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NGO Jobs in Kenya - The 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 to fill the following positions:

Interns (3 Positions)

i) Legal Intern
2 Positions
 
Responsibilities and tasks for Legal Intern
  • Recording and filing clients statements
  • Provision of legal advice to clients
  • Drafting letters, legal opinions, pleadings and other legal documents
  • Conducting fact-finding visits with the Legal officer
  • Planning and co-coordinating training workshops, conferences, public debates and public forums
  • Representation of The CRADLE in select trainings/conferences and networks in which The CRADLE is participating
  • Preparing relevant reports and recording of minutes in respect of select workshops
  • Development of write-ups for use in policy and legislative reform processes.
  • Any other related duty that may be allocated by the Program Manager and/or Executive Director
Qualifications and experience required
  • Have a law degree
  • Have completed or waiting to start pupilage.
  • Excellent IT user skills
  • Be interested in working for and with children.
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills
ii) Research, Monitoring, Documentation and Communication (RMD) Intern 
1 Position

Reports to: Program Manager - PLA
 
Responsibilities and tasks for Intern Research, Monitoring, Documentation and communication.
  • Assisting in the running of the of the Research Monitoring and Documentation Program and Projects therein
  • Effective, timely and efficient production of the organization’s publications.
  • Building the profile of the organization as a centre of excellence in information based on child rights and juvenile justice
  • Assisting in monitoring and evaluation of expenditure to ensure appropriateness and obtain required documentation
  • Monitoring of case and media trends on daily basis
  • Updating the case trends data base
Qualifications and experience required
  • Minimum of a degree in Social Sciences or equivalent.
  • Have a good understanding of child rights issues especially in Kenya.
  • Excellent IT user skills.
  • Good experience in Research and analytical skills
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills

Legal Assistant
 
Reporting to the Program Manager- Access to Justice
 
Key responsibilities will include the following
  • Administrative Support for Access to Justice Program
  • Ensure proper filing, bring ups and retrieval of client files Legal Clerical Work
  • Managing the Resource Center
  • Manage Probono lawyers scheme
  • Assist in general administration

Qualifications and experience required


  • Have a minimum of Diploma in law or its equivalent
  • 2 years’ experience in legal matters and administration
  • Excellent IT user skills.
  • Be interested in working for and with children.
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills

Program Officer - Child Rights Awareness
 
Reporting to the Program Manager - Access to Justice
 
Duties & Responsibilities
  • Train professionals, including Government, Judiciary and civil society partners, and The CRADLE staff on child rights protection, juvenile justice, children’s law and international conventions.
  • Mainstream a child rights approach to programming internally and with key partners, including the Government of Kenya.
  • Mainstream child participation in The CRADLE programs.
  • Implement nationwide mobile bazaars and legal clinics on child rights awareness.
  • Formulate and spearhead effective and innovative Information, Education and Communication (IEC) campaigns, including targeted materials, geared towards child and women rights promotion and protection.
  • Engage and educate the public on child rights through electronic, print and other media.
  • Undertake lobbying, advocacy and networking campaigns geared towards the protection of child and women rights.
  • Document current child rights issues in The CRADLE publications.
  • Assist in resource mobilization through concept papers / proposal writing
  • Formulise annual and operational activity plans and budgets.
Qualifications and Experience Required
  • An advocate of the High Court of Kenya, with a LLB university degree in law from a recognized university.
  • Minimum 3 years experience as a legal officer.
  • Exceptional working knowledge of both International and National Child and Human Rights laws and policies.
  • Solid programming and technical expertise in policy and advocacy, specifically in the area of Child and Human Rights.
  • Excellent spoken Kiswahili, English and at least one other vernacular language.
  • Excellent interpersonal, management and teamwork skills.
  • Excellent written, administrative, verbal and financial accounting skills.
  • Excellent IT user skills including Word, Excel and Powerpoint.
  • Media skills would be an added advantage.
  • Must be a go-getter and a self-starter, with exceptional PR skills.
  • Ability to travel nationwide at short notice.
  • Must have valid and clean driving license.

Legal Officers

3 Positions 

Location: Nairobi, Lodwar and Malindi
 
Reporting to Program Manager, Access to Justice Program
 
Duties & Responsibilities
  • Preparation of case histories for The CRADLE clients.
  • Preparing pre-trial memoranda;
  • 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
Qualifications
  • An advocate of the High Court of Kenya, with a LLB university degree in law from a recognized university.
  • Must possess current practicing certificate.
  • Exceptional working knowledge of both International and National Child and Human Rights laws and policies.
  • At least two years post admission experience for Nairobi office,
  • Lodwar and Malindi position at least one year post admission experience.
  • Must have management and organizational skills.
  • Have a good understanding of child rights issues especially in Kenya.
  • Excellent interpersonal, management and teamwork skills.
  • Proficient in computers.
  • Must be a go-getter and a self starter, with exceptional PR skills.
  • Ability to travel at short notice

Programme Manager - Policy and Legislative Advocacy ( PLA)
 
Reports to the Executive Director
 
Duties & Responsibilities
  • Manage and coordinate all projects under the Policy and Legislative Advocacy programme.
  • Formulate annual and operational programme activity plans and budgets.
  • Ensure the mainstreaming of Human rights and child rights in constitutional implementation
  • Draft and audit child rights Bills and lobby for the passing of the Bills in Parliament.
  • Undertake lobbying, advocacy and networking campaigns geared towards the protection of child rights.
  • Mainstreaming child rights and juvenile justice into Government and Civil Society policies, programs and institutions.
  • Contribute to national and international studies and research on child and human rights.
  • Document current legislative and policy issues in The CRADLE publications.
  • Training of staff members on legislative and policy issues.
  • Resource mobilization for the programme through concept papers and proposal writing.
Qualification and Skills Required
  • Be an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, with a degree in law from a recognized University.
  • A relevant Masters degree would be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience as a Programme Manager.
  • Exceptional working knowledge of both international and national child and human rights laws and policies.
  • Exceptional programming and technical expertise in policy and advocacy, specifically in the area of child rights and human rights.
  • Excellent interpersonal, management and teamwork skills.
  • Must be a go-getter and a self starter.
  • Must have a valid and clean driving license.
How to Apply

If you are interested in any of the above vacancies and you meet the qualifications kindly submit your hard copy application by post mail or hand delivery to the address below by the 17th April 2015 noting to include the names and addresses of at least two referees, copies of relevant certificates and telephone and email. For Legal officer, please specify the preferred station.

Your application MUST be in The CRADLE Job Application Format (CLICK HERE to download).

Post Address

The Selection Panel,
The CRADLE-The Children Foundation,
Ring Road Kileleshwa,
Swiss Cottages (Apartment 1).
Box 10101-00100,
Nairobi.


Website: www.thecradle.or.ke

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