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USAID funded justice project seeks staff (Uganda)

Uganda Jobs: Supporting Access to Justice, Fostering Equity & Peace (SAFE Program)

Call For Expressions of Interest -- Uganda SAFE Program

The International Programs Division of the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) is seeking expressions of interest from qualified applicants for an anticipated five-year program, "Supporting Access to Justice, Fostering Equity & Peace" (SAFE Program), funded by USAID in Uganda. We are currently seeking candidates for the following positions:

Chief of Party

The Chief of Party will lead activities which seek to improve access to justice and enhance peace and reconciliation with a focus on strengthening land administration, improving dispute resolution mechanisms, and promoting reconciliation in areas prone to conflict. The Chief of Party will manage a diverse team that will provide technical assistance, training, and grants support to accomplish program objectives throughout the country. The position will be based in Kampala with anticipated travel to remote regions of the country.

Qualified candidates for the position of Chief of Party will have:

10 or more years of experience managing complex international development programs including Conflict Prevention, Reconciliation and Post-Conflict Stabilization, Access to Justice, Land Rights, and Legal Empowerment programs. Experience in Sub-Saharan Africa/Great Lakes region is strongly preferred.
Subject matter expertise and practical experience working with access to justice and conflict prevention issues including land administration and land dispute resolution mechanisms; informal justice systems; conflict prevention, peace and reconciliation initiatives.
Demonstrated ability to lead diverse teams and to maintain productive working relationships with host-country counterparts and donor representatives in a highly collaborative and fluid environment.
In-depth understanding of work planning, implementation scheduling, monitoring and evaluation and reporting requirements.
Experience with technical and administrative oversight of CSO grant-making initiatives.
Diplomatic demeanor; problem-solving skills; creativity; and flexibility needed to perform effectively in challenging environments.
An advanced degree in relevant fields such as Law, Conflict Resolution/Mitigation, Public Administration, International Relations, or Political Science is required.

Conflict Prevention & Reconciliation Specialist

The Conflict Prevention and Reconciliation Specialist will serve as a key member of the SAFE Program team and will lead the formulation and implementation of strategies to enhance peace and reconciliation in conflict prone areas. The Specialist will maintain extensive contacts with relevant civil society organizations working throughout the country. The position will be based in Kampala with anticipated travel to remote regions of the country.

Qualified candidates for the position of Conflict Prevention & Reconciliation Specialist will have:

A minimum of 6 years of progressively more responsible experience in conflict prevention, mediation and dispute resolution, peace building and/or reconciliation with a particular focus on building the capacity of community groups in conflict prevention and reconciliation.
Substantial experience in conflict early warning, conflict mitigation and reconciliation working with multiple stakeholders including CSOs, local government and traditional institutions in a developing country. Experience in Uganda strongly preferred.
Diplomatic demeanor; problem-solving skills; creativity; and flexibility needed to perform effectively in a fluid environment with limited resources.
A degree in conflict analysis, peace building, reconciliation or related field.

***Ugandan nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.***

Apply Now:

Qualified candidates are encouraged to send CVs and expressions of interest to international(at)ncsc.org. Applications will be received through December 19, 2011 and reviewed upon receipt. Due to the volume of applicants, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Program job opportunities are contingent upon program funding.

About us:

NCSC is a leading provider of technical assistance, training, and technology to promote access to justice and empower citizens in the U.S. and around the world. Founded 40 years ago by the leadership of the U.S. courts, NCSC offers its experience to promote equitable and transparent justice systems in transitioning democracies around the world, in partnership with international institutions, donor agencies, and host country counterparts.

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