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Crime and Criminal Justice Initiative
Search Closes: May 4, 2013
To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to jobs [at] osiea.org
The Open Society Foundations (OSF) works globally to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens.
OSIEA seeks a program officer to lead the crime prevention and criminal justice initiative in Kenya.
The position reports to the OSIEA Kenya programme manager as well as the directors of OSF’s Confronting Violent Crime Initiative and Human Rights Initiative.
Work closely with key stakeholders in Kenya to help develop and implement comprehensive violence prevention and criminal justice transformation strategies.
Endeavor to develop linkages among groups working on violence prevention and on criminal justice reform and to connect them to expertise in the field; assist groups to see their work as complementary and to think strategically about potential collaboration.
Design grant-making and advocacy strategies to advance the programs: Work closely with grantees to develop their vision for criminal justice reform and violence prevention in Kenya, assist grantees to make clear connections between this vision and the activities they undertake to achieve it solicit and evaluate grant proposals, and follow-up with grantees and potential grantees, supervise related consultancies.
Review grant proposals and prepare written grant recommendations and monitor grants through site visits, ongoing conversations and the review of narrative and financial report in order to track impact and evaluate program strategies and projects.
Create opportunities for grantees to convene and share strategies; encourage the development of collaborative projects and information sharing, as appropriate.
Help grantees to collect data and information from their activities which can be used to bolster advocacy, modify project plans and measure impact.
Coordinate and/or attend meetings, conferences; create partnerships and networks both among civil society partners and within the Open Society Foundations to advance program goals.
Compile and disseminate information on violence prevention and criminal justice reform best practices as well as the efforts of other donors in these areas.
Minimum of five years experience working on violence prevention and/or criminal justice issues
Substantive knowledge of Kenya and justice sector reform efforts
Experience working with international crime prevention programs, criminal justice reform initiatives, and/or with local and national government agencies a plus
Expertise in NGO capacity building and evaluation
Extraordinary initiative, creativity and capacity to think strategically
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with a diverse array of people
Team spirit and respectful working and decision-making style
Strong organizational skills and close attention to detail
Integrity, diplomatic manner and professional discretion essential
Willingness to travel as needed
Advanced degree in relevant area of study
For more information: www.soros.org
Compensation: Competitive salary, with good benefits package
No phone calls, please.
Only successful candidates will be contacted.
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