Jovia is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, a member of the Law Society of Kenya, the ICJ (Kenyan Chapter) and the Association of Women in Energy and Extractives in Kenya (AWEIK). She holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) from the Uganda Christian University, a Postgraduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law and a Master of Laws (LL.M) in Oil and Gas Law from the University of Aberdeen.
Jovia is a legal researcher at SEIC and EB on issues that affect the Extractives industry including gender, human rights, land, ADR and corporate social responsibility among others. She is also in charge of stakeholder engagement and social media co-ordination. Jovia is well versed with drafting written opinions, working papers and legal briefs towards sector transformation. Jovia also carries out extensive review of legal documents and policies to identify loopholes and offer recommendations.
Jovia possesses over 4 years’ experience as a legal officer and Senior Associate at various law firms in Uganda and Kenya practicing environmental law, conveyancing and commercial law, ADR and conducting legal research as well as offering legal advise to corporations.