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Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) Kenya – Legal Counsel.

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JOB SUMMARY

Reporting to the Senior Legal Counsel- Mombasa, the successful candidate will be expected to provide legal aid and representation services to clients, facilitate alternative dispute resolution programs, and participate in the implementation of women’s rights advocacy programs in the Coast Region.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • -Conducts clients’ interviews; provides legal advice to clients; prepares pleadings and legal opinions; conducts pretrial briefings; and provides legal representation to clients.
  • -Assist in the coordination of open legal aid days and training workshops.
  • -Maintain effective client relations, offer basic psychosocial support to our clients, and refer complex matters to counselors.
  • -Identify, recruit, and refer matters to pro bono lawyers; conduct follow-ups on the pro bono cases; process payment of tokens to pro bono lawyers.
  • -Conduct self-representation trainings and assist in managing self rep program.
  • -Identify and refer matters for mediation and Informal Justice Systems; draft and dispatch mediation invitations; conduct mediation sessions and participate in strengthening the capacity of elders and mediators.
  • -Conduct Informal justice systems review meetings.
  • -Support the implementation of grants (projects) and preparation of donor reports while ensuring that program objectives/interventions and budget compliance are met.
  • -Assist in preparation of periodic progress reports such as RBM report, annual report, and donor reports.
  • -Represent the organization in meetings with stakeholders.

Minimum Qualifications

  • -An advocate of the High Court of Kenya with at least Three (3) years post-admission experience with a valid practicing certificate. Previous experience in the NGO sector is highly desirable.
  • -Proven experience in litigation and knowledge in gender & women’s rights issues.
  • -Should have knowledge of program planning, designing, monitoring & evaluation.
  • -Must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills, proficiency in computers, organizational skills, and the ability to manage multiple tasks.
  •  -Ability to work under pressure.

Interested candidates who meet the above criteria should send their applications enclosed with an updated CV, addressed to The Executive Director-FIDA Kenya via the email address recruitment@fidakenya.org
Include three referees, one of whom must be a former or current supervisor and indicate your expected salary, to be received by 26th August 2022. Only successful candidates will be contacted.

FIDA Kenya is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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