Legal Officer at Women’s Rights Awareness Programme (WRAP)

On Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
Women’s Rights Awareness Programme (WRAP) is a national, non-governmental {NGO}, non-profit, human rights organization based in Nairobi and among its services; identifies and educates the community on the causes and effects of gender violence and child abuse, and also to offers services that address the needs of abused and violated women and children in Kenya.

WRAP is urgently looking for a Legal Officer and therefore, invites applications from qualified candidates.

Key duties and responsibilities:

  • Handling all legal work on behalf of the organization.
  • Running the legal aid project and supervising other related projects.
  • Engaging research work on children and women’s rights.
  • Providing legal and sound advice to individual WRAP clients and community groups as well as counseling clients on legal matters.
  • Effective representation of clients in courts of law, tribunals and other legal forums
  • Representing WRAP at workshops meetings and seminars.
  • Facilitating community awareness and sensitization on human rights i.e. Legal aid clinics
  • Any other tasks that may be assigned.
Skills, Experience & Academic Qualifications:
  • A Bachelor of Laws Degree and must be an ADVOCATE of the High Court of Kenya with a current practicing certificate with a minimum of 3 (three) years in actual practice in a busy law firm.
  • Thorough knowledge of the provisions of the Constitution, children’s Act, UNCRC and ACRWC and other National and international instruments on laws protecting children and women.
  • Must have passion, commitment and understanding on children and women’s rights.
  • Must demonstrate skills in arbitration, alternative dispute resolution(ADR)
  • At least 3 (three) years experience in civil and criminal litigation in a human rights organization or busy law firm.
  • Very good research writing and presentation skills.
  • Good oral and written skills in both English and Swahili.
  • Good Communication, interpersonal and people management skills.
  • Good organizational and analytical, management and supervisory skills.
  • Honest, transparent and a high level of integrity.
  • Ability to work under pressure, for long hours and to meet deadlines.
  • Age between 28 and 35 years of age.
  • Previous experience in an NGO setting will be an added advantage.
If you meet these requirement please send your detailed resume addressed to the Project Coordinator, stating your current and expected salary, in addition to 3 (three) references, a day time telephone contact and email address.

Address:

Project Coordinator
Women’s Rights Awareness Programme (WRAP)
P.O. Box 3006-00200
Nairobi.

Email address: [email protected]

Closing date for applications: 22nd April 2014

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