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NGO Jobs in Kenya - Kituo Cha Sheria

Law Center (KITUO) is a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) whose mission is to empower the poor and marginalized people to effectively access justice and realize their human and peoples rights. 

This is done through advocacy, networking, lobbying, legal aid and education, legal representation and research.

KITUO seeks to recruit a qualified, energetic, dynamic, result oriented and capable person to fill the following position in the Regional Office – Mombasa. 

The position is on a 1 year contract renewable to a maximum of 3 years.

Programme Officer


Ref: KCS/PO-MSA/APP


The Programme Officer will be responsible to the Coordinator – Regional Office Mombasa for implementing programmes for providing legal services and mobilising communities to organise for local self-governance. 

Also responsible for developing improved systems and procedures as well as monitoring and evaluating programme activities and individual performance against set targets.

Minimum Qualifications and Training: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences such as Anthropology, Economics, Education, Law, Political Science, Public Administration and Sociology or equivalent qualifications with relevant training in human rights. 
  • Masters degree and adequate knowledge and experience of land and labour issues will be an added advantage.

Relevant Experience: 

The successful candidate must demonstrate a track record of success in social work and mobilising communities to engage in issues of governance, land, labour and housing in human rights department or programme for a minimum of two (2) years preferably within the Coast region. Implementation of USAID project is an added advantage. 

Must be familiar with Coast human rights issues, land and devolution.

Skills:

  • Must be proactive with strong communication, interpersonal and influential skills. Also must be proficient in using Computers. 
  • Must have substantial experience working with Coastal communities and have insights on the issues within the region.
  • Must be a team player and a team leader with demonstrable success and impact.

Key duties and responsibilities include:

  • Assist the Coordinator-AGCP in developing proposals, plans and budgets as well as setting targets, monitoring and evaluating organisational performance.
  • Implement effective legal services and community partnership operational manuals, including financial accounting, procurement and logistics.
  • Mobilize Coastal communities in engage within strategic institutions of government with an aim to lobby for their rights
  • Assist the Coordinator-AGCP in appropriate fundraising strategies as well as sustainable alternative revenue sources.
  • Develop appropriate public relations strategies designed to promote KITUO’s image and relations with all stakeholders.
  • Review the operations and results of the organisation and providing periodical reports to the Coordinator-AGCP.
  • Manage the community justice centres in Kisauni, Msambweni and Shimo la Tewa Men’s and Women’s Prison
  • Educate communities on new governance structures and enhance their participation in these structures
  • Prepare monthly and annual reports.
  • Implementation of a USAID funded project is mandatory.

Legal / Program Officer



Ref: KCS/LPO-MSA/APP


Responsible to the Coordinator Regional Office – Mombasa, he/she will be responsible for litigation and programme work.

Key Duties and Responsibilities


  • Provide strategic direction to other lawyers and officers
  • Provide legal advice, and court representation
  • Conduct research that enables KITUO to built evidence base that informs litigation strategies.
  • Legal awareness and education to clients and advocates in matters legal and human rights, housing, land, labour and succession.
  • Provide financial coordination and ensure responsible and accountable use of donor funds on programme work.
  • Responsible for counselling clients and sensitising communities on building a factual basis for their cases.
  • Helping communities to develop capacity to self advocate and lobby for legal protection
  • Programme work and report writing.
  • Coach, mentor and nurture skill and potential of upcoming lawyers.

Minimum Qualifications:


  • Bachelor degree in Law or equivalent qualification.
  • Must be an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a current practising certificate
  • At least 3 years professional working experience in civil and criminal litigation, with a reputable human rights organization or law firm.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills in English and Kiswahili are mandatory
  • Good working knowledge of modern information, communication and technology systems
  • Knowledge in advocacy and negotiation
  • Implementation of a USAID funded project is mandatory.

Driver 



Ref: KCS/DRV-MSA/APP


Responsible to Coordinator Regional Office Mombasa, he/she will be responsible for the organization vehicle by ensuring that it is fit for daily use and with it deliver quality services as directed.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities


  • Ensure the vehicle is neat and tidy.
  • Ensure vehicle is roadworthy and in good working condition.
  • Report any defects to car commander.
  • Drive the vehicle to locations specified as authorized in a responsible and professional manner.
  • Adhere to company policies regulating fleet management
  • Any other duties assigned by management from time to time.

Requirements


  • Minimum K.C.S.E with a mean grade of D plus
  • Possesses a driving license of at least class BCE.
  • At least 5yrs driving experience.
  • Ability to communicate in English
  • Valid certificate of good conduct

Finance Assistant



Ref: KCS/DRV-MSA/APP


Responsible to the Coordinator, Finance and Administration for analysing and reconciling financial information as well as preparing monthly and annual statutory accounting reports. 

Also responsible for receiving and verifying financial instructions to facilitate payment against bills, invoices, salary advances, reimbursement claims and cheque requisitions as well as preparing the payroll including cash and cheque payments against approved documents. 

Other duties include receiving collections and ensuring that all funds are accounted for and banked promptly.

Key Duties and Responsibilities


  • Compiling and analysing financial information to prepare entries to accounts, such as cashbooks entry journal and general ledger accounts
  • Analysing financial information detailing assets, liabilities and capital and preparing balance sheet, surplus and loss statement and other reports to summarise current and projected financial position.
  • Reconciling all income statements against expenditure to ensure that records of income, creditors and debtors are completed at the end of each month.
  • Maintaining a fixed assets policy governing cost-effective acquisition, maintenance, valuation, depreciation, capitalization, replacement and disposal.
  • Compiling payroll data, calculating statutory and other deductions to be withheld, reconciling errors to maintain accuracy of payroll records as well as ensuring timely payment of salaries.
  • Preparing periodical reports and statements on financial expenditure and control of costs for the attention of the Coordinator, Finance and Administration.

Minimum Qualifications:


  • Qualifications and Training: Must be in possession a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration,
  • Commerce or Economics with CPAPart II or equivalent qualifications.
  • Relevant Experience: Must have gained a minimum of 2 years experience in accounting and budgeting from a busy finance department.
  • Skills: Must have good communication skills and must be proficient in using QUICKBOOKS accounting software package.
  • Implementation of a USAID funded project is mandatory.


Applications indicating the job reference number above, including a detailed curriculum vitae with at least three referees and copies of relevant testimonials, day telephone number, email address and an indication of present and expected remuneration should be addressed to;

The Executive Director
Kituo Cha Sheria
(Centre for Legal Empowerment)
P. O. Box 7483 – 00300
Ronald Ngala
Nairobi

E-mail: hr@kituochasheria.or.ke


Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

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