Fresher Volunteer Attorney (System Reform) NGO Job Careers – International Justice Mission (IJM)

Title:          Volunteer Attorney (System
Organization: International
Justice Mission (IJM)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Director
of Training & Community Relations
About Us:
The International
Justice Mission is a global organization that protects the poor from violence
throughout the developing world. International Justice Mission partners with
local authorities to rescue victims of violence, bring criminals to justice,
restore survivors, and strengthen justice systems.  The International
Justice Mission (IJM) Uganda is working to eliminate property grabbing in
Uganda by bringing rescue and restoration to individual victims, accountability
to their perpetrators, and transformation to the public justice system as a
Job Summary:
The Volunteer Attorney (System Reform) will participate in trainings for
community and public justice system leaders, as well as provide logistical
support necessary for trainings and other events designed to end GBV.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Support the development and
    implementation of IJM’s training and sensitization efforts with community
    members, Mukono Police, and District estate administration officials;
  • Assist with the coordination of
    logistics for public Justice System trainings;
  • Support Training Team in conducting
    trainings for Police Officers, LC Leaders, State Attorneys, Magistrates,
    Civil Servants, church and community leaders, and members of the general
  • Coordinate meetings with relevant
    parties, attorneys and power actors;
  • Assist in hosting guests, visitors and
    volunteers; and
  • Other duties and responsibilities as
    assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for International Justice
    Mission (IJM) Volunteer Attorney (System Reform) job placement must hold a
    Degree in law.
  • A minimum of two years of experience as
    a paralegal, legal assistant, public speaker, or teacher;
  • Excellent critical thinking, analysis,
    and oral and written communication skills;
  • At least four years of experience as a
    professional driver, mobilizer or teacher;
  • Valid driver’s license and experience
    driving manual vehicle’s on rough terrain;
  • Knowledge of the geography and roads of
    Kampala, Mukono and surrounding areas;
  • Fluency in English and Luganda, with
    excellent writing and speaking in both; and
  • Computer literate with proficiency in MS
    Word, Outlook and Excel.
  • Mature Christian faith as defined by the
    Apostles’ Creed;
  • Passionate commitment to IJM’s mission
    and values;
  • Professional in demeanor, appearance,
    writing and oral communication;
  • Works well under stress with a sustained
    positive attitude;
  • Exceptionally high level of honesty and
  • Intelligent, organized, creative and
    proactive problem solver;
  • Attention to detail, organized and
    disciplined with priorities;
  • Ability to cooperate effectively in a
    multi-cultural environment; and
  • This position requires a commitment to,
    understanding of and compliance with IJM’s Mission, core values, and all
    IJM-related policies.
How to Apply:
All applicants are
encouraged to send their applications, updated CVs and Statement of Faith via
E-mail (preferred method) to:
OR by mail:
Justice Mission
Attn: Human
P.O. Box 502 Ntinda,
Kampala, UGANDA
By Hand:
Justice Mission
Attn: Human
Plot 15 Suuna Road,
Kampala, Uganda
statement of faith should describe your Christian faith and how you see it as
relevant to your involvement with IJM. The statement can either be incorporated
into the cover letter or submitted as a separate document and should include,
at a minimum, a description of your spiritual disciplines (prayer, study, etc.)
and your current fellowship or place of worship.
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