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Legal Assistant

Alight

This is a Full-time position in Isingiro posted December 19, 2021.

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# Job Description

Hello Hello! Alight is recruiting a Legal Assistant for our program in Uganda
to be based at Nakivale Office. 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 Legal Officer, the Legal Assistant will be responsible for
supporting the smooth running of the daily activities of Legal sector at
Nakivale Refugee settlement in Isingiro District, including client management
and follow up, facilitation of alternative dispute resolution and to
contribute to legal awareness raising activities and legal trainings.

KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Program Implementation and planning:
• Receive & register clients.
• Undertake initial interviews & summarize essential facts for sharing with
Legal officer.
• Support Legal Officers in locating relevant witnesses for cases and also.
• Support in interviewing clients and witnesses and prepare relevant reports.
• Accompany clients to record statements at police.
• Provide support in basic Legal & Psychosocial counseling for clients.
• Keep clients updated by communicating case progress.
• Actively participate in community legal education and raising awareness.
• Participate in prison visits & document findings of visits for action.
• Work with the police & settlement authorities in developing legal
information & education topics.
• Assist the Legal Officer in mobilizing & facilitating legal trainings.
• Work with local refugee leaders to mobilize communities for awareness
sessions.
• Work with local refugee leaders to display legal information materials in
the community.
• Work closely and monitor the Paralegal community based workers in
identification and follow up of cases at the community level.
• Establish contacts and empower community based structures through regular
meetings so as to effect community based protection approach.
Information Management Support and Reporting:
• Keep cases organized by organizing and establishing files; documenting
actions, monitoring calendars; inputting information into case management
software and file database
• Support the Legal Officer in prompt filing & compiling files due in court
• Support Legal Officer prepare for court cases.
• Contribute to the weekly, monthly and quarterly reporting processes and
assist Legal Officer in preparation of these reports
• Contribute to project planning, development of proposals and lessons learned
processes
• Prepare and submit weekly action plan to the supervisor.

REQUIREMENTS
• A Diploma in Law and a Certificate in Uganda Paralegal Advisory Services
PAS training
• At least 2 years working experience in a similar field will be an added
advantage.
• Previous exposure and experience in representing clients before any Quasi-
Judicial and other governing bodies.
• Previous experience in engaging with key partners on legal-related issues.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Experience of riding a motorcycle and a valid riding permit is a MUST.

Apply Online Now



URL:: Link to Apply

[ **Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here**
]https://alight.hrmagic.co/careers/job?id=NzU3

**Closing Date** : 2nd Jan. 2022

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