Africa Centre for Open Governance Programme Officer Jobs in Kenya

Africa Centre for Open Governance Programme Officer Jobs in Kenya

The Africa Centre for Open Governance (AfriCOG) is an independent, non-profit making organisation with a mandate to provide cutting edge research on governance and public ethics issues and, monitor governance fundamentals in both the government and the private sector.

AfriCOG’s governance and anti-corruption reform initiative are aimed at addressing the structural causes of Kenya’s governance crisis by a knowledgeable citizenry.

AfriCOG facilitates the Kenyans for Peace with Truth and Justice (KPTJ) initiative, which is a coalition of over 30 Kenyan and East African legal, human rights, and governance organizations, ordinary Kenyans and friends of Kenya, convened in the immediate aftermath of 2007’s presidential election debacle.

The primary aim of the KPTJ Coalition is the achievement of truth, justice and accountability for the failed elections of 2007 and the violence that followed, and the institution of credible transitional justice and political and constitutional reform as a means to a just, sustainable peace.

KPTJ maintains its focus on credible elections and the impact of political violence and the necessary accountability processes beyond the 2007 elections.

AfriCOG seeks to recruit a Programme Officer as detailed below;

Main Purpose of the Job

  • To provide project and administrative assistance to the Programme Manager in the direct implementation, management and coordination of the KPTJ programme activities.

  • Programmes
  • Programmes
    Reporting to:
  • Programmes Manager

    Key Responsibilities
  • Lead in the development, implementation and reporting for the KPTJ programme and other assigned activities;
  • Monitor progress, results and outcomes and evaluate impact of KPTJ’s programme activities.
  • Recommend remedial activities in instances of shortfalls;
  • Identify, develop and maintain strategic, policy and programme partnerships with a variety of stakeholders including CSO’s, funding partners, government departments and agencies among others for effective delivery and sustainability of the PIL programme;
  • Organise and coordinate KPTJ programme forums;
  • Organise and provide professional support as necessary to consultants, task forces, working groups etc., involved in the implementation of KPTJ programme and any other assigned AfriCOG work plans;
  • Document (including proper filing and back up of data) for KPTJ programme activities other assigned activities;
  • Develop timely reports for management and donor reporting
  • Undertake and support research and analysis under the direction of the Executive Director including; literature review, editing and review, sourcing and referencing;
  • Undertake media review to highlight areas of interest for AfriCOG and bring
    these to the attention of the Head of Programme;
  • Organizing and providing professional support necessary to consultants, task forces, working groups etc., which are involved in the implementation of Public Interest Litigation (PIL) work plans;
  • Assist and support the management team in planning and coordination of resource mobilisation activities including the preparation and submission of project proposals to existent and potential donors;
  • Participate in AfriCOG events and provide administrative support where required;
  • Attend meetings and take minutes;
  • Represent AfriCOG/KPTJ in relevant meetings, conferences, seminars, etc., as may be required;
  • Undertake such other programme development activities as may be requested from time to time;

  • Master’s degree in Law, Economics, Political Science, International Development or equivalent from a recognized university;
  • Minimum five (5) years working experience in policy research and analysis, advocacy and programme management in the governance sector;
  • Demonstrable experience in policy analysis and research from inception to publication.
  • Sound knowledge and in-depth understanding of priority governance and anti-corruption policy and research issues, and advocacy campaigns in Kenya and the region
  • Demonstrable experience in programme management, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting;

    Key Skills
  • Strong research, writing and publication skills
  • Strong conceptual, analytical, documentation and presentation skills;
  • Excellent management, leadership, planning and organisational skills;
  • High degree of integrity, dependability and confidentiality
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills coupled with ability to influence, negotiate and advise
  • Ability to work independently and be self-motivated
  • Ability to work in teams and inspire achievement of high quality results
  • High level of IT proficiency in use of MS Word, Excel, Access, Power‐point, Social media and e‐General eligibility
  • The post is open to Kenyan citizens.
  • AfriCOG is an equal opportunity employer.

    How to Apply:

    Application Procedure

  • Please send the following documents to
  • Cover Letter indicating your current and expected pay
  • Curriculum vitae with three referees
    Prerequisite : The candidate should be legally eligible to live and work work in Kenya
  • Deadline for applications: 15th March 2019

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