Kenya Children’s Legal Aid Work(KCLAW) Legal Assistant Volunteer

Primary Job Responsibilities

  • Supporting the KCLAW legal team in its day to day legal work, advocacy, and education programmes
  • Supervising, supporting and guiding local and international volunteers
  • Handling individual legal assistance cases, finding pro-child solutions
  • Counselling, advising and mediating between children and families, providing empowerment and hope
  • Communicating with staff in KCLAW, in other programmes and with the Director on progress of individual children’s cases and overall programmes
  • Networking with community, legal, and education officials
  • Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team – education, economic, psychological support & social work
  • Taking part in publicity and fundraising for organisation
  • Producing written reports, case studies & statistics on our legal work

Skills/Qualifications/Attributes Required (Person Specification)

Essential

  • Law graduate
  • 2 years experience working with the law
  • Detailed knowledge & practical application of the Kenyan Children’s Act
  • Respect for vulnerable children and their families, putting their interests first
  • Creative, innovative and enthusiastic
  • Excellent communicator with children, parents, staff, colleagues, and the wider community
  • Excellent written & spoken English
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Good presentation skills
  • Flexible and cooperative with team colleagues
  • Competently manages conflicting priorities, works to deadlines and under a high level of pressure

Desirable

  • Experience working with/ supporting international volunteers
  • Experience working with acutely vulnerable children & their families
  • Experience organising training and events
  • Experience in fundraising – both activities and writing proposals

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