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ALIGHT Uganda Jobs 2022 – Diploma Legal Assistant

Job Title: Legal Assistant – ALIGHT Uganda Jobs 2022

Organization:  ALIGHT Uganda

Duty Station: Oruchinga Refugee Settlement, UG

 

 

Alight Uganda Profile

ALIGHT, formerly the American Refugee Committee (ARC), is an international nonprofit, nonsectarian organization that has provided humanitarian assistance and training to millions of beneficiaries over the last 40 years. In 2011, Alight helped nearly 2.5 million people get essential services to regain their health and take back control of their lives. Alight works with its partners and constituencies to provide opportunities and expertise to communities of refugees and internally displaced persons in seven countries in Africa, Asia and Europe, including Iraq, Kosovo, and in the Darfur region of Sudan and is currently providing for emergency relief and recovery in Haiti. Alight provides shelter, clean water and sanitation, health care, skills training, microcredit education, protection to help survivors of war and natural disasters to rebuild their lives with dignity, health care, security and self-sufficiency.

 

 

Job Summary:

Hello Hello!  Alight is recruiting a Legal Assistant for our program in Uganda to be based at Oruchinga Office. You’re interested in joining us? Welcome, we’re happy you’re here!

If you join us, you will find…

A team with deep experience in co-designing solutions that create new value around the world. We know we need to always be better, and we believe in the power and abundance of everyday people, everywhere, to change the world with us.

A culture of radical accountability to our customers –as we help build a meaningful life for and with the displaced, we ask them what they want and then deliver on it.

Reporting to Team Leader, the Legal Assistant will be responsible for supporting the smooth running of the daily activities of Legal sector at Oruchinga Refugee settlement in Isingiro District, including client management and follow up, facilitation of alternative dispute resolution and to contribute to legal awareness-raising activities and legal trainings.

 

 

Roles and Responsibilities:

Program Implementation and planning:

  • Receive & register clients.
  • Undertake initial interviews & summarize essential facts for sharing with the supervisor.
  • Locate relevant witnesses for cases and provide support in interviewing clients and witnesses and prepare relevant reports.
  • Accompany clients to record statements at police.
  • Provide support in basic Legal & Psychosocial counseling for clients.
  • Keep clients updated by communicating case progress.
  • Actively participate in community legal education and raising awareness.
  • Conduct prison visits & document findings of visits for action.
  • Work with the police & settlement authorities in developing legal information & education topics.
  • Mobilise & facilitating legal trainings.
  • Work with local refugee leaders to mobilize communities for awareness sessions.
  • Work with local refugee leaders to display legal information materials in the community.
  • Work closely and monitor the Paralegal community based workers in identification and follow up of cases at the community level.
  • Establish contacts and empower community based structures through regular meetings so as to effect community based protection approach.

Information Management Support and Reporting:

  • Keep cases organized by organizing and establishing files; documenting actions, monitoring calendars; inputting information into case management software and file database
  • Ensure prompt filing & compilation of files due in court
  • Plan and prepare for court cases.
  • Prepare weekly, monthly and quarterly reports and submit them to the supervisor.
  • Contribute to project planning, development of proposals and lessons learned processes.
  • Prepare and submit weekly action plan to the supervisor.

 

 

Qualifications

  • A Diploma in Law and a Certificate in Uganda Paralegal Advisory Services (PAS) training
  • At least 2 years working experience in a similar field will be an added advantage.
  • Previous exposure and experience in representing clients before any Quasi-Judicial and other governing bodies.
  • Previous experience in engaging with key partners on legal-related issues.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience of riding a motorcycle and a valid riding permit is a MUST.

 

 

How To Apply for ALIGHT Uganda Jobs 2022

All interested and suitably qualified candidates should apply through the link below.

Click here to apply

Deadline: 11th February 2022 at 5:00 pm

 

 

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