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NGO Jobs in Kenya - CRADLE

The CRADLE is a non-governmental, non-partisan and not- for- profit organization committed to the promotion, protection and enhancement of the rights of the child through legal aid; legislative and policy advocacy; awareness creation; and research, monitoring and documentation of the rights of the child.

The CRADLE is seeking for qualified and experienced personnel in the following positions:

Programme Manager- Access to Justice

Reports to the Executive Director


The suitable candidate will be responsible for the following:
  • Manage and coordinate all projects under the Access to Justice Programme.
  • Formulate annual and operational programme activity plans and budgets.
  • Managing and Coordinating Operations of the Pro bono Scheme
  • Effective Service Delivery Under the Legal Aid Clinic
  • Mainstreaming Child Rights and Offering Technical Input to Government of Kenya on Child Justice.
  • Undertake the implementation of assigned projects.
  • Undertake human resource management within the programme
  • Resource mobilization for the programme through concept papers and proposal writing.
  • Be an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, with a Degree in Law from a recognized University.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in litigation with current practicing certificate.
  • Good working knowledge of legal aid
  • Exceptional programming and technical expertise in the area of child rights and human rights.
  • Excellent interpersonal, management and teamwork skills.
  • A relevant Masters Degree would be an added advantage.
  • Must have a valid and clean driving license.
Legal Officers 

 (5 Positions)

Duty station - Nairobi, Mombasa, Malindi, Eldoret, Lodwar.
Reporting to Program Manager, Access to Justice Program

  • Preparation of case histories for The CRADLE clients.
  • Conducting pretrial briefings for children.
  • Assist in the management of the legal aid clinics and Child Help Desks.
  • Interviewing clients, fact finding and drafting pleadings and court attendance.
  • Undertake litigation on child rights in courts all over the country.
  • Undertake implementation of assigned projects.
  • Minimum first Degree in Law and must possess current practicing certificate.
  • At least three years experience in litigation.
  • Should have management and organizational skills.
  • Have a good understanding of child rights issues especially in Kenya.
Kindly indicate the preferred station in the application


(1 Position)

The occupant of this office will be stationed at Lodwar office
Reporting to Lead Counselor, Access to Justice Program

  • Offer pre-screening services to clients;
  • Offer individual, group and role play therapy to traumatized children.
  • Conduct pre-trial preparations and role-plays for children and witnesses;
  • Undertake fact finding missions in various places;
  • Undertake home, shelter and school visits for children assisted by The CRADLE;
  • Identify and offer referral services for children in need of care and protection;
  • Undertake training for stakeholders on basic counseling skills;
  • Research, synthesize and document counseling information relating to the goals of The CRADLE.
  • Undertake lobbying and advocacy activities on issues related to Juvenile Justice.
  • Minimum first Degree in Social Sciences with specialization in Social Work, Counseling/ or Psychology
  • At least 2 years experience in social work / counseling.
  • Should have management and organizational skills.
  • Have a good understanding of child rights issues especially in Kenya.
  • Experience in trauma counseling especially children is an added advantage.
If you meet the above qualifications kindly submit your hard copy application by postal mail or hand delivery to the address below by the 15th October 2012 noting to include the names and addresses of at least two referees, copies of relevant certificates and telephone and email.

Your application should be in The CRADLE job application format available on our website under the jobs section. 

For more details of the vacancies visit our website.

The Selection Panel,
The CRADLE-The Children Foundation,
Wood Avenue, Opp. Wood Avenue Apts.
Box 10101-00100,

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