12 Entry Level Paralegal Officer Job Opportunities – Justice Centres Uganda (JCU)

Organization: Justice Centres Uganda (JCU)
Duty Station: Masaka, Fort Portal, Mukono, Mubende,
Rukungiri, Mbale, Kasese, Uganda
About US:
Justice Centres Uganda (JCU) is a Project of the Justice Law and Order
Sector(JLOS) hosted and supervised by the Judiciary to provide Legal Aid. The
Justice Centres are a one stop-stop shop with a broad range of legal aid
services to all categories of vulnerable people within the community,
identified through a means and merits test. Some of these services include;
legal representation, alternative dispute resolution, referrals, awareness
creation and outreach, as well as psychosocial support. The model used seeks to
bridge the gap between the demand and supply sides of justice while at the same
time empowering individuals and communities to claim their rights and demand
for policy change. Justice Centres Uganda operates offices in Kampala, Mengo,
Tororo, Lira, Hoima, Masaka, Jinja and Fortportal; serving the Central,
Eastern, Northern and Bunyoro regions respectively in Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Receive clients and manage front desks.
  • Conduct detailed interview to establish
    facts, issues.
  • Conduct Means and Merit Test to ascertain
    eligibility for legal aid.
  • Manage filing system in office.
  • Draft legal documents for Legal Officers.
  • Undertake investigation and research to
    provide legal officers with information when required. Supervise Community
    Based Volunteers.
  • Carry out paralegal clinics in
    communities. Attend court to identify persons who need legal aid.
  • Participate in awareness sessions for
    clients e.g. in communities.
  • Prepare regular reports.
  • Maintain data base of referrals for follow
    up.
  • Maintain data base of Lawyers on Pro bono
    and appointment schedule. 
  • Maintain data base of key service
    providers e.g. hospitals, schools.



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • One year of related work experience
    particularly in a Legal Aid organisation or a Law firm.
  • Good communication skills in English.
  • Fluency in any Local language
  • Demonstrable knowledge of MS Office and
    web-based applications.
  • Good planning and mobilisation skills.
  • Previous experience in public speaking an
    asset.
  • Good team player.
  • Ability to ride and possession of valid
    riding documents.
  • Willingness to be in the field for up to
    60% (or what?) of the time.
  • Dedication to working for and with the
    poor.
  • Demonstrable computer knowledge and
    applications,
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and;
  • Ability to ride a motor cycle is a key
    requirement for a Paralegal Officer.
  • Age: 25 – 40 years
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
their application letters, updated CVs and copies of their
academic/professional certificates and a copy of their current Practicing
Certificate. Applications should indicate a daytime telephone contact, email
address and include three professional referees.
The complete applications should be addressed to the National
Coordinator, Justice Centres Uganda, Chamber F6 High Court Building, P.O. Box
26365 Kampala, Uganda.  Please clearly indicate on the envelope the
position title you have applied for.
Deadline: Friday, 2nd March, 2018 by 5.00pm
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