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Organization: Lutheran World Federation
Reports To:  Legal
Officer
Lutheran World Federation (LWF) is part of the
Lutheran World Federation Department for World Service (LWF-DWS), an
international humanitarian and development agency. LWF Uganda works to reduce
people’s vulnerability, supporting them to realize their potential, to build on
their assets, and to respond to their own problems and needs.
Job
Summary:
Under the guidance of the Legal Officer, the Legal
Assistant is responsible for providing technical support to the legal
Department in planning, implementing and coordinating activities of LWF legal
Department, ensure compliance with laws and regulations, and ensure best
practices in the legal Department. .
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·      
The incumbent will support Legal Officer with
implementation of all the planned activities and accomplishing of targets as
scheduled.
·      
Provide legal counselling to Refugees and Asylum
Seekers.
·      
The incumbent will educate refugees on the refugee
law in Uganda and interpretation of the laws.
·      
Actively participate in all the community activities
where necessary and as guided by the Legal Officers and handle legal issues
raised by clients.
·      
Carry out follow-ups on cases reported from time to
time as guided by the supervisor and provide a report
·      
Attend and participate in Staff meetings and other
meetings with stakeholders in the legal line of work
·      
Support the Legal Officer with support from Project
Officer peaceful co-existence in driving peaceful co-existence in the Refugee
Settlement.
·      
The incumbent will identify, assess and develop
strategies to mitigate against organization risks related to the Legal
Department.
·      
Ensure compliance with the existing laws of Uganda.
·      
Carry cut all necessary actions to ensure that the
organization meets its legal requirements.
·      
Provide support in developing and implementing internal
review problem to ensure that the organization complies with legal procedures
and regulations.
·      
Provide support to the Legal Officer in ensuring
proper and timely submission of work plans, procurement plans and all other
manpower plans.
·      
Assist in carrying out needs assessment to enhance
proposal development.
·      
Lead and manage CBFs, (paralegals) ensuring clarity
over plans and priorities, providing supervision, guidance and mentoring,
encouraging effective team work and inclusiveness and building a team spirit
through regular meetings and events and clear reporting mechanisms for each
team member
·      
Assist with defining the required team composition
and structure for the operational programme in accordance with LWF standard structure
·      
Agree on clear performance objectives for reports in
appraisal and ensuring there are appropriately set objectives and that
appraisals are undertaken in a timely Manner
·      
Be responsible for CBFs, (paralegals) development,
coaching and mentoring to enhance their capacity
·      
Support in the recruitment process of the CBFs;
staff requisition, long and short listing, development of structured questions,
recommendations for the best suited-candidates and onboarding orientation and
induction.
Financial
management / Budget Monitoring & Control:
·      
Support the Legal Officer in budget formulation and
review.
·      
Make payment requests for field payments of
implemented activities.
Project
Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting:
·      
Keep Records of the Legal Department, manage and
update all cases handled by the Department by inputting them in individual Case
Sheets.
·      
Conduct field visits as required and compile reports
for the Legal Officers for further intervention and appropriate management of
cases.
·      
Ensure all documents and project activities are in
compliance with LWF Standard Operating Procedures and Policies.
·      
Document the best practices implemented, success
stories and case studies at the community level for dissemination and learning
·      
Undertake other related Duties as may reasonably be
assigned by the Supervisor
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·      
The Ideal Candidate should hold a Bachelor’s Degree
in law from a recognized University/institution
·      
Post graduate diploma in law practice center will be
and added advantage
·      
At least two years work experience.
·      
Broad knowledge’ and understanding of
humanitarian/refugee laws will be an added advantage
·      
Excel lent communication skills.
·      
High level of integrity.
·      
Computer literate with knowledge of MS Word, MS
Excel, MS power point.
·      
Problem Solving and Decision-Making skills;
·      
Ability to inspire and build capacity of national
staff;
·      
Good interpersonal skills and excellent negotiation
skills;
·      
Excellent English Language (both written and
spoken);
·      
Ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines;
·      
Good team worker with good communication skills;
·      
Ability to exercise sound judgment, to remain
flexible to a changing environment, and to make decisions independently.
Applications and detailed CV must include email
address and telephone contacts of 3 referees. Hard copies should be submitted
during working days, Monday to Friday (8:00am to 5:00pm) addressed to the
Administrive/HR Officer, LWF Lamwo Sub Program
Please deliver at our Subprogram office in
Lamwo-Palabek Kal.
LWF/DWS is an equal opportunity employer,
irrespective of gender, or religious affiliation.
Female candidates possessing the above requirements
are encouraged to apply. LWF/DWS is a signatory to the Code of Conduct for
humanitarian agencies. Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect the
organization’s commitment to the prevention of abuse and exploitation of
beneficiaries, Knowledge of the local Language is a MUST and a VALID Ridding
permit for all the Project Assistant position and valid driver permit for Driver
Position.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted
Deadline:
25th January 2020

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