Community Environmental Legal Officer (CELO): Kwale, Mombasa Counties

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  • Job ID 1004152
  • Career Level Officer
  • Experience 4 Years
  • Industry Development
  • Qualifications Degree Bachelor

Job Description

 Community Environmental Legal Officer (CELO): Kwale, Mombasa Counties

Job description

Unlocking Environmental Justice: Bridging the Gap between Law and Implementation

Overview: Kenya boasts a range of laws empowering citizens to address the impact of various projects on their lives and environments. However, a persistent gap between legislation and its execution often results in adverse effects on local communities. To address this disparity, we are in search of a dedicated Community Environmental Legal Officer (CELO) to collaborate with communities grappling with environmental issues, guiding them through governmental administrative processes for effective solutions.


  1. Project Implementation: Manage and implement Natural Justice projects in Kwale and Mombasa, Coastal Regions.
  2. Research and Advocacy: Engage in constitutional and environmental policy research, advocating for communities affected by climate change and large-scale projects.
  3. Legal Advice: Provide high-quality paralegal advice and support to communities, empowering them legally.
  4. Community Collaboration: Work closely with community members, environmental defenders, and local civil society groups.
  5. Government Liaison: Facilitate discussions with relevant government institutions and contribute to legal submissions.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law, Environmental Sciences, Human Rights, International Relations, or related field.
  • 4 years of relevant work experience in law, capacity development, coalition building, or public interest.
  • Knowledge of Kenya’s constitutional and administrative law, human rights, land, and environmental law.
  • Proficiency in English and Kiswahili.
  • Commitment to advancing the rights of marginalized communities.


  • High integrity, embodying Natural Justice’s core values.
  • Motivated, proactive, and capable of working independently.
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Attention to detail and reliability.
  • Ability to collaborate with diverse groups and partners.
  • Sensitivity to cultural diversity and orientations.
  • Strong work ethic and personal initiative.
  • Mobilization and community engagement skills.
  • Ability to adapt to new and complex concepts.
  • Willingness to travel within Kenya and regionally.

Application Process:

Interested candidates should submit applications via email to with the subject line ‘CELO-Kwale and Mombasa.’ Applications must include a cover letter and a detailed CV with three references.

Closing Date for Applications: Friday, 22nd December 2023.