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SOFRECO is a highly international company in terms of its clients, its partners, the nationalities of its experts, its headquarters staff and its presence in numerous countries.

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We have three types of clients: governments, administrations and public bodies; public and private companies; multilateral and bilateral development funding agencies.

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SOFRECO employs several hundred senior and junior experts of various nationalities, the vast majority of whom are technical specialists

Team Leader - Support to the National Legal Aid Service, Kenya

Support to the National Legal Aid Service of the Department of Justice Under the Programme for Legal Empowerment and Aid Delivery (PLEAD)

The Team Leader will support the implementation of Outcome 1 of PLEAD through the new National Legal Aid Service (NLAS), facilitate collaboration between the different PLEAD implementing partners, and support the Project Steering Committee (PSC) in the coordination of the overall PLEAD programme. He or she should be dispatched promptly upon contract signing and will be present during the total lifetime of the project.


 Qualifications and skills

  • University level education (master's degree) in law or other relevant discipline
  • Fluency in spoken and written English.
  • Facilitation and communication skills are crucial

General professional experience

  • Preferably 10 years' experience in international development cooperation, but a minimum of 7 years required

Specific professional experience

  • Preferably 5 years' experience in supporting the Justice Public Administration in a senior or advisory capacity in a development country, but a minimum of 3 years required A minimum of 3 years working experience with Legal Aid policy and/or provision in a development country

  • A minimum of 3 different working experiences in drafting or implementing Programme Estimates, of which at least one experience supporting the day to day implementation of a Programme Estimate (for example being a programme Imprest Administrator or supporting the Imprest Administrator)

  • Experience in the management of technical assistance experts including familiarity with and drafting of terms of reference

  • Knowledge of the Kenyan "access to justice" context would be an added advantage The expert must be independent and free from conflicts of interest in the responsibilities he or she takes on.

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