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Chief Executive Officer

Background of LRF:

Legal Resources Foundation Trust (LRF) is a national civil society organisation that was established in April 1993. 

Its vision is to have a just and equitable society through human rights education, research and policy advocacy on matters of access to justice. 

LRF works with both state and none state agencies in matters of criminal justice and governance. 

It is based on Nairobi City County with regional offices in Isiolo, Kisumu and West Pokot Counties.

Job Purpose:

Reporting to the Board of Trustees to provide strategic leadership, conceptualisation and guidance in programmes, administration, finance and human resource management. 

He/she shall work through Regional Programme Coordinators to ensure coordinated, effective and efficient programme delivery, high team morale and cost effectiveness.

Responsibilities (Functions and duties):
  • Develop, review, implement and disseminate the Strategic and Operational Plans
  • Conceptualise research and policy proposals in respect to the county and national development strategy
  • Represent and provide leadership in national, regional and international advocacy, policy and public interest litigation in collaboration with relevant agencies and committees
  • Provide understanding of the political and economic developments that impact on justice and access to justice in Kenya and the region
  • Manage and implement the annual stakeholder roundtable, retreat, institutional and sector peer reviews
  • Provide leadership in supporting cross regional, county and organisational learning and best practice
  • To provide leadership, represent and coordinate donor and partner liaison, compliance and reporting at the national, regional and international levels
  • To supervise, mentor, discipline, recruit and assist in the security and welfare of staff
  • To develop, review, upgrade and comply with institutional policy and manual on human and institutional resources, security, programme, administration, finance and Board
  • Secretary to the Board of Trustee and related committees
  • Academic and Professional Experience
  • Masters in Law or Social Sciences
  • Five years’ experience in human rights and governance or any other relevant field. Of these three years shall be in senior management
  • Certificate in Corporate Governance
  • Certificate in Project Cycle Management or Organizational Development
Interested candidates who meet the above requirements are requested to submit a cover application letter indicating their current salary and salary expectation, updated curriculum vitae, your day time contact details, three referee contacts and copies of academic and professional certificates.

Applications should be addressed and received by; Chair, Board of Trustees, Legal Resources Foundation Trust (LRF), P.O. Box 34720 00100, Nairobi City, Kenya OR Hand Delivered along Lenana Road, Hurlingham AND on email to on or before 30th November 2012 by 17.00hrs.
LRF is an equal opportunity employer. 

Only short listed candidates will be contacted for interview on Friday, 14th December 2012.

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