Research and Publications Officer Job Vacancy at Law Development Centre (LDC)

Job Title:  Research and Publications Officer

The Law Development Centre (LDC) has a mandate to provide legal education to lawyers and non lawyers, undertake research in topical legal issues, contribute to legal reform, produce legal publications, teaching materials, law reports and also provide community legal services. Some of It’s key functions include;

  • To provide legal training to lawyers and non lawyers
  • To research into topical legal issues and recommend proposals for law reform
  • To provide law reports and legal publications
  • To provide community legal services

Job Summary: The incumbent will mainly initiate and design research projects that address major policy issues being confronted by Government, development partners and the private sector to be executed over specific periods of time in line with the strategic objectives of the Centre.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Design co-coordinated research programes using appropriate qualitative and/or quantitative techniques in line with LDC Mandate.
  • Process work in progress and present completed research papers at national and international conferences or workshops including in-house seminar series.
  • Pursue necessary refinements of research papers for submission and publication in refereed external journals.
  • Organize national and international conferences, seminars or workshops for general dissemination of the Centre’s outputs.
  • Actively engage in commissioned work for and on behalf of LDC as approved by the strategic objectives.
  • Responsible for identifying opportunities for the most efficient and effective collaborative use of research by other stakeholders such as the private sector and Civil Society organizations.
  • Coordinate a systematic environmental scanning of available data analysis, presentation tools, and “best practice” research models for impact assessment and performance evaluation of the Centre’s research findings.
  • Compile and send periodic reports to Head Law Reporting, Research and Law Reform on the status of assigned, delegated and designated research work.
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the Head of Department.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The candidate should preferably hold an LLB (Hons) degree from a recognized university. Possession of a Master’s in Law (LMM) or Masters degree in relevant field from a recognized university is an added advantage.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice from Law     Development Centre.
  • A minimum of two or more years’ experience in research and legal publications.

Age: Below 30 years

How to Apply for the job: 

All candidates should send their applications in writing (typed) accompanied by a copy of the CV and academic qualifications and names and contacts of three (3) referees, two professional and one character referee. Please send to: The Secretary, Law Development Centre, P. O. Box 7117, Kampala. Uganda.

Deadline: Friday 24th October 2014

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