Legal Volunteer

Job Ref No LV/04/2022 | Published on Apr 27, 2022 10:00 PM

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Job Category:

 Program

Duty Station:

 Oruchinga Refugee Settlement, UG

Employment Type:

 Full-time

Salary Scale:

 300,000-350,000

Deadline:

 May 06, 2022 05:00 PM

Number of Positions:

 1

Age Limit:

 Not Specified

Description

Hello Hello!  Alight is recruiting Legal Volunteer for our programs in Uganda to be based at Oruchinga Office (1 Position). You’re interested in joining us? Welcome, we’re happy you’re here! 

If you join us, you will find…

A team with deep experience in co-designing solutions that create new value around the world. We know we need to always be better, and we believe in the power and abundance of everyday people, everywhere, to change the world with us.

A culture of radical accountability to our customers –as we help build a meaningful life for and with the displaced, we ask them what they want and then deliver on it. 

Reporting to the Legal Assistant, the Legal Volunteer will be responsible for providing support in the implementation of activities in the Legal sector at Oruchinga Office.  

Key Duties & Responsibilities

Key Duties or Responsibilities:

  • Prevent commission of crimes, abuse, violence, neglect and exploitation in the community.
  • Awareness raising on Ugandan laws, Ugandan justice system, refugee rights and obligations.
  • Provide, submit or make reports on any legal related issues in their communities/clusters on a daily, weekly and monthly basis depending on the urgency and priority.
  • Identification of vulnerable POC, s & SGBV survivors.
  • Closely work with the legal sector and notifying them about any legal related concerns/issues within the community.
  • Collaborating with the RWC leaders, police & other partners during case reporting, referrals, and follow up.
  • To duly follow and abid by the country’s laws & policies while carrying out the obligations/duties in the community.
  • Immediate reporting of cases as and when they occur without discrimination.
  • Identification of “danger zones” or “hotspots” within the community where most of the crimes i.e. protection legal vices mainly occur.
  • Observe the code of conduct of Alight at the community as not and when at work.
  •  Support activities that build awareness on Ugandan laws, refugee rights, obligations& justice system within the community for prevention commission of crimes.
  • Mobilize communities, identify, acknowledge and discuss local legal related protection issues through community dialogues/sensitization, door to door approach & peer to peer support groups.
  • Ensure accessibility to legal services/remedies is visible within the community and that persons of concern know where to seek for help/guidance if they experience or become aware of any legal related concern e.g. through Alight legal sector, the refugee helpline 0800323232, police, the referral pathways, etc.
  • Be a focal point within the community, through whom legal services/remedies can be accessed & brought nearer to the POCs, safely report cases of abuse, request information on services available and referral pathways without conflict of interest.
  • Engaging with communities at the grassroots level to help address the root causes of increased crimes such as physical assault, early marriages, domestic violence, etc. and increase vigilance at the community level. An empowered community group can be very influential in changing community practices and putting in place prevention systems.
  • Act as focal person for information.  
  • Help in interpretation from local languages to English and vice versa, 
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisors.

Requirements

Minimum qualifications:

  • A Certificate or a Diploma Level in Law from a reputable institution.
  • Basic knowledge of the law is a MUST.
  • Strong Interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Residents of Kyaka II (including Kyegegwa, Kyenjonjo) and  Kyangwali (Kikuube, Hoima, Kagadi) are encouraged to apply.
  • In addition to written and spoken English, must be fluent in Local Languages.
  • Ability to ride a motorcycle with a valid riding license.

NB: Graduates should not apply for this position.

Others/Extra Details

Alight is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.  Alight complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. Any form of canvassing in the recruitment process will lead to automatic disqualification.

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