Technical Advisor on Access to Justice, Uganda

FHI 360
Apply by 24 December 2011
Senior-level , Long-term consulting assignment
Posted on 5 December 2011

Job Description

Technical Advisor on Access to Justice – SAFE Project, Uganda

FHI 360 is a global development organization with a rigorous, evidence-based approach. Our professional staff includes experts in health, nutrition, education, economic development, civil society, environment and research. FHI 360 operates from 60 offices with 4,400 staff in the U.S. and around the world. Our commitment to partnerships at every level and our multidisciplinary approach enable us to have a lasting impact on the individuals, communities and countries we serve–improving lives for millions.

FHI 360’s Center for Civil Society and Governance (CCSG) supports citizens to mobilize effectively to influence policy, improve lives, and build peace. CCSG works with civil society to increase its credibility, visibility and effectiveness by building its capacity to:

  • Advocate for social justice, economic reforms, fiscal transparency, gender equity and the prevention of human rights abuses such as human trafficking and violence against women;
  • Promote peaceful solutions to conflict, support peace negotiations, produce radio and television programs to promote social dialogue and tolerance;
  • Solve community problems, engage youth in civic affairs and provide needed services to citizens;
  • Develop diversified revenue streams and cooperate with business and media sectors; and
  • Increase local governments’ responsiveness to citizens.

Position Description:

FHI 360’s Center for Civil Society and Governance is currently seeking a Technical Advisor on Access to Justice for the anticipated USAID-funded Supporting Access to Justice, Fostering Equity and Peace (SAFE) project that will support peacebuilding and conflict mitigation in Uganda.

The Technical Advisor on Access to Justice will work to improve access to justice through a combination of support to traditional and formal systems. He/She will develop programs that increase citizen access to legal aid and promote more efficient use of alternative dispute resolution methods, especially related to land disputes. The Technical Advisor on Access to Justice will develop systems that link the informal and traditional systems to the formal legal system.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Law with a focus on dispute resolution/mediation.
  • At least 6 years of work experience in dispute resolution and promotion of access to justice with a particular focus on resolution of land conflicts management.
  • At least 6 years’ experience in providing technical assistance in conflict mitigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution with demonstrated knowledge of informal mechanisms of dispute resolution in a developing country;
  • Five years of experience working on international development projects in Africa, Uganda preferred;
  • Experience working on USAID projects and/or knowledge of the USAID rules and regulations preferred;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English; knowledge of local languages spoken in the Northern, Western, and/or Central regions a plus;
  • Ugandan nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

FHI 360 has a competitive compensation package. Interested candidates may register online through FHI 360’s Career Center at or through the Employment section at Please specify source in your application. Only candidates meeting the qualifications detailed above will be contacted.

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