Legal Advisors (2 positions)
5d ago
source : BrighterMonday Kenya

Job Summary

Expressions of interest are invited for the above consultancy opportunity.

  • Minimum Qualification : Bachelor
  • Experience Level : Mid level
  • Experience Length : 3 years
  • About GROOTS Kenya

    GROOTS is a national movement of grassroots women-led community-basedgroups (CBOs) and Self-Help Groups (SHGs) in Kenya.

    GROOTS Kenya hasinvested in nearly 2,500 women-led groups across 14 counties out of the47 where we have a direct presence.

    Founded in 1995 after the fourth UNConference on Women in Beijing, China, GROOTS Kenya began as a responseto the lack of visibility of grassroots women in development processesand decision-making forums that affect them and their communities.

    The efforts of GROOTS Kenya have resulted in the recognition of manygrassroots women as change agents at the local, national, regional, andinternational levels winning the confidence of various partners and keystakeholders.

    The organization has remained committed to the bottom-upand human rights-based approach to development. GROOTS Kenya worksclosely with communities and the administrative authorities to directlyinfluence development processes at the county, national, regional, andinternational levels.

    About the program

    GROOTS Kenya (Grassroots Organizations Operating Together inSisterhood in Kenya) is implementing a COVID recovery and resilience(RRR) program in Kakamega, Kiambu, and Tana-river with support fromMaster Card Foundation.

    The project expects to achieve four result areas(1) Gender-Based Violence (GBV) service providers have the capacity toeffectively and efficiently respond to reported GBV cases using thesurvivor friendly systems / hotlines, (2) Public awareness on ending GBVpromoted among youth, men and women to change behavior, attitude andpractice, (3) Evidence and data on GBV generated and used to influenceand inform an institutional response to GBV, (4) Effective coordinationof multi-sectoral agencies in response to GBV.

    Broad Tasks

    Provide legal advisory services to GBV survivors in the 3 counties

    Work closely with Community watchdog groups, Ending GBV CommunityChampions and Frontline workers in the evacuation and rescue ofsurvivors

    Provide support to GBV survivors in the Collection, storage, and preparation of case evidence

    Support Survivors in the acquisition of protection orders

    Submit records of all cases handled to the M & E officer

    Submit monthly progress reports to the program manager


    Mandatory requirement

    Degree in law

    Thorough understanding of Kenyan laws on Domestic Violence, Sexual offenses, matrimonial property and succession

    Experience working in the not for profit sector preferably women right organizations

    Other attributes

    Ability to manage multiple demands

    Cooperation and Teamwork

    Self-driven Leader and a strategic and critical thinker

    Exceptional Time Management skills with a high sense of agency

    Highly Innovative

    High Planning and Organization skills

    Great Interpersonal Skills (Internal and External stakeholders)

    Problem Solving and Decision Making

    High performing and result-oriented person

    Oral and written fluency in English

    Other information

    Reports to : Programme Manager

    Type of contract : Consultancy (National)

    Contract period : One year

    Start Date : Immediately

    Location : Nairobi with frequent field travels to Tana River, Kakamega

    How to apply

    To apply for this position, interested individuals should submit a CV ONLY in PDF format (with your name included in the CV file name) to grootshr gmail.

    com by 15th August 2020. The subject head must be specific on position applied Legal Advisory.

    Failure to adhere to these directives, your application will beconsidered incomplete and will, therefore, not be processed.

    Onlyshortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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