Job Title: Legal Officer
About this Job:
MIFUMI is a development and Women’s Rights NGO working to strengthen community based and civil society responses to Gender Based Violence(GBV) and has been promoting protection for, and supporting the needs of women and children affected by Domestic Violence across eastern Uganda since 1999 through a multi-agency approach. MIFUMI, through the UN Joint Programme on Gender Equality, is collaborating with UNFPA, MGLSD, MoH and the respective District Local Authorities and Regional Referral Hospitals among other partners in 3 districts of Mbarara, Moroto and Masaka, to implement an Integrated GBV Prevention and Response Services Programme in those 3 districts among others; to render support to victims of Sexual and Gender Based Violence. MIFUMI also in partnership with International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) is also scaling up her interventions to address Intimate Partner Violence in Bukedea district
To further this goal, MIFUMI is seeking for qualified individuals to fill the positions below:
Title: Legal Officer
Location: Tororo Positions: 1
The major role of the legal officer will be to oversee all the legal aspects of activities undertaken in MIFUMI.
Qualifications, Competence and skills
• The candidate should have at least a Bachelor’s degree in Law and must possess a practicing certificate with a minimum of at least 2 years’ work experience in a related field.
• proficiency with computing, and a keen interest in human rights especially women’s rights.
• The candidate should have a high problem solving acumen, be passionate about activities that help marginalized people, especially women and children suffering domestic violence, and be able to relate well with colleagues and manage teams.
• Among others, the successful candidate will be required to collaborate and engage with all the relevant government departments and CSOs in the districts towards the success of the programme.
How to apply:
If you feel you meet the criteria of any of the jobs above and are interested in working within a dynamic and engaging team then deliver your application including CV, in soft copy to admin § mifumi.org with the subject e.g “Legal Officer” clearly indicating which District of work you are interested in. Or hand deliver to MIFUMI Offices in Tororo or Kampala on the following addresses:
MIFUMI, Plot 1 Masaba Road,
P. 0. Box 274, TORORO Or MIFUMI Offices in Kampala:
Located in Ntinda II road, lower Ntinda 256 (0) 414666946
Applications should be submitted not later than 4th June 2012. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
NOTE: Ensure to visit our website www.mifumi.org for
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