Career opportunity

About Legal Resources Foundation (LRF)

Legal Resources Foundation (LRF) Trust exists as a national civil society organization to promote access to justice among vulnerable, indigent and marginalized groups, with a view to establish legal inclusivity as espoused in the Constitution of Kenya, yet responsive to Sustainable Development goal sixteen (16). Twenty-six years and counting, LRF has provided leadership on growing legal inclusivity culminating into statutory supported legal aid, democratic security governance and human rights integration in the actualization of the Bill of Rights, in particular socio-economic and cultural rights as stated at Article 43 of the Constitution. LRF seeks to fill the position of a Programs Manager to join its dynamic team of staff based in its head office in Nairobi. The Programs Manager reports to the Executive Director, while coordinating, supervising and working to mobilize resources, develop winning proposals and consultancies, with regard to strategic planning, program designing and implementation amongst others. The purpose of this position is to enhance effectiveness, outreach, compliance, efficiency and public relations of LRF.

Programmes Manager

Key Responsibilities/Duties

a)    Coordinate programs, donor and partner reporting, compliance and liaison

b)    Develop innovative concepts, proposals and activities for LRF’s growth and sustainability

c)     Identify, plan, coordinate, allocate and review capacities and personnel between and across thematic focus areas for a clear operational strategy

d)    Receive, review, confirm and approve program and administrative imprest applications and returns

e)    Organize program reviews and reflections to generate a strategic time serving implementation framework

f)      Carry out performance management of all program staff including supervision, training mentorship and appraisals

g)    Assist in development of institutional briefs, positions or proposals on national policy issues to guide LRF’s positioning and advocacy strategies

h)    Member of management committee

i)      Representing LRF’s Executive Director in high profile networks, meetings and memberships whenever assigned.

Key Qualifications/Requirements

Academic qualification(s)

Master in law, social sciences, international human rights or equivalent, plus six years relevant working experience in which 2 years have been in senior management

Professional competencies

a)    Certificate in resource mobilization will be an added advantage

b)    Certificate in corporate governance will be an added advantage

Technical skills

a)    Must have and demonstrate strong project management skills, especially management of complex, multi-faceted projects resulting in measurable successes and program growth

b)    Must demonstrate capacity for project diversification within the administration of justice sector

c)     Clear understanding and experience in personnel and financial management

d)    Good report writing, planning, analytical and editorial skills

We are look for a person whose:

a)    Credibility and integrity are beyond reproach

b)    Ability to work in a team exudes confidence and positive attitude

c)     Knack to quality and ability to multi task is natural

d)    Ability to observe and maintain confidentiality is noticeable

e)    Interpersonal skills such as patience, respect, tolerance, tact and flexibility speak to courtesy

f)      Organizational skills motivate staff confidence, creative and strategic work execution

Application procedure(s)

LRF works to improve the rights, interests and needs of the vulnerable, marginalized and excluded populations. In this context, high premium for diversity and inclusivity, which therefore makes us an equal opportunity employer. If you meet the minimum requirements herein mentioned, submit your application and curriculum vitae via email to Address the application to the recruitment Panel, P. O. Box 34720-00100, Hurlingaham, Lenana Road, Nairobi. Your application should include a daytime telephone number, current remuneration and benefits, 3 referees and copies of academic certificates. The deadline for applications is on or before 27th January 2020 at 5.30pm East Africa time. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


















Legal Resources Foundation Trust (LRF) is a national civil society organization that was established in April 1993. Its vision is to have a just and equitable society through being a resource for justice in human rights education, research and policy advocacy with a focus on access to justice matters. LRF is based in Nairobi with regional offices in Nakuru & Turkana Counties.


We are looking for  highly  motivated,  innovative  and  self-driven  individuals  to  fill  the  following  immediate vacancies.

Job Title                                                     Project Officer

Position reports to                                   Programs Manager

Duty Station (s)                                           Mombasa and Nairobi


Duration                                                     1-year contract





a)       Implementation of activities designated to the prisons and other partner institutions

b)       Ensure that assigned activities are appropriately implemented and, when necessary, ideas on amendments deemed will be shared with the Programs Manager.

c)       Actively    participate in projects    planning    meetings   and report   all    challenges    in    fast- tracking/implementation to his/her supervisor

d)       In a participatory manner identify, mobilise and train community members and other actors to encourage   their   participation   in   different   aspects   of   the   project   implementation   and development (youth, women, children, religious leaders, state & non state actors

e)       Ensuring LRF’s projects & activities are accepted at community level

f)        Establish and strengthen relevant partnerships, networks and alliances that promote the work under their docket with vision and mission of LRF in context

g)       Act as the link between LRF & the community

h)       Attends meetings as may be directed the programs Manager

i)        Develops a community network to facilitate the project acceptance and ownership.

j)        Identifies analyses and brings to the attention of the, Programs Manager   and Executive Director funding opportunities

k)       Develop timely reports when and if required based on activities, donor templates and stakeholder interaction framework



a)       Diploma in Law, Development studies, Project Management, Social Work or relevant Plus 1 Year relevant working Experience in an NGO set up

b)       Good interpersonal and communication skills

c)       Good Planning Skills with the ability to set priorities, produce timely and quality output.

d)       Experience in working with prisoners

e)        Eexcellent   reporting, writing and editorial skills

f)         Excellent   analytical, Lobbying and advocacy skills

g)       Proficiency in computer skills.




If you believe you have the talent we are looking for, have passion and commitment to human rights and your experience  and  qualification  matches  the  above,  you  are  invited  to  send  your  application  letter  and  CV, including   your   current   salary,   expected   remuneration,   three   (3)   professional   referees   and   day   time telephone contacts to The Executive Director with the subject matter PARALEGAL OFICER –

By COB 8th November, 2019

.  Applications  will  only  be  accepted  through:   Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.