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  • Posted: Jul 6, 2020
    Deadline: Jul 13, 2020
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    RCK’s core mandate is to: provide legal aid services and psycho-social counseling; engage in advocacy for policy change and to develop legislation in line with international instruments regarding the management of refugees and other forced migrants; and to raise awareness regarding the plight and rights of the vulernable groups through research and inf...
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    Project Associate – Legal

    Location: Kakuma, Turkana West

    Reports to: Program Manager – Kakuma

    Job Description

    To provide legal advice and support to forced migrants and host communities on economic inclusion as well as support the organization in administrative legal matters in an effective and efficient manner.

    Responsibilities

    • Document cases on economic inclusion of refugees and host community in Turkana West Sub county
    • Mobilize and identify individual and business groups while adopting a whole- of –society approach, to strengthen business registration and formation.
    • Engage existing community structures, to improve the legal and social environment for refugees and host community in the market place.
    • Attend to clients at the legal aid clinic on issues related to establishment and operation of businesses in Kenya.
    • Conduct and participate in community awareness activities on registration and regularization of businesses as per the projects requirement.
    • Prepare legal opinions and studies on legal issues related but not limited to the economic frameworks within Turkana County.
    • Prepare responses to enquiries on legal issues on laws relating to economic inclusion of refugees and the host communities to beneficiaries.
    • Support the identification of beneficiaries and develop a profile based on their business needs.
    • Support monitoring and reporting of results of economic inclusion of target beneficiaries.
    • Support in development of training materials on registration and regularization of businesses during project activities. Such other duties temporarily or on a continuing basis, as may reasonably be required, commensurate with your grade.
    • Coordinate and carry out program budgetary and administrative tasks.
    • Support the development of proposals for fundraising for program work.
    • Prepare monthly reports and donor related reports within schedule.
    • Update and manage the client databases.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelors degree in Law or Bachelor of Arts in Business Management or related course
    • Two years’ experience working with an NGO/Humanitarian field in economic integration or refugees and the host community is an added advantage.
    • Knowledge of the Kenyan legal system relating to business and regional and international instruments on refugees and human rights.

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    Psychosocial Internship

    Reports to: Assistant Program Officer –Legal

    Responsibilities

    • Provide counseling services and other short term therapeutic services to refugees, other forced migrants and host community in individual and group settings.
    • Assist in the development of training materials and facilitate internal and external capacity building activities on a variety of topics.
    • In conjunction with the lead counselor and psychosocial Counselor, coordinate the assessment, planning and implementing of psychosocial programs.
    • Conduct surveys and studies relating to psychosocial status and patterns of population groups as directed.
    • Prepare monthly reports within schedule
    • Provide support to community based counselors in the tracking of cases and maintaining records and database of clients.
    • Assist in the day to day office administrative duties.
    • Ensure professionalism in services delivery and ethics while performing other duties as required.

    Qualifications

    • Higher Diploma or Bachelor’s degree in Counseling Psychology or an acceptable related field required.
    • Experience working with survivors of GBV or in a related setting is an added advantage.
    • Experience working with an NGO/Humanitarian field is an added advantage
    • Strong analytical and report writing skills.
    • Proficiency in English and Kiswahili.
    • Good team player with excellent multi-cultural interpersonal skills able to exercise diplomacy, flexibility and assertiveness.
    • Technology Awareness. Fully proficient computer skills and ability to use relevant software applications, in particular information databases, internet/intranet services, library sources etc

    Method of Application

    To submit your application, send a cover letter along with a detailed Curriculum Vitae indicating expected salary, 3 professional referees including your last supervisor and their email and telephone contacts, to be received by 5.00pm, Moday 13th July 2020 to:
    The Recruitment Committee
    Subject Line:“Application for PA in Kakuma“
    Email: careers@rckkenya.org

    Only successful candidates will be contacted.
    Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
    RCK is an equal opportunity employer.

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