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Thursday 10 April 2014

Associate Attorney/Public Sector Liaison - International Law Institute-African Centre for Legal Excellence

Vacancy: Associate Attorney/Public Sector Liaison
Recruiting Organisation: International Law Institute-African Centre for Legal Excellence (ILI-ACLE)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Country Uganda

Fifteen years ago, we established an Institute dedicated to providing affordable and high-level post-professional education to public and private sector officials in Uganda in the areas of law, governance, finance and project management to equip these professionals with practical tools to stand shoulder-to-shoulder and compete effectively with other professionals across the globe. The relevance of our approach was quickly recognized, and over the years, we began to draw public and private sector professionals engaged in development from across countries in Africa.

Today, ILI-ACLE enjoys continuing collaboration with partners such as the Open Society Initiative for East Africa in the area of International Criminal Law and with the Danida Fellowship Centre in the areas of Promoting Government Integrity and Anti-Corruption and the Human Rights-Based Approach to Development. ILI-ACLE is also pursuing partnerships with major U.S. and international law schools, including a new ABA approved collaboration with the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, to develop opportunities for more diverse and sustainable capacity building for practicing lawyers, law students and law professors. ILI-ACLE’s partnerships will continue to raise the bar for the region’s public and private sector institutions, and we strive to be ever-relevant and ready to meet the region’s evolving needs.

Conduct all tasks under the Proposal Preparation Unit, which includes:
Engaging in business development opportunities on behalf of ILI-ACLE by representing the Institute at meetings and conferences,
Developing and writing high-quality proposals, and
Engaging in Project task management and implementation;

Serve as ILI-ACLE liaison to international law and business schools.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The prospective candidate must hold a Master's degree in law or related field from a recognized institution, as well as relevant working experience in the area of programme implementation, management and business development, preferably in an international organisation.
The candidate should demonstrate a high level of organization, flexibility, ability to work independently and adhere to deadlines, the ability to thrive in a multi-cultural and international-level work environment, commitment to work extended hours and travel out-of-station, as necessary, and ability to work collaboratively with a small professional and administrative team.
Prior International experience will be an added advantage.
This position is open to all qualified applicants, although preference may be given to candidate with residency status in Uganda.

All suitably qualified candidates should submit (1) a letter of interest demonstrating knowledge of and commitment to the work of the Institute and qualifications for the position, (2) CV (including contacts for three professional references), and (3) two sample promotional materials developed by the candidate, to administrator@ili.or.ug.