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The East African Civil Society Organizations’ Forum (EACSOF) is an autonomous umbrella body of all Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in East Africa.

Its mission is to provide a platform and catalyze a critical mass of organized civil society to engage in need-driven, people-centered East Africa integration.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide strong strategic direction to EACSOF;
  • Establish and develop relationships with current and potential donors across the corporate and development sector;
  • Provide financial oversight and ensure responsible and accountable use of EACSOF funds;
  • Establish and monitor compliance to human resource, financial management, governance and organisational learning systems in line with local, regional and International laws and NGO best practices;
  • Direct the process of conceptualizing, organizing and measuring the impact of EACSOF programmes and activities;
  • Oversee the development, implementation and documentation of a public-private partnership profile for EACSOF in the region especially with EAC;
  • Create a programme for expansion of EACSOF membership and set up a system of information, skills and contacts exchange within the region;
  • Coordinate research that enables EACSOF to build an evidence base that informs its institutional development and programming;
  • Create and foster alliances and partnerships with other civil societies, private sector organizations, governments and NGO’s within the region;
  • Participate in the building of a strong, visible and public EACSOF brand through active and regular participation and contributions in the social and audio-visual media on the discourse on the EAC regional integration process;
  • Manage staff and act as the focal person for all EACSOF working groups;
  • Develp systems and structures to allow alignment of staff, members, volunteers and donors to EACSOF vision and organizational culture; and
  • Coach, mentor and nurture the staff skills and potential of staff to facilitate succession leadership.


    Person specifications:

  • A Bachelors degree in social sciences is a must;
  • A Masters degree in Human Rights, Law, Good Governance, International Polictics or social science or specialisation in a field related will be an added advantage;
  • At least 3 years of professional working experience in a network organization or other reputable organizations (international organizations, consultancies, bilateral agencies etc.);
  • Expertise in networking, resource mobilization and setting up institutions/organizations;
  • Knowledge of the issues related to the Civil Society and the East African Community;
  • Dynamic, mature and charismatic individual with proven integrity and an influential personality;
  • Experience in advocacy, lobbying and negotiating;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Kiswahili are mandatory, while knowledge of the French language will be an added advantage;
  • Experience working in a regional or international environment; and
  • Good working knowledge of modern telecommunication systems including social media.
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