Awareness Against Human Trafficking was founded in 2010 by a passionate group of lawyers, missionaries and humanitarians under the leadership of Radoslaw Malinowski who observed that Kenya had become a hub of human trafficking in East and Central Africa. Key Responsibilities and Duties
Coordinate the Legal component of the Protection of victims and survivors.
Prepare the victims for court session(s) in collaboration with the psychologists and the Protection team.
Support Survivors in their participation in the criminal justice process (including pre and post-trial stage).
Manage pro bono advocate databases and coordinate their services for Victims of Trafficking receiving support from HAART.
Coordinate civil suit for survivors of human trafficking seeking compensation/restitution from traffickers.
Apply effective risk management techniques and offer proactive advice on possible legal issues.
Facilitate in acquiring legal documents for survivors, e.g., repatriation orders, travel documents,etc.
Aid research department in conducting research on legal issues related to human trafficking.
Train first responders and other key groups on the counter trafficking legal framework.
Coordinate the training of HAART staff on the counter trafficking legal frameworks.
Coordinate the collaboration with all government institutions on counter trafficking policies.
Coordinate Legal and human rights awareness and education to HAART beneficiaries with integration of the knowledge into community outreach activities.
Represent HAART in Collaboration with key stakeholders to ensure that the criminal justice framework protects the survivors that we serve.
Support civil remedies available to victims of human trafficking and the nature of suits which can be instituted.
Participate in Protection work and report writing.
Participate in various team meetings.
Support HAART in legal matters and collaborate and support the fundraising officer in proposal writing as well as participating in reporting to various donors.
Develop a registry system and continuously update it
Essential criteria & qualification
Education: Diploma in law, legal or and paralegal studies.
Job experience: Minimum 2 years of relevant experience.
Experience in working in the human rights field.
Ability to work with vulnerable populations.
Strong attention to details and expertise in organization.
Languages: Proficiency in English and native Kiswahili skills are required.
Strong interpersonal skills and a team builder