To support IMLU’s Vision 2021 that entails strengthening the social movement against torture, violence and discrimination, we are looking for a highly motivated individual for the role below.
Job Title Assistant Program Officer – Access to Justice Location Nairobi with frequent travel Reporting to Program Officer – Access to Justice Duration 1 year Required Immediate Closing 10th April 2017
Job Summary – The Overall Purpose of the Job
The holder of the position is responsible for leading IMLU’s legal support to victims of torture, violence and discrimination. This will include intake of new clients, investigating, documenting and developing solid files for litigation and advocacy.
A. Leadership in Victim Support
Screening of clients at intake
Providing legal advise to clients
Legal documentation and investigations of cases
Preparing legal files and recommending to Programme Officer for litigation
Effective and timely bring up of files
Referrals to relevant offices
Lead in maintaining up to date client data on IMLU’s data base
Escorting clients to police stations to record statements or make inquiries
Preparing case file petitions to relevant agencies and timely follow of each petition
Identifying and recommending cases for cash bail support to programme officer for approval
Updating clients on the progress of their cases and courts attendance
B. Pre-trial detention and Community Interventions
Visiting pre-trial detainees for legal support
Assigning and coordinating pre-trial detention interventions by paralegals
Preparing requests for pre-trial interventions through network lawyers for PO approval
Provide legal support in community awareness and advocacy initiatives
C. Programme Monitoring, Evaluation and Resource Mobilization
Preparing high quality and timely relevant programme reports
Preparing periodic (monthly, quarterly, annual ) analytical reports from case file data
Providing relevant information for fundraising
IMLU focal point within the national case referral network and Paralegals Support Network (PASUNE)
Strengthening IMLUs presence and partnership in assigned strategic networks and movements
Attend court cases to monitor IMLU pro bono lawyers and progress of cases
E. Assisting Roles
Assist in the development and implementation of programme work plans and budgets
Assist the PO in preparing legal opinions
Assist the PO in convening monthly case management meetings
Supporting the PO in capacity building of paralegals and court user committees
Assist the PO in coordination and liaison with court user committees
Assist the PO in organizing medical-legal camps in prisons
Support APO Field Investigations in rapid response, investigation and fact finding interventions
Any other duties that may be assigned by the Program Officer and/or the Executive Director
LL.B Degree, Advocate of the High Court of Kenya
At least two years relevant experience in a similar position in a governance and human rights NGO
Passion and motivation with persons in vulnerable situations and empathize with them.
Proven legal analysis skills.
Understanding of regional and international human rights mechanisms.
Ability to organize work amidst pressure and prioritize tasks.
Good communication and computer skills, willing to travel on short notice.
Adhere to confidentiality and ethical conduct.
If you believe you are passionate and committed to human rights and have the experience and qualifications we are looking for, please send your application letter and CV, including your current salary, expected remuneration, three professional referees and day time telephone contacts to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject matter ASSISTANT PROGRAM
OFFICER – ACCESS TO JUSTICE by 4pm, Friday, 10th April, 2017.
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