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Thursday 17 October 2013

Advisor Legal Empowerment jobs in Uganda at Uganda Land Alliance

Job Title: Advisor Legal Empowerment
Recruiter: Uganda Land Alliance (ULA)
City: Kampala,
Country Uganda
Reports to: Director Policy and Advocacy

Uganda Land Alliance is a consortium of International and National NGO’s and Individuals focusing on land, promotion of land rights and protecting the interests of the poor, vulnerable and marginalized through “Enhancing civic participation in land governance and resource management country wide.”

Key Roles
Ensure the completion of a defined legal empowerment advocacy program that incorporates all elements of a program including a clearly defined strategy and theory of change.
Support the establishment, management and coordination of partnerships ensuring consistent application of ULA policies and programming principles.
Lead program level identification and design of core initiatives and pilot activities and models that can be replicated and scaled up consistent with the programme goal and theory of change for legal empowerment.
Ensure that ongoing projects under the programme are implemented based on ULA’s strategy priorities and the program strategy and theory of change. Engage in broader ULA programme and administration initiatives like fundraising.
Conduct legal research on a diverse range of assigned issues in international law as impacts on contemporary land issues and other area(s) of specialization using multiple research sources; selecting relevant material, analyzing information and presenting findings for internal review.
Lead in the review of legal documents instruments, or other material; identifying important issues, similarities and inconsistencies, and propose institutional positions on these issues.
Lead in the preparation of drafts of background papers, studies, reports, etc on the legal interpretation of the subject in question.
Lead in the preparation of legal opinions/advice on a wide range of international public and private land law issues as they impact on local communities.
Assist in providing legal advice on human resources matters and assists in reviewing administrative decisions.
Assist in administering programmes of legal technical assistance and leading in strategic and public litigation in ULA.

The applicant should hold a Bachelor’s degree in law or equivalent required. A masters degree in law or a land related field is desirable

Skills and Experience:
Minimum of  5 years  experience in a similar or related field;
Prior experience in a senior position in a reputable organization with responsibility for management and coordination, a good understanding of socio-economic empowerment and transformation programs and extensive knowledge in land law, community empowerment, advocacy and, Human  rights issues.
Demonstrated ability to link global discourses on land to the local context
Experience in results oriented program design and development
High level of conceptual and strategic thinking
Demonstrable ability to manage diverse teams
Very strong interpersonal skills.
Strong networking, team work and management skills
Ability to work under pressure in diverse environments
Ability to represent and articulate the organization’s philosophy at various fora
Demonstrable effective written communications skills including the ability to prepare reports, proposals, policies and procedures
Effective public relations and public speaking skills
Research and program development skills
Ability to work under pressure with minimum supervision
Very strong computer skills

How to Apply:
All those interested in working with Uganda Land Alliance, ULA, meet the above specifications, should send their applications together with their Curriculum vita, copies of the academic transcripts and testimonials. Support letters from three referees who will be available to ULA for a background check on the applicant should be submitted with the application to the address below:
The Executive Director
Uganda Land Alliance
Plot 29; Plot 1521 Mawanda Road, Kamwokya,
P.O. BOX 26990 Kampala-Uganda
Email: ula@ulaug.org

NB: Please note that only successful applicants will be contacted
Closing date  23rd October, 2013 by 3:00 PM