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Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA Kenya) welcomes applications from qualified candidates for the following vacant position:

FIDA/SPO/03/2022: SENIOR LEGAL COUNSEL – ACCESS TO JUSTICE, MOMBASA (1 POSITION).

Job Summary

Reporting to the Deputy Executive Director, the successful candidate will be expected to head and manage the day to day running of the Mombasa office, lead litigation, provide legal aid services to clients, manage all programs implemented by the Mombasa Office, develop and maintain relationships with partners, create awareness on women’s rights and supervise staff in the Mombasa Office.

Duties and Responsibilities Leadership

  • Oversee the day to day running of the Mombasa office including the legal clinic, virtual justice center, and toll-free line
  • Oversee the implementation of all Access to Justice Programmes (Legal Representation, Probono Lawyers Scheme, Mediation, Counseling/Group Therapy, Self- Representation, Strategic Impact Litigation, and Informal Justice Systems).
  • Mentor and supervise staff working in the Mombasa
  • Approve all pleadings and other documents drafted by the Access to Justice team in
  • Oversee the implementation of women’s rights, governance and advocacy projects undertaken by the Mombasa Office.
  • Monitor and evaluate programs and activities (prepare and oversee the preparation of the team’s work plans, result-based management reports, monthly team reports, and donor reports).

Legal Aid and Litigation

  • Provide legal advice and referrals to
  • Draft pleadings and represent clients in
  • Conduct research and prepare pleadings in Strategic Impact Litigation case
  • Draft legal
  • Conduct community legal aid clinics and legal awareness

Advocacy

  • Liaise with other like-minded partners including CBOs, NGOs, government departments, to advance women’s rights at national, regional, and international
  • Draft petitions, memorandums and press briefings regarding public matters affecting women’s rights.
  • Lobby and advocate for women’s rights at national as well as international
  • Design, conduct research and analysis of key policy issues and legislations affecting
  • Organize and facilitate workshops and trainings at national, County and community
  • levels on women’s rights.

Minimum Qualifications and Attributes:

  • MUST be an advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a current practicing Possession of a Master’s degree in law or social sciences will be an added advantage.
  • Must have at least FIVE (5) YEARS post-admission experience and a track record of high performance in
  • Experience in program management in an NGO will be an added
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in women rights issues;
  • Female Muslim candidates are strongly encouraged to

How to apply

Interested candidates who fully meet the above criteria should send an application letter, detailed CV and a copy of the current practicing certificate to The Executive Director, FIDA Kenya, E-mail: [email protected] by Wednesday, 23rd March 2022. The application MUST include contacts of three referees one of whom must be a former supervisor, expected salary, daytime contact, job title, and job reference number.

Only email applications will be considered and only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

FIDA Kenya is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on any basis (age, gender, sex, race, ethnic origin, social origin, disability, religion, and marital status) and does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

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