International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) Job Vacancy in Uganda

Job Title: Program Associate

International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ)

The International Center for Transitional Justice works to redress and prevent the most severe violations of human rights by confronting legacies of mass abuse. ICTJ seeks holistic solutions to promote accountability and create just and peaceful societies.
Closing date: 22 Apr 2011
Location: Uganda - Kampala


1. Perform research and writing tasks (compile and organize comparative information, legal research, etc.); prepare draft memos and other documents under the Head of Office supervision; assist on country papers and other written work for publication; and track country news and developments.

2. Plan and participate in the capacity building activities of the ICTJ Uganda office, organizing workshops and compiling training materials on transitional justice issues.

3. Liaise effectively with local stakeholders including government and NGOs to ensure effective coordination and delivery of activities of ICTJ Uganda program office.

4. Actively participate in internal and external coordination meetings including liaison with ICTJ consultants.

5. Assist the Head of Office in the development of proposals, work plans and budget, including preparing website updates and drafting reports on activities, as required.

6. Provide technical advice where appropriate and provide support to partners and other stakeholders.

7. Support the advocacy activities of the ICTJ Uganda office, and, planning events.

8. Draft monthly situation report, for internal use, on transitional justice and political and security developments in Uganda, for review and input of the Head of Office.

9. Carry out any other duties as required by the Senior Associate /Head of Office.


Education: Bachelor’s degree in international relations, law, political science or similar discipline is required. Advanced degree is desirable.

Experience: 2-3 years relevant work experience, preferably in human rights and/or international programs.

Related Skills or Knowledge:

1. Demonstrated knowledge of the legal system in Uganda.

2. Experience in working with transitional justice issues in Uganda.

3. Knowledge of international human rights law is highly desirable.

4. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English are required.

5. Strong interpersonal skills in order to work collaboratively with staff in ICTJ country offices and departments as well as external partners.

6. Ability to make sound decisions consistent with functions.

7. Ability to work under pressure with minimum supervision.

8. Proficiency in computer packages such as MS Office applications and the internet.

9. Ability to travel outside of Kampala.

OTHER: This is a one-year contract that may be extended for at least another additional year, depending on performance and the availability of funding.
How to apply
Please submit cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to by April 22, 2011. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. Please, no telephone calls. Further information about ICTJ is available at our website on


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