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Paralegal / Enumerator (Wakiso)

Closing: Jan 15, 2023

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Published: Dec 16, 2022 (2 months ago)

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Experience

• Required: A diploma in law recognized by Uganda's Law Council, but not a degree in law;1

• Required: At least two years professional experience supporting an active criminal or civil litigation practice;

• Required: Experience with surveying, witness interviewing, evidence collection, and/or data collection;

• Preferred: A degree or equivalent work experience in criminal justice, M&E, development or related field;

• Preferred: Experience using cloud-based data collection tools, platforms and systems;

• Preferred: Experience working in start-up, international, matrixed and/or faith-based organizations;


Responsibilities

Experience

• Required: A diploma in law recognized by Uganda's Law Council, but not a degree in law;1

• Required: At least two years professional experience supporting an active criminal or civil litigation practice;

• Required: Experience with surveying, witness interviewing, evidence collection, and/or data collection;

• Preferred: A degree or equivalent work experience in criminal justice, M&E, development or related field;

• Preferred: Experience using cloud-based data collection tools, platforms and systems;

• Preferred: Experience working in start-up, international, matrixed and/or faith-based organizations;


Impact Evaluation (75%)

• Collaborating with Redeem's M&E Manager and organizational leadership in the development of Redeem's impact evaluation strategy and implementation model;

• Liaising with local council leaders and other local authorities to identify populations of recently widowed women and orphaned children in Redeem's project area;

• Conducting surveys and/or investigations to determine the prevalence of predatory eviction victimization among identified widows and orphans;

• Collecting relevant data about survey and/or investigation subjects, including but not limited to demographics, marital status, land ownership and incidents of abuse;

• Providing Redeem's leadership with analysis, insights and commentary on the vulnerable populations identified and data collected from these vulnerable populations;

• Connecting survey and/or investigation subjects who meet Redeem's casework intake criteria with Redeem's Investigators for potential assistance; and

• Supporting other Paralegals/Enumerators in evaluations in their respective project areas as needed.

Paralegal Support (25%)

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

• Assisting Redeem attorneys in researching and drafting legal documents such as contracts and pleadings;

• Preparing, filing, retrieving and following up on documents with courts and other governing bodies;

• Assisting clients in obtaining letters of administration, certificates of customary ownership, land titles and other similar legal documents from the Land office, Admin General's Office, and other governing bodies;

• Assisting Redeem attorneys in preparation for litigation, mediation and deposition proceedings; and

• Supporting clients, attorneys and law enforcement partners by serving as a bailiff and/or process server.


• 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;

• Performing clerical duties (photocopying, filing, posting, errands, etc.) as needed, and

• Completing other duties as assigned.


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