Project Officer Legal Job Refugee Consortium of Kenya

Project Officer Legal Job, Current Legal Jobs In Kenya,

Job Purpose: 

  • To provide legal advice and procedural support to the organization on issues relating to and affecting displaced persons as well as administrative legal matters effectively and efficiently.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Attend to clients at the legal aid clinic and assess cases for intervention.
  • Seek access to clients in detention, ascertaining the conditions under which such clients are being detained, and provide them with appropriate legal and other assistance by RCK policy.
  • Prepare legal briefs and studies on a variety of legal issues and instruments.
  • Provide legal representation to refugees especially unaccompanied and separated minors, and GBV survivors in court, in police stations, and child protection cases.
  • Prepare responses to inquiries on legal issues on laws relating to refugees and other forced migrants from RCK staff, governments, inter-governmental organizations, institutions, and the public.
  • Participate in capacity building of RCK’s stakeholders about domestic and international laws that relate to refugees and other forced migrants.
  • Develop and maintain a database of and relations with internal /external referral partners.
  • Update and manage the client databases.
  • Prepare monthly reports and donor-related reports within schedule.
  • Support the development of proposals for fundraising for program work.
  • Assist in coordination and carry out program budgetary and administrative tasks.
  • Watching briefs in SGBV court cases
  • Legal research and writing
  • Following up on project-related procurement processes.
  • Development of activity work plans and accounting for activities implemented.
  • Such other duties temporarily or continuingly, as may reasonably be required, commensurate with your grade.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Law
  • Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a current practicing certificate.
  • At least one year experience in civil and criminal litigation.
  • Experience working with an NGO/Humanitarian field is an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of the Kenyan Legal system and regional & international instruments on refugees and human rights.

Working Conditions: The Job is complex, sensitive, and stressful. Work requires a willingness to work a flexible schedule and travel. Work may require frequent weekend and evening work as well as a high degree of autonomy

Behavioral Competencies:

  • Professionalism: In-depth theoretical knowledge of and significant experience in relevant fields of counseling, Strong analytical, problem-solving, and drafting skills. Discretion and sound judgment in applying legal expertise to sensitive, complex legal issues.
  • Communication: Strong interpersonal and communication (written, spoken, and presentational) skills. Proficiency in English and Kiswahili.
  • Technology Awareness: Fully proficient computer skills and ability to use relevant software applications, in particular information databases, internet/intranet services, library sources, etc.
  • Teamwork: Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds with respect for diversity.
  • Managing Performance: Ability to supervise, coach, mentor, and develop junior staff as required.

How To Apply

To submit your application, send a cover letter along with a detailed Curriculum Vitae indicating your expected salary, 3 professional referees including your last supervisor and their email contacts, to be received by 5.00 pm

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