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AMOUD LEGAL AID CLINIC – Borama (14 Positions)

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AMOUD UNIVERSITY

AMOUD LEGAL AID CLINIC

  1. Background

Amoud Legal Clinic is established in September 2009 with the agreement (Micro-Capital Grant Agreement) between Amoud University and UNDP, including becoming partners with pact world, and American Bar Association (ABA), for implementing expanding access to justice program (EAJ)   Amoud Legal Aid Clinic comprised, Criminal unit defense, Civil Litigation unit, access to justice and awareness unit, and Human Rights Unit. Free legal aid to people in need of legal aid services, particularly to, refugees, IDPs Minority and extremely vulnerable members of the host communities in matters relating to criminal cases, civil cases, and customary law, and provides legal counseling and mediations where necessary. Legal Clinic, also advocates and provides legal trainings, awareness raising to the host and refugee communities in rural areas, or remote areas in Zailac, Lughaya, Baki, Boon, Harirad, Borama, Dilla, Quljeed and Wajale.

AMOUD UNIVESITY Legal aid Clinic office, provides for Free Legal Aid Services and legal Awareness Campaigns for outreach communities(remote and coastal areas) is aimed at improving access to justice to vulnerable, voiceless  and disadvantaged groups who can’t afford to hire a lawyer. Amoud University, Legal Aid Clinic, is seeking applications for a qualified 6.Senior Lawyer for its free legal aid services, legal assistance and legal awareness campaigns  The senior lawyer will provide free legal representation for the indigent peoples,  . He/she will represent cases in all levels of Somaliland courts and also will involve all legal clinic criminal and human rights unit legal representations, detention and prison monitoring and community legal empowerment activities.

Position: Amoud Legal Aid Clinic ‘’ALAC’’ In both  Criminal and, civil Substantive Unit Is Recruiting For Six Senior Lawyers, Six paralegal, while also recruiting one personal  finance officer, one Admin and HR, all position or applicants Will Be Based In Awdal And Salsal Regions But Also Frequently Traveled To Other Regions Of Somaliland In Case Of Need.

Amoud Legal Clinic objectives include:

  • Access to justice and legal aid improved for individual who are in Borama prison, through profession of free legal aid assistance and representation by the legal clinic, the focuses will be on vulnerable and marginalized groups.
  • The legal education of third year law students improved and broadened. The legal clinic will provide law students with a firsthand experience of the way Somaliland legal system functions.
  • The knowledge of civil society toward rights of women and children and the citizens’ rights in general. Moreover, it will be conducted legal information public campaign to enhance access to justice and legal aid development.

The specific aims of the project are:

  1. To ensure that vulnerable persons in conflict with the law have access to advice and information about their legal rights and the opportunity to seek redress;
  2. To use the evidence gathered from the work of the paralegals to inform the relevant government bodies about the impact of laws and policies and to make recommendations for improvement;
  3. To create public awareness of human rights legal education and legal empowerment.

Location:  [Somaliland]
Town/City: Borama
Category: Lawyers
Job Type: Fixed Term, Full-Time

Postdate 1 January 2020.

Expired Date 15 January 2020

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Lawyer will work under the overall guidance and supervision of the Case Management Supervisor, and is mainly responsible for providing legal support to Amoud Legal aid Clinic beneficiaries, including counseling and possible further legal actions. As part of the case management team, the Lawyers will assist beneficiaries with legal needs such as legal representation for both or civil documentation and criminal defenses including taking third year law student to court for trial practicing  .

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Legal counseling and legal representation

  • Provide information, counselling and further legal support to Amoud University Legal clinic beneficiaries as part of the case management process.
  • Participate in the management of cases with need in civil documentation including necessary follow-up within agreed deadlines.
  • Liaise closely with Case Workers and Community Mobilizers in order to provide accurate and updated advice for beneficiaries.
  • Conduct legal research and analysis when necessary and for developing training materials.
  • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need, and explore and assess new and better ways to assist.
  • Provide legal representation for cases of children who need to possess necessary civil documentations.
  • Prepare for trial including drafting legal documents; gathering evidence; conducting legal research; and interviewing clients and witnesses
  • Undertake police stations/detention service centers and prisons monitoring in all Awdal and Salal regions to update the human rights situations, and provide both legal education and  legal empowerment, including capacitating legal awareness
  • Coordinate with Case Workers and other partners providing legal service, or legal actors deliver capacity
  • Develop weekly and monthly work plan for identification and intake of legal cases and assistance provided to reach the number of the targeted children with no civil documentation.
  • Coordinates with all relevant stakeholders (Local authority, NGOs, etc.) and to ensure effective implementation of legal activities.
  • Manage regulatory and compliance related services, and Facilitate innovative solutions to client problems.
  • Offer legal representation to clients in court proceedings on civil or criminal matters
  • Coordinate the collection, preservation and management of all information and documentation collected from the field and specifically from beneficiaries.
  • Participate in regular case management meeting of the project staffs.

Reporting

  • Coordinate with respective caseworkers to weekly and monthly report the status of the legal counselling, awareness raising and court representation.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor degree in Law and licensed from Somaliland committee for disciplinary lawyers
  • Minimum 3years of work experience in in practicing law (Practitioner degree) in various case types, mainly on supporting acquisition of civil documentation
  • Native Somali, Fluent in both English and Somali (speaking and writing).
  • Computer literate mainly in Microsoft Office package.
  • Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills, creativity and flexibility
  • Ability to mobilize and engage in community dialogue and discussion.
  • Ability to negotiate and mediate sensitive matters at community level.
  • Well-organized, self-motivated and ability to work in a team.
  • Knowledge of Somaliland Legal System and international human right Legal Frameworks
  • Practical working experience in lawyer, judge, and prosecutor. In case you are a lawyer you should have a valid practicing license.
  • Desire and demonstrated passion to assist Somaliland’s Poor and extremely vulnerable communities.
  • Computer literate with ability to use Microsoft word, excel etc.
  • Native Somali speaker and proficiency in English
  • Work experience with human rights agencies.
  • Experience engaging with the justice sector and/or civil society in Somaliland
  • Demonstrated understanding of the rule of law in preventing and protecting vulnerable members of the community
  • Knowledge and familiarity with informal justice and alternative dispute resolution mechanisms; and specialized experience in land rights, SGBV laws and IDP Rights

How to Apply: Interested candidates should send their CV, Cover letter and copies of academic qualification to send both two amoudlegalaid@gmail.com and hrm@amoud.edu.sonot later than 15.Junuery 2020

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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Location:  [Somaliland]
Town/City: Borama
Category: Senior Paralegals
Job Type: Fixed term, Full-time
Postdated 1 January 2020.

Expired date 15.juneury 2020

Duties and Responsibilities/ Terms of Reference Paralegal

Amoud legal aid is recruiting for six Senior Paralegals, successful candidates will be expected to:

  • Assist in coordinating and supervising the work of the paralegal team which the Senior Paralegals is leading, ensuring paralegals are organized and are carrying out their work in the field to the highest standards;
  • Assist in following up with cases of importance;
  • Advise persons in conflict with the law on Somaliland law and how to use the criminal justice system, making referrals to lawyers when necessary;
  • Conduct legal aid clinics in prisons and, more widely, distribute awareness raising materials to educate the public on human rights, Somaliland’s laws and how to navigate the criminal justice system;
  • Screen remand prisoners, juveniles and women, and other persons in conflict with the law, in places of custody and carry out a prison census;
  • Trace and orient witnesses, relatives, parents/guardians and those who have stood as guarantors, of people in conflict with the law;
  • Assist in organizing and managing coordination meetings for justice sector institutions working on matters under the remit of the paralegals;
  • Any other tasks given.

QualificationsEssential

  • Proven ability to take initiative and lead others;
  • Desire and demonstrated passion to assist Somaliland’s poor and vulnerable;
  • Experience working with vulnerable populations and people in need;
  • Knowledge of Somaliland’s law both civil and criminal justice system;
  • LLB;
  • Experience in legal field legal actors and service providers;
  • Native Somali speaker and proficiency in English;
  • Computer literate with ability to use Microsoft Word and Excel;
  • Proven inter-personal skills;
  • Strong work ethic, ability to learn new skills and being a team player;
  • Ability and willingness to travel within Somaliland.

Desirable

  • Experience as a paralegal;
  • Proven experience with project coordination and management;
  • Proven experience with managing a team.
  • Experience engaging with the justice sector and/or civil society in Somaliland
  • Demonstrated understanding of the rule of law in preventing and protecting vulnerable members of the community
  • Knowledge and familiarity with informal justice and alternative dispute resolution mechanisms; and specialized experience in land rights, SGBV laws and IDP Rights

How to Apply: Interested candidates should send their CV, Cover letter and copies of academic qualification to send both two amoudlegalaid@gmail.com and hrm@amoud.edu.so not later than 15.Junuery 2020

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

 

3.
Location:  [Somaliland]
Town/City: Borama
Category: Finance officer
Job Type: Fixed term, Full-time


Postdate 1 January 2020.

Expired date 15.junaury 2020

Purpose of the position:

The position holder will contribute to the implementation of effective and accountable financialand asset control systems. With the assistance of the Finance and Support Service Manager, theposition holder will implement planning, tracking and reporting mechanisms which contribute toeffective and accountable programs. The incumbent will provide technical backstopping toprogram teams, promoting adherence to Amoud Field Finance Manual for a host of routinefinancial transactions. With the assistance of FSS Manager, the incumbent will promoteawareness of Finance and Support Service Manual with staff members and implementingpartners

Key Responsibilities:

Contribute to the implementation of effective and accountable financial and asset controlsystems:

  • Contribute to the implementation of day-to-day activities for the finance departmentcovering the entire region:
  • Track staff advances, providing regular updates to FSS Manager to ensure they aresettled within 7-days;
  • Prepare payment for suppliers, including check issuance and payment through
    electronic banking mechanisms;
  • With support from FSS Manager, maintain accurate general ledger accounts,spearheading revisions and providing analysis as required;
  • Maintain sound and auditable filing system for all financial records;
  • Coordinate the compilation and processing of implementing partners financial
    documentation;
  • Coordinate the implementation of LDR with field teams, providing technical backstopping and tracking submissions, followingup with staff to ensure timely monthlyimplementation;

Promote awareness of Amoud legal aid clinic policy and procedure to ensure accountableimplementation of Amoud legal Aid programs:

  • Provide continual technical back-stopping to programs teams of financial documentationfor routine office activities:
  • Facilitate in capacity building of staff members on finance policies and procedures;
  • Provide technical back-stopping to implementing partners, providing on-the-job
    mentoring of legal Clinic finance requirements;
  • With support from FSS Manager, draft responses to queries from various externalstakeholders regarding World Vision financial matters;
  • Analyze existing/new processes and procedures and advise Finance and SupportService Manager on means to improve current practice;

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal education, prior experience or on the-job training:

  • Educational level required: Degree in Finance or Accounting; or economics
  • Experience: 2/3 years of experience in related field, and expert organizational financial management
  • Ability to articulate in written and spoken English fluently;
  • Ability to present financial data in a clear and coherent manner;
  • Solid knowledge of financial and accounting procedures
  • Professional qualifications as CFA/CPA is considerable as plus
  • Excellence analytical and numerical skills
  • Experience using financial software

Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Work environment: Office-based with frequent travel to the field
  • Travel: 10% Domestic/ travel is required.
  • On call: Immediately

How to Apply: Interested candidates should send their CV, Cover letter and copies of academic qualification to send both two amoudlegalaid@gmail.com and hrm@amoud.edu.sonot later than 15.Junuery 2020

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

4. 
Location:  [Somaliland]
Town/City: Borama
Category:
Admin and HR Manager
Job Type: Fixed term, Full-time
Postdate 1 January 2020.

Expired date 15 January 2020
Purpose of the position

The Admin and HR Manager will be expected to produce work plans and a weekly, monthly, quarterly and semi-annually as well as annually reports for Amoud legal aid clinic, and to meet other reporting requirements as and when required.

Admin and HR Personnel manager/ Duties and Responsibilities/ Terms of Reference 

  • Report to the Executive Director
  • Responsible for oversees all administration activities/ logistics
  • Ensure provision, awareness and practical advice to all staff on the Amoud legal aid Clinic policies and procedures, and their adherence to them
  • Organize and participate in staff recruitment throughout the process of vacancy identification, advertisement, candidate selection, contracting, orientation and confirmation in liaison with line managers
  • Be responsible for the orientation of new staff, induction and the sourcing of all staff training programs
  • Coordinate clearance of staff separating from the organization including exit interviews and final dues payments
  • Ensure maintenance of an effective, efficient and up to date staff records and filing system including contracts, leave, medical, awards, discipline, archiving, etc
  • Ensure timely processing of the monthly payroll
  • In consultation with the APSC, provide technical input and be the focal point in addressing employee relations issues including staff grievances, disciplinary measures, etc
  • Plan and advise on the staff performance management and appraisal calendar and content
  • Prepare periodic HR reports and planning projections for submission to Ed
  • Review and approve Incentive Workers contract contents
  • Responsible for the insuring the efficiency and the use of org assets
  • Supervise, appraise and offer guidance to the admin assistant
  • Operate with autonomous, collaborative teams who fully master their own work,tools and corresponding processes.
  • Develop, implement, support, and review all Human Resource Department initiatives, policies, procedures, and systems.
  • Manage the recruitment process of staff, including generating job descriptions, posting advertisements, and managing the hiring process.
  • Plan quarterly and annual performance review sessions.
  • Implement training and development plans of our company and clients
  • Monitor budgets by department
  • Administrative duties, including upkeep of employee records (attendance reports, etc
  • Develop and monitor overall HR strategies, systems, tactics and procedures across the organization
  • Competence to build and effectively manage interpersonal relationships at all levels of the company
  • Ensure legal compliance throughout human resource management

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Educational level required: Degree in human resource Man agent, administrations
  • Certificate or Associate Degree in Business, HR Management, Administration or related field required.
  • Knowledge of HR systems and databases
  • Ability to architect strategy along with leadership skills
  • In-depth knowledge of labor law and  HR best practices
  • BA or BS preferred in HR Administration, Business Administration
  • 2-3 years HR or Office Management experience
  • Ability to articulate in written and spoken English fluently;
  • Ability to present data graphic logic in a clear and coherent manner;

Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Work environment: Office-based with frequent travel to the field
  • Travel: 10% Domestic/ travel is required.
  • On call: Immediately

How to Apply: Interested candidates should send their CV, Cover letter and copies of academic qualification to both amoudlegalaid@gmail.com and hrm@amoud.edu.so not later than 15.Junuery 2020

  • Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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