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Monday, October 7, 2019

Access to Justice, Natural Resources Officer Job at Avocats Sans Frontieres (ASF) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Access to Justice, Natural Resources Officer [ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Education & Training , Category: Legal ]

Jobs at: Avocats Sans Frontieres (ASF)

Deadline of this Job:
October 27th 2019
Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Kampala , East Africa

Date Posted: Monday, October 07, 2019 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

Reports to: Coordinator of Programs, Uganda office
Expected starting date: Negotiable from October 1st 2019
About ASF:
Avocats Sans Frontieres (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 Access to Justice in Natural Resources Officer implements ASF projects and activities around natural resources. He/she is also the Legal Officer for the Uganda country office. He/ she brings in a technical expertise on legal issues in natural resources governance. The Officer reports to the Coordinator of Programs, works in functional link with the AFL Department and the Knowledge Manager. He/she coordinates actions with ASF partners and ensures participation in relevant networks and forums.
Project Management
• Prepare work plans and operational forecasts for projects under the natural resources programme
• Design and supervise implementation of ASF activities under the projects
• Prepare quarterly reports to the Coordinator of Programs
• Prepare and is responsible for financial reports and accountability on implemented activities
• Support ASF‘s partners‘ in the development and implementation of their work plans
• Centralize, store and archive all relevant documents informing the implementation of the projects
• Participate in evaluations and surveys by availing all required information
• Ensure ASF visibility throughout the projects’ management cycle Legal support
• Supervise the work of ASF-trained community-based mediators and conduct regular observation sessions of the mediation they deliver
• Facilitate peer to peer learning exchanges among mediators, including through the digital platform
• Deliver trainings and mentoring to CB mediators based on the ASF training manual
• Supervise and manage pools of Lawyers established under relevant projects ~ Support Public interested Litigation cases managed by ASF and its partners
• Monitors development in the natural resources management and provides legal analysis to inform ASF interventions
2 Knowledge Management
• ls responsible for implementation and use of all Monitoring and Evaluation tools and devices through ASF and partners’ activities
• Collect data through all activities and encode it into ASF databases
• Assist the Knowledge Manager and the Coordinator of programs in analysing M&E data
• inject lessons learnt and knowledge gained into the project management cycle and into the formulation of new programmes

2 Qualifications:
E ~ LLB (Bachelor of Laws) & PGD Legal Practice
Must be an enrolled advocate of High Court of Uganda with 2 Valid practicing certificate
3 years in the area of legal aid provision and project Management

Knowledge and skills:
• Full proficiency of the 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 office package mastered
Languages: English required

Job Education Requirements: LLB (Bachelor of Laws) & PGD Legal Practice

Job Experience Requirements: 3 years

Job application procedure
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 October 27th 2019. Applications must be addressed to the: Coordinator of Programs by e-mail to with copy to the Country Director ( ), and with the reference "A2J in NRM application" in the subject heading. ASF will only contact short-listed candidates

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