Kenya Good Neighbors NGO Legal Officer Jobs in Ruiru - Kiambu County

Kenya Good Neighbors NGO Legal Officer Jobs in Ruiru - Kiambu County

GNI is an international humanitarian and development NGO in general consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UN-ECOSOC) established in 1991.

GNI has made great strides in its mission to eradicate poverty and provide a beer quality of life to people around the world through community development project.

We provide help and expeise through relief and development projects in the areas of education, health service, income generation, local community mobilization, child rights protection, and sustainable development projects.


  • Head Office (Ruiru, Kiambu County)

    Employment Period:

  • 1 year renewable

    Employee Category:

  • Fixed Term Contract

    Key Responsibilities

  • Work with Human resource Department to coordinate all legal issues for the
    organization internally and externally.
  • The incumbent will provide counsel to and work closely with human resources on
    a broad range of employment matters, including recruiting, hiring, benefits, compensation, employee relations, discipline, terminations, investigations, harassment, discrimination, compliance, and strategies for managing risk around employment matters.
  • Work with Human Resource Department to conduct ongoing review and revision
    of Good Neighbors’ human resources policies.
  • Work with Human Resource Department to prepare employment law training
    programs for management and other relevant managers when need be.
  • Work with human Resource Department to coordinate and manage external, local
    and international counsel on personnel and compliance issues.
  • Communication with lawyers and other relevant government officers.
  • Conducts extensive legal research and analysis and prepare studies, comparative
    studies, briefs, reports and correspondence.
  • Review the contract or relevant documentations
  • Undertakes basic or extensive review of legal documents, instruments, or other
    material; identifies important issues, similarities, and inconsistencies, etc.
  • Prepares or assists in the preparation of drafts of background papers, studies,
    reports, legislative texts and commentaries on those texts, etc.
  • Prepares or assists in the preparation, and negotiates or assists in the negotiation, of agreements with stakeholders.
  • Provides guidance to more junior staff.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • 2+ years working experience as legal assistant
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Familiarity with MS office.
  • Knowledge of all applicable laws, rules and regulations.
  • Highly organized and detail oriented.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Ability to prepare complex legal documents.
  • Experience in the NGO Sector preferred.
  • Ability to speak more than one language.
  • A good understanding of the following.
  • Recent versions of Microsoft
    Office software suites.
  • Standard office equipment, such as copy machines and fax machines.
  • Telecommunications systems.
  • Digital communications systems

    How to apply

  • Written applications enclosing Certificates, testimonials and resume stating current and expected remuneration on or before 7th December 2018 to If you
    have a publication or any other portfolio related to your job application kindly include it in your application or share a web link.
  • Interviews shall be both oral and written. Please mention your expected salary on your cover letter. This is mandatory requirement.
  • Note that only successful applicants will be notified of the interview
  • Interview schedule will be from 17th December 2018 Contract period will be from 1st January 2018 which is renewable for some positions.

    Terms of reference

  • Kenya Good Neighbors does not request, permit or accept any compensation, bribe, gift or otherwise before, during and after the recruitment process from any interested candidates for any Job opportunities advertised. If any person requests, permits or accepts any form of compensation from any candidate kindly report to
  • All application information provided shall be only genuine and factual. Any forged documentation and erroneous information submitted and stated during the recruitment process are strictly not allowed and will result in disqualification from the recruitment process and blacklisting of the respective candidates from any other job vacancy application for all eternity. If there’s any fraud, corruption and forgery detected, the employment will result in immediate termination and shall be required to compensate the organization.
  • Kindly take note that the successfully hired candidate will be required to submit their Certificate of Good Conduct before contracting. Failure to which will lead to failure to contract.
  • Please note that agreement above mentioned clause will be request before the interview.

  • For more information and job application details, see; Kenya Good Neighbors NGO Legal Officer Jobs in Ruiru - Kiambu County

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