5 Entry Level Legal Assistant Job Vacancies – American Refugee Committee (ARC) International – Alight
Organisation: American Refugee Committee (ARC) International – Alight
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Legal Officer
The American Refugee Committee (ARC) International is an International nonprofit, nonsectarian organization that provides humanitarian assistance and training to millions of beneficiaries around the world. The ARC seeks to promote peaceful and safe communities where men and women have equal rights and communities can access locally owned, high-quality services.
We are on a journey of becoming Alight, a new platform of amazing people and an organization providing lifesaving services and creating breakthrough solutions for and with the displaced. For the past 40 years, we’ve called ourselves American Refugee Committee, an organization known for providing quality care to millions of Refugees worldwide. But the truth is, we serve many different people – to include Refugees, Trafficked people, Displaced people, and Marginalized and Host communities too. Through all the years and conversations, we’ve had with the people we serve, we’ve heard the same thing time and time again – Refugee is not a label we want. We’re listening. And now, we’re taking off the nametag American Refugee Committee and becoming Alight.
Job Summary: The Legal Assistant will be responsible for supporting the smooth running of the daily activities of Legal sector in the settlement, including client management and follow up, facilitation of alternative dispute resolution and to contribute to legal awareness raising activities and legal trainings.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
- The applicant for the American Refugee Committee (ARC) International – Alight Legal Assistant job must hold a Diploma in Law and a Certificate in Uganda Paralegal Advisory Services (PAS) training.
- Two years of working experience in a similar or relevant field.
- Previous exposure and experience in representing clients before any Quasi-Judicial and other governing bodies.
- Fluency in Swahili and ability to ride a motorcycle with a valid license (Class A) is an added advantage.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send a submit one-page Cover letter, an updated CV (max. 3 pages) and Names, Titles and Contacts of three professional referees, to include your current or recent employer/supervisor – via email (ONLY) to UGjobs@arcrelief.org with the POSITION applied for clearly indicated in the subject line.
NB: However due to urgency to fill these positions, applications will be reviewed and interviews conducted on a rolling basis. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Job Offers will be issued to the selected candidates upon conformation of funding.
Deadline: 17th December 2019 by 17:00hrs.