[Job Opening]: Software Developer

 

About KnownAfrique:

We are a Law Social Enterprise currently registered in Kenya. We are dedicated to making the law known by using legal solutions to solve social problems leveraging on Law, Technology & User Centered Design.

KnownAfrique Law App:

Our focus is primarily taking the law to the people wherever they are, with Technology, this has become a viable and sustainable possibility. The KnownAfrique Law App enables easier access to legal information and help in both real time and offline modes. Those in need of immediate legal assistance can simply “call my lawyer” through the downloadable App on their phone.  

We are currently seeking a Tech talent to be part of the scale up team for the Law App. It’s a result-driven and fast-paced environment.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Key:

  • Design and build advanced Android Law App Application
  • Manage and maintain the best App experience for KnownAfrique.
  • Work with outside data sources and APIs.
  • Foresee and recommend technological trends for KnownAfrique Law App.
  • Unit-test code for robustness, including edge cases, usability, and general reliability.
  • Work on bug fixing and improving application performance.
  • Communicate your work via a proper documentation with emphasis on deploying a re-usable and easy to understand code.

Others duties:

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define, design, and ship new features where necessary.
  • Report and present on the status of technology and communicate progress to the rest of the KnownAfrique team.
  • Evaluate current processes and work with the rest of the team to streamline delivery.

The job description outlines the principal purpose and main elements of the tasks that will be required of the successful applicant. It is a guide to the nature of the main duties as they currently exist but is not intended as a wholly comprehensive work document.  

Requirements:

This is a role that is largely centered on technologies and how technology works within the legal world. You will report to and work in partnership with the CTO & COO. You will be required to constantly update the CEO for vision driven direction.

We are looking for someone who (ideally) is:

  • Organized, efficient, detail-oriented and successful at meeting deadlines.
  • A graduate in Software/IT or Telecom/Software Engineering or similar field.
  • Proven software development experience, Android  skills development.
  • Proven software development experience.
  • A great understanding in software development, programming and latest Web technologies: including but not limited to GitHub, Conversant with BitBucket, PHP/HTML5, Native Android development.
  • Proven working experience in Android app development and have published at least two original Android app.
  • Experience with Android SDK.
  • Experience working with remote data via REST and JSON.
  • Experience with third-party libraries and APIs.
  • Working knowledge of the general mobile landscape, architectures, trends, and emerging technologies.
  • Solid understanding of the full Mobile development life cycle.
  • Excellent communication skills, including writing, proof reading skills, and speaking.
  • Resourceful and hands on attitude, with the ability to accomplish projects with little supervision.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with high professionalism.
  • Experience in managing Technology Projects and partners.

For insights on the scope, please familiarize yourself with the current version of the App noting that the updates will focus more on the “call my Lawyer”  features, logging capabilities for real time logging the sessions and InApp purchases.

Android Google Playstore link —  App Name:”KnownAfrique” “KnownLaw“:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.known_afrique.android&hl=en

HOW TO APPLY

For more details or to apply, send a covering letter and CV including any relevant examples of your work to jobs@knownafrique.com 

KnownAfrique Free Legal Clinic For Nairobi Garagers!

Welcome to our free legal clinic!  The Free Clinic will run at The Nairobi Garage Westlands office on Friday 31st March and then Again on Friday 7th April 2017 at Ngong Road Offices.

The Clinic is open to all Garagers. You will have a 30 minute session with a Law Society of Kenya verified Lawyer to discuss any legal issues you may have. Fill out the pre-sign up form SIGN-UP page and specify the nature of legal advice you would require from the lawyer. Limited spots!

The Lawyers specialties are in a wide variety. Kindly specify which area of Legal advice you would like to obtain help from.

RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/knownafrique-free-legal-clinic-for-nairobi-garagers-tickets-33116867442

The Traffic Act (Cap.403): Minor Offenses Rules,2016.

We aim to keep you informed of latest passed laws. Today, we bring you an update on the Traffic Act that was recently passed. Take a look at the minor offenses rules you should be aware of.  As an upcoming feature on our Law App, you will be able to receive similar notifications directly on your handset!

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Alternatively download the traffic act here: http://kenyalaw.org/kl/fileadmin/pdfdownloads/LegalNotices/2016/161-TrafficAct_MinorOffences_Rules_2016.pdf

 

 

 

[Job Opening]: COUNSEL (INVESTIGATIONS AND COMPLIANCE) at One Acre Fund

Organisation/Company: One Acre Fund

Wanted

Exceptional legal professional with 3-5+ years’ work experience to help lead One Acre Fund’s internal Investigations team and initiatives.

Job Location

Rural Kenya, 3-6 months; Nairobi permanently

Duration

Minimum 2 years commitment, full-time job.

Job Description

Acting as a strategic member of the Legal Department and as a partner to country and departmental leadership, the Counsel will work to identify and understand any existing and potential weaknesses across all program areas and lead the fight against fraud and corruption at One Acre Fund. This position will actively manage our existing Kenya investigations team. This team has two main areas of responsibility:

Internal investigations: In addition to conducting field investigations regarding potential fraud and/or misappropriation, our investigations team collaborates with the HR and Field teams to codify, document, and maintain policies and procedures that guide routine investigative and disciplinary actions. We also advise on program design in order to limit opportunities for loss.

Preemptive anti-corruption training: In addition to conducting investigations concerning current occurrences, the investigations team also designs and delivers targeted trainings addressing the specific fraud opportunities to various teams in an effort to decrease adverse occurrences significantly.

To support these activities, the Counsel will help recruit, manage, and develop a large team of experienced local and international staff that will assist with these investigative and communications goals.

 Primary Duties and Responsibilities

As a growing organization, we are ready to hand over significant responsibility for specific, well-defined strategic initiatives as well as day-to-day management of our systems to the person in this role.  As such, we are seeking an exceptional professional with 3-5+ years of work experience, and a long-term career interest in international development. This professional will serve in a career-track position that combines legal and operational analysis with management experience in Africa.

In addition to the responsibilities outlined above, the Counsel will be responsible for the following:

  • Support, manage and mentor the team leaders of the above functions
  • Implement appropriate policies and procedures designed to ensure consistency and timeliness in the investigation and disposition of complaints and reports; ensure that such results are communicated appropriately.
  • Ensure effective functioning of the internal investigations process, oversee database of case information, monitor the performance of investigations, perform trend analyses, and recommend follow-up actions based on the trend analyses.
  • Assist in creation of tools and templates for investigations as well as improvements to tools used for reporting.
  • Analyze investigation trends and metrics, creating reports for use by Senior Management.
  • Work closely with the local offices and global teams to manage 1AF’s compliance function.
  • Coordinate with regional finance and local offices to ensure compliance with other risk topics as they arise.
  • Liaison with our business development team to ensure that all compliance issues and requirements related to grant, loan and/or financing agreements are coordinated and centralized.
  • Maintain and periodically review 1AF policies and procedures, involving the appropriate stakeholders as needed.

Qualifications

We are looking for an extraordinary candidate that will help take our organization to the next levels of impact and scale.  This is a competitive posting for a career-track role with minimum initial commitment of two years.  The ideal candidate will preferably stay with us for many years to come.

Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • 5+ years’ experience working in a recognized professional or financial services firm, investigative organization, or in-house investigation experience with demonstrable experience participating in high-level internal investigations.
  • Top undergraduate and post-graduate legal degrees (preferred)
  • Must be a currently licensed attorney
  • A highly professional and commercial approach to problem solving.
  • Ability to drive forward and co-ordinate concurrent projects and tasks while managing competing demands.
  • A strong team work ethic and excellent people skills.
  • Demonstrated experience with client interaction in an international professional service firm or in-house.
  • Extensive experience managing complex cases and successfully managing resources and budget.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, including both verbal and written communication.
  • Knowledge of relevant Kenyan law a plus, but not required.
  • A willingness to commit to living in rural areas of East Africa for at least two years – this is a long-term, career-track position with potential to grow into an East Africa or US-based management role.
  • The ideal candidate will have at least one year demonstrated experience working in the developing world, although this is not a strict requirement.
  • Travel: when based on Nairobi, this position can expect to travel within East Africa between approximately 25-50% of each month.

Preferred Start Date

As soon as possible

Compensation

Starts modest. However, this is a career-track role with fast raises for performance, paying a meaningful salary for long-term placement in developing nations.

Benefits

Health insurance, immunizations, flight, housing and food

Sponsor International Candidates?

Yes

East Africans strongly encouraged to apply.

Apply here 

[ Scholarships ]: 20 Commonwealth Scholarships for MSc Gerontology (DL) & MSc Global Ageing and Policy, University of Southampton

The Centre for Research on Ageing at the University of Southampton, in collaboration with the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission, is offering 15 scholarships for students from Commonwealth countries to study on the MSc Gerontology (Distance Learning) programme and 5 scholarships for students to study on the MSc Global Ageing and Policy (Distance Learning) programme in 2016-17. The scholarships cover tuition fees for the programme, teaching and learning materials, and travel, accommodation and subsistence for a 4-day Residential Course at the University of Southampton.

Applicants from any Commonwealth country are welcome to apply, and would especially like to encourage applicants from Bangladesh, Belize, Botswana, Cameroon, The Gambia, Ghana, Jamaica, India, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda and Zambia.

The deadline for applications is 23:59 GMT on 3rd May 2016. For further information about this exciting opportunity the Scholarships page here:

http://www.southampton.ac.uk/ageing/postgraduate/fees_and_funding.page?#scholarships

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY]: CLIMATE CHANGE SUMMER FIELD COURSE IN MONTANA

Apply for funding to bike tour across Montana this summer and earn academic credit along the way! The Wild Rockies Field Institute offers field-based, academic courses to students through the University of Montana. WRFI’s 6-credit summer course, “Cycle the Rockies: Energy and Climate Change in Montana” takes students bike touring from eastern Montana to Glacier National Park to learn about energy production and how climate change is effecting Montana’s people and landscapes. WRFI’s new scholarship opportunity offers students significant funding ($1,000-$3,000) to participate on the course and then utilize the experience to create a media project: “The media project should convey important course experiences, concepts and outcomes to a general audience. The project may include videography, photography, other visual arts, written work, or a combination of these modes.” DEADLINE: April 30th
Learn more on our website: http://www.wrfi.net/courses/cyclemontana.html and blog: https://wildrockies.wordpress.com.
*Check out the scholarship details, “Beth Morris Field Course Scholarship”: http://www.wrfi.net/enroll/scholarships.html.
Please contact Bethany Applegate (WRFI Outreach Manager) with questions at bethany@wrfi.net or 406-549-4336.

KnownAfrique Law App (important features – Part 1)

Some of important features to look out for in the Law App!

1. Call my lawyer

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With this feature, you will be able to view the active lawyer closest to you in real-time. It will load the map showing all active lawyers within a proximity of 3km. You can hover on individual lawyer and additionally view their profile. This is a very important feature as it aligns with our overall vision to easen the hurdles of getting legal help. It’s a 24/7 service and no matter what part of location you’re in Nairobi, you’re almost guaranteed, you will find an active lawyer ready to help!

2. Featured Lawyers listing

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Maybe, you wish to view the lawyer profile in detail and individually? The feature expands on current lawyers with their most to date information including, office hours and location.

KnownAfrique Law App is available for free download off Google play store! 

Are you a lawyer and wish to be listed? Drop us a quick one at: sales@knownafrique.com 

 

 

 

[ Job Announcement]: Networking and Advocacy Manager, Adaptation Learning Programme (ALP), Kenya

Job Announcement:  Networking and Advocacy Manager, Adaptation Learning Programme (ALP), Kenya

The Adaptation Learning Programme (ALP) for Africa implemented by CARE International is seeking a Networking and Advocacy Manager to lead engagement with climate change adaptation policy and adaptation finance in Africa, towards promoting and resourcing adaptation which follows proven good practice and is accountable. The position coordinates ALP’s networking and advocacy with national and regional government institutions, civil society organisations and networks and CARE country offices.  The successful candidate will be an experienced project manager with strong networks, commitment to a just and effective policy response to climate change impacts in Africa and knowledge and experience in climate change adaptation related policy processes and civil society networking and advocacy in Africa.

The job holder is a member of the ALP Programme Coordination Team and works closely with the Pan Africa Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) and regional to global institutions involved in adaptation finance.   The position, based in Kenya, is for two years and reports to the ALP Regional Programme Coordinator.

ALP aims to increase capacity for adaptation by vulnerable communities through promoting approaches for community-based adaptation to climate change in practice and policy in Ghana, Niger and Kenya and elsewhere across Africa.

Key responsibilities:

  1. Lead and coordinate ALP networking and advocacy to promote community based adaptation
  2. Lead ALP support to civil society advocacy and influence in adaptation policy and finance
  3. Management support to ensure delivery of relevant ALP outputs and ‘sub-projects’ , learning, evidence generation and quality assurance

 

Requirements:

  • University degree in a relevant discipline such as political science, public administration, international relations, social science, development studies
  • At least eight years of relevant working experience, including a minimum of four years in project management in Africa.
  • Strong experience and knowledge of approaches for policy analysis, policy influence, advocacy, networking, CSO strengthening, governance and capacity building
  • Strong networks and experience working with national and international organisations
  • Knowledge and practical experience of policy processes including finance mechanisms related to adaptation to climate change
  • Excellent facilitation, communication, people and relationship-building skills,demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to gender and diversity
  • Excellent writing skills and fluency in English required, French ability desirable
  • Willingness to be based in Kenya and travel within and beyond Africa up to 30% time

We offer a competitive compensation package.

How to apply:  A detailed job description and a link to the online application system is available at http://www.care.dk/jobs-eng/. More information on ALP: http://careclimatechange.org/our-work/alp/

Learn Law before it indicts you

We at KnownAfrique are here to let you know the law. In this respect, we have a feature called The Lawkit listed on our App where you can learn more about law. Wish to engage forum with law practitioners and other members of the society to discuss matters relating to law then hop over to our Discuss page: www.discuss.knownafrique.com

 

The Inspiration behind KnownAfrique

KnownAfriqueLLP is a Law Social Enterprise that is driven by the need to solve social problems through legal solutions. We set out to promote easy access to the law within the existing technological platforms. We are incorporated in Kenya under LLP Registration No. 2014/125.

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