Legal Officer/District GBV Coordinator Jobs – Uganda Women’s Network (UWONET)

Job Title:   Legal Officer/District GBV Coordinator   

Organisation: Uganda Women’s Network (UWONET)

Duty Station:  Kamuli, Uganda

Reports to: Director of Programmes


About US:

Uganda Women’s Network (UWONET) is an advocacy and lobbying coalition of national women’s organisations, institutions and individuals in Uganda formed in 1993. Uganda Women’s Network membership comprises of 16 national women’s Organisations and individuals. UWONET stands to promote and enhance networking, collective visioning and action among membership and different actors working towards development and the transformation of unequal gender relations in Uganda.  UWONET focuses on influencing policy changes in respect to women in governance and decision-making, Gender Based violence, and economic empowerment. UWONET also works towards networking with various stakeholders, documentation and sharing information as well as capacity building of women’s organisations.


Job Summary:  UWONET is searching for a Legal Officer/District GBV Coordinator to support the GBV Prevention and response Programme in Busoga Sub Region.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: Under the supervision of the Director of Programmes, the position will perform the following functions:

  • Coordinate and network with relevant stakeholders to ensure the smooth running of the GBV Advisory Center and Shelter
  • Document all activities under the programme, successes, best practices, lessons learnt, challenges and recommendations
  • Provide appropriate legal counseling and representation of GBV survivors and children in Courts of Law.
  • Effective and efficient programme implementation as per work plans and expected outputs and outcomes
  • Provide technical legal and psycho-social support and supervision to the Center staff for effective case management of all cases registered at the Center
  • Provide overall leadership for the smooth management of the GBV Advisory Center and Shelter at the district
  • Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Law and a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, and must be an enrolled advocate of High Court. A Master’s degree is an added advantage.
  • At least three years of job experience in a related field, preferably in the Development/ NGO sector.
  • Computer literacy is a must with strong knowledge of OUTLOOK, EXCEL and WORD
  • The ideal candidate should have a keen awareness and good knowledge of working with diverse peri-urban and rural communities
  • The ideal candidate should demonstrate knowledge of delivering legal aid interventions in areas with limited functional justice pathways
  • Strong team building skills
  • Experience in planning and implementing project activities
  • Excellent report writing and documentation skills
  • Ability to confront and discuss sensitive issues with respect and confidentialityKnowledge of basic Monitoring and Evaluation.
  • The ideal candidate should be people centered with good communication and networking Skills.
  • Diplomacy and assertiveness
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision
  • Experience in project management in a women’s rights NGO setting is an added advantage.
  • Languages: Proficiency in English. Knowledge of Luganda and/Lusoga is an added advantage


How to Apply:

All interested candidates should submit their applications and CVs including three references with contact details and copies of academic and professional testimonials by email to: OR Hand deliver the same to the address below addressed to:


The Executive Director,

Plot 710, Bbuye Kigoowa, Mirembe Close, Ntinda,

P. O. Box 27991, Kampala


NB: Any inquiries should be submitted through the email addresses listed above. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. The successful candidate should be able to start immediately.


Deadline: 18th May 2022


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