Recruitment by FIDA Kenya, Nairobi


Senior Program Officer & Senior Legal Counsel-Access to Justice
FIDA/SPO/11/2018
Position Based In Mombasa
FIDA Kenya is a non-profit, non -partisan Organization committed to a society that respects and upholds women’s rights through the provision of legal aid, mediation services, women’s rights monitoring, advocacy, education and awareness creation.
FIDA Kenya seeks to recruit a suitable candidate to fill the following vacant position:
Candidates from Coast region are encouraged to apply.
Report to: The Deputy Executive Director and Head of Programmes
Responsibilities
·         Provide legal advice to FIDA Kenya clients.
·         Provide legal representation to FIDA Kenya clients.
·         Prepare pleadings and legal briefs.
·         Make interventions and petitions on behalf of the public in gender related issues including Public Interest Litigation (PIL).
·         Link with strategic partners including NGOs, Government departments and relevant bodies.
·         Support clients to access justice through Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and other informal justice systems.
·         Training clients on self-representation.
·         Preparation of programme /activity plans and reports.
·         Authorize expenditure at the sector/departmental level through approving requisitions, approving litigation fund.
·         Monitor and evaluate programmes and activities (prepare and oversee the preparation of team’s work plan, result based management reports, monthly team reports, activity reports)
·         Supervises staff in Mombasa regional office.
Qualifications
·         Bachelor of Laws degree from a recognized University.
·         Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with FIVE (5) years post admission experience.
·         Must possess a valid practicing certificate.
·         Should have knowledge of program planning, designing, monitoring & evaluation.
·         Must possess strong writing skills, proficiency in computers, organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks.
·         Demonstrated knowledge and experience in Litigation, Gender & Women’s rights Issues.
·         Strong interpersonal communication skills.

PR & Communication Officer
FIDA/PRC/11/2018:
To Be Based In Nairobi
Reports to the Deputy Executive Director & Head of Programmes.
Responsibilities
·         Develop a communication strategy that speaks to goals, tactics, visibility and branding strategies for FIDA Kenya to ensure it remains on top of issues of gender and transformative justice.
·         Coordination of publicity and advocacy strategies for various FIDA Kenya programs and activities seeking high level placement in print, broadcast and online media.
·         Monitoring and ensuring media coverage of FIDA Kenya and women’s rights issues and responding to the same.
·         Liaising with and managing media inquiries and interview requests.
·         Drafting of speeches, press statements and articles for publication in various media releases.
·         Coordination of press conferences and other media events.
·         FIDA Kenya website updating and support in maintenance.
·         Networking with like-minded organizations for information sharing.
·         Manage the preparation and production of FIDA Kenya journals and publications.
·         Take lead in developing content and engaging in Social media management for the organization including twitter, Facebook etc.
·         Be the overall events Manager for all FIDA Kenya related activities to ensure that the branding aspect of the organization is upheld and by so doing all of the organizations related activities are well branded with the relevant banners, logos and trademark colour of the organization.
·         Evaluation of opportunities for partnerships, sponsorships and advertising on an ongoing basis.
·         Management of the FIDA Kenya resource Centre to ensure that it is stocked with up to date and recent materials that are relevant to the organizations work.
Qualifications
·         Hold a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized University majoring in Journalism or Mass Communication or its equivalent in related fields.
·         MUST have 5 Years post qualification professional experience.
·         Demonstrated knowledge and experience in gender & women’s rights issues. Knowledge of media and experience in media program management.
·         Work in the NGO sector will be an added advantage.
·         Proficiency in computers and managing websites.
·         Excellent presentation and communication skills.
·         Ability to work with minimum supervision, handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set priorities and work under pressure.
·         Strong interpersonal communication skills/Social person.
·         Proven excellent writing skills in both English and Kiswahili, with strong organizational skills and ability to work in a team-oriented environment.

Senior Legal Counsel – Access to Justice
(Maternity Cover: Jan – June 2019)
FIDA/SLC/11/2018
Report to: The Deputy Executive Director and Head of Programmes
Responsibilities
·         Provide legal advice to FIDA Kenya clients.
·         Provide legal representation to FIDA Kenya Clients.
·         Prepare pleadings and legal briefs.
·         Prepare case strategies in consultation with the team leader.
·         Make interventions and petitions on behalf of the public in gender related issues including Public Interest Litigation (PIL).
·         Link with strategic partners including NGOs, Government departments and relevant bodies.
·         Support clients to access justice through Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and other informal justice systems.
·         Training clients on self-representation.
·         Preparation of programme /activity plans and reports.
Qualifications
·         Bachelor of Laws degree from a recognized University.
·         Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with FIVE (5) years post admission experience.
·         Must possess a valid practicing certificate.
·         Should have knowledge of program planning, designing, monitoring & evaluation.
·         Must possess strong writing skills, proficiency in computers, organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks.
·         Demonstrated knowledge and experience in Litigation, Gender & Women’s rights Issues.
·         Strong interpersonal communication skills.
How to Apply
Interested candidates who fully meet the above criteria should send their applications along with an updated Curriculum Vitae, including three referees one of whom must be a former Supervisor, also stating expected salary, and daytime contact, addressed to the undersigned to be received by 5.00 pm on 30th November 2018.
Send the email to:
The Executive Director,
FIDA Kenya,
Amboseli road, off Gitanga Road,
P.O. Box 46324-00100,
NAIROBI
E-mail: recruitment@fidakenya.org
Only email applications will be considered. Only successful candidates will be contacted.
FIDA Kenya is an equal opportunity employer.

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