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

Job Title:          Legal Officer
Organization: American
Refugee Committee (ARC) International
Duty Station:  Uganda
Reports to: Protection
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.
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 as needed, periodically visit detention centers and monitor the
welfare of the detained, provide 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 Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the American Refugee Committee (ARC) International Legal
    Officer job placement should preferably hold a Bachelor of Law (LLB) and post
    graduate Diploma in Law;
  • A
    minimum of three (3) years’ experience working with IDPs, Asylum seekers,
    refugees and stateless persons, on legal matters.
  • Ability
    to conduct comprehensive interviews and provide accurate legal related
  • Knowledge
    of the local language is added advantage (BidiBidi)
How to Apply:
All qualified and interested
candidates should send a one-page cover letter, updated CV (maximum four pages)
and names, title and contacts of three professional referees, to include most
current employer/supervisor – via email to with the
POSITION applied for clearly indicated in the subject line.
NB: Only
applications received through the stated email address will be considered. Only
shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: 17th February 2018 by 5:00 pm
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