Legal Fellow - Nairobi

Functions/Key Results Expected
The Legal Fellow will perform duties and responsibilities in accordance with the objectives and activities mentioned below from LAW’s office in Nairobi:
· Undertaking legal research and assisting in the development of legal documents;
  • Analysing and summarising legal and policy documents;
  • Attending and taking minutes at meetings where required in Kenya;
· Organizing legal trainings, roundtables and workshops;
  • Representing the organisation to human rights and legal communities;
  • Coordinating with other NGOs on joint projects and programmes;
  • Serving as the first point of contact for intake of cases and managing the referral of cases;
· Preparing, proofreading and editing legal and other documents;
  • Any other duties as specified by the Executive Director of the organisation.
  • Identifying potential donors;
  • Writing concept notes, proposals and applications for potential donors;
  • Drafting donor reports and maintaining records to enable accurate and timely reporting;
  • Attending meetings with donors.
  • Managing organisation website and keeping it up to date insofar as it relates to activities carried out in Kenya and throughout the East and Horn of Africa;
· Assisting with the overall operation of LAW in Nairobi including carrying out general administrative tasks;
· Participating and taking minutes in meetings via Skype with colleagues around the world.
Skills and Qualifications Required:
  • Bachelors degree in law/ human rights;
  • Knowledge of and experience working with international humanitarian and human rights law;
  • Understanding of protection and displacement issues in the East and Horn of African context would be an advantage;
  • Knowledge of the UN mechanisms and international justice mechanisms;
  • Experience planning and coordinating international conferences, roundtables and seminars;
  • Excellent organisational skills and excellent analytical skills;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and strong technical literacy;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work on own and take initiative; demonstrated experience working remotely;
  • Excellent research and drafting skills;
  • Experience working with international NGOs is strongly preferred.
Start date: 01/09/2016
Duration: 6months
Stipend: LAW is able to provide a stipend per month for the fellowship.

Kindly send all applications to ojodo@legalactionworldwide.org.
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