Assistant Programme Officer - Legal

Recruiter / Employer: Refugee Consortium of Kenya
Contract: Permanent
Salary: Confidential
Status: Expired
JOB PURPOSE: To coordinate all psychosocial community services in accordance with the policies, procedures and protocols established by national standards of practice and licensing and certificate and other regulatory agencies requirements.

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelors 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 of regional & international instruments on refugees and human rights.
Responsibilities

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 in accordance with 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, GBV survivors in court, in police stations and child protection cases.
  • Prepare responses to enquiries 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 in relation to 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 proposal for fundraising for program work.
  • Assist in coordination and carry out program budgetary and administrative tasks.
  • Such other duties temporarily or on a continuing basis, as may reasonably be required, commensurate with your grade.

 

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