Job Title:Legal Officer, , , Uganda
Closing Date: Monday, 30 July 2012
Key Role: The Legal Officer is responsible for attending to clients under primary legal aid and conducting outreach legal aid clinics to all Platform for Labour Action (PLA) in Kampala, Lira, Dokolo, Amolatar and other areas as may be required and ensuring that the services are offered accurately and effectively and reflect the mission and vision of PLA.
Primary Working Relationships: Team Leader Human Rights, Team Leader Social Protection, Legal Assistant, Program Officers, Volunteers/ Interns, Legal Clerk, All PLA staff and all PLA clients.
Areas of Responsibilities: 1. Provide legal and advisory services through direct one-on-one primary legal aid services and legal outreach mobile clinics to vulnerable, marginalized and undocumented workers in Kampala and PLA's geographical area as may be required. 2. Hold consultations with the Team leader Human Rights for the next steps and appropriate action. 3. Draft legal documents and prepare submissions for PLA cases. 4. Carry out legal research and prepare briefs. 5. Maintain a record of complaints received and action taken and follow up of cases/disputes handled. 6. Attend court and prepare summary briefs. 7. To provide legal advice to the different Community Based Organizations and partners of PLA. 8. Work with program staff and provide legal advice and legal awareness to the communities under the different projects. 9. Enter data in the PLA Legal aid services information system 10. Attend staff meetings and represent the organization at meetings and workshops. 11. Prepare weekly, quarterly, monthly and yearly work plans and activity reports, file time sheets to supervisor. 12. Update and manage the clients' database on a regular basis.
Supervisory Responsibilities: As may be determined
Job requirements: 1. Bachelor's Degree in Law and Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice. 2. Sufficient understanding of issues of vulnerable and marginalized groups. 3. Experience of working with disadvantaged groups is an added advantage. 4. Good computer skills, good written and oral communication. 5. Experience working with NGOs or development organizations shall be an added advantage.
Required Skills: 1. Alternative Dispute Resolution. 2. Negotiation and mediation skills. 3. Strong written and oral communication. 4. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. 5. Excellent computer skills. 6. Strong team work skills. 7. Excellent time and project management skills and attention to detail. 8. Ability to meet tight deadlines. 9. Ability to work under minimum supervision. 10. Interest in and knowledge of labour related issues.
How to apply:
How To apply:
Submit your application with copies of Curriculum Vitae with three referees, copies of academic certificates, day time telephone by mail to: Executive Director Platform for Labour Action . Plot 68, Kanjokya Street, Kamwokya, P. O. Box 9714, Kampala –Uganda on E-MAIL: email@example.com
Closing date for receipt of applications is 30th July 2012.
Deadline: 30th July 2012