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

Job Title:     Legal Officer

Organisation: American
Refugee Committee (ARC International) 

Duty Station: 
Uganda

Reports to: Program
Manager

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; accompanying persons of
concern / witnesses to courts of judicature as needed; periodically visit
detention centers and monitor the welfare of the detained; providing 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 must hold a Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
  • Hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Law.
  • Three years’ experience working with IDPs, Asylum seekers, refugees
    and stateless persons on legal matters.
  • Ability to conduct comprehensive interviews and provide accurate
    legal related assessments.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Must be fluent in written and spoken English.
  • Must be able to speak Swahili.
  • Must be able to ride with a valid license.

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should submit a one-page Cover letter, an
updated CV (max. 3 pages) and Names, Titles and Contacts of three professional
referees, to include your current or recent employer/supervisor – via email (ONLY)
to UGjobs@arcrelief.org with the POSITION applied for clearly indicated in the
subject line.

NB: However
due to urgency to fill this position, applications will be reviewed and
interviews conducted on a rolling basis. Only shortlisted candidates will be
contacted.

Deadline: 6th September 2019 by 5:00pm

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