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Friday, March 17, 2017

Legal Officers Job at Lutheran World Federation (LWF) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Legal Officers

Jobs at:
Lutheran World Federation (LWF)

Deadline of this Job:
March 24th , 2017

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Job details:
Lutheran World Federation (LWF) is part of the Lutheran World Federation Department for World Service (LWF-DWS), an international humanitarian and development agency. LWF Uganda works to reduce people’s vulnerability, supporting them to realize their potential, to build on their assets, and to respond to their own problems and needs. LWF Uganda currently operating in Pader, Kitgum, Adjumani, Moyo, Luuka, Kamwenge, Kampala and Districts. The LWF/DWS is looking for a mature, qualified and experienced persons as follows:
Job Title: Legal Officers
Job Location: Adjumani Sub Program
Effective date: immediately
Minimum Qualifications:
  • University degree in law preferably with specialization in criminal or international law
  • Diploma in Legal Practice;
  • Minimum 3 years‘ experience working with or representing asylum seekers/refugees before either a national or international adjudicating body is strongly preferred;
  • Knowledge or familiarity with UNHCH guidelines and procedures, an added advantage;
  • Ability to exercise sound legal judgment, well organized, salt-motivated and reliable with a demonstrated interest in international & National human rights;
  • Must be an enrolled advocate with a valid/ current practicing certificate
Relevant Experience:
  • At least 3 years of progressive experience gained within an international humanitarian NGO will be an added advantage.
  • Previous interaction with Persons Living with Disabilities (PWD’s) will be an advantage.
  • Experience and skills in developing proposals, concept papers and reports writing.
  • Ability to manage a team and relate well with the host community.
  • Experience in conducting trainings, facilitation and capacity building of start
Job application procedure
Applications (motivation letter and detailed curriculum vitae in English), with the names and email addresses of three persons who know the applicant professionally, should be sent by March 24th , 2017 to: Email:  Please do not include certificates for education, trainings, etc. For more details about the positions, visit our website: 
LWF/DWS is an equal opportunity employer, irrespective of gender, race or religious affiliation. Female candidates possessing the above requirements are encouraged to apply. LWF/ DWS is a signatory to the Code of Conduct for humanitarian agencies, Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect the organization's commitment to the prevention to abuse and exploitation of beneficiaries.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted