Senior Justice & Peace Officer
Jobs at:International Rescue Committee
Deadline of this Job:
30 June 2022
Within Uganda , Yumbe , East Africa
Date Posted: Tuesday, June 21, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed
The Senior Justice and Peace Officer will be responsible for implementing the project on “strengthening integrated Systems to accelerate access to Gender, Child and Youth Justice” and carry out day to day implementation and monitoring of work plans ensuring that activities reflect donor and other commitments.
The Senior Justice and Peace Officer Reports to the Regional Justice and Peace Officer and supervises the Justice and Peace Officers. The Senior Justice and Peace Officer will be Based within the refugee community in Bidibidi, Yumbe.
•Carry out the day-to-day implementation of the project activities ensuring that the project activities reflect donor commitments.
•Provide legal aid to the Persons of Concern and ensure that legal aid and peacebuilding data is consistently collected, analyzed, and aggregated for advocacy purposes.
•Conduct Legal case management and follow up on legal cases with relevant authorities.
•Strengthen the capacities of the community-based paralegals to provide legal information, provide legal counselling and other through regular mentorship sessions.
•Provide a supervisory role to the Justice and Peace Officers.
•Submit regular data and submit weekly and monthly reports
•Ensure all interventions are fully aligned to national frameworks and systems as well as well as broader policy developments relevant to legal aid.
•Contribute and participate in the monthly zonal coordination meetings.
•Establish and maintain good working relationships with JLOS actors, OPM, Local Government authorities, UN agencies, I/NGO’s, CSOs, refugee leadership and community-based paralegals.
•Maintain close collaboration with other IRC sectors such as Women Protection and Empowerment (WPE) and Health
•Report on agreed assignment on time.
•Keep a weekly record of assignment undertaken.
•Any other reasonable activities determined by the Supervisor that is commensurate with the needs of the programme.
•Abide by IRC policies and procedures.
•Maintain a high standard of integrity and ethics and uphold the image of IRC.
•A Bachelor’s degree in Law from a recognized University.
•At least three years of relevant experience in access to justice and peace building.
•Strong understanding of International Human Rights and Refugee Law.
•Experience in working and coordinating with UN donors, INGO’s and other stakeholders.
•Strong sense of personal integrity.
•Great communication and interpersonal skills.
•Good Report Writing Skills
•Attention to detail.
•Strong self-drive skills.
•Ability to multi-task.
•Resilience and ability to work in a hard-to-reach area
•Team spirit and problem-solving abilities.
Work Hours: 8
Experience in Months: 36
Level of Education: Bachelor Degree
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