Fresher Legal Officer US NGO Job Vacancies – International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Job Title:        Legal Officer

Organization: International
Rescue Committee

Duty Station:
Uganda

Reports to: Legal Manager

About US:

The International
Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by
conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. It
was created by Albert Einstein more than 80 years and has been working in
Uganda since 1998. It has particularly working in the conflict zones where tens
of thousands of people have been kills and over 1.6 million displaced.
Following a peace agreement in 2006, Ugandans are returning home and looking to
rebuild their lives. The IRC is there to protect women and children from
violence and exploitation by fostering a safe environment and encouraging
education, and is supporting farmers and small businesses, and helping
communities promote peace and long-term development.

Job Summary:  Under the supervision of Legal Manager, she/he
will identify legal needs in the field; provide counseling, and information.
The Legal Officer will be responsible for conducting legal information
sessions, legal case management and follow ups, awareness creation on rights
and obligations of refugees under Ugandan Laws. She/he will work with
communities particularly to ensure access to legal assistance is accessible by
all. He/she will be part of an integrated protection team, working on issues on
general protection and sexual and gender-based violence issues.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Together
with Protection Officers support community leadership structures in their crime
prevention and response functions.

·       
Provide
legal counseling and information to refugees and other persons of concern.

·       
Conduct
legal information sessions on human rights and key Laws relating to protection
of refugees and other persons of concern.

·       
Conduct
case management and follow up on legal cases with relevant authorities.

·       
Closely
work with Police to provide necessary assistance to survivors, clients and
witnesses.

·       
Submit
daily and weekly data, including narrative of high risk cases to inform
appropriate actions.

·       
Support
to analyze data, highlight trends and legal protection needs of refugees and
other persons of concern.

·       
Participate
in external meetings aimed at promoting access to justice for refugees and
legal assistance such as meetings involving UNHCR, OPM and partners.

·       
Work
closely with the Protection Officers to ensure linkages and referrals are done
in a safe, effective, and timely manner.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate for the International Rescue Committee (IRC) Legal Officer job
placement must hold a degree in Law from a recognized university. Diploma
holders in law from a recognized institution with demonstrable work experience
in the field of law may be considered.

·       
At least
two (2) years of prior professional experience in a similar post, preferably
with an international Organization, a law firm or human rights organization.

·       
Understanding
of human rights and issues relating to gender equality

·       
Strong
written and verbal communication ability in English

·       
Ability
to gain trust and build relationships with new communities.

·       
Good
understanding of Ugandan and Refugee Law;

·       
Basic
computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.

·       
Experience
in regular report writing.

·       
Strong
interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team, as well as
independently.

·       
Flexible
and able to work in a dynamic and diverse environment

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to apply online at the link
below.

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Here

The IRC and IRC
workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way –
Standards for Professional Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. 
In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on
Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti
Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

Deadline: 15th July 2020

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