5 Justice Centre Manager Job Vacancies – Justice Centres Uganda (JCU)

Organization: Justice Centres Uganda (JCU)
Duty Station: Kasese, Mbale, Mubende, Rukungiri, Mukono,
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.
Job Summary: The Justice
Centre Manager will be in charge of managing the Regional Justice Centre.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide overall guidance and supervision
    of regional staff including Legal Officers.
  • Develop Work plans and budgets. 
  • Manage regional projects and programmes as
    well as their budget.
  • Handle public relations as a
    representative and official contact and spokesperson for JCU at regional
  • Oversee and ensure regular Monitoring and
    Evaluation of JC processes and activities. 
  • Provide legal advice to clients and to
    Legal Officers on complex matters.
  • Work closely with the Advocates at the
    Centre, determine which cases should go on to court.
  • Represent Clients in Court.
  • Manage staff at the Centre.
  • Support and provide legal and human rights
    education to clients and communities including participation in some
    outreach sessions to ensure quality and standards.
  • Ensure an effective and functional
    referral system is in place.
  • Handle referral of cases and clients.
  • Be in charge of regular in house training
    sessions for staff.
  • Keenly review trends on matters registered
    at the Centre, so as to form the basis for advocacy.
  • Spearhead advocacy initiatives at the
    regional level.
  • Spearhead research initiatives at the
    regional level to identify root causes of issues.
  • Build relationships with stakeholders and
    partners in the region.
  • Identify matters that can be used as test
    cases and advise NCO on way forward.
  • Attend and participate in District
    Coordination Committee meetings and activities
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual
    reports for submission to the National Coordinator.

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s
    Degree in Law. Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice; be an Enrolled
    Advocate MUST of the High Court with a VALID Practicing Certificate.
    Master’s Degree in Law or related field will be an added advantage. 
  • Any additional Course or Certificate in
    Management, Project Planning & Development or related field obtained
    from a recognised institution.
  • At least three to five years of relevant
    Legal and Management experience in similar /equivalent  position.
  • Previous experience in working in the area
    of Legal Aid service Provision with either government of development
    oriented organisation will be an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of legal frameworks, human
    rights frameworks, principles and standards and issues affecting poor and
    vulnerable communities/ populations.
  • A sound understanding of the legal policy
    and institutional framework for the protection of human rights in Uganda.
  • An open and result oriented approach to
  • Strong strategic thought and process
    facilitation skills.
  • Previous experience in managing a similar
    organization including law firm and Legal Aid Service Provider.
  • Planning, management and team building
  • Proven experience as a team leader/in a
    management position.
  • Knowledge of Financial management will be
    an added advantage.
  • Previous experience working in the area of
    Legal Aid Provision.
  • Ability to work with multi-cultural groups
    and in a multi-ethnic environment and gender sensitive.
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision
    and be able to resolve operational issues at the Centre.
  • Ability to work as part of team and
    provide leadership, supervision and support to colleagues.
  • Good working knowledge and experience in
    using MS Office and web-based applications.
  • Dedication to working and with the poor.
  • Age: 30-40 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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