Several Fresher Justice and Peace Officer US Non-profit Jobs – International Rescue Committee

 

 

Job Title:    Justice and Peace Officer (Several
NGO Jobs)

Organization: International Rescue Committee

Duty Station:
Uganda

Reports to:  Senior Justice and Peace Officer

 

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:  IRC Uganda is currently looking for a Justice
and Peace Officer to carry out activities under the EU-funded program
“Strengthening Integrated Systems to Accelerate Access to Gender, Child and
Youth Justice” with the goal of promoting peaceful and safe co-existence under
the rule of law in Yumbe and Lamwo districts. 
The ideal candidate has a Bachelor’s degree in law, international
development or peace studies  with
previous experience working on legal aid or peacebuilding programmes. S/he has
strong coordination and networking skills and is pragmatic with the capacity to
solve problems efficiently and creatively. 
S/he will have strong communication and interpersonal skills with the
ability to gain trust and build strong connections with clients and communities.

 

The Justice and
Peace Officer reports to the Senior Justice and Peace Officer and is based in
Lamwo.  This position supervises two
Justice and Peace Officers based in Lamwo. 

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Carry
out day-to-day implementation and monitoring of work plans ensuring that
activities reflect donor and other commitments.

·       
Provide
legal aid case and ensure that legal aid and peacebuilding data are
consistently     collected, analyzed and
aggregated for program refinement and advocacy purposes.

·       
Strengthen
capacity of paralegals to provide legal information, legal counseling and  other legal services to refugees and other
persons of concern.

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

·       
Support
mobilization of youth peacebuilders and conduct systematic trainings and
mentorship on conflict resolution and advocacy aimed at empowering youth
to            influence peace, justice
and security-related decisions and actions.

·       
Submit
daily and weekly data, prepare weekly and monthly reports, and gather other
information, as directed by the Senior Justice and Peace Officer.

·       
Analyze
data, highlight trends and legal protection needs of refugees and other persons
of concern.

·       
Support
Senior Justice and Peace Officer in delivering trainings and mentoring sessions
vis-à-vis legal aid and youth peacebuilding.

·       
Ensure
that all interventions are fully aligned to national frameworks and systems, as
well as broader policy developments relevant to legal aid.

·       
Contribute
to monthly PRoL field team meetings which review Budget vs. Actual
expenditures, log frame deliverables and monitor targeted cash support.

·       
Establish
and maintain good working relationships with JLOS actors, OPM, local government
authorities, UN agencies,  I/NGOs, CSOs,
refugee leadership, youth leaders and community based networks, including
paralegals.

·       
Maintain
close collaboration with other PRoL teams and IRC’s Women’s Protection and
Empowerment (WPE) to promote robust coordination and leverage synergies.

·       
Perform
any other duty as requested by the Senior Justice and Peace Officer.

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate for the International Rescue Committee Justice and Peace
Officer job must hold a University degree in law, criminal justice,
international development, peace studies or other related field;

·       
At least
two years of relevant experience in the access to justice, legal empowerment,
peacebuilding or rule of law sector, preferably in displacement contexts;

·       
Previous
experience working on legal aid or peacebuilding preferred;

·       
Strong
understanding of International Human Rights and Refugee Law;

·       
Strong
communication and interpersonal skills with excellent analysis and writing
skills;

·       
Excellent
analytical, writing skills and fluency in English;

·       
Experience
in working and coordinating with the UN, donors, INGOs and other stakeholders
preferred;

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

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

·       
Basic
computer skills including Microsoft Word.

·       
National
Candidates:  We strongly encourage
national candidates to apply for this position. The IRC strives to attract,
motivate and retain qualified national staff in our programs.

 

Please note: This position is open only to Ugandan nationals.

 

How to Apply:

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

 

Click
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: 19th January 2021

 

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