Career Opportunities at Independent Medico-Legal Unit (IMLU)

Career Opportunities at Independent Medico-Legal Unit (IMLU)

Career Opportunities at Independent Medico-Legal Unit (IMLU),

Career Opportunities at Independent Medico-Legal Unit (IMLU)

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The Independent Medico-Legal Unit (IMLU) is a governance, health and human rights non-profit organization, whose vision is A Just World Free from Torture. Our work is underpinned by a holistic approach involving litigation, medical and psychosocial rehabilitation of survivors of torture, monitoring government adherence to its human rights obligations.

Lead- Treaty Bodies and Criminal Justice Reforms

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:

  • Coordination of all treaty body activities at the community, national, regional and international levels
  • Lead policy and research work for legislative, policy and institutional and implementation campaigns to advance criminal justice reforms
  • Identify, prioritise, and refine policy targets and language and work with the communications team for dissemination
  • Track legislation and policy and evolving political dynamics and identify the gaps and opportunities
  • Create and oversee strategic communications, research, and legislative products to support campaign the criminal justice reforms work
  • Work closely with other like-minded organizations (including PRWG-K) and government agencies to prioritize high-impact work
  • Identifying and leading public interest litigation that informs policy and jurisprudence;
  • Lead in developing reports for submission to treaty bodies.
  • Identifying spaces within treaty body mechanisms for IMLU’s participation and influencing, including representing IMLU at relevant treaty body formal sessions and CSOs platforms.
  • 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 ;-
  • HR decisions-performance management
  • 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.

KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

  • 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

Finance and Grants Manager

Job Purpose

Lead in grants management, financial management and in ensuring compliance to policies and procedures as well as team leadership.

Main Responsibilities Of The Jobs

Managerial / Supervisory/ Operational Responsibilities or roles:

  • Lead in the implementation of grants and financial policies and procedures in line with IMLU’s strategic goals and prescribed guidelines.
  • Consolidating and developing IMLU’s institutional and grants budget.
  • Monitor and ensure adherence to donor agreements including record maintenance and staff awareness on the same.
  • Timely and quality preparation and dissemination of the expenditure, donor and management reports for informed decision-making.
  • Coordinate the preparation of the annual institutional audits and grants audit.
  • Review internal financial controls and ensure compliance.
  • Maintain appropriate accounting records and ensure timely backup of digitalized accounting data.
  • Ensure prudent resource management by expenditure verification and ensure that budget and expenditure reports are timely disseminated to staff.
  • Any other duty assigned from time to time.

Responsibility for physical assets

  • Office laptop
  • Printer
  • Nature of Decision Making
  • Strategic decisions
  • Operational decisions

Knowledge, Skills And Experience

Minimum level of academic qualification, skills and knowledge required to perform effectively in the role:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or any other related field.
  • Minimum level of professional qualification required to perform effectively in the role:
  • CPA-K
  • Minimum level of personal and professional experience required to perform effectively in the role:
  • Finance accounting, management and Grants Management. Team leadership/human resource management. Performance management experience.

Minimum months or years of experience required to have to be appointed to the position :

  • Minimum – 4 years
  • Desirable – 6 years’ experience in similar position

Key Performance Indicators

  • Increase resource optimization at IMLU.
  • Institutional compliance
  • Effective Human Resource information system.
  • Timely reporting of grant management.
  • Timely preparation of Budget.
  • Real time financial reporting
  • Availability and optimal utilisation of resources.

Reparations Manager

Job Purpose

Overall in charge of the Reparations program: Leads in the formulation and implementation of strategies and interventions aimed at strengthening remedies and reparations for survivors of torture and other related violations in line with IMLU’s strategic plan.

Main Responsibilities Of The Jobs

Managerial / Supervisory/ Operational Responsibilities or roles:

  • Lead in the formulation and implementation of strategies and interventions that result in strengthening remedies and reparations for survivors of torture and other related violations in Kenya.
  • Provide leadership and strategic direction in the implementation of the programme’s work plan in line with IMLU’s strategic plan.
  • Advice IMLU’s senior management staff on legal, policy and administration gaps/opportunities in relation to reparations.
  • Provide overall leadership of the reparations programme’s human and financial resources through developing budgets, subject to donor funds, undertaking effective monitoring and advising on financial management of the programme’s resources.
  • Manage the development and maintenance of strong stakeholder relationships through effective communication, negotiation and other related initiatives to deliver effective remedies and reparations for survivors of torture and other related violations.
  • Utilize litigation and advocacy strategies to develop and implement national legal frameworks that deliver reparations to both individuals and communities who have undergone torture and other related violations in Kenya.
  • Undertake quality control for all programme material and documents developed to ensure that they are in line with IMLU’s strategic plan.
  • Monitor the compliance of IMLU’s policies and procedures regarding the reparation programme’s work to ensure that the mandate of the organization is achieved.
  • Lead in implementing influential international standards on reparations such as the UN Basic Principles on the Right to Remedy and Reparation and others.
  • Ensure the reparation programme has the necessary monitoring and evaluation system and to
  • Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor 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
  • Strategic and Operational

Knowledge, Skills And Experience

Minimum level of academic qualification, skills and knowledge required to perform effectively in the role:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences including Law (LLM), Psychology, Political Science or relevant disciplines from a recognized university.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to build and lead cohesive teams.
  • 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.

Minimum level of professional qualification required to perform effectively in the role:

  • At least a Diploma in Project Management or its equivalent.
  • Minimum level of personal and professional experience required to perform effectively in the role:
  • High level strategic thinking and planning by conveying the reparations programme strengths, gaps and emerging opportunities to the HOP and the SMT for organisational positioning.
  • Ability to effectively communicate the organisation’s mission to donors, volunteers and the overall community.
  • Stakeholder/network relations understanding and the trends in fundraising.
  • Minimum months or years of experience required to have to be appointed to the position :
  • Minimum: At least 5 years’ experience in mid level management preferably in a NGO.

Key Performance Indicators

  • Timely preparation of reparations annual work plans.
  • Timely and quality implementation of reparations team approved work plans/projects.
  • Adherence to organisational policies and procedures and donor contract requirements.
  • Timely submission of all reparations team relevant reports both institutional and for grant purposes.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of reparations team.
  • Timely and quality performance appraisals of the reparations team
  • Coaching and mentorship of the reparations team

Head of Programmes

Job Purpose

To provide leadership in the execution of critical institutional functions under the Organisation’s Strategic Plan including leadership in program design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, grant management, stakeholder liaison and human capital management.

Main Responsibilities Of The Jobs

Managerial / Supervisory/ Operational Responsibilities or roles:

  • Provide leadership in the development of innovative, creative and responsive programme strategies in line with the strategic plan;
  • Provide leadership in the development and implementation of annual work plans in line with the strategic plan;
  • Provide leadership in the development of the overall institutional monitoring, evaluation and learning system and its implementation;
  • Ensure the requisite monitoring, evaluation and learning tools and processes are developed and adhered to; annual work plans; programme strategies; activity reports; quarterly reports, grant reports, mid-year and end-of-year reviews;
  • Ensure the implementation of the work plan is on schedule through regular reviews and adherence to implementation schedules; monthly programme meetings; departmental strategy sessions;
  • Leadership on accountability for results in line with the institutional results framework and grant contracts;
  • Ensuring execution of action points and planning for, convening and chairing monthly program meetings.
  • Review and approve all concept notes, requisitions and expenditure plans to ensure they are in line with institutional requirements as per the concept notes checklist; the approved budgets/budget lines, donor contracts, link with institutional objectives, result area, the purpose of the activity, expected output before recommending for approval by the Executive Director. Overall leadership for donor and institutional annual reporting;
  • Leadership in the coordination of all programme interventions to ensure teamwork; synergy, coherence and complementarity in achieving institutional goals and results.
  • Any other duty assigned by the Executive Director from time to time.

Responsibility for physical assets

  • Office Laptop
  • Office desktop
  • All organisation’s assets allocated to the programme

Knowledge, Skills And Experience

  • A minimum level of academic qualification, skills and knowledge required to perform effectively in the role:
  • Masters’ degree in a relevant field with a post-graduate diploma in Programmes Management or monitoring and evaluation
  • A minimum level of professional qualification required to perform effectively in the role:
  • Diploma in monitoring and evaluation or programmes management
  • A minimum level of personal and professional experience is required to perform effectively in the role:
  • Strategic leadership experience
  • Programmes coordination
  • Demonstrable experience in fundraising/resource mobilisation and solid donor network
  • Experience in project design and M and E
  • Experience in grant management
  • Good communication skills
  • Demonstrable experience in human resource management( performance management; mentoring and coaching skills)

Minimum months or years of experience required to have to be appointed to the position :

  • Minimum: 4 years of demonstrable experience in mid-level programmes management
  • Desirable: 6 years experience in senior management related to programmes coordination

Key Performance Indicators

  • Strategic leadership in translating institutional strategy into concrete program strategies, and work plans;
  • Timely preparation of institutional annual work plans.
  • Leadership in programme budgeting and ensuring timely budget absorption
  • Timely and quality implementation of all approved work plans/projects.
  • Adherence to organisational policies and procedures and donor contract requirements.
  • Timely submission of all relevant reports both institutional and for grant purposes.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of all programs.
  • Highly motivated team and optimal team performance
  • Coaching and mentorship

How to apply

Are you passionate and committed to human rights and have the experience and qualifications we are looking for? If so, please send your application letter and max 2-page CV, including your current salary, expected remuneration, three professional referees and day time telephone contacts to: jobs@imlu.org  with the subject matter “POSITION APPLIED” by 31st August 2022.

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