June 28 2019 0Comment

Project Officer – Access to Justice Program

Duty Station: Nairobi-Kibera Office

JOB PURPOSE

This position provides an opportunity to assist in building local capacity towards legal response to violence against women and to oversee program implementation. Reporting to the Monitoring and Evaluation / Program Coordination officer, the program Officer provide technical support and leadership required for the successful implementation of all community engagement activities under the Access to justice Program.

Key focus Areas

These include Kibera, Eastleigh, and Makadara in Nairobi County.

Specific Objective

To improve access to quality and timely legal aid services and legal information for the poor and vulnerable urban women in Nairobi County.

To enhance implementation of legal aid framework including the National Action Plan for Legal Aid 2017-2022 and the Legal Aid Act 2016 to ensure sustainable and quality legal aid and services in Nairobi County.

Specific Task

  1. Assist in Managing the access to Justice Program especially the community engagement.
  2. Develop and manage projects and related project budgets.
  3. Provide legal advice to the community members especially the vulnerable urban women in Nairobi County.
  4. Assist in capacity building processes for legal interns, case managers, partners and stakeholders.
  5. Guide the design of advocacy and communications activities and campaigns.
  6. Manage the development of project work plans and monitoring tools to guide project implementatio.
  7. Oversee preparation and production of training and IEC materials.
  8. Maintain documentation of project activities and expenditures for internal and donor reporting and monitoring.
  9. Lead accurate and timely reporting of program activities and financial expenditure in accordance with donor rules and CREAW policy.
  10. Manage project budgets in adherence to donor and Creaw rules and policies.
  11. Represent CREAW in meetings and forums with stakeholders.
  12. Monitor and work closely with the outreach workers, including capacity building through training, mentorship and on-the-job support for outreach officer.
  13. Training topics may include community strategies, active listening and effective communication, action and safety planning, basic concepts, and other related topics.
  14. Collect and collate data about GBV and monitor trends and emerging issues.
  15. Assist with developing adequate project monitoring systems and help to ensure that outreach workers utilize these systems correctly and consistently.
  16. Assist in ensuring timely implementation of program activities.
  17. Work in collaboration with outreach workers to ensure ongoing needs of women and girls are being met through prevention-related activities.
  18. Participate in development of monthly outreach plans with outreach workers, based on case trends and ongoing needs of women and girls, include strategies to reach women and girls who are more isolated/have special needs.
  19. Exploring other opportunities that will lead to growth of the program.
  20. Fulfill any other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND PERSONALITY DESIRED

  1. At least a diploma in Social studies, candidates with a degree in law will have an added advantage.
  2. A minimum two years of direct social work experience with a reputable agency; experience working with survivors of violence is required.
  3. At least 2 years proven litigation experience in Family law and sexual & gender based violence and experience in a programmatic environment.
  4. Clear understanding of gender, abuse of power, and issues surrounding Gender based violence.
  5. Able to maintain confidentiality, medical ethics and respect for clients at all times.
  6. Experience in participatory techniques and community mobilization.
  7. Able to lead, train, supervise, facilitate and motivate GBV outreach workers in their respective tasks in a professional, respectful and supportive manner.
  8. Positive, highly motivated, innovative, with strong organizational and inter-personal skills.
  9. Able to coordinate multiple tasks while maintaining attention to quality and detail.
  10. Able to work as part of a team.
  11. Strong computer (word processing) literacy and able to use Microsoft Office suite of programs.
  12. Able to work under minimum supervision.
  13. Able to meet deadlines.
  14. Fluency in English and Kiswahili, including writing clear and concise reports.
  15. Experience with organizing, facilitating or conducting community activities including community trainings, focused group discussions, support groups, surveys and group activities.
  16. Experience working in a GBV program.

ESSENTIAL COMPETENCIES

  1. Must have demonstrated interest in women and children matters and a good understanding and appreciation of the plight of the women.
  2. Proficiency in Microsoft office skills.
  3. Good report writing skills.
  4. Working experience in project implementation and evaluation will be highly desirable.
  5. Must be able to work comfortably and effectively with people of different national and cultural backgrounds and to establish and maintain constructive working relations in multi – cultural environment.
  6. Must be able to work independently with minimum supervision.

Those who qualify and are interested should send (or deliver) an application letter indicating their expected salary, curriculum vitae (CV) providing details of three work related referees and copies of relevant certificates & testimonials to:

HUMAN RESOURCE
CENTRE FOR RIGHTS EDUCATION AND AWARENESS – CREAW
Email: vacancies@creaw.org
Tel/fax: 0720 357 664
P.O. BOX 35470 –00100 GPO
NAIROBI – KENYA

APPLY NO LATER THAN 15th July 2019

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