Fresher Legal Officer US Non-profit Careers – American Refugee Committee (ARC) International

Job Title:     Legal Officer
Organisation: American
Refugee Committee (ARC) International
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Area Coordinator
About US:
The American Refugee Committee (ARC) International is an International
nonprofit, nonsectarian organization that provides humanitarian assistance and
training to millions of beneficiaries around the world. The ARC seeks to
promote peaceful and safe communities where men and women have equal rights and
communities can access locally owned, high-quality services.
Job Summary: The Legal
Officer will be responsible for monitoring the general security situation and
follow up on the structures entrusted with security watch in the settlement,
monitoring community structures in handling cases within their jurisdiction,
accompany persons of concern/ witnesses to courts of judicature in case of any
matter, periodically visit detention centers and monitor the welfare of the
detained and ensure justice is realized, providing legal counseling to persons
of concern, cooperating with the police and other implementing partners in
monitoring crime and providing periodical reports regarding the same.

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the American
    Refugee Committee (ARC) International Legal Officer job opportunity must
    hold a University degree in Bachelor of Laws (LLB) or Diploma in Law
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in
    working with IDPs, Asylum seekers, refugees and stateless persons.
  • Ability to conduct comprehensive
    interviews and provide accurate assessments.
  • Ability to write clear and concise
  • Extensive knowledge of the local
    population and language is an added advantage
  • Motorbike riding experience and license
    desired is added advantage.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested applicants should send an
application letter, updated CV & copies of academic documents via email
only to addressed to The Human Resources Manager, American
Refugee Committee, International Kampala.

Deadline: 20th August
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