Legal Intern (Somali Speaking) at Haki Mashinani

On Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015
Haki Mashinani is a Kenyan non-governmental organization and a member of the Microjustice4All (MJ4All) network, which is a Dutch organisation that coordinates an international network of Microjustice country organizations, providing legal services to help people protect their basic rights. 
The mission of Haki Mashinani is to legally empower the most vulnerable and marginalized people in Kenya in a structural way with the aim of improving their social and economic lives

Haki Mashinani would like to invite applications for Somali Speaking Legal Intern

Reports to: Case manager and Legal Coordinator

Duration: Six Months
Purpose: Provide legal assistance to the case manager in the legal outlets
Workstation: Nairobi (different areas)
Key Responsibilities
  • Screening of clients in the legal outlets;
  • Attending to the legal needs of the clients through consults or case solutions;
  • Working closely with the case manager on solving cases;
  • Organizing for outreach events, workshops and trainings in the outlets;
  • Drafting weekly reports;
  • Research on concrete fundraising opportunities for Haki Mashinani;
  • Product distribution in the legal outlet;
  • Contribute to development of toolkits, product manuals and provide inputs to needs assessment for the target groups;
  • Assist in client follow ups and correspondence from clients;
  • Keep records of Haki Mashinani activities in the assigned center;
  • Verify all supporting documentations before presenting them to the case manager;
  • Assist in documentation and filing of clients documents;
  • Support to research activities among refugee communities in Eastleigh and potentially other areas;
  • Translation of documents from English/Kiswahili to Somali; and
  • Undertake any other duties as shall be assigned by the case manager and the legal coordinator.
Academic Qualifications:
  • Recent graduates who have completed a Bachelor’s degree in law or Diploma in law.
  • Fluency in Somali is a necessity!
Relevant Work Experience: Students with little or no work experience can apply for the position.

Haki Mashinani does not pay the intern for the duration of the internship, however the student shall receive a monthly transport allowance.

Interested candidates should email their resume of a maximum of 2 pages and a cover letter to [email protected]

Closing date: 24th July 2015 at 1:00 pm. 

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
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