Legal Experts

Consultant Roster

Background:
Welcome to Scofield Associates, your premier research partner in the Horn of Africa. With a steadfast commitment to excellence, we have established ourselves as a leading research firm operating across nine countries in this dynamic and diverse region. Our extensive presence allows us to provide unparalleled insights and comprehensive analysis, tailored to meet the unique needs of our clients. Our expertise spans various sectors, including governance, development, security, and public policy. We pride ourselves on delivering high-quality, evidence-based research that informs decision-making and fosters positive change.

Operating in nine countries across the Horn of Africa, Scofield Associates is strategically positioned to capture the region’s complex realities. Our extensive network and local knowledge enable us to conduct thorough research and provide valuable insights that reflect the nuanced contexts of each country. This broad reach ensures that we remain at the forefront of developments in the region, offering our clients the most relevant and up-to-date information.

At Scofield Associates, we offer a wide range of research services designed to meet the diverse needs of our clients. These include Qualitative and Quantitative Research, Policy Analysis and Development, Program Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, Organization Capacity Assessment, and Big Data Analytics. We employ robust methodologies to gather and analyze data, assist policymakers with evidence-based recommendations, assess the impact and effectiveness of development initiatives, provide training and support to local institutions, and harness the power of big data for comprehensive insights.

We are currently updating our roster of consultants to support our growing portfolio of projects. We seek a Legal Specialist Consultant Expert to provide strategic guidance and technical support on legal research, analysis, drafting, and representation.

Objectives:
The Legal Specialist Consultant Expert will play a crucial role in ensuring that legal considerations are thoroughly integrated into Scofield Associates’ projects. Key objectives include:

  • Providing technical expertise and guidance on legal research, analysis, interpretation, and application.
  • Conducting legal due diligence, risk assessments, and compliance reviews to identify and mitigate legal risks.
  • Drafting and reviewing legal documents, contracts, agreements, and policies to ensure their validity and enforceability.
  • Providing legal representation and advocacy in negotiations, mediations, arbitrations, and other dispute resolution processes.
  • Collaborating with project teams to ensure compliance with relevant laws and regulations.
  • Conducting legal training and capacity-building programs for staff, partners, and stakeholders.
  • Representing Scofield Associates in relevant forums and networks on legal matters.

Scope of Work:
The Legal Specialist Consultant Expert will be engaged on a project-specific basis, with the scope of work tailored to the specific needs of each project. Typical tasks may include:

  • Conducting comprehensive legal research on relevant laws, regulations, and jurisprudence.
  • Analyzing legal issues and providing clear and concise legal opinions and advice.
  • Drafting and reviewing legal documents, contracts, agreements, and policies.
  • Providing legal representation and advocacy in negotiations, mediations, arbitration, and other dispute resolution processes.
  • Conducting legal training and capacity-building programs on various legal topics.
  • Preparing legal briefs, memos, and reports.
  • Providing legal advice and support to project teams on legal compliance and risk management.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • A Master’s degree in Law (LLM) with at least three years of relevant experience, OR
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Law (LLB) with at least five years of relevant experience.
  • A PhD in a relevant field is preferred.
  • Must be an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya (or equivalent in other jurisdictions).
  • Demonstrated expertise in legal research, analysis, drafting, and representation.
  • Strong understanding of international and national laws, regulations, and legal frameworks.
  • Knowledge and experience in Humanitarian Law, Mediation, and Arbitration is required.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and negotiation skills.
  • Fluency in English is required; proficiency in other languages is an asset.

Application Requirements:
Interested candidates are invited to submit the following documents:

  1. Motivation Statement: A brief statement outlining your interest in the position, your relevant experience, and your availability. Please include your daily rate (in USD) in your motivation statement.
  2. Current Resume/CV: A detailed resume or CV highlighting your educational background, work experience, skills, and publications. Ensure to include links to relevant journal articles and previous work.
  3. Sample Work: Examples of previous legal opinions, contracts, agreements, or publications that demonstrate your expertise.
  4. Country of Experience: Show where you’ve worked in the Horn of Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Somalia, Ethiopia, the Sudans, or Rwanda). This should also be reflected in your motivation statement, your resume and your sample works. This will help us place you in specific projects in specific countries.

Please send your application to [email protected] with the subject line “Legal Specialist Consultant Expert Application.” Scofield Associates is committed to diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from qualified candidates of all backgrounds. Scofield Associates is also an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from qualified candidates of all backgrounds, especially women and individuals from marginalized groups.