Kenya: Program Officer, Legal – Access to Justice and Women’s Rights

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Organization: Coalition on Violence Against Women
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 22 Jun 2018

Purpose: This position provides an opportunity to assist in building local capacity towards legal response to violence against women and to oversee program initiatives. Key focus areas include Kiambu, Nairobi, Samburu, Narok, Kwale with provision of support to other areas where COVAW works.

Duties and responsibilities include:

· Oversee, support and supervise the implementation of projects by all program teams

· Manage the access to Justice and Women’s Rights team

· Develop and manage projects and related project budgets

· Provide legal advice to COVAW programs and clients

· Oversee case management and client record management for clients

· Lead the capacity building processes for staff, beneficiaries, partners and stakeholders

· Oversee the network of pro bono lawyers who offer services to clients

· Guide the design of advocacy and communications activities and campaigns

· Manage the development of project work plans and monitoring tools to guide project implementation

· Oversee preparation and production of training and IEC materials

· Maintain documentation of project activities and expenditures for internal and donor reporting and monitoring

· Lead accurate and timely reporting of program activities and financial expenditure in accordance with donor rules and COVAW policy.

· Participate in innovative resource mobilization and fund raising to support the program

· Manage project budgets in adherence to donor and COVAW rules and policies

· Represent COVAW in meetings and forums with stakeholders

· Flexibility and willingness to travel, work long and irregular hours

· Undertake full operational responsibility over COVAW's assets in use.

Performance standards

· Strong commitment to organisational values: Integrity, Respect, Commitment and Solidarity.

· Adherence to organisational policies

· Adherence to timelines and deadlines

· Outputs and outcomes of the projects achieved and documented

· Accurate, timely and high quality progress reports

· Comprehensive , timely, accurate and quality documentation maintained

· Project funds utilized in cost effective manner that demonstrates value for money and fully accounted for in line with donor rules and organisational policies

· Display innovativeness and creativity in implementation of program Enhancing team work and mutual respect

Required qualifications and competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree in law
  • Five years work experience in project management
  • Experience in working as part of a team with internal and external stakeholders
  • Good communication and public speaking skills
  • Ability to work with diverse people and cultures

§ Self-starter, able to work independently but able to consult effectively, prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously

§ Strong interpersonal and analytical abilities

  • Ability to work in the field, under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • Computer Literacy (including excel skills).

  • The successful candidate must also demonstrate COVAW values as follows**: Integrity, Dignity, Courage, Commitment and Solidarity.**

How to apply:

Send your application and cover letter marked with subject “Program Officer – Legal” by 22nd June 2018 to This is a re advertisement. Those that applied earlier need not reapply**.**

CVs will be reviewed as they are received. COVAW encourages, promotes and supports diversity in all aspects of its work. We thank all who apply, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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