Position: Program Officer, multiple openings

Start Date: Tentatively January 15, 2020

Location: Hargeisa and Burco

The Somaliland Women Lawyers Association (SWLA) is non-profit and nongovernmental organization based and operating in Somaliland and registered in December 2007 and duly registered with Somaliland’s Ministry of Justice (Reg.No.816/2007).

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders (MoJ, judges, prosecutors, other service providers, etc.)
  • Help clients to understand and navigate plural legal systems
  • Responsible for case management, case review, and case follow up
  • Supervise and mentor community-based paralegals (justice promoters)
  • Responsible for reporting and documentation
  • Conduct field visits and monitoring of community-based paralegals (justice promoters)
  • Conduct rights awareness and legal empowerment sessions
  • Assist with the planning and programming of trainings and activitie
  • Day to day coordination with field staff for execution of activities
  • Intermediate justice and legal advice and assistance, possible court representation

Essential Qualifications:

  • University degree in law, social work, development studies, or similar field
  • At least 3 years experience practice in legal service provision or community engagement
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience coordinating with volunteers and/or community organizations
  • Proficient computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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 swlawyers@gmail.com no later than December 22,