Human Rights Monitoring, Investigations, and Data Management
1. Post Title: Assistant Program Officer- Redress
2. Contract Duration: 1 year with possible extension.
3. Application Deadline: 8th March 2021
4. Location: Nairobi with 60% field travel to counties
We are seeking to recruit an Assistant Program Officer to lead in monitoring, investigation, documentation, and data management of human rights violations for the purpose of advocacy, rehabilitation, and redress.
1. Coordinate the national network of over 30 monitors and paralegals in monitoring and timely reporting of human rights violations;
2. Lead field missions in the 47 counties for documenting and reporting on violations;
3. Lead in urgent action and rapid responses;
4. Lead in the initial assessment of walk-in clients to determine eligibility and referrals;
5. Opening and coding of case files;
6. Data entry and maintaining an up-to-date data base;
7. Maintain clients file register movements with other staff and manage safe physical custody of files;
8. Accompanying clients to launch complain in Police Station;
9. Any other duty assigned from time to time;
10. Advocacy for victims and survivors internally and externally.
Skills and Competencies
Legal or investigative skills
Skills in monitoring, documentation, and reporting on human rights violations
High competencies in database management, excel sheets, word, power point
Effective filing systems and record keeping;
Report writing and analytical skills;
Strong oral and written communication skills;
Empathetic and compassionate
Passionate about defending victims’ rights
Confidential and ethical
Degree in law, criminology, forensics with at least 2 years experience relevant for this position; OR
Diploma in Law, Criminology, Social work, Para-legalism with at least 3 years experience relevant for this position;
Certificate in computer packages (word, excel, PowerPoint); Certificate training in database/data management or statistics will be an added advantage.
Demonstrable experience in human rights or legal advocacy work; at least 3 years, preferably in civil society or human rights-oriented law firm;
Leading rapid response/urgent action human rights responses;
Strong capacity for data collection and analysis, as well as report writing;
Monitoring, documentation, and reporting of human rights violations
Demonstrated ability to work in a team (strong task management and team-leading competencies;
Demonstrable proficiency in computer packages and data base management;
Excellent organizational skills;
Proven success in working collaboratively with a number of different stakeholders;
Demonstrable capacity and experience to mobilize at short notice and spend long periods in the field.
Holder of a driving license and over 4 years driving experience will be an added advantage*** Language
Excellent spoken and written English & Swahili
Your application should include a one-page cover letter and 2-page summary CV, current and expected salary, names of three referees, among them one of your most recent supervisors.
ABOUT IMLU TheIndependent Medico-Legal Unit (IMLU) is a governance, health, and human rights non-profit organization, whose vision is A World free from Torture, Violence, and Discrimination.
IMLU’s work is underpinned by a holistic approach involving litigation, medical and psycho-social rehabilitation of survivors of torture, monitoring government adherence to its human rights obligations, and advocacy for policy, legal and institutional reforms. Over the last two decades, the organization has assisted over 5,000 victims of torture, cruel, degrading, and inhuman treatment through the support of a national network of professionals that include doctors, trauma counselors, lawyers, human rights monitors and journalists. IMLU is an equal opportunity employer. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification of application.
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