Survivor Services Attorney Job at International Justice Mission (IJM)

International Justice Mission (IJM) is the global leader in protecting the poor from violence in the developing world.

Our global team of over 1,000 professionals are at work in over 25 countries.

Together, we are catalyzing a global revolution that will rescue millions, protect half a billion, and make justice for the poor unstoppable.

Motivated by God’s call to seek justice for the oppressed, we believe that the way we work is as important as the results we achieve.

We value joy and celebration, and we strive to provide professional excellence to all those we serve.

IJM invites applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the vacant positions below:

Survivor Services Attorney

IJM is seeking a passionate individual who will identify gaps in public justice system concerning provision of psychosocial services to survivors of police abuse of power.

He/she will be a key liaison with government agencies and civil society partners providing psychosocial support to victims and witnesses of police abuse of power.

Some of the key responsibilities and outcomes include:

1. Engage key stakeholders to create awareness about the legislative gaps regarding psychosocial services;

2. Audit the criminal justice system to identify available legal provisions for Survivors & Witnesses and how these are implemented to ensure enforcements of these legal provisions;

3. Develop a legal framework informed from best practices from international, regional and local jurisdictions that address the needs for psychosocial services for survivors and witnesses;

4. Mobilize & develop training material for partners and stakeholders around mainstreaming Psychosocial services for survivors and witnesses of police abuse of power and by extension other injustices;

5. Provide training for IJM partners and survivors in the survivor network on basic legal aspects that can empower them to be advocates of change within their communities;

6. Lead in advocacy for survivors and witnesses to file complaints against the police and follow up through case completion by various strategies including sharing relevant legal information.

Education & Experience

  • Degree in law and an Advocate of the High Court with two years post admission experience;
  • Minimum 5 years’ professional experience in non-profit sector and/or working with victims of crime;
  • Advanced computer skill set with proficiency in MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel.

Technical Competencies

  • Ability to work well under stress and deadline pressures
  • Strong oral, networking and written communications skills
  • Result-oriented and self-motivated

Non-Technical Competencies

  • Mature orthodox Christian faith as defined by the Apostles Creed
  • High levels of honesty and integrity
  • Team Player
  • Diplomatic and flexible

IJM offers a Competitive salary and benefits package.

The positions are permanent and based in Nairobi.

Occasional travel (both national and international) will be required.

Application Instructions:

Please send your Resume, Cover Letter & statement of faith in one document and a valid Certificate of good conduct to quoting the Position Title in the subject heading before July 19, 2019.

What is a statement of faith?

A statement of faith should describe your Christian faith and how you see it as relevant to your involvement with IJM. The statement can either be incorporated into the cover letter or submitted as a separate document and should include, at a minimum, a description of your spiritual disciplines (prayer, study, etc.) and your current fellowship or place of worship.

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Updated: July 5, 2019 — 9:27 am