Legal Protection Officer at Young Women Christian Association



Vision An inclusive society where girls and young women actualize their potentials and live fulfilled lives. Mission Based on its Christian faith, The Association, a not-for-profit making and volunteer membership organization exists to develop the leadership and collective power of women and girls to achieve social and economic empowerment, human rights, health, security, dignity, freedom, justice, peace and sustainable environment for all humanity. Values The Association values shall be built on its history and foundation in Christian faith, worldwide solidarity, diversity, inclusiveness, mutual tolerance and mutual respect, integrity, and responsible accountability. Objectives To build a fellowship of women and girls devoted to the task of realizing those ideals of all aspects of human life; To support programmes that promotes sustainability and fulfilment of basic needs amongst women and girls; To assist and encourage women and girls to participate in projects and programmes aimed at raising their educational, social, health and economic standards, to enable them to effectively play their rightful role in the effort of Nation Building;

SUPERVISOR:           Head of Programs
DUTY STATION:         Head Office

MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB

To provide and facilitate legal, technical, institutional and related services to the YWCA USAID project on matters around protection and empowerment of women, adolescent girls and children.

Duties And Responsibilities

  • Offer legal and technical counsel on matters affecting women, adolescent girls and children.
  • Implement protection policy and procedures
  • Encourage good practice by promoting and championing protection of women, girls and children
  • Raise awareness of the protection officer to beneficiaries
  • Raise awareness of the Code of Conduct for working with children, girls and women involved in the project
  • Challenge behavior that breaches the Code of Conduct
  • Draw, peruse, complete and interpret legal documents on behalf of the YWCA
  • Draw and respond to court matters affecting women, girls and children
  • Keep abreast of developments in the relevant field and advising without lapse
  • Maintain a register of all project contracts where the Organization is party
  • Maintain confidential records of reported cases and action taken
  • Submit reports detailing the Organizations legal risks and management strategy for the same
  • Take up any other duties assigned by the supervisor from time to time.

JOB SPECIFICATION AND OTHER INFORMATIN RELATED TO THE JOB

Level of Education/Academic qualification

  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

Specialized Training/Professional Qualifications

  • Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law
  • Current advocate’s Practicing Certificate

 Other Competencies/abilities/skills required

  • Good Understanding of court procedures and processes
  • Experience in conveyancing law and practice
  • Strong analytical and planning skills
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Strong inter-personal and communication skills

Relevant Job experience

  • At least 3 years’ experience in a similar position especially within a Non-governmental Organization


Qualified and Interested candidates who uphold Christian values should visit www.ywcakenya.org for job specifications. The positions are contractual and interested candidates should send their application, CV, professional and academic certificates on PDF format to

[email protected]

indicating job title and availability. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and the positions will be filled pending project approval and client funding.

Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

DISCLAIMER: YWCA does NOT charge any fee whatsoever for application, processing, interviewing or securing employment.

Closing Date : 31st May, 2021




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