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No Experience Volunteer Attorney Job Opportunities - International Justice Mission (IJM)


Job Title:          Volunteer Attorney
Organization: International Justice Mission (IJM)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Staff Attorney
  
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 whole.

Job Summary: The Volunteer Attorney, you will assist the Casework team to bring substantive relief to victims of GBV by intervening in individual cases of violence, deception and abuse; coordinating with government actors to inform efforts of strengthening the public justice system.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Conduct case intake and client screening based on established criteria.
  • Conduct legal research, writing and filing on behalf of IJM clients or as directed.
  • Track case related data in paper and electronic case tracking management systems.
  • Coordinate meetings with relevant parties, attorneys and power actors.
  • Cooperate with IJM Investigators to investigate allegations of GBV and ensure all evidence is collected in an admissible form.
  • Cooperate with IJM Aftercare Specialists in identifying psychosocial needs of victims.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor.
Development: Participate in IJM programs in professionalism and Christian spiritual formation.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for International Justice Mission (IJM) Volunteer Attorney job placement must hold a Degree in law.
  • Successful completion of LDC.
  • Excellent critical thinking, legal analysis and oral and written advocacy skills.
  • Fluency in English and Luganda, with excellent writing and speaking in both.
  • Computer literate with proficiency in MS Word, Outlook and Excel.
  • Driver’s License preferred.
  • 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 integrity.
  • Intelligent, organized, creative and proactive problem solver.
  • Attention to detail, organized and disciplined with priorities.
  • Ability to cooperate effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
  • 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: ugandarecruiting@ijm.org

OR by mail:

International Justice Mission

Attn: Human Resources
P.O. Box 502 Ntinda, Kampala, UGANDA

By Hand:

International Justice Mission

Attn: Human Resources
Plot 15 Suuna Road, Ntinda
Kampala, Uganda

NB: A 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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