Job Summary

He/she is responsible for the implementation of field activities in the Albertine Graben, the coordination of networks, the facilitation of data collection and the legal analysis under the project.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description

National position
Location: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Project Coordinator, Uganda office
Deadline to apply: January 31st 2020
Expected starting date: from February 3rd 2020

About ASF

Avocats Sans Frontières (ASF) is a development aid non-governmental organization whose work focuses on giving access to justice and protecting the fundamental rights of all people with a focus on most marginalised groups.

Key responsibilities include

The Legal Officer works within the department of programs under the project “Empowering communities and civil society to demand for good governance in natural resources management”. He/she is responsible for the implementation of field activities in the Albertine Graben, the coordination of networks, the facilitation of data collection and the legal analysis under the project. The Legal Officer reports to the Project Coordinator and works in functional link with the Knowledge Manager and the AFL department.

Project implementation

-    Prepare work plans and operational forecasts for the activities in the Albertine Graben; 
-    Implement all Monitoring and Evaluation tools and devices through ASF and partners’ activities;
-    Design and execute activities in the Albertine Graben;
-    Prepare quarterly reports to the Coordinator of Programs;
-    Prepare activity reports, including expenses’ reports (and their justification) for the Project Coordinator;
-    Centralize, store and archive all relevant documents informing the implementation of the project;
-    Ensure ASF visibility throughout the projects’ activities in the Albertine.

Network facilitation

-    Identify the pool of community-based organisations, networks and community activists with whom to partner in the project;
-    Draft the Memorandums of Understanding with CBOs, and act as the focal person for their implementation;
-    Design the Standard Operating Practices (SoPs) for the collection, the storage and the analysis of the data collected in the project;
-    Receives the incident reports by project partners and ensure their documentation and storage in databases;
-    In coordination with the Knowledge Manager, develop and maintain the project’s databases;
-    Continuously assess the needs of the members of the networks and design tailored capacity-building solutions in response.

Legal support

-    Analyse the data collected and produces monthly digests about trends and patterns;
-    Advise project partners about the follow-ups, referrals and legal actions to take from the incidents reported;
-    Draft the intermediary report under the Community-based human rights impact assessment program;
-    Organise the dissemination of the preliminary findings, receive and compile comments and finalize the report.
-    Inject lessons learnt and knowledge gained into the project management cycle and into the formulation of new programmes

3    Profile
Degree:    BA in Law
    Graduate from Law Development Centre
    Licensed advocate with the Uganda Law Society
Experience:     3 years in the area of legal aid provision
    Experience in network facilitation
Knowledge and skills:    Conversant with project management cycle
    Proficiency with International Human Rights norms pertaining to the management of natural resources
    Strong writing skills
    Strong interpersonal skills
    Ability to work in a multicultural team
IT:     Full digital literacy
    Proven experience in data collection and data analysis
    Full office package mastered
    Proficiency with the Kobo Toolbox
Languages:    English required

How to apply

ASF is an equal opportunity employer; interested applicants should send a Cover letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of academic transcripts; three reachable references and salary expectations no later than January 31st. Applications must be addressed to the Coordinator of Programs by e-mail to oug-cp2@asf.be with copy to the Country Director (rravet@asf.be), and with the reference “A2J in NRM application” in the subject heading.

ASF will only contact short-listed candidates

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