Advocacy Officer Job Opportunity at Lutheran World Federation (LWF)

Vacancy title: Advocacy Officer


 Category: Administrative & Office 

Jobs at: Lutheran World Federation (LWF)

Deadline of this Job: 28th October 2019  
Duty Station: Within Uganda , Kampala , East Africa

Date Posted: Monday, October 21, 2019 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

Lutheran World Federation (LWF) Uganda is part of the Lutheran World Federation Department for World Service (LWF-DWS), an international humanitarian and development agency. LWF World Service partners include Lutheran Churches and their related agencies, the European commission (ECHO), the US Government (BPRM), UNHCR, IOM, UNICEF, UNFPA among others, with whom LWF World Service is a key implementing partner. For more information about LWF World Service, please check; 
LWF-Uganda currently supports Congolese and South-Sudanese refugees living in settlements in the districts of Kamwenge, Adjumani, Moyo, Kyangwali and Lamwo respectively with access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene services, community services, protection,’ psychosocial support, livelihoods and environmental conservation.
The LWF Uganda is looking for mature, qualified and experienced persons for the following position:
Job Title: Advocacy Officer
Place of Assignment: Kampala Head Office
Report to: Programs Coordinator
Job Summary: To deliver coordinated and integrated advocacy interventions and oversee the implementation of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process in LWF Uganda Country Program as well as aligning this project with rights-based approaches at community level to ensure that communities are able to access their fundamental rights, and meet their needs, not through service delivery by external actors, but by structural changes where duty-bearers (national and international) hold themselves accountable and ensure implementation..

Duties and Responsibilities visit our Website: 

Required Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
• University degree in law preferably with specialization in criminal or international law
• Diploma in Legal Practice;
• Master or higher qualification in the relevant field is an added advantage.
• At least (3) years’ experience in designing and implementing activities related to advocacy
• Ability to exercise sound legal judgment, well organized, self-motivated and reliable with a demonstrated interest in international & National human rights;
• Demonstrated compassion for refugees, asylum seekers, displaced people;
• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
• Ability to deal with complex legal issues into reader-friendly and policy relevant language

Job Qualifications: Not Specified

Job Education Requirements: Degree

Job Experience Requirements: 3 years

Job application procedure
Candidates who are interested in the above jobs should submit an updated CV and Application letter giving a day time telephone contact and email addresses of 3 (three) work related referees only through our recruitment email  clearly indicating the job title in the email subject
Hand delivered applications can also be sent to our Offices in Kampala. Please indicate the position you have applied for on the top of the parcel addressed to:
The Human Resource Manager
1 Lutheran World Federation
Plot 1401, Ggaba, Road next to Quality Hill
P. 0. Box 5621 Kampala, Uganda.
Deadline for receiving application is Monday, 28th October 2019 by 5:00pm.

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