• Field Officer/Social Worker Job at Haki Mashinani (HM)

  • Posted on: 11 January, 2017 Deadline: 16 January, 2017
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  • Haki Mashinani (HM) is a Kenyan organization dedicated to legally empower the most vulnerable and marginalized members of the society in Kenya. It aims to provide specific legal services (consultations and case solutions) by assisting people in obtaining legal documentation that will enable them to access the laws in the country in order to enjoy the protection and opportunities these provide. With correct documentation, individuals can become full citizens and are able to secure access to opportunities for their specific situation which include education, health care, property, financial capital or business. Complicated obstacles and lack of knowledge that prohibit people from participating in society and which keep them trapped in the poverty cycle can be averted with the very simple legal solutions that Haki Mashinani provides.

    Field Officer/Social Worker

     

    Position

    The field officer/Social worker will be based primarily in one of the five legal outlets of Haki Mashinani located in the informal settlements including Kamukunji, Kibera, Korogocho and Naivasha.

    The legal officer/Social worker will offer advice to clients according to the services offered by Haki Mashinani on civil documentation, land and property issues and business registration.

    In coordination with the Legal Department the field officer will manage, organize and facilitate legal trainings to certain target groups in the outlet.

    Field Officer/Social Worker Job Key Responsibilities

    • Screening of clients in the outlet;
    • Attending to the legal and social needs of clients through consults, case solutions or referrals;
    • Ensure that cases and consults are recorded in the Case Management System (CMS);
    • Drafting documents;
    • Organise and support outreach events / workshops and legal aid trainings and awareness raising for identified groups;
    • Contribute to a mapping of all Organisations/NGOs, institutions and businesses in the respective area of service provision and identify their areas of service provision;
    • Take necessary steps to identify new distribution channels and ways to reach clients, including new outlet space;
    • Provide input to the development of marketing and awareness raising materials;

    Required Qualifications for the Field Officer/Social Worker Job

    • Diploma in law, diploma in community development, diploma in sales and marketing, diploma in social work.
    • At least one year experience in community work;
    • Experience in conducting trainings;
    • Drafting skills in report writing; and
    • Previous work experience with an NGO will be an added advantage.

    Method of Application

    If you possess the required qualification email your three (3) page CV and one (1) page Cover letter to info@hakimashinani.org by the 16th of January 2017 at 5.00pm.

    Only successful candidates will be contacted.

    Evaluation of Applicants
    The applicants will go through a selection process to analyze their drafting, technical and Organizational skills.

    (Selected candidates will be trained on the internal operation of the Organization and other areas including personal development)

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