FIDA Kenya Senior Legal Counsel NGO Job in Nairobi

Jul 28, 2017

FIDA Kenya seeks to recruit a suitable candidate to fill the following vacant
position:-
 
Senior Legal Counsel (to be based in Nairobi Office)
 
Duties:-
  • 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 and attributes
 
The ideal candidate should atleast posses the following qualifications and
attributes:-
  • 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 practising certificate
  • Should have knowledge of program planning, designing, monitoring & evaluation
  • Must posses 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 updated Curriculum Vitae including 3 references, one of whom must be a previous supervisor. 

The candidate MUST indicate expected salary and a daytime contact.
 
Applications are to be sent to recruitment@fidakenya.org addressed to the
Executive Director on or before Friday, 11 th August 2017 at 5.00 pm. 

Only email applications will be accepted.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

Only successful candidates will be contacted.

FIDA Kenya is an equal opportunity employer.

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





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