Job Title:      Rule of Law Officer  
Organization: Uganda Law Society (ULS)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

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 Rule of Law Officer will be a key player in the implementation of the ULS Rule of Law Mandate.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Keenly monitor and document legal reforms and other developments affecting the rule of law and fundamental freedoms both in the State and the region
  • Gather information and conduct research on accountability and transparency in lawmaking;-- assisting in the preparation and conduct of ULS assessments of the legislative process
  • Regularly monitor and report on court proceedings and the institutional functionality of the justice sector –focusing on implementation of legal and structural reforms related to independence and transparency of the judiciary, its ability to meet fair trial standards, and the treatment of vulnerable victims and witnesses within the system
  • Review court rulings and pick recommendations for reform.
  • Keenly monitor the Parliamentary processes and obtaining up to date information on the status of Bills
  • Offer support in the preparations for the ULS Annual Rule of Law Week;
  • Draft spot reports when required and performing other related duties as assigned.
  • Perform any other lawful duties as may be assigned.  

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Uganda Law Society Rule of Law Officer should preferably hold a University degree in law
  • At least four years of professional work experience in law and some years of international experience
  • Excellent knowledge of international human rights law
  • Broad working knowledge of legislative processes would be an asset
  • Political intuition and tact
  • Organizational and strong analytical skills
  • Resourcefulness, initiative and maturity of judgment
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Excellent working knowledge of English (written and oral comprehension) with a particular knowledge of technical legal terminology in use in the field of rule of law and human rights (including strong drafting skills) is required
  • Ability and willingness to work as a member of a team, with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds, different gender, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity
  • Computer proficiency with good knowledge of computer applications, especially website maintenance, html language, word processing.
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: 8th July, 2016

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