IJM Program Attorney Jobs in Kenya
IJM Program Attorney Jobs in Kenya
Job Details: International Justice Mission is a global organization that protects people in poverty from violence, UM partners with local authorities in 19 program offices in 11 countries to combat slavery, violence against women and children, and other forms of abuse against people who are poor. IIM works to rescue and restore victims, hold perpetrators accountable, and help strengthen public justice systems.
Inspired by God's call to love all people and to seek justice for people under oppression, UM works with local authorities to protect people in poverty from violence, without regard to religious background and beliefs or any other factor and seeks to work alongside all people of good will.
IJM is seeking passionate individuals to fill in these open positions. Qualified applicants are invited to apply as below.
Program Attorney .
The attorney will represent victims of police abuse of power and child victims of sexual exploitation in both civil and criminal proceedings ensuring provision of high quality legal services.
They will also provide accompaniment to government actors to hold police accountable for abuse of power while providing input of the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of UM Kenya's programs as well as ensure legal representation of UM clients and enable the achievement of robust outcomes in IJM cases whilst ensuring high quality legal services to our clients.
The program attorney will partner with various criminal justice agencies including law enforcement officials, civil society organizations and community leaders to provide critical strategy in accompanying government actors to hold perpetrators accountable for their crimes.
He/she will identify and research on emerging needs and trends within the legal system requiring administrative, advocacy, training, legal, policy and media intervention and work with the respective Outcome leads to highlight and implement solutions to the same.
Additionally, the Attorney will provide
input of the design, implementation and contribute to the monitoring and evaluation of UM projects. Occasional travel locally may be required.
Critical Qualities and Competencies:
• Planning. Organizing and Multi-tasking skills
• Presentation and communication skills
• Critical thinking and analysis
• Excellent oral and written advocacy skills
Education & Experience
• Degree in law, with at least Four (4) years post-admission experience
• Minimum of Five (5) years' legal professional experience in a similar work environment
• Hold a Current Practicing Certificate
• A Master's Degree in Law or a related field is an added advantage
• Advanced computer skill set with proficiency in MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel
• Competitive salary, and benefits package
• These positions are Full Time based in Kenya.
How to Apply
Application Instructions: Send your Resume Cover Letter, and a statement of faith in one document to
email@example.com quoting the Position Title in the subject heading before 19th February 2021. Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
*What is a statement of faith?
Statement of faith should describe your faith and how you see it relevant to your involvement with UM. The statement can either be incorporated into the cover letter or submitted as a separate document and should include at a minimum, a description of your spiritual disciplines prayer, study, etc.) and your current fellowship or place of worship.
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