Refugee Law Project Legal Assistants Jobs in Kenya
Refugee Law Project Legal Assistants Jobs in KenyaLegal Assistant
Reports to Legal Officer
The Legal Assistant provides specific legal assistance to the assigned Legal Officer and office in the provision of direct legal support to victims of forced migration and in carrying out policy advocacy on forced migration.
Key Result Areas and Tasks
KPA 1: Client SupportPrepare documentation for proper representation of forced migrant clients before the courts of law and other institutions
Provide legal advice to forced migrants and support migrant groups
Identify and make referrals for cases that need the Legal Officer’s attention
Facilitate Alternative Dispute Resolution among conflicting parties
Participate in conducting legal aid clinics in refugee settlements to provide on-spot legal aid
Make appropriate referrals for legal and alternative support to other partner organisations
and service providers
KPA 2: Research and AdvocacyParticipate in conducting legal research for cases presented to court
Identify and document access to justice cases as they relate to forced migrants and forced
Participate in the preparation of legal opinions and advice on general issues of forced
Conduct trainings legal and rights dimensions of forced migration
Conduct training to empower forced migrants for sustainability
Participate in training government duty bearers
Participate in the development of Information, Education and Communication materials
relating to Access to Justice
KPA 3: NetworkingConduct information session on identified issues amongst the forced migrant community
Participate in dialogues with forced migrants and other stakeholders
Support in coordinating networking meetings with other stakeholders in the provision of
legal aid, including but not limited to Government institutions and UNCHR
Initiate, review and advise on MOUs between the RLP and other partner organizations as
KPA 4: FundraisingSupport fundraising through developing reports to be reviewed and submitted to donors
Identify new issues in the area of operation for further funding
Prepare for donor visits and ensure that all the needed feedback is available
Account for funds advanced for activities in the stipulated timeframe
KPA 5: Information management supportThe Legal Assistant will carry out other clerkship responsibilities including; filing, taking and responding to legal related correspondences as necessary
Support in basic psychosocial counseling for clients
Open and close arguments and aid in court pleadings or motions
Ability to operationalize legal assignments; Ability to give timely report on activities undertaken;
Ability to work under pressure with minimum supervision;
Creative and innovative skills;
Great interpersonal skills and high level of self-motivation;
Excellent skills in MS Office applications and
good communication and presentation skills;
Good touch typing skills of at least 30 Words Per Minute;
Fluency in Kiswahili and/or any other language spoken in refugee communities will be an added advantage
Necessary Education and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in Law from a recognized university
Experience in engaging with key partners on legal related issues
Possession of a practicing certificate will be an added advantage
Knowledge of Kiswahili and/or any other language spoken in refugee communities will be
an added advantage
How to Apply
For all positions listed, please submit an application cover-letter and up-to-date Curriculum Vitae, as well as links to any publications you wish us to consider.
Copies of academic credentials are NOT
required at this stage.
Applications should be sent by email addressed to the Human Resources Officer at
firstname.lastname@example.org with the title of the position applied for in the subject-line. All applicants must be submitted by 11.59pm on Friday 10th May 2019.
Applications received after this time and date will not be considered.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Candidates must be in a position to cover their own travel expenses to interview.
Refugee Law Project is a human-rights based organization with strong Anti-Discrimination policies.
For more information and job application details, see; Refugee Law Project Legal Assistants Jobs in Kenya
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