5 Fresher Legal Officer NGO Careers – War Child Canada

Organization: War Child
Reports to: Senior Legal
Duty Station: Kiryandongo,
Adjumani, Arua, Kokobo, Rwamwanja, Uganda
About US:
War Child Canada is an internationally recognized charity that works
with war-affected communities to help children reclaim their childhood through
access to education, opportunity and justice. In Uganda, through its Access to
Justice and Protection programmes, War Child Canada provides Legal Aid services
for Women and Child Survivors of violence and raises public awareness around
the impact of conflict on communities and the shared responsibility to act.
This programme has now expanded to the South Sudanese refugee settlements in
the West Nile region and Kiryandongo where War Child Canada seeks to increase
the legal protections of children, youth, women and men and continue to address
the prevalence of perpetrators’ impunity through legal intervention, awareness
raising and capacity building. Our programming emphasizes strong Sexual and
Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) prevention, identification and response
About Project:
War Child Canada has received funding from United States Department of
State Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (BPRM) to increase
protection for refugees and other vulnerable persons in Ugandan refugee
settlements in the districts of Adjumani, Arua, Kiryandongo, Koboko and
Job Summary: The Legal
Officer is responsible for the management of the War Child Canada’s Uganda
Legal Aid Clinic he/she is attached to. The incumbent coordinates all the Legal
Aid activities the project is to undertake, including clients’ management,
awareness raising, and legal trainings.
Qualifications, Skills and
The applicants for the War Child Canada Legal
Officer job placement must hold a University degree in Law.
At least two years of relevant experience in
Legal Aid Service provision.
Good lobbying and advocacy skills.
Excellent communication skills both in written
and spoken English, including report writing.
Alternative dispute resolution skills
Ability to mobilize communities and work with
Excellent communication and presentation skills.
Proven training and facilitation skills.
Demonstrable computer knowledge and applications
Strong team work with the ability to interact
proactively and collaboratively with WCC and partners staff at all levels of
the organization.
Willingness to work in remote area.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send a detailed
CV, cover letter indicating clearly daytime telephone contact and active email
address, photocopies of relevant certificates (both professional and
vocational) and contact information of at least three professional referees.
Please clearly indicate position and location for which you are applying.
Interested applicants should deliver ONLY hard copies of their
Application Packages to any of the following War Child Canada Offices:
Kampala: 2nd Floor, Plot 944
Ggaba Road, Kansanga. (Please ensure applications are delivered to War Child
Canada NOT War Child Holland.
Arua: Rhino Camp Refugee
Settlement Yoro Base Camp.
Kiryandongo: Kanyadoli
Refugee Settlement RFM Base Camp, Bweyale.
Koboko: Lobule Refugee
Settlement, Office of the Prime Minister Building
Adjumani: Pakele
Deadline: 28th
October, 2016 by 5PM

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