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Published: Dec 16, 2022 (2 months ago)

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ExperienceSkills

• Required: A Degree in Law, successful completion of the LDC, and a current Practicing Certificate;

• Required: Seven years of practice as an attorney in an active civil or criminal litigation practice;

• Preferred: Experience in conducting casework similar to that of Redeem's;

• Preferred: Experience as a DPP Prosecutor or State Attorney; and

• Preferred: Experience working with JLOS actors.

• Required: Fluency in English and Lusoga with excellent written and oral communication in both;

• Required: Computer literacy with strong capacity in word processing, email and other systems;

• Required: Legal research, legal analysis, legal writing and legal advocacy skills; Preferred: Mastery of criminal, estate and/or land law and procedure in Uganda;

• Preferred: Understanding of Google business suite and digital project management tools; and

• Preferred: Public speaking and or teaching skills.


Responsibilities


ExperienceSkills

• Required: A Degree in Law, successful completion of the LDC, and a current Practicing Certificate;

• Required: Seven years of practice as an attorney in an active civil or criminal litigation practice;

• Preferred: Experience in conducting casework similar to that of Redeem's;

• Preferred: Experience as a DPP Prosecutor or State Attorney; and

• Preferred: Experience working with JLOS actors.

• Required: Fluency in English and Lusoga with excellent written and oral communication in both;

• Required: Computer literacy with strong capacity in word processing, email and other systems;

• Required: Legal research, legal analysis, legal writing and legal advocacy skills; Preferred: Mastery of criminal, estate and/or land law and procedure in Uganda;

• Preferred: Understanding of Google business suite and digital project management tools; and

• Preferred: Public speaking and or teaching skills.


Casework

• Partnering with other members of the casework team in developing Redeem's intervention strategy;

• Identifying and advising potential clients through initial interviews and Redeem's screening process;

• Advising investigators from Redeem and the Uganda Police Force in the collection of evidence;

• Collaborating with social workers to ensure that all proceedings are appropriately trauma-informed;

• Reviewing and analyzing investigative reports, witness statements and physical evidence;

• Presenting cases for prosecution to representatives of the Directorate of Public Prosecution ("DPP");

• Conducting legal research and analysis and drafting legal, submissions, briefs and correspondence;

• Advising and supporting State Attorneys in their prosecution of cases involving Redeem clients; and

• Appearing in Court in civil matters and to privately prosecute criminal matters as appropriate; and

• Participation in estate administration, boundary demarcation and land documentation proceedings.

Capacity Building

• Developing strong working relationships with the DPP's Prosecutors and State Attorneys;

• Identifying lessons learned and opportunities for improvement from Redeem's casework;

• Participating in local stakeholder coordination meetings or in other similar JLOS coordinating bodies;

• Providing direct casework support to DPP Prosecutors and State Attorneys in Redeem cases;

• Mentoring and advising DPP Prosecutors and State Attorneys in cases related to Redeem's work;

• Developing and facilitating trainings and equipping projects that will improve DPP performance;

• Contributing to the team's efforts to build capacities in all relevant JLOS actors;

• Participating in community outreach, engagement and education programs; and

• Advocating on behalf of Redeem and the DPP with JLOS and other relevant governing bodies.


• Communicating with donors, supporters, media and other outside parties about Redeem's work;

• Contributing to the review and design of organizational systems, guidelines and policies;

• Participating in Redeem's professional development and spiritual formation activities;

• Supporting other teams within Redeem in the achievement of their objectives; and

• Completing other duties as assigned.


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