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

Key Expert: Team Leader / Permanent Long Term Expert
Expected Start
31 October 2018
1045 working days
03 August 2018
Olivia Agneessens ( )

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Overall objective

The overall objective of the PLEAD Programme of which this contract will be a part is to develop an integrated approach at central and local level aimed at equality of all before the law, through improved access to and the expeditious delivery of justice, particularly in high-risk counties in Kenya.


The purpose of this contract is to support the DoJ in the implementation of the newly adopted Legal Aid Act and to support the overall coordination of and collaboration between actors in the PLEAD programme.


Education 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

Specific professional experience

  • A minimum of 7 years working experience in supporting the Justice Public Administration sector in a senior or advisory capacity;
  • A minimum of 3 years working experience with Legal Aid policy and/or provision;
  • A minimum of 3 years working experience with the drafting and / or implementation of EU programme estimates;
  • Experience in the management of technical assistance expertise including familiarity with and drafting of terms of reference;
  • Knowledge of the Kenyan "access to justice" context would be an added advantage.

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