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Programme Officer Job

The Kenya Section Of The International Commission Of Jurists

Established in 1959, the Kenyan Section of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ Kenya) is a non-governmental, non –partisan, not for profit making, membership organisation registered in Kenya. 

With a membership drawn from the Bar as well as the Bench, it is a National Section of the International Commission of Jurists based in Geneva.

 It is however autonomous from the ICJ Geneva.

The primary Mission of the organisation is to promote and protect human rights, democracy and the rule of law nationally and regionally.

Nationally the organisation has distinguished itself with its consistent tract record of well-informed advocacy and leadership and is today widely acknowledged as a premier human rights organisation in Kenya.

ICJ Kenya seeks to fill the vacancy as detailed below and hereby invites suitably qualified Kenyans to apply.

Position: Programme Officer – Access To Justice Programme

Overall Purpose of the Job:

To work closely with the Executive Director in the management of the Access to Justice programme and to liaise with the other programme staff to create synergy in the achievement of the organisation’s strategic objectives.

  • To initiate and develop project ideas and proposals in line with the Access to Justice programme
  • To effectively manage and coordinate the implementation of programmatic activities within the Access to Justice Programme.
  • To carry out research, surveys within the judicial programme to determine areas of intervention. These may include: judicial training, trial observations, court monitoring and provision of legal resources such as text of international treaties amongst others.
  • To develop, inspire and lead the programme team to achieve outstanding performance.
  • To liaise and consult with the Executive Director on areas of programmatic mandate.
  • To liaise with the Finance Office to determine the programme budgets.
  • To prepare periodic reports for external and internal use.
  • To monitor and evaluate projects within the programme
  • To represent the organization in networking meetings when called upon to do so and to create networks within the programmatic mandate.
  • To perform any other duty as may be assigned from time to time by the Executive Director

Any candidate interested in applying for the above position must;
  • Be an advocate of the High court of Kenya
  • Hold a law Degree from a recognized Institution and a post graduate diploma from the Kenya School of Law
  • Have some knowledge in Project Management
  • Must possess excellent writing and communication skills
Must have three years work experience in a non-governmental organization.

Please send your application, CV and relevant certificates to: The Executive Director, ICJ Kenya, P.O. Box 59743-00200, Nairobi or Email: 

Your application should be received on or before 18th June 2013. 

ICJ Kenya is an equal opportunity employer and only shortlisted candidates will be communicated to.

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