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Job Title: Advocates for Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) matters and child rights protection

Positions: 3

Closing: 13/12/2022

About CERTA Foundation

Certa Foundation is a Rwandan Non-Governmental Organization with a mission of creating a platform for legal innovative initiatives that contribute towards a more just and equitable society.

Certa Foundation was established to complement the existing efforts to advance access to quality and innovative legal services. Under the umbrella of Certa Foundation exists The Center for Justice and Advocacy(CJA) and The Center for Law and Innovation (CLI).  The overarching goal of the Center is to contribute towards the eradication of Gender Based Violence (GBV) and fostering Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) by providing legal aid services. 

Child Protection Advocate

CERTA Foundation is looking to recruit three (3) qualified Advocates with work experience in handling Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) matters and child rights protection. 

The successful candidate will be in charge of providing Legal representation and other legal aid services to the victims of Sexual and Gender Based Violence particularly to the victims of Child defilement and rape. 

Required Education & Professional Work Experience

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Law (LLB);
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience;
  • Must be an active member of the Rwanda Bar Association;
  • Proven ability to build excellent relations with civil society, media, community based organizations and local governments;
  • Must be fluent in Kinyarwanda, with strong written and spoken communication capabilities and excellent report writing skills in English. Knowledge of French will be an added advantage.
  • The Child Protection Advocates will be based in Gatsibo and Nyagatare districts respectively, therefore, this position requires someone who is willing to relocate or be based in the mentioned geographical locations.

Functional Skills

  • Must be conversant with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, & PowerPoint), Public speaking and Leadership, Customer services, Negotiation skills, Communication skills, Client relation, competitive legal analysis and case management.

Number of Position(s) : Three (3)

Job Commencement Date: January 9, 2023

 Geographical Location(s): Gatsibo and Nyagatare district Offices respectively.

All application materials 1) Cover Letter, 2) Copy of Membership Card of the Rwanda Bar Association, 3) Bachelor’s Degree in Law  4) Most updated Curriculum Vitae, and 5) One recommendation letter from the Rwanda Bar Association) should be sent to: info@certafoundation.rw not later than December 13, 2022, 6pm CAT.

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