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Deadline of this Job: 13 October 2022
Main tasks and Responsibilities of the Position:
As part of the regional hub, reporting to UNAIDS Country Director Uganda, and under the overall guidance of the Regional Director, the Regional Advisor, Human Rights and Law supports RST ESA and country offices’ efforts for law reform, based on human rights centered approaches in the HIV response. This post includes a focus on key and priority populations, customized to respond to the regional and subregional contexts and epidemic, and to match the focus of the post (i.e. gender equality posts include a focus on women and girls living with HIV, women key populations, human rights posts include a focus on the rights of people living with HIV and key populations, youth posts include a focus on young people living with HIV and young key populations etc.) This being a regional hub position, it is primarily meant to support the countries in region, and this specific post will support the East African countries, as part of RST, located in UCO Uganda.

He / she / they has the following key responsibilities:
1) Provision of technical knowledge and expertise on human rights and law
Applies knowledge tools to advance country offices’ effort for law review and reform. This includes:
-the practical adaptation of knowledge management products that support legal, policy and regulatory reform with priority to those laws pertaining to criminalization of PLHIV and key populations, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and access to affordable treatment and prevention tools.
-the direct provision of knowledge and information to inform country advocacy to the reform of laws, policies, and regulations, including country advice for leveraging UNAIDS and UN country teams plans on human rights and the Sustainable Development Goals,
-the direct provision of support for the establishment or strengthening of national human rights institutions and community-led monitoring platforms for human rights violations
-the direct provision of support to country partners in Universal Periodic Reviews and other human rights-related reporting mechanisms.
Provides interventions to strategically inform regional human rights bodies to ensure regional jurisprudence and guidance regarding people living with and affected by HIV and regarding human rights issues affecting the HIV and HIV/TB and COVID 19 responses are grounded on human rights and informed by the latest public health evidence. This may include but is not limited to supporting the development and submission of regional human rights cautionary measures, among others
As required, provides substantive legal expertise, including on law reform, litigation, and human rights monitoring, including via engagement, briefings, communities of practice and other means on law reform and related areas.
Provides technical support, as needed, to UNAIDS and UN country teams for the effective integration of human rights-based approaches in UN-wide resource mobilization efforts in the context of humanitarian emergencies. This includes but is not limited to flash appeals and other efforts led by the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office.
Provides technical support to regional and country-level partnerships to end all forms of HIV-related stigma and discrimination (e.g. under the Global Partnership), on joint efforts focused on law review and reform, and leverage the role of the national partnerships as a convening platform for dialogue, strategic planning, and action on law review and reform.
2) Partnerships, influencing and representation
Builds and sustains alliances and strategic relationships with United Nations partners covering the ESA region, including but not limited to the Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights, and with regional mechanisms, civil society organizations and networks for strategic advancement of regional human rights standards and responses, real-time knowledge sharing and support for national-led responses to emerging HIV-related human rights emergencies.
Supports and engages with United Nations-wide human rights initiatives and strategies present in the region, as delegated.
Builds partnerships with legal operators, academia, and other influential actors that play critical roles in legal review and reform at the country and regional level, to advance human rights for people living with and most affected by HIV.
3) Engage and support the Equality and Rights for All Practice in the region, serving as focal point for the ESA region on law and HIV.
Liaises with relevant staff across the region, to provide advice in the areas related to decriminalization, human rights, and law and supports institutional mechanisms to ensure mainstreaming of human rights advice and expertise.
Provides supports to human rights monitoring and emergency response to rights violations in the ESA region
Leverage the role of the national partnerships to end HIV-related stigma and discrimination in the ESA region
Provides expertise to country processes for the completion of the Global AIDS Monitoring report, specifically on matters related to laws and policies.
Monitors the legal landscape impacting HIV the region, and develops, peer-reviews and quality-assures briefs, reports and other communications related to the ESA region, that are developed for internal and external audiences, to ensure inclusion of HIV human rights perspective in support of UNAIDS’ institutional efforts to advance human rights in the overall health and HIV response, ensuring the highest standards of quality, accuracy, clarity, and presentation
Performs other duties as assigned.

Required qualifications

Essential: University degree in law at any level, with advanced degree at the masters’ level in law, policy, public health or related field.
Desirable: Specialization in Human Rights.

Commitment to the AIDS response
Respect for diversity
Core competencies
Working in teams communicating with impact
Applying expertise
Delivering results
Driving change and innovation
Being accountable
Managerial competencies
Vision and strategic thinking
Leading teams
Building relationships and networks
Managing performance and resources
Developing and empowering others
Exercising sound judgement

Essential: At least 7 years of professional experience at the national and international levels in the area of law and human rights advocacy, programming, policy analysis and law/policy/regulatory reform.
Desirable: Experience in the analysis, design and implementation of national and regional human rights programmes and HIV responses grounded on human rights.
Essential: Proficiency in English and working level of other UN official language as may be applicable to the duty station.
Desirable: Knowledge of other UN official language in the region.

Deadline of this Job: 05 October 2022
Legal Assistant

Hello Hello! Alight is recruiting a Legal Assistant for our program in Uganda to be based at Oruchinga 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 the Legal Officer, the Legal Assistant will be responsible for supporting the smooth running of the daily activities of Legal sector at Oruchinga 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 the supervisor.
• Locate relevant witnesses for cases and provide 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.
• Conduct prison visits & document findings of visits for action.
• Work with the police & settlement authorities in developing legal information & education topics.
• Mobilise & 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
• Ensure prompt filing & compilation of files due in court
• Plan and prepare for court cases.
• Prepare weekly, monthly and quarterly reports and submit them to the supervisor.
• Contribute to project planning, development of proposals and lessons learned processes.
• Prepare and submit weekly action plan to the supervisor.

• A minimum of 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.

Deadline of this Job: 07 October 2022
Legal Manager
Finance Trust Bank was licensed as a Tier 1 Commercial Bank on 11th November, 2013, taking over the financial services business of Uganda Finance Trust Limited (MDI). Today Finance Trust Bank is a fully-fledged commercial bank serving a clientele of over 500,000 depositors and over 37,000 borrowers, through a network of 35 branches country wide. The bank offers a variety of Products and services including; Savings, Current accounts, Loans, Money transfer services and Bills payments to its target market which comprises of micro, small and medium entrepreneurs, salary earners and youth.
In order to meet the needs of its growing customer base, the company is seeking to recruit dynamic, self-motivated, result oriented professionals to fill the following position;
• Legal Manager
The position reports administratively to the Head of Legal Department
Role of the job
The Legal Manager will ensure a sound Legal Framework for the Bank by offering in-house legal advisory services, efficient management of the Legal department and support to management and the Bank on Legal Risk generally including but not limited to contractual, credit, litigation, regulatory and statutory risks. The jobholder shall also provide support and/or mange potential litigation issues as well as litigation cases filed by or against the Bank to ensure that the Bank’s interests are not prejudiced either before court, in the public domain or business environment.
Key Result Areas
1. In liaison with the Head of Department, develop, maintain and implement legal policies and procedures for Finance Trust Bank.
2. Represent the Bank in courts of law, tribunals, and other statutory bodies.
3. Track, manage and measure external lawyers’ performance to ensure efficiency.
4. Support Management in identifying emerging legal risk, mitigants and in setting performance measures and recommend action in respect of external counsel services.
5. Provide legal advice, drafts, and review legal correspondences by/to the Bank, including notices to instigate court action and follow through to ensure that consumers and Bank rights are protected or enforced as the case may be.
6. Draft and/or review contracts to be executed by the Bank in its operations including but not limited to credit, commercial and finance contracts, engagements with partners, review and renewal of leases and tenancy agreements.
7. In liaison with the Head of Department, develop and maintain the annual plan for the legal function.
8. In liaison with the Head of Department, design the disaster recovery strategy for the legal function.
9. Design litigation strategies and procedures, institute legal proceedings on behalf of the Bank in line with the legal policy, under the guidance of the Corporation Secretary.
10. Upon instruction from the Head of Department, attend all Board and Management meetings and where required, record proceedings of the meetings.
11. Provide oversight over recoveries of stuck and written off loans in line with legal provisions providing the required legal guidance to the Debt Recovery function and monitor the performance of the approved debt collectors
12. Supervise and manage the performance of the legal staff and provide periodic reports to the Head of Department
13. Manage litigation costs to a minimum including but not limited to negotiating settlements in favor of the Bank where deemed appropriate.
14. Train staff of Finance Trust in basic legal procedure.
15. Ensure registration of the Bank’s intellectual property rights in line with the legal provisions.
16. Prepare management reports of the legal function in line with the operational plans.
17. Support Management in delivering, monitoring, and reporting compliance with the divisional operating plan, budget, and service level agreements.
18. Provide support and supervisory oversight to Legal staff in the Legal Department.

Minimum qualification requirements and technical competencies:
• The Applicant must hold a Bachelor of Laws from a recognized and reputable institution and a Diploma in Legal practice.

o The applicant must be an Advocate of the High Court of Uganda and in possession of a valid practicing certificate
o A minimum of 4 years’ post enrolment working experience gained from a Financial Institution or a busy corporate entity, commercial Law Firm
o Good interpersonal & teamwork skills.
o Ability to work well under pressure
o Good sense of self drive and business acumen
o Good personal presentation skills.
o People management, organizational and leadership abilities.
o High level of flexibility, integrity and confidentiality.
Position carries an attractive salary and benefits package.

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