Refugee Law Project Legal Officer Jobs in Kenya
Refugee Law Project Legal Officer Jobs in Kenya Legal Officer
Line Manager Field Office Coordinator Technical Supervisor Programme Manager, Access to Justice
Programme Access to Justice Area of Placement Kiryandongo
The Legal Officer provides direct legal support to victims of forced migration and carries out policy advocacy on forced migration. The Legal Officer also provides technical support to RLP in relation to legal work through an active contribution in defining legal priorities on research, partnership, alliance building and advocacy.
Key Result Areas and Tasks
KPA 1: Direct Legal AidAs a direct legal service provider, the Legal Officer represents forced migrant clients before
the courts of law and other institutions
Provide legal advice to forced migrants and support migrant groups
Facilitate Alternative Dispute Resolution among conflicting parties
Conduct Legal aid clinics to the refugee settlements to provide on-spot legal aid services
Make appropriate referrals for legal and alternative support
Work with police in Community Policing and delivery of community information sessions
KPA 2: Research and AdvocacyConduct research, documentation, and publication on issues of access to justice for forced migrants
Prepare legal opinions and advice on general issues of forced migration that may arise
Conduct trainings for government duty bearers and forced migrants;
Develop information, Education and Communication Materials relating to Access to Justice
KPA 3: NetworkingThe Legal Officer will organize and facilitate information sessions and dialogues with forced
migrants and other stakeholders;
Coordinate networking with other stakeholders in the provision of legal aid, including but not
limited to Government institutions, UNCHR, among others;
Initiate, review and advice on
MOUs between the RLP and other partner organizations as necessary.
KPA 4: FundraisingSupport fundraising through developing technical narratives for purposes of project design
Participate in identification of new lines of intervention that facilitate fundraising
Work with Grants team to identify funding sources relevant to the programme workAccount
for funds advanced for activity implementation and reports on as per set guidelines
Ability to think and write conceptually, convincingly and strategically;
Ability to engage in advocacy at both local and national level;
Ability to give timely reports on activities undertaken;
Ability to work under pressure with minimum supervision; Creative and innovative;
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
Bachelors Degree in Law from a recognized university
Completion of a Bar Course and possession of a Practicing certificate
Experience in representing clients before courts of law or any other governing bodies
Experience in engaging with key partners on legal issues
Knowledge of any 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 Officer Jobs in Kenya
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