Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Christian Legal Education Aid & Research (CLEAR) Job Vacancies

Christian Legal Education Aid & Research

“…And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8

Christian Legal Education Aid and Research CLEAR is a project of Kenya Christian Lawyers Fellowship (K.C.L.F) which is a registered society and a national organisation composed of Christian Advocates who in response to the appalling injustices their membership witnessed daily in the courts, decided to open legal aid centres around Kenya and currently has 4 branches; Mombasa, Nairobi, Eldoret and Kisumu.

CLEAR Kenya is advertising for jobs in two of its branches; Eldoret and Kisumu.

The available positions are:

1. Resident Advocate (1)
2. Office Administrator (2)
3. Court Clerk (2)

1. Resident Advocate - Clear Kisumu Branch (1)

Job competencies include:-

  • Must be a born again Christian.
  • Advocate of the High Court of Kenya.
  • Must have a Practicing Certificate.
  • Must be a member of KCLF.
  • Preference will be given to residents of Kisumu.
Job Description for the resident advocate include:-
  • Head of Station.
  • Litigation and Legal Programmes.
  • Recruiting and Supervising Interns.
  • Provide legal advice to clients
  • Managing the regional budgets.
  • Developing legal education curriculum and schedule.
  • Networking with related organisations in the region.
  • Represent CLEAR in all activities.
  • Co-ordinate the local pro bono advocates Compile and forward all statistics to the National Office
  • Organising and leading legal/civic educational seminars
  • Report on regular basis to the Management on the progress of the project
  • Ensuring that the CLEAR is complying with all the relevant laws, legal ethics and spiritual standards set by the K.C.L.F ;
  • Preparation and editing of various papers on legislative and policy matters;
  • Attend and represent the CLEAR Director at the K.C.L.F. Committee Meetings;
  • In conjunction with the Secretary to the KCLF/CLEAR Committee, coordinate secretariat facilities for CLEAR when necessary;
  • Establish links and network with other governmental, corporate entities and Non-Governmental organizations. This will include attending strategic meetings/workshops with them;
2. Administrator-Clear Eldoret & Kisumu Branch (2)

Job competencies include: -
  • Must be a born again Christian
  • Posses a business administration diploma OR
  • Accounting CPA 3
  • Computer literate, especially with accounting packages.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Ability to adhere to laid down procedure and meet strict deadlines.
  • Good team player with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Good command of written and spoken English.
  • Preference will be given to residents of Eldoret
Job Description for the office administrator include:-
  • Direct the day to day operation in the office.
  • Supervise the CLEAR staff members.
  • Compile and disburse monthly payments to staff members, upto and including compiling and sending electronic payslips.
  • Day to day accounting and book keeping.
  • Keeping the records of all CLEAR activities.
  • Keep and up to date contact list.
3. Court Clerk-Clear Eldoret & Kisumu Branch (2)

Job competencies include:-
  • Must be a born again Christian.
  • Posses a certificate in paralegal training OR
  • Experience as a court clerk for not less than 3 years.
  • Must be computer literate.
  • Good command of written and spoken English.
  • Must organised and meticulous in record keeping.
  • Must be adept at public speaking.
  • Preference will be given to residents of Eldoret
Job Description for court clerk include:-
  • Manage court diary for the resident advocate.
  • Take dates for pro bono advocates handling CLEAR matters.
  • Serve process on litigants and file return of service.
  • Assist the legal education paralegal.
  • Perusing court files and advising the advocate accordingly.
  • Make and maintaining the CLEAR case summaries.

Interested candidates must enclose up to date CV, via email Academic Certificates and testimonials should also be sent electronically

Applications to the Eldoret openings should be sent or delivered to: cleareld @ yahoo.com

Clear Eldoret
Sangok House,4th Floor
Kenyatta Street,
P.O. Box 7286
Eldoret

Applications to the Kisumu Branch should be sent to: clear @ kclf.or.ke

Clear Nairobi
P.O. Box 43793-00100
Nairobi

In case of further clarification regarding the above jobs, send your queries to Amboko Wameyo at ambokowameyo @ yahoo.com

Deadline: 31st January 2009

Website: www.clearinternational.org




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