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VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

 

Kituo Cha Sheria is a leading Human Rights and Legal Aid providing NGO since 1973. We are seeking to recruit dynamic, self driven and result oriented persons to fill in the following vacant positions.

 

1.       COORDINATOR – MOMBASA REGIONAL OFFICE.

Responsible to the Executive Director for strategic planning, budgeting, co-ordinating, developing and implementing the legal aid programme aimed at providing legal services to qualified individuals and community groups. Also responsible for fundraising for programmes and developing improved systems and procedures as well as monitoring and evaluating programme activities and individual performance against set targets. Other duties include report writing, team building, providing effective leadership and implementing on-the-job training to improve employee performance.

 

Minimum Qualifications and Training: Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree, with relevant training in human rights and access to justice. Adequate knowledge of land and labour issues or equivalent qualifications would be an added advantage. Must be an advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a current practising certificate Masters degree and adequate knowledge and experience of land and labour issues will be an added advantage.

 

Relevant Experience: Must have been an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya for a minimum of five (5) years. The successful candidate must demonstrate a track record of success in managing a legal and human rights function for a minimum of four (4) years; experience of working with a civil society organisation and knowledge of the NGO sectors is a further added advantage.

 

Skills: Must be proactive with strong communication, interpersonal and influential skills. Also must be proficient in using word processing and spreadsheet computer packages and in possession of a valid driving licence.

 

Key duties and responsibilities include:

  • Developing appropriate fundraising strategies and proposals as well as sustainable alternative revenue sources
  • Developing appropriate public relations strategies designed to promote KITUO’s image and relations with all stakeholders.
  • Reviewing the operations and results of the organisation and providing periodical reports to the Executive Director.
  • Reviewing the effectiveness of legal services such as the preliminary screening of clients, provision of legal advice, counselling clients and drafting pleadings, court representation as well as dealing with client complaints.
  • Develop and implement appropriate workflow systems and processes for clients accessing services at KITUO, appropriate feedback and monitoring and evaluation system to ensure effectiveness and institutional learning
  • Developing a strategic plan and budget as well as outlining key activities to be undertaken to expand the network of pro-bono advocates throughout Kenya.
  • Developing work schedules and allocating cases in order to ensure that volunteer advocates receive a continuous flow of court cases for their action.
  • Build and coordinate sustainable networks/partnerships with legal aid institutions, and actors in the administration of justice to enhance access to justice.
  • Identify legal problems of public interest nature, research on them and develop multi-prong solutions therein, including but not limited to public/strategic/impact litigation.
  • Develop strategies for addressing the systemic challenges facing the poor’s quest for justice
  • Work in multi-disciplinary teams to monitor, document and seek redress for land, labor and housing-related human rights abuses
  • Coordinate mobile legal aid clinics to enhance access to justice by people and communities facing legal problems, and who cannot reach KITUO
  • Develop and operationalize effective reporting mechanisms for the legal aid programme
  • Developing strategic management plans and budgets as well as setting targets, monitoring and evaluating organisational performance.
  • Developing and implementing effective legal services and community partnership operational manuals, including financial accounting, procurement and logistics as well as human resources management systems.
  • Preparing annual reports and filing returns in compliance with statutory requirements.

 

2. COORDINATOR, FORCED MIGRATION PROGRAMME

Responsible to the Executive Director for strategic planning, budgeting, coordinating, developing and implementing the Forced Migration programme aimed at providing legal services to refugees and asylum seekers. Also responsible for fundraising for programmes and developing improved systems and procedures as well as monitoring and evaluating programme activities and individual performance against set targets. Other duties include report writing, team building, providing effective leadership and implementing on-the-job training to improve employee performance.

 

Minimum Qualifications and Training: Bachelor’s degree in Law or equivalent qualification with relevant training in human rights and access to justice. A Masters degree will be an added advantage. MUST be an advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a current practising certificate.

Relevant Experience: The successful candidate must demonstrate a track record of success in managing a legal and human rights function for a minimum of one (1) year. At least one year’s professional working experience in civil and criminal litigation on refugee protection in a reputable human rights organization or law firm.

Skills: Must be proactive with strong communication, interpersonal and influential skills. Excellent written and verbal skills in English and Kiswahili are mandatory. Good working knowledge of modern information, communication and technology systems.

 

Key duties and responsibilities include:

  • Developing appropriate fundraising strategies as well as sustainable alternative revenue sources
  • Developing appropriate public relations strategies designed to promote KITUO’s image and relations with all stakeholders.
  • Reviewing the operations and results of the organisation and providing periodical reports to the Executive Director.
  • Reviewing the effectiveness of legal services such as the preliminary screening of clients, provision of legal advice, counselling clients and drafting pleadings, court representation as well as dealing with client complaints.
  • Develop and implement appropriate workflow systems and processes for clients accessing services at KITUO, appropriate feedback and monitoring and evaluation system to ensure effectiveness and institutional learning
  • Build and coordinate sustainable networks/partnerships with legal aid institutions, and actors in the administration of justice to enhance access to justice.
  • Identify legal problems of public interest nature, research on them and develop multi-prong solutions therein, including but not limited to public/strategic/impact litigation.
  • Develop strategies for addressing the systemic challenges facing the poor’s quest for justice
  • Work in multi-disciplinary teams to monitor, document and seek redress for refugee and asylum seekers related human rights abuses.
  • Coordinate mobile legal aid clinics to enhance access to justice by people and communities facing legal problems, and who cannot reach KITUO
  • Develop and operationalize effective reporting mechanisms for the forced migration programme.
  • Providing periodic Programme reports to the Executive Director.

Applications including a detailed curriculum vitae and copies of relevant testimonials, day telephone number, email address and an indication of present remuneration should be addressed to;

 

THE CHAIR, BOARD OF DIRECTORS

KITUO CHA SHERIA – LEGAL ADVICE CENTRE

P.O. Box 7483 – 00300

Ronald Ngala

Nairobi

E-mail: hr@kituochasheria.or.ke

 

The application must reach us on or before 25th June 2021. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

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