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Center for Reproductive Rights Senior Legal Adviser Jobs in Kenya


The Center seeks a Senior Legal Adviser, Africa who will report directly to the Regional Director, Africa and work closely with other program staff to support and build the work of the Africa Regional Program.

The position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Responsibilities:

The Senior Legal Adviser’s primary job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Support program strategy on litigation, including identifying potential strategic cases at the national, regional, and international levels in collaboration with partner organizations; researching and writing pleadings, legal memoranda, amicus curiae, submissions to regional human rights bodies, UN submissions, and case briefs on comparative and international human rights law; and identifying claims for use in national, regional, and/or international fora;
  • Monitor compliance with international obligations relating to reproductive rights and jurisprudential developments;
  • Design and implement advocacy strategies to support potential or existing litigation;
  • Contribute to the development of advocacy materials and other Center publications;
  • Support the development and implementation of a capacity-building strategy on initiatives to advance reproductive rights in the region;
  • Undertake fact-finding missions to document and expose human rights violations;
  • Develop and maintain relationships with local and regional NGOs and key stakeholders;
  • Cultivate pro bono partnerships and develop projects with law firms, law associations, and law schools in the region to leverage the Center’s work;
  • Represent the Center externally on matters related to reproductive rights in the region through public speaking and interaction with the media;
  • Assist the Regional Director with the supervision of interns, volunteers, and pro bono lawyers;
  • Support other program, management, and operational activities as necessary; and
    International travel is required.

    Qualifications:
  • Strong commitment to the Center’s mission, purpose, and values;
  • Degree in law (Juris Doctor or postgraduate) required;
  • Minimum 7 years related professional experience;
  • Knowledge of international human rights, women’s rights, and African human rights system preferred;
  • Experience litigating constitutional and human rights cases in Kenyan courts necessary; before regional or international human rights systems a plus;
  • Capable of complex legal analytical work and creative and strategic thinking;
  • Advocacy experience, including as part of NGO coalitions a plus;
  • Excellent writing, editing, research, and oral advocacy skills;
  • Very detail-oriented with strong organizational and coordination skills; and
  • Ability to work collaboratively, to multi-task, and to work under pressure.

    How to Apply:
    For more information and job application details, see; Center for Reproductive Rights Senior Legal Adviser Jobs in Kenya

    A cover letter, resume, writing sample, and contact information for three references must be included in your application in order to be considered for this position. Please include these application materials as attachments.

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