Article 19 Programme Officer - Digital Rights and Policy (Nairobi) Jobs in Kenya

Article 19 Programme Officer - Digital Rights and Policy (Nairobi) Jobs in Kenya

Role Summary

  • The Programme Officer of Digital Rights and Policy implements and coordinates digitally-oriented projects at ARTICLE 19 as well as leads the organization in the area of digital freedom of expression and freedom of information.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the implementation of impactful, digitally-oriented projects at the ARTICLE 19 Eastern Africa regional office to expand leadership in the fields of freedom of expression and information;

  • Serve as the primary cross-organization focal point for developing and coordinate ARTICLE 19 Eastern Africa regional office’s programmatic digital work;

  • Represent the ARTICLE 19 Eastern Africa regional office in regional and international fora to solidify our leadership in the areas of digital freedom of expression and information;

  • Scan (continually) the external environment and maintain a broad network with potential partners to identify project opportunities to expand the realization of the rights to freedom of expression and information;

  • Working with other programmatic and thematic leads to develop and implement programmatic activities in order to enhance program/thematic engagement;

  • Exploring the intersection between law, policy and technology and look for opportunities to include a rights-based perspective in policy and legislative FOE, privacy, access, digital security and business and human rights discussions, in collaboration with ARTICLE 19 International Office’s law programme;

  • Providing technical expertise and knowledge of digital fora in support of the ARTICLE 19’s work on human rights and digital law, policy and principles;

  • Collaborating with the communications team to provide advice and support as requested in regards to campaigning (social media) utilizing digital technologies;

  • Collaborating with the finance team, to provide advice and support as requested in relation to the digital program’s administrative and finance affairs;

  • Securing resources that will support the programmatic work in this area.


  • Undertake other duties commensurate with the role as may reasonably be assigned by the Regional Director.

  • Ensure maintenance and development of media and protection programme files, and contribute to the development of relevant information systems to improve institutional memory and learning.

    Person Specification



  • Bachelors’
    Degree level or equivalent with post-graduate qualification in human rights, law, African studies, international relations, political science, media, communication, or other relevant field being an added advantage;


  • At least 3 years’ experience in working with digital communications administration work in the human rights sector;

  • Experience of working with partner

  • Experience of working in a cross-cultural environment.


  • Familiarity with human rights, freedom of expression and/or democratization issues in Eastern Africa;

  • Familiarity with international and regional mechanisms for promoting and protecting human rights;

  • Knowledge of politics and societies in Eastern Africa.

    Other Requirements

  • Commitment to ARTICLE 19’s values and objectives;

  • Commitment to equal opportunities;

  • Ability to travel extensively.

    The incumbent should also possess the following skills:

  • Able to operate on own initiative with demonstrable time-management skills;

  • Excellent written and spoken English and Kiswahili;

  • Analytical and strategic planning skills;

  • Excellent project management and administration skills;

  • Excellent research and report writing skills

  • Excellent writing and presentation and advocacy skills;

  • Excellent communication skills and sensitivity in working with people from various cultural and social backgrounds;

  • Excellent organizational and logistical skills;

  • Excellent skills in word-processing and working with spreadsheets;

  • Familiarity with the use of e-mail and the internet;

  • Ability to work under pressure, with little administrative support and to meet strict deadlines.


  • Knowledge of French;

  • Experience of working in an NGO environment;

  • Experience with civil society capacity-building, including training;

  • Experience in the human rights advocacy field;

  • Research experience; and

  • Experience of writing/editing publications.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Article 19 Programme Officer - Digital Rights and Policy (Nairobi) Jobs in Kenya

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