Legal Assistant (Kaabong) Jobs – African Centre for Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture Victims (ACTV)

Job Title:    Legal Assistant  

Organization: African Centre for Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture Victims (ACTV)

Duty Station: Kaabong, Uganda

Reports to: Project Coordinator


About US:

The African Centre for Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture Victims ( ACTV ) is a Non-Governmental organization in Uganda which commenced operations in 1993 whose mandate includes advocacy against torture and provision of physical and psychological treatment and rehabilitation, social support and legal services to survivors of torture.


Job Summary:   The Legal Assistant will provide torture survivors with effective legal advice/services on their torture related issues in accordance with ACTV legal standard operating processes


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide legal services for torture survivors.
  • Interview clients and correctly record their complaints in preparation for litigation.
  • Prepare torture survivors for court appearance.
  • Assist in coordinating and conducting visits to places of detention to offer legal advice.
  • Support in awareness/sensitization workshops for communities and security officers on human rights and torture.
  • Screen, provide legal advice, make referrals and conduct client follow ups.
  • Properly document and file all client information and legal documents for future reference.
  • Assist in conducting client legal case investigations and follow ups
  • Prepare and produce periodic reports for the unit as per the agreed timelines.
  • Carry out legal research in preparation for court.
  • Prepare activity and monthly reports.
  • Draft contracts, Agreements, MOUs between ACTV and Organizations/partners.
  • Carry out any other work related duties as assigned by your supervisor.


Key Performance Indicators

  • Appropriate actions taken on legal matters in line with the SOPs / Job responsibilities

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Law
  • At least a minimum of one (1) year of experience working with a law firm or similar experience in an NGO
  • Languages: Fluency in English. Proficiency in Ngakarimojong language



  • Demonstrable knowledge of MS office and web –based application.
  • Experience in public speaking an asset
  • Ability to prioritize and adapt to changing situations based on need.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Dedication to working for and with the vulnerable people.
  • Demonstrated documentation skills
  • Excellent Communication skills
  • Risk management skills
  • Analytical Skills


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested applicants should send their applications, cover letter and updated CV to these Emails: and


NB: Please quote position title in the subject of the Email


Deadline:  25th February 2024


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Date Posted 2024-02-13
Valid Through 2024-02-25
Employment Type FULL_TIME
Hiring Organization African Centre for Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture Victims (ACTV)
Job Location Kaabong, Kaabong, Kaabong, 0256, Uganda

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