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Monday, 3 August 2015

Legal Officer (1)

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Job Title  : Legal Officer (1)

Duty location : Ngoma & Kayonza Districts

Reports to : Access to Justice Project Manager, International Rescue Committee - Rwanda Program

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is one of the largest humanitarian agencies in the world, providing relief, rehabilitation and post-conflict reconstruction support to victims of oppression and violent conflict. IRC is recruiting the qualified candidate for the position of Legal Officer (1 position) full time to be based at Ngoma field office.

Legal empowerment of the population through rights awareness-raising activities;

Capacity enhancement of Abunzi through training and monitoring
-         Awareness-raising of local security agents on human rights;

Capacity building of civil society organisations and network involved in legal awareness and legal aid.

Monitoring mediation sessions done by Abunzi to assess compliance with national laws and international human rights norms

Collecting data according to the monitoring & evaluation system;
-         She/he will work with the project team on any other tasks as requested by supervisors.


  • Be Rwandan by nationality.
  • At least 3 years of experience in access to justice, conflict resolution, monitoring & evaluation or any other relevant programming in Rwandan context.
  • To have a working experience with local mediators and/or with security forces is an asset.
  • Bachelor in Law; good knowledge of human rights standards, Rwandan laws; good knowledge of alternative dispute resolution methodologies.
  • Knowledge of and/or working experience on GBV and child protection issues is an asset.
  • Proven ability in capacity building (training, awareness-raising, mentoring/coaching).
  • Good communication skills, ability to work with a wide range of actors.
  • Good IT skills (Word, Excel Power Point, Access, Internet, Outlook)
  • Fluent in Kinyarwanda, English and French
  • Valid Driving license A
  • Knowledge of Eastern Province is an asset.

Interested candidates should send applications addressed to Program Director and should include: a cover letter, current curriculum vitae with relevant experience only, copy of degree(s) and relevant certificates only, 3 professional reference contact details, to the following addresses:

IRC Kigali Office: Avenue Amajyambere, KG 2 AV #4, Kimuhurura sector, Gasabo district (opposite to the Ombudsman Office, Ku kabindi).
IRC Ngoma Office: Next to Popular Bank of Kibungo, opposite Ngoma medical center in Kibungo, Ngoma District.

Application deadline: 14th August 2015, from 8:00am to 5:00pm and note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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