Entry Level Paralegal Officer NGO Jobs – CARE International

Job Title:      Paralegal Officer

Organization: CARE
International

Duty Station: Uganda

About US:

CARE International
has been active in Uganda since 1969 and working in the country continuously
since 1979, implementing a diverse portfolio of programs and projects ranging
from emergency services to economic development and civil society building. Our
current programming targets Women, Girls and youth as well as vulnerable groups
such as the extreme poor, internally displaced people, children to provide
assistance and opportunities for empowerment and sustainable development
through addressing the underlying causes of poverty grounded on careful and thorough
analysis of power relations between different groups in society and the local
context in which they live and work. Our programming is guided by our core
values of transformation, Integrity, Diversity, Equality and excellence.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
The
coordination and quality assurance CARE’s legal assistance and sensitization,
including follow-up of referred legal cases, awareness raising on the Uganda
refugee laws and legal trainings.

·       
S/He
also supervises and mentors the community paralegals.

·       
S/He is
in charge of ensuring a solid and effective cooperation with key partners
including but not limited to OPM, UNHCR, and legal partners.

·       
S/He
will also participate in the legal working group meetings at the settlement
including providing technical support to CARE’s work in relation to
representation of survivors

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
Paralegal Officer must hold an LLB and post graduate diploma in legal practice

·       
Two
years of professional litigation experience in refugee operations and qualified
to appear before the High Court.

·       
Tested
skills in ADR and advocacy and good understanding of Uganda refugee law.

·       
Training
and skills transfer ability

·       
An open
and result oriented approach to work

·       
Good
leadership, management and team building skills

·       
Integrity,
confidentiality and the ability to accomplish tasks promptly under minimum
supervision.

·       
Well-developed
analytical and inter-personal communication skills, including intermediate oral
and written communication skills, and sound judgment and decision-making.
English language skills appreciated but not required as reporting is possible
in other languages.

·       
Demonstrated
ability to network, build relationships and establish collaboration with
different partners, local agencies and international networks.

·       
Working
knowledge in M&E, report writing and documentation.

·       
Willingness
to work with crisis affected communities in humanitarian settings. Previous
experience of having done so is desirable.

·       
Experience
working with large, cross-cultural teams on projects with multiple deliverables
is desirable.

·       
A
demonstrated strong personal commitment to the goal of women’s empowerment and
gender equality.

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should submit their application letters and
most updated CVs including the names, day time telephone contact and email
addresses of three work related referees through our recruitment email (ugarecruitment@care.org) Please
indicate the job title in the email subject line.

Deadline: 27th March 2020

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