Social Services & Nonprofit
Redeem’s mission is to protect widows and orphans from violent abuse and exploitation by:
Awakening the world to the need to defend the orphan and the widow in the twenty-first century; Assembling the resources needed to protect the world’s most vulnerable widows and orphans; Assisting law enforcement in real cases that restore victims and restrain their abusers; and Amplifying law enforcement protection through community engagement and capacity building.
We are currently implementing a program in Uganda to protect widows and orphans from the devastation of predatory eviction with plans to expand our defense of the vulnerable into other countries in the future.
As a Paralegal/Enumerator for Redeem, you will collect the data necessary to measure the impact of Redeem’s intervention on the lives of widows and orphans, while also providing Redeem’s attorneys with the paralegal support necessary to effectively protect their clients from predatory eviction. Specific responsibilities include
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.
Redeem strives to build a culture of Christian excellence that reflects the following four core values:
We love each other well;
We don’t make easy things hard;
We measure by results; and
We are joyful in our work.
Redeem is looking for a highly skilled and responsible individual who will reflect these values while providing impact evaluation and paralegal support to Redeem’s efforts in Uganda. Specific attributes include:
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;
Required: Fluency in English and Acholi with excellent written and oral communication in both;
Required: Knowledge of the basic Laws of Uganda, criminal court procedures, and regulations;
Required: Data collection and entry with impeccable attention to accuracy and detail;
Required: Computer literacy with strong capacity in word processing, email and other systems;
Preferred: Understanding of Google business suite and digital project management tools; and
Preferred: Legal research, writing and analysis.
Required: Mature Christian faith;
Required: High degree of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness;
Required: Strong teamwork, interpersonal skills and ability to work on a multidisciplinary team;
Required: Excellent independent professional judgment and ethical decision-making;
Required: Innovative and creative problem solving in the face of complex nuanced issues;
Required: Persistence and tenacity in the face of difficult problems or challenges;
Required: Commitment to meet deadlines and achieve results in a fast-paced environment; and
Required: Love-motivated service orientation toward colleagues, partners and even adversaries.
The Paralegal/Enumerator will report to M & E manager and will be based in Gulu, working primarily in Gulu and Amuru districts with occasional travel throughout Uganda.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume, with copies of their academic credentials, to the Human Resource Manager at email@example.com by 15 January 2023.
The successful candidate must qualify as a paralegal under the Advocates (Legal Aid to Indigent Persons) Act, 2007 (“paralegal’ means a person who holds a qualification in law, other than a degree in law, recognized by the Law Council.”)
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