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Project Coordinator and Legal Officer Job Vacancies

Women’s Rights Awareness Programme (WRAP) is a non – governmental Organization based in Nairobi and whose core objective is to provide shelter for abused Women and Children.

Wrap is seeking to recruit dynamic, self driven and result oriented persons to fill in the following vacant positions;

Project Coordinator

Qualities and Competencies include and are not limited to:

  • Good knowledge of and exposure in income generating activities and micro finance specifically for disadvantaged and vulnerable groups.
  • Must have a passion, commitment and understanding on children and women’s rights
  • Strong research and analytical skills, ability to apply monitoring and evaluation techniques related to economic empowerment of women , including data collection and management, analyses and publication of solid reports;
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain effective networks including governmental representatives, international organizations and NGOs, to work in collaboration with various actors having competing agendas, to maintain contact with many actors in several countries, to cooperate with governments on matters related to good practices and the promotion and protection of the rights of women , and to facilitate collaboration between stakeholders;
  • Experience in integrating meaningful women’s’ participation in research, programmes and activities.
  • Strong communication skills, both orally and in writing, in spite of geographic and cultural distances;
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision, establish priorities, plan work assignments, and meet deadlines;
  • Highly motivated, sense of leadership and supervisions skills to guide the work of experts, partners, interns and volunteers;
  • Professional judgment, responsibility, flexibility and ability to exercise discretion with regard to sensitive and confidential information;
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
  • A team player and a passion and commitment to empowering women socially, economically and legally.
Responsibilities and typical tasks

The Project Coordinator is expected to perform the following tasks:
  • Overall management and coordination of the projects.
  • Analyze the collected information and prepare the relevant reports both narrative and financial.
  • Contribute to organizing and facilitating various meetings regarding the projects;
  • Monitor and follow-up the project’s objectives and impact;
  • Network with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental institutions, agencies or organizations with similar activities ;
  • Guide and supervise the work of experts, partners, staff, interns and volunteers who are tasked to help in information and data collection, and take part in many strategic and coordination meetings;
  • Developing training manuals on various issues.
  • Organizing workshops/ seminars, to document and share the acquired expertise with partners;
  • Preparation of concept papers, intervention strategies and proposal writing for various activities.
  • Perform other relevant duties as requested.
Education
  • A university degree, preferably in law, international development, international relations, political science, sociology or other disciplines related to human rights.
  • A combination of relevant academic qualifications and extensive experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Work Experience
  • At least 2 to 3 years experience in project management, including at least 2 years in monitoring and reporting.
Languages
  • Proven proficiency in English in French, with excellent writing and reporting skills in both languages.
  • This is essential to the recruitment.
  • Knowledge of Swahili both written and spoken is an added advantage
Other Skills
  • Good computer skills relevant to the position; knowledge of Word, Internet, Outlook, Excel, Acrobat, and Access is a must.
Legal Officer

Key duties and responsibilities:
  • Handling all legal work on behalf of the organization.
  • Running the legal aid project and supervising other related projects.
  • Engaging in research into children and women’s rights.
  • Providing legal and sound advice to individual WRAP clients and community groups as well as counseling clients on legal matters.
  • Effective representation of clients in courts of law, tribunals and other legal forums
  • Representing WRAP at workshops meetings and seminars.
  • Facilitating community awareness and sensitization on human rights
  • Any other tasks that may be assigned.
Skills, Experience & Academic Qualifications:
  • A Bachelor of Laws Degree and must be an ADVOCATE of the High Court of Kenya with a current practicing certificate with a minimum of 2 (two) years in actual practice in a busy law firm.
  • Thorough knowledge of the provisions of the children’s Act, UNCRC and ACRWC and other National and international instruments on laws protecting children and women.
  • Must have a passion, commitment and understanding on children and women’s rights.
  • Must demonstrate skills in arbitration, alternative dispute resolution
  • At least 3 (three) years experience in civil and criminal litigation in a human rights organization or busy law firm.
  • Very good research writing and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrate ability in the use of PC based software including Microsoft office suite, word, excel, power point, SPSS and outlook.
  • Good oral and written skills in both English and Swahili.
  • Good Communication, interpersonal and people management skills.
  • Good organizational and analytical, management and supervisory skills.
  • Honest, transparent and a high level of integrity.
  • Ability to work under pressure, for long hours and to meet deadlines.
  • Age between 28 and 35 years of age.
  • Previous experience in an NGO setting will be an added advantage.
If you meet these requirements please send your detailed resume indicating the position you are applying for, addressed to 

The Chairperson, stating your current and expected salary, in addition to 3 (three) references, a day time telephone contact and email address.

Address:

Chairperson
Women’s Rights Awareness Programme (WRAP)
P.O. Box 3006-00200
Nairobi.

Email address:
 jobs.wrapkenya@gmail.com 

Availability:
 Immediate.

Closing date for applications:
 4th November 2011


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