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GTZ Senior Legal Advisor - Governance Support Program Job in Kenya

GTZ seeks to recruit a Senior Legal Advisor to support the improvement of access to justice, especially for survivors of gender based violence (GBV) and with special emphasis on aspects of forensics and case-management.

Under the overall supervision of the leader of the “Access to Justice”-component within the Governance Support Program, the Senior Legal Advisor will assist in the overall component management, ensure the implementation of legal / access to justice measures on the micro, meso and macro-level, and liaise with relevant partners within Government, other public institutions, and any other relevant non-state actor for the

achievement of the overall objectives of the component.

The whole component team will consist of advisors with different legal and medical backgrounds.

Overall Responsibility:
  • Provide leadership in designing, strategically, technically and financially managing, coordinating and achieving results of the component against the background of broader legal and health sector reforms.
  • Support the Component Leader in terms of the management, strategic focus and required adjustment of the component in the overall framework of the program.
  • Advise on any new developments and progress regarding access to justice and GBV in Kenya, e.g. political developments or regarding beneficial strategic partnerships.
  • Initiate and push for progress in crucial reform areas on all relevant levels.
  • Identify, screen and appraise projects submitted by any institution and provide technical advice in terms of project and financial matters.
  • Follow-up on funded initiatives while advising on proper implementation and achieving results. This also includes Monitoring and Evaluation of those projects together with the partner side, e.g. analyzing narrative and financial reports.
  • Cooperation and liaison with relevant development partners in areas surrounding legal and medical aspects of access to justice, especially for GBV survivors.
  • Post-graduate degree preferably in law or any other relevant field like gender studies, public administration or political science with a strong legal background
  • Excellent mastery of access to justice and GBV issues in Kenya
  • At least 6 years extensive experience in the area of access to justice and GBV at the intersection of legal and medical aspects on the macro but especially on the micro level
  • Experience in working across sectors (medico-legal) and with different actors relevant to this component (Government / public institutions, non-state actors, donors) in the health sector as well as along the entire justice chain
  • Proven and excellent track record of previous working experience in similar positions
Applications (together with curriculum vitae, copies of academic certificates and testimonials including daytime telephone contacts) should be sent either to governance @ or to GTZ Governance Support Project Riverside Westlane, off Riverside Drive, opp. Prime Bank

P.O. Box 41607-00100, Nairobi
Deadline: 7th April 2010 - close of business.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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