Legal Officer – Railway Children Africa
Provide legal representation to street connected children and youth in contact and in conflict with the law. Actively
network with the police, Social Welfare Officers (SWO’s), Local
Government Authority (LGA), service providers, CSOs and partners to
promote a coordinated response to protect children and youth living and
working on the streets.
Actively work with Tanganyika Law Society
and pro-bono lawyers appointed under the Access to Justice Programme to
provide Children Living and Working on the Street(CLWS) with legal
representation and support.
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relevant staff in establishing community care projects along the main
bus stands, by engaging with targeted stakeholders to be Champions for
Children and Youth Living and working on the streets.
Facilitate and Support the formation of street Connected Youth Forums at the district level.
Establish and maintain strong working partnerships with social welfare
department, police, police gender and child desk and other relevant
government offices in support of children and youth living and working
on the streets, particularly in regard to access to justice.
Create awareness among child protection actors such as Police, Courts,
LGA, Remand homes and SWO’s on the Law of the Child Act, 2009 and the
Child Protection Guidelines especially as pertains to responding to
reports of abuse against children.
– Actively participate in
district networks including child protection forums, among others to
promote and advocate on issues related to children living and working on
the streets.Identify and advise on specific networking opportunities
and build relationships for referrals to service providers within the
districts for children and youth living and working on the streets.
Support advocacy related work at Local and National level to amend laws
and policies that violate the rights of children and youth on the
– Engage with staff across all CLWS programme areas to
understand the challenges within their work and help identify areas that
require advocacy work at various levels to help address those
– To assist in the preparation and logistics arrangements during different meetings.
Assist in ensuring proper record keeping on the implementation of the
street children activities pertaining to access to justice.
– Assist in generating legal literacy and legal awareness materials for our beneficiary group.
Undertake research aimed at promoting the implementation of child
rights and ensuring that as Legal Officer you remain up to speed on all
legal developments in regard to children and youth
Holder of a Degree in Law (LLB) from a recognized higher learning institution and attended law school of Tanzania,
Be an advocate, registered with the Tanganyika Law Society with at least two years post qualification experience
Experience and Skills:
The ideal candidate will have at least 2 year’s post-qualification
professional experience including litigation, preferably with child
· Some work experience supporting technical or programmatic activities with orphans and vulnerable children
· Experience with advocating for marginalized groups rights
To apply for this post, please submit a letter outlining how you meet the criteria and your current curriculum vitae to: firstname.lastname@example.org and before 7th October, 2018 (5:00 PM East African Time).
Applications can also be handed or posted to:
Human Resources, Railway Children Africa,
Plot No 59 Block D, Isamilo Street,
P.O. Box 138