Terre des hommes (TDH) – Access to Justice Specialist

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General job description:

The role will lead on the development of the Access to Justice program of the Kenyan Tdh Delegation, working closely with the Kenya Head of Programs and the Regional Access to Justice programme team. The role will receive guidance and support but is well suited to an ambitious, dynamic, and enthusiastic self-starter who also enjoys networking and shaping nascent programmes. The role is for an initial period of 6 months with a view to making it permanent based on successfully funding the programme. Some specific deliverables of the role include:

  • Developing a strategic framework for the A2J work Tdh will pursue in Kenya based on global strategy, gap analysis, and actor mapping.
  • Build a network of key contacts in Kenya justice system as advisors and champions for Tdh Kenya’s A2J programme.
  • Design concept notes and proposals under the guidance of the Head of Programs and provide technical representation to potential funders.
  • Provide technical guidance and training for A2J that is successfully funded and then provide technical oversight during implementation.

Main responsibilities:

Programme strategy and planning

  • Conduct assessment on issues associated with the process of enhancing access to justice for children and youth in Kenya in line with Tdh’s four main pillars:Procedural safeguards are reinforced across the child justice systems, Inclusive and non-discriminatory access to justice with a focus on gender justice, Plural Justice Systems are strengthened and officially interact together, Social cohesion is enhanced through the promotion of local justice for children and youth .
  • Assess the added value and opportunities of Tdh’s intervention on A2J in the proposed geographical areas regarding the needs, needs coverage by other actors and Tdh’s capacities.
  • Conduct mapping of Access to Justice partners in Kenya to identify entry points for programme collaboration across partners, donors, and institutions regarding expanding access to to justice.
  • Develop a programme development plan, focusing on identified critical priority for Access to Justice programme in Kenya

Programme development

  • In collaboration with the HoP and the Regional A2J team, facilitate the designing of strategies and objectives for improved support to children and youth in access to Justice in Kenya.
  • Develop a concept notes and proposals, responding to the identified needs and Tdh’s added values aligned to the relevant A2J programme Theory of Change.
  • Upon funding, support the management and implementation of the Access to Justice programme aligned with Tdh Kenya 2022 – 2024 strategy.
  • Ensures the efficient and optimal management of the Access to Justice information and data flows through an appropriate, coherent, and high-performance management system in consultation with M&E and Grants Management teams.


  • Map Tdh A2J projects relevant for Kenya to facilitate cross learning.
  • Contribute the visibilities of Tdh A2J events and projects in collaboration with the Communication department.
  • As part of the A2J programme development, organize and facilitate consultations with relevant donors, Government and CSO partners to validate the identified priority areas for A2J programme in Kenya.

Learning and capacity development

  • Provide technical assistance to staff and partners, including cross programme integration and mainstreaming access to justice consideration into the existing projects.
  • Where relevant, contribute to the learning resources such as manuals, guidelines, and toolkits that support staff and partners in delivering context specific and effectiveness of the Access to Justice interventions.

Documentation and reporting

  • Maintain timely routine reporting system that capture data on Access to Justice interventions aligned with Tdh’s monitoring and evaluation framework.
  • Manage documentation related to Access to Justice programme development on the relevant SharePoint folders ensuring documentation is well organized, up-to-date, and accessible to relevant staff.

Abuse Prevention Policy – Operational Risk Management

  • Commit to respect Tdh Risk Management Policies including Code of Conduct, Child Safeguarding Policy, Safety and Security Policy and Anti-Fraud/Corruption Policy, Whistle Blowing Policy.

CompetenciesThis position requires Personal, Social and Leadership Competencies (PSLC) and Technical and Methodological Competencies (TMC)

In particular:

  • Ability to work independently, as well as to provide support and advice
  • Ability to create a cooperative and collaborative environment
  • Ability to ask questions and communicate clearly and constructively on positive and negative issues
  • Discipline, precision, transparency and intellectual honesty
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills (in constructive negotiations) in all areas (internal and external), active listening skills
  • Team spirit: ability to work closely with project teams and consultants
  • Analytical and communication skills
  • Results-oriented focus and problem-solving abilities
  • Flexibility, availability and adaptability
  • Curiosity
  • Ability to learn from positive and negative experiences, capitalizing on errors

Professional skills required:


  • Minimum of a bachelor’s university degree or equivalent) in Law or related areas is required.
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant progressively responsible experience in the area of access to justice programme management, at the national level, is required.
  • Demonstrable experience in program/intervention strategic design and produce high quality research and analysis products.
  • Specific technical training and experience in project cycle management with a result-based approach.
  • Experience of work in the sphere on access to justice for children and youths, capacity building of national authorities in applying child-friendly justice will be considered as an asset.
  • Experience of working with access to justice actors in community-based settings and/or with actors working in a low resource income context is desirable.

Method of Application

Interested candidates who meet the criteria above are encouraged to send their applications letter and detailed CVs to 

Method of Application

Interested candidates who meet the criteria above are encouraged to send their applications letter and detailed CVs to KEN.recruitment@tdh.ch. Candidates are required to indicate the position title on the subject line of the email when applying. Kindly note only applications sent to this email address will be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Female candidates are encouraged to apply.







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