Jobs at Refugee Law Project in Uganda- Volunteer Lawyer

JOB TITLE: Volunteer Lawyer – Durable solutions
DEPARTMENT: Legal & Psycho-Social
SUPERVISOR: Team Leader – Right to Asylum & Durable Solutions
DUTY STATION: Kampala
I. JOB SUMMARY: To provide legal assistance to asylum seekers during Refugee Status Determination
(RSD)
II. RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS:
The tasks include the following;
• Receiving clients that fall under the program and conducting assessment and interviews thereof
• Drafting RSD requests for review of cases and appeals; and formulating recommendations for
decisions in accordance with the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) and court in time where
necessary
• Providing legal and protection expertise in the framework of the RSD, as necessary
• Generating regular statistics and reports on RSD activities carried out at the RLP and OPM
• Drafting expert opinion reports and ensuring timely dispatch of expert opinions to sources that
placed the requests
• Monitoring the implementation of the Refugees Act and its Regulations
• Making referrals and managing referrals from other programs where a durable solution is advisable
• Managing statistics of refugees that have sought and obtained durable solutions
• Monitoring conditions of refugees in the refugee settlements and producing advocacy reports
• Engaging in advocacy work that promotes the achievement of durable solutions
• Training and /or facilitating in trainings in the program areas and organizing information sessions
to refugees and asylum seekers as necessary
• Undertaking any other duties incidental to RSD as requested by the supervisors
III. CONTACTS AND KEY RELATIONSHIPS
The Volunteer Lawyer – Durable Solutions has to work closely with Lawyers and psychosocial staff within
the department. S/he should be very courteous when dealing with clients.
IV. SUPERVISION AND AUTHORITY
The Team Leader – Right to Asylum & Durable Solutions supervises the Volunteer Lawyer - Durable
Solutions. S/he supervises no one.
V. WORKING CONDITIONS
The position is Kampala based, with occasional field visits to settlement camps. The average working
week is 40 hours.
VI. QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES
• A Bachelor of Laws Degree from a recognised university
• Must be an enrolled advocate of the High court of Uganda
• Must demonstrate strong commitment to human rights issues
• Knowledge of French or Swahili
• Good Computer & interpersonal skills and ability to work under pressure
How to Apply:
interested candidates should submit a motivation letter and CV electronically to: recruitment@refugeelawproject.org.
The position applied for must be indicated in the subject line of the email. copies of certificates should not be attarched and will be requested from short listed candidates only.

Attention: the Head of Operations & Programme Support
Refugee Law Project, School of Law, MUK
Plot No. 5 & 9 Perryman Gardens P.O Box 33903, Kampala

Deadline: 24th February 2012

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