12 Entry Level Legal Assistant 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:
  • Assist the Legal Officers in handling
    clients in the clinic.
  • Support the Legal Officers in outreach
    campaigns.
  • Conduct while you wait sessions in the
    clinic.
  • Mediate disputes as recommended by the
    Legal Officer.
  • Undertake legal research, investigations
    and fact finding operations to establish underlying causes of the legal
    disputes in order to facilitate dispute resolution.
  • Document and analyse human rights abuses
    within the region covered by the JC.
  • Prepare court cases and file documents for
    court where litigation is an option.
  • Hold internal meetings with Legal Officer
    and JC Manager to discuss merits of cases, strategy and alternative
    options.
  • Work closely with other JLOS institutions.



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s
    Degree in Laws from an accredited Institution. Post Graduate Diploma in
    Legal Practice;
  • Be an Enrolled Advocate MUST of the High
    Court with a VALID Practicing Certificate.
  • One to two years of relevant experience in
    legal practice/ Court room experience
  • Previous experience working with the poor
    is an added advantage.
  • Broad knowledge of human rights and
    mediation.
  • Excellent Interpersonal skills
  • Good writing skills
  • Excellent communication and presentation
    skills
  • Good team player
  • Age: 25 – 30 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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