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Law Tutor Job at the African Prisons Project 

Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Job Type: 12 month, renewable contract
Category: Education
Sectors: International Development, Human Rights & Criminal Justice
Hours: Full time

Our mission is to work with African prison services to make prisons a place of positive transformation. We work to ensure that prisoners in Africa live with dignity, hope and a chance of a positive future, to equip prisoners to contribute positively to their communities, and to support prison staff in implementing reforms to achieve these aims.

We work holistically to change the way that criminal justice issues are addressed in the countries in which we work and empower prisoners to drive positive change.

We work with Prison Service leaders who wish to develop services and policies in line with our mission and welcome our support. We pursue these changes in a two pronged approach. Firstly, by focusing on rising stars and senior management of the prison services, providing them with the skills needed to reform and improve prison systems.

Secondly, by providing scholarships and training to prisoners and prisons staff pursuing legal degrees or diplomas through distance learning programmes, to support them act as educators and legal advisers to prisoners and to then take this knowledge of the law to the poorest communities upon release.

Responsibilities for the Law Tutor Job

  • Teaching University of London (International Programme) LLB degree modules within 3 prisons in Kenya, working at all times, within the prison’s rules and our policies and procedures.
    Proactively preparing and conducting scheduled assessment of the modules, he/she will be teaching.
  • Continuously updating students on the any recent developments in respect to the relevant modules.
  • Assist in carrying out new developments, such as those relating to the curriculum, models of delivery and partnership.
  • Support the Senior Tutor in coordinating activities, which support the recruitment and retention of students.
  • He/she is responsible for assisting in the smooth running of the selection and admissions process of students into the UOL programmes.
  • Make a contribution to the support and assessment of students, reflecting on the student development needs and ensuring we achieve the expected marks as per the set benchmark.

Qualifications for the Law Tutor Job

  • Holder of an LLB degree from the University of London (International Programme). Ideally a good Honours degree in English law with a minimum grade of 2:1.
  • Previous teaching experience and good knowledge of various models of teaching and learning.
  • 5 years or more experience of administrative or managerial responsibility in an academic environment.
  • Understanding or experience of the requirements of teaching and research in a prison or judiciary context.
  • Advanced oral and writing skills, and an ability to present information and arguments clearly; excellent interpersonal skills; IT skills appropriate to an office or NGO (field) environment.
  • Experience in dealing with Commissioners and an ability to work consultatively within democratic structures; sympathy with the aims, objectives and academic values at the highest levels having a commitment to the highest possible standards.
  • Computer literacy with proficiency in Microsoft applications and electronic procurement systems.


  • Team player with high integrity, strong written and oral communication and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to think laterally and deliver high quality teaching with limited resources available within prisons.
  • The proven ability to take initiatives in developing relationships, initiatives and options for action that might benefit the charities academic aims
  • Have passion to assist when in need.
    Be flexible for organizational need and understanding towards the organizational capacity and limitations of
  • the NGO.
  • Resilient for achieving the designated goals.
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment under minimal supervision

African Prisons Project is an equal opportunity employer and application is welcome from all nationalities. The applicant, however, must have eligibility to work in Kenya, which needs to be shown before an offer can be made for the position.

How To Apply

Submit CV and a Cover Letter to [email protected]. by the 31st of MAY 2017.

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