Kenya: FIDA/SPO/05/2018: SENIOR LEGAL COUNSEL-ACCESS TO JUSTICE (KENYAN NATIONALS ONLY)

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Organization: FIDA Kenya
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 25 May 2018

FIDA Kenya is a non-profit, non -partisan Organization committed to a society that respects and upholds women’s rights through the provision of legal aid, mediation services, women’s rights monitoring, advocacy, education and awareness creation.

FIDA Kenya seeks to recruit a suitable candidate to fill the following vacant position:

FIDA/SPO/05/2018: SENIOR LEGAL COUNSEL-ACCESS TO JUSTICE -TO BE BASED IN MOMBASA (1 POSITION)

Reports to: The Deputy Executive Director and Head of Programmes

Duties and Responsibilities:

· Provide legal advice to FIDA Kenya clients.

· Provide legal representation to FIDA Kenya Clients.

· Prepare pleadings and legal briefs.

· Prepare case strategies in consultation with the team leader.

· Make interventions and petitions on behalf of the public in gender related issues including Public Interest Litigation (PIL).

· Link with strategic partners including NGOs, Government departments and relevant bodies.

· Support clients to access justice through Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and other informal justice systems.

· Training clients on self-representation.

· Preparation of programme /activity plans and reports.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience;

· Bachelor of Laws degree from a recognized University.

· Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with FIVE (5) years post admission experience.

· Must possess a valid practicing certificate.

· Should have knowledge of program planning, designing, monitoring & evaluation.

· Must possess strong writing skills, proficiency in computers, organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks.

· Demonstrated knowledge and experience in Litigation, Gender & Women’s rights Issues.

· Strong interpersonal communication skills.

How to apply:

Interested candidates who fully meet the above criteria should send their applications along with an updated Curriculum Vitae, including three referees one of whom must be a former Supervisor, also stating expected salary, and daytime contact to recruitment@fidakenya.org addressed to the undersigned to be received by 5.00 pm on 25th May 2018.

The Executive Director
FIDA Kenya
Amboseli road, off Gitanga Road
P.O. Box 46324-00100
Nairobi

Note: Only email applications will be considered.

Only successful candidates will be contacted.

FIDA Kenya is an equal opportunity employer.

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