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Programme Associate - Strategic Litigation

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

Job Purpose: The Programme Associate will work under the Strategic Litigation Programme and will be responsible for performing the tasks listed below towards supporting the litigation of human rights cases by CEHURD.
Qualifications:
● The candidate should have a Bachelor's Degree in Law;
● A Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Center or an equivalent qualification will be an added advantage;
● Other Post Graduate qualifications in Human Rights and related fields will be an added advantage
● Have at least one years’ experience working with court systems but this is not mandatory
To Apply:
Email your application to: [email protected] with a copy to [email protected]

Responsibilities

● Contributing to the legal advisory and client representation functions of CEHURD;
● Meet, interview clients and attend to clients’ calls for the purpose of identifying their grievances and planning appropriate legal solutions;
● Gather evidence and conduct legal research to inform any possible litigation cases or policy review processes;
● Represent clients in all legal proceedings including but not limited to arbitrations, negotiation, settlement meetings, court proceedings and other legal proceedings;
● Draw up legal documents for the purposes of protecting the rights and interests of the clients and/or presenting their cases before any judicial or quasi-judicial body;
● Making Court appearances and diligent follow up of court and related processes;
● Advise clients on all legal issues especially issues relating to the protection and realisation of their health and human rights;
● Interpret laws, rulings and regulations for the purposes of explaining the law to client;
● Identify and challenge obstacles to the realisation of health and other human rights in Uganda;
● Work with Programme Officers and Managers in CEHURD to engage those in charge of setting health policies to implement the solutions reached through research. This will include but not limited to preparing Policy or Research briefs, reports, testimonies for public hearings, presentations and petitions on health policies;
● Contribute towards ensuring timely, quality and accurate Programme quarterly and annual reporting;
● To develop and expand CEHURD’s strategic relations and partnerships in litigation of the right to health, especially sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR);
● Take Programme meeting minutes, including implementation of other roles as will be assigned.

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 12 months
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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