The Human Rights Centre Uganda (HRCU) is a duly registered nongovernmental organization that was established in November, 2008 with the sole aim of contributing to an enabling environment for the promotion and protection of human rights, especially the rights of human rights defenders (HRDs). Since its establishment, HRCU has been implementing a number of activities through three major focus areas namely capacity building for HRDs to understand their rights, responsibilities and the mechanisms available for their protection at national, regional and international level; research, documentation and reporting on the environment in which HRDs operate and; advocacy for an enabling operating environment for the work of HRDs in Uganda.
The Volunteer – Legal will be responsible for research in relation to legal support, analysis, providing advice on legal issues, investigations and spearheading the legal Aid function of HRCU. HRCU is a registered Legal Aid service Provider by the Uganda Law Council and as such is mandated to provide legal aid, referrals and representation of HRCU clients.
Roles and Responsibilities:
Legal Research and Analysis
Undertake basic review of legal documents, instruments, or other material; identifies important issues, similarities, and inconsistencies.
Provide advice on different legal issues and drafts legal opinions, briefs, memoranda and other legal documents.
Review, advises on and drafts legal motions/submissions.
Participate in investigations, truth visits, rapid response, and assess evidence for relevance and admissibility.
Prepare and assess briefs of evidence.
Provide legal aid, referrals and representation to HRCU clients.
Carry out research on identified issues regarding the environment in which Human Rights Defenders operate. This includes conducting field research to collect primary data and sorting the data plus the collection of secondary data in and out of office
Compile monthly articles for the website
Participate in preparatory meetings for any programmes activity and in the actual activity when called upon
Contribute to HRCU’s reports proposals and other documents where necessary
Submit weekly and monthly progress reports to the supervisor
Represent HRCU at different fora as may be assigned from time to time.
Write daily newspaper updates and minutes of meetings, conferences, workshops, and external meetings attended
Carry out any other activity that may be assigned to you from time to time.
The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelors’ Degree in Law and /or Human Rights
Any additional training in the related field would be an added advantage
At least three years of working experience in a Non – Government Organisation.
Ability to prioritize multiple tasks in a fast paced and complex environment.
Flexible and proactive attitude towards problem-solving
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team
Maintain professional and positive demeanour
Good computer skills; that is working knowledge of MS Word and Excel
Proven accuracy and attention to detail
Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills
Possess good organisational skills with the capability of setting priorities when multiple
demands are present
Ability to work with minimal supervision
How To Apply for HRCU Jobs 2021
All suitably qualified and interested individuals should send their applications via email to [email protected] or [email protected]. Please specify “VOLUNTEER -LEGAL” in the subject line. Your application should include: detailed Curriculum Vitae; application letter and 3 Professional References.
NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. HRCU is an equal opportunity employer
Deadline: 12th September 2021 by 5:00pm
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