Head of Department Policy and Advocacy Job at Uganda Law Society

Job Title: Head of Department Policy and Advocacy

The Head policy and Advocacy will work under direct supervision of the Executive director and is part of the senior management of the organization, responsible for accessing, generating and providing information on legal policy issues, abuses or violation of human rights and other matters relating to the rule of law in Uganda.

Responsibilities:

  • undertaking public policy research, analysis and providing the council with information on policy gaps and/ or needs to be addressed.
  • Carrying out research in relevant areas to gain understanding of public issues and making recommendations for appropriate action
  • Take the lead in the consolidation and production of position papers and legal opinions of the society to advance the cause, mission and vision of ULS as will be specified from time to time by the Executive Director and the council.
  • Take the lead in the coordination of the mobilization of resources to sustain the above mission and objectives of the organization
Key Competencies:
  • Strong advocacy Skills
  • Good research and analytical skills
  • Experience in policy formulation and analysis
  • Excellent communication, documentation and presentation skills
  • Ability to facilitate and coordinate processes
  • proven skills in proposal writing
  • Knowledge of legal frameworks.
  • Project implementation and management skills
  • An open and result oriented approach to work
  • Previous work with government or development oriented organizations
Qualifications:
  • Masters Degree in Law and qualifications considered relevant to the job description will be an added advantage
  • 4 years experience in a similar position or relevant
  • demonstrable computer knowledge.
How to Apply:
Applications accompanied b a detailed CV, testimonials and two referees should be submitted not later than 19th September 2011 and addressed to:

The Executive Director
Uganda Law Society/ Legal Aid Project
Plot 5A ACACIA Avenue
P.O. Box 426, Kampala

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