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Senior Legal Officer
Jobs at:War Child Canada (WCC)
Deadline of this Job:
19th July 2019
Date Posted: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed
Background: War Child Canada (WCC) is an international charity, with the vision of “a world where no child knows war”. War Child Canada works with war affected communities to help children reclaim their childhood through access to education, opportunities and justice with cross cutting themes of child protection and gender. War Child Canada also takes an active role in raising public awareness around the impact of war on communities and the shared responsibility to act. Currently WCC is implementing a protection and access to justice project in Palabek Refugee Settlement in Lamwo district in partnership with UN Women under two main project outcomes of, 1) Increasing access to emergency lifesaving protection, including
SGBV legal aid services for South Sudanese refugee and host community women and girls through rights based approach that promotes gender equality and women’s empowerment; and 2) Increasing refugee and host communities knowledge about and contribution to environmental protection and conservation. To fulfill this dream, War Child Canada is currently seeking for dynamic, qualified individuals to fill the following positions.
Position Title: Senior Legal Officer
Duty Station: Lamwo
Contract: 5 months, with possibility of extension
Reports to: Program Manager, Protection/Access to Justice .
Reporting to the Program Manager- The Senior Legal Officer will ensure the effective and successful implementation and delivery of the Access to Justice/ Legal Aid Programing in Palabek
Refugees Settlement in accordance with the project design targets and results. Undertaking a needs assessment in the target population; he/she will develop and implement clear Legal Aid Protection implementation strategies and plans; including Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL); and capacity building and support the community based Support Mechanisms and volunteers. He /She will work closely and in coordination with members of the WCC protection/access to justice project team; forge strong partnership and collaboration with local governmental and non-governmental organizations.
Job Skills: Not Specified
Knowledge and Experience:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Law with Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
• Must be an enrolled Advocate of the High Court of Uganda with valid practicing Certificate.
• A minimum of 3 years relevant experience in the field of Access to Justice and Legal Aid.
• Good Knowledge of SGBV case management approaches.
Job Education Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree
Job Experience Requirements: 3 years
Job application procedure
Please send an updated CV (3 pages max, including three professional referees current and/or past line managers) with a cover letter to HR department: War Child Canada, Plot 1006, Kironde Road, Muyenga, Kampala OR firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject: position of … latest 5:00pm on Friday 19th July 2019.
War Child Canada is committed to providing a work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. Final candidates will be vetted in accordance with War Child Canada’s Child Safeguarding Policy, including appropriate reference and security checks.
Only those applicants selected for interview will be notified. For more information about War Child Canada, please visit www.warchild.ca