Plan International is an independent development
and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for
girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often
suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls
who are most affected.
Purpose Plan Kenya, Department of Children
Services and UNICEF are partnering to operationalize the Child Protection
Center (CPC) in Kakamega that will be a one stop facility for child protection
services and referral center for children in distress and their families.
Duties for the Legal Officer
·Provide legal advice on matters relating to
child protection issues and court representation for child protection cases at
·Prepare child witnesses from the CPC for
hearings in court.
·Watching brief in cases of defilement referred
to the CPC.
·Develop a capacity building plan for partners
and communities on child protection issues and court representation for child
protection cases for CPC.
·In consultation with the project team, develop
training materials for partners and community trainings on child rights.
·Disseminate Information Education and
Communication (IEC) materials outlining legal instruments that safeguard
children and their rights to partners and communities in the CPC.
·Training partners and communities on children
rights and disseminating legal instrument that safeguard children.
Legal Officer Job
·Bachelor’s degree in Law and a Diploma from
the Kenya School of Law.
·Must be an Advocate of the High Court in
·3 years’ experience working in child
protection and/or child rights programming
Key Skills and competencies
·Good people skills
·Good report writing skills
·Experience in developing capacity building
·Experience in developing training materials
for partners and communities
·Good facilitation skills
·Experience in developing policy briefs with a
view to influence key child protection policies at the county and national