legal Jobs at International Rescue Committee And Other Companies

Deadline of this Job: 05 September 2022
Major Responsibilities
• Assist in ensuring IRC complies with and meets its due diligence requirements arising under the laws of the United States and other countries relating to economic sanctions and similar regulations, particularly around engaging in third-party transactions and Anti-Terrorism Compliance (“ATC”) measures.
• Primary day-to-day responsibility of monitoring and running ATC checks using IRC’s internal compliance systems and interfacing with the LexisNexis Bridger screening tool.
• Working with the Legal Compliance Officer and Legal Compliance Manager to update and maintain IRC’s ATC training materials and manuals.
• Assist the Legal Compliance Team to prepare and implement a training program on ATC compliance and provide training and education to IRC staff concerning the ATC process and requirements.
• Liaise with operational units, including Global Supply Chain, Human Resources, Awards Management Unit, Crisis Response, Recovery & Development (CRRD) and Resettlement, Asylum and Integration (RAI) in resolving issues with ATC check requests, questions, trainings, and daily operations.
• Support the Legal Compliance Officer and Global Supply Chain Integra team with Integra related ATC check requests and system improvements.
• Collaborate with the Legal Compliance Officer and operational units to maintain, update and streamline the ATC process.
• Other projects and duties as assigned by General Counsel or Legal Compliance Officer.

Job Requirements
• 2-3 years’ experience as a compliance officer, paralegal, or equivalent work experience.
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent; related graduate degree a plus.
• Knowledge/experience with LexisNexis Bridger and other legal research databases and highly proficient with Microsoft Office suite.
• Demonstrated expertise with legal research and excellent writing skills.
• Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills: must be a team player; the proven ability to communicate and liaise effectively with colleagues and third parties in an international, multi-cultural environment.
• Superior organizational and time-management skills; proven ability to prioritize and deliver on time; should be able to plan for and manage multiple projects and multi-faceted workload and meet strict deadlines in a fast-paced, detail-oriented environment.
• Strong analytic problem-solving skills.
• Ability to work both independently and in a dynamic, cross-functional global team structure
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively with stakeholders at all levels.
• Strong work ethic
• French, Arabic or Spanish language capability is a plus.

Deadline of this Job: 05 September 2022
Key Responsibilities:
• Conduct and supervise Internal Investigations as per Watu Standards
• Analyze investigations key metrics and trends. Prepare the appropriate report
• Identify and present to the management investigation learnings, implement remedial actions and conduct retaliation checks
• Act as a trusted advisor for employees who seek guidance on compliance-related matters or who wish to discuss or report suspected misconduct.
• Deploy compliance training and communication strategy and initiatives
• Monitor effectiveness/coverage of training and communication activities
• Maintain up to date written documentation and policies related to the organization’s business activities.
• Keep abreast of latest E&C developments, new technologies and ways of working. Apply and share learning to promote continuous improvement.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience required:
• University degree
• 3 years+ experience in corporate governance, investigations, or compliance related field
• Integrity and professional skills
• Attention to details
• Ability to work independently and proactively
• Self-starter, target oriented
• Team player and good communicator
Deadline of this Job: 04 September 2022
Responsible for (Purpose of the job).
Responsible for the implementation of policy and strategy related to litigation as well as offering team leadership in litigation.

Tasks and outputs:
• Participate in the formulation and ensure implementation of policies and strategies for the Litigation Section.
• Participate in the preparation of the Section’s work plan and budgets.
• Ensure compliance with agreed systems and procedures to enhance efficient and effective prevention and execution of business risks.
• Review research and legislation that impact on KRA and recommend any necessary amendments.
• Arrange and participate in stakeholder engagements (External Counsel, Judiciary, DPP, EACC, AG).
• Review Memoranda of Understanding, bilateral and multilateral legal instruments with tax implications.
• Representing KRA in mainstream courts, Tax Tribunals, and other courts.
• Manage follow up of post litigation revenue recovery on concluded cases by revenue Departments.
• Review drafted Pleadings and D
• Manage the general performance of staff in the respective teams.

Skills required:
Minimum qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree in Law (LLB).
• A Post graduate diploma in Law.
• Advocate of the High Court of Kenya.
• Possess a valid Practicing Certificate (LSK).
• Computer literate.
• Management and Governance courses.
• Master’s degree in a relevant discipline will be an added advantage.

Minimum years of experience
• 5 years post admission experience in commercial law and litigation practice, 2 of which should be in an entry level management position in a comparable organization.

Competencies required for this role
• Strong administrative, managerial and leadership skills
• Excellent decision making skills and capabilities
• Excellent planning, organizational and analytical skills
• Resilient, focused and results oriented.
• Excellent oral and written communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
• Motivated, dynamic and dedicated team player.
• Ability to build and maintain strong relationships.
Deadline of this Job: 31 August 2022
Job Purpose
Lead in coordinating IMLU’s engagement with regional and international treaty bodies and national criminal justice reform, to deliver on the institutional goals and results in accordance with our strategic plan.

Main Responsibilities Of The Jobs
Managerial / Supervisory/ Operational Responsibilities or roles:

1. Coordination of all treaty body activities at the community, national, regional and international levels
2. Lead policy and research work for legislative, policy and institutional and implementation campaigns to advance criminal justice reforms
3. Identify, prioritise, and refine policy targets and language and work with the communications team for dissemination
4. Track legislation and policy and evolving political dynamics and identify the gaps and opportunities
5. Create and oversee strategic communications, research, and legislative products to support campaign the criminal justice reforms work
6. Work closely with other like-minded organizations (including PRWG-K) and government agencies to prioritize high-impact work
7. Identifying and leading public interest litigation that informs policy and jurisprudence;
8. Lead in developing reports for submission to treaty bodies.
9. Identifying spaces within treaty body mechanisms for IMLU’s participation and influencing, including representing IMLU at relevant treaty body formal sessions and CSOs platforms.
10. Strengthening internal and external stakeholder understanding of treaty body mechanisms.
11. Developing and implementation of program work plans, ensuring alignment to institutional results areas.
12. Fundraising and donor partnership management.
13. Overall in charge of all treaty body, criminal justice reforms and accountability program internal and external reporting.
14. Monitoring and evaluation of programme interventions.
15. Quality control of all treaty bodies, criminal justice reform and accountability program
16. Developing structured and productive partnerships with relevant government institutions to pursue regional and international agenda.
17. Leading in developing and implementation of strategies for nurturing critical mass(movement building) for criminal justice reform at community level;
18. Advising the Executive Director and the Senior Management Team on pertinent monitoring mechanisms
19. Any other duty assigned from time to time.

Responsibility for physical assets
● Office Laptop
● Office desktop
● Office Phone
● All organisation’s assets allocated to the programme
Nature of Decision Making
Makes important strategic, policy and operational decisions ;-
1. HR decisions-performance management
2. Recommendation of IMLU and partner documents for submission at both national and international level
3. Program budgeting

Knowledge, Skills And Experience
Minimum level of academic qualification required to perform effectively in the role:
Bachelor’s Degree in Law (LLB) with a bias in international human rights law
Bachelor’s Degree in social sciences with training on international human rights law;

Knowledge and Skills required to perform effectively in the role:
Knowledge in international human rights law
Excellent communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills.
Excellent organisational and problem-solving skills
Knowledge of the project management cycle and public administration
Excellent IT skills, with working knowledge for the various packages.
Demonstrable experience and understanding of the roles of leading, managing, implementing and delivering envisaged change/results.

Minimum level of professional qualification required to perform effectively in the role:
Diploma in project management or monitoring and evaluation

Minimum level of personal and professional experience required to perform effectively in the role:
● Demonstrable experience in advocacy on international human rights law and treaty body processes;
● Demonstrable advocacy experience in criminal justice reform i.e. penal, judicial; policing;
● Demonstrable experience in project design and M and E
● Experience in grant management
● Good communication skills
● Strategic networking and building alliances

Minimum months or years of experience required to have to be appointed to the position :
Minimum: At least 3 years’ relevant experience in mid-level management preferably in a reputable human rights NGO working in criminal justice reform or treaty body advocacy.

Effective policy, advocacy and engagement,
Submission of quarterly trend analysis report.
Collating and timely submission of reports for annual reporting
Developing reports for submission to treaty bodies


a) People Management
b) Project management skills
c) Analytical skills
d) Media and Journalism
e) Advocacy and Lobbying
f) Public Relations

a) High initiative and self-drive.
b) Minimal supervision, works independently.
c) Has a high amount of discretion.
d) Has access to important and sensitive information on IMLU and its members.
e) Encourages experimentation and innovation.
f) Listens to and acknowledges the feelings, concerns, opinions, and ideas of others.
g) Makes specific changes in the system or in their own work methods to improve