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Saturday, April 7, 2012

Legal Aid Assistants Jobs in Nairobi and Naivasha - Women’s Right Non-Governmental Organization

A women’s right nongovernmental and nonprofit making organization seeks to recruit a suitable candidate to fill the position of aLegal Officer who will be reporting to the Legal Aid & Litigation Program Officer.

Location: To be based in the Nairobi and Naivasha Office

Duties:-
  • Support in providing legal advice to our clients who are women and girls survivors of Gender based violence.
  • Provide trainings on legal representation to our clients who are women and girls survivors of Gender based violence.
  • Participate in preparation of pleadings, proofs of evidence and legal briefs.
  • Intervene and petition on behalf of the public in gender related issues.
  • Take up public interest litigation cases for advocacy.
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with other NGO’s,Government departments and relevant bodies in gender related cases.
  • Undertaking legal research.
  • Offering Legal Aid to women survivors of violence.
  • Undertaking associated general administration including correspondence, the preparation of reports etc.
  • Undertaking any other duties appropriate as may be assigned from time to time.
Minimum qualifications and attributes:-

The ideal candidate should at least posses the following qualifications and attributes:-
  • Bachelor’s degree or Diploma in Law
  • Advocate of the High court of Kenya is an added advantage.
  • Should have knowledge of program planning, designing, monitoring and evaluation.
Competencies
  • Must possess strong writing skills, proficiency in computers, organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks.
  • Should be able to work under pressure.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and interest in gender and women’s rights issues.
  • Results oriented, creative and innovative.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Must be a good team player, highly self motivated and self driven.
Skills required for the position
  • Self-motivated, extremely organized, and collegial and have the ability to function.
  • Working well under pressure while handling numerous tasks simultaneously.
S/he must be:
  • Willing to take initiative, prioritize with minimal supervision and work independently as well as function as a member of a team.
  • The candidate must have demonstrated organizational skills and excellent computer.
  • Skills including proficiency Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, and Word).
  • Impeccable field and internet –based research abilities.
  • Ability to work in a diverse team.
  • Strong interest in the area of women’s rights and a commitment to the empowerment of women.
  • It is also important with good interpersonal skill, co-operative attitude, cultural sensitivity, and positive attitude to working.
  • Languages - Excellent writing skills in English, with fluency in speaking Kiswahili.
Apply no later than 14th April 2012

Application Process

Applications and all supporting documents must be received by 14th April 2012.

Please submit the full application by email to: panelselection@gmail.com

Attach your Curriculum Vitae with three references and application letter.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

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