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Senior Program Officer – Power and Inequality

Based: Nairobi, Kenya Terms: open ended

Closing date: 17th August 2012

Job reference: EAP/058/JG

About the role

It means working with diverse stakeholders from marginalised groups to government institutions to partners, to faith based groups and CSO allies to deliver programmes that enhance citizen empowerment and promote accountable use of power.

It involves doing advocacy for policies and practices that adequately address inequality and exclusion. It involves engaging in dialogue with various stakeholders to promote the democratic governance agenda as a precondition for sustainable and inclusive development.

It involves linking local Christian Aid partners in East Africa to Christian Aid’s corporate campaigns to fight inequality and injustice emanating from global structures. It involves contributing to the advocacy strategy of the EA programme in areas related to power and inequality.

It involves working with internal and external stakeholders to review impact of programmes with the aim of making them more effective in promoting transformational change towards equitable and just societies.

About you

You will be a persuasive communicator, capable of engaging all actors involved in development work in innovative ways and advance agendas for equality and social justice on the strength of your strategic vision.

Chances are you’re already working in a similar role with another NGO. Ideally that will be with an organisation currently working in Africa.

Either way you’ll have knowledge of socio-economic and political trends in East Africa, in particular issues related to power relations and inequality.

You will have a track record of engagement in policy analysis and advocacy work preferably on governance issues.

To apply for this position you need to access the full advertisement on Christian Aid website on www.christianaid.org.uk/jobs and follow the links to download the international application form and role profile.

Please email your completed application forms to: nairobirecruitment [at] christian-aid.org; (quoting the reference number)

You will require current and valid permission to work in Kenya.

Please note that CVs will not be accepted and that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Those who had applied for this position in our previous advertisement are encouraged to re-apply.

Christian Aid values diversity and aspires to reflect this in its workforce.

Christian Aid welcomes applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

For more information and applications forms, see: Christian Aid Kenya

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