Bank Information Center East Africa Coordinator Jobs in Kenya

Bank Information Center East Africa Coordinator Jobs in Kenya

  • We are looking for a East Africa Regional Coordinator to help BIC to build a network of partners in East Africa interested in engaging MDBs and monitoring MDB projects, especially around child protection issues in support of BIC’s Child Rights Campaign.

  • BIC's Child Rights Campaign advocates for strengthening IFI policies and programs to better identify and address harm to children in the development process.

  • Specifically, the child rights campaign focuses on preventing sexual exploitation and abuse of children around MDB funded projects.

  • The Coordinator will be BIC’s only staff in the region and must be a dynamic self-starter who is passionate about working on behalf of communities impacted by MDB projects.

  • This position will report to the Child Rights Campaign Manager based in Washington, D.C.

  • He/she will work closely with BIC’s DC based staff as well as BIC’s West Africa Coordinator, based in Côte d'Ivoire.

    Primary Responsibilities

  • Establish connections with local, national, and regional CSOs

  • Participate in relevant regional meetings and conferences

  • Support local CSOs in monitoring projects financed by the World Bank and African Development Bank

  • Work with local CSOs and BIC’s broader to team to engage MDBs around the projects they fund

  • Support BIC’s staff in carrying out advocacy aimed at MDBs and their shareholders to drive improved protections for children through accountability around MDB funded projects

  • Approximately 75% of time will be dedicated to supporting BIC’s child rights program while 25% time will be spent coordinating BIC’s broader environment and social
    inclusion work in the region

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong advocacy skills

  • Ability to work closely and sensitively with local communities impacted by MDB projects

  • Experience with, or interest in, issues related to child rights, gender, civil society engagement, and social inclusion

  • Strong communication skills

  • Fluent written and speaking skills in English

  • Minimum 3-4 years of advocacy experience with a CSO or NGO

  • University Degree in law, political science, international development or related field

  • Willingness to travel extensively including potentially to remote project sites once it is possible to do so, given COVID-19 considerations

  • Ability to spend 3-4 weeks in Washington, DC in 2021 for training, depending on travel ability related to COVID-19 considerations

  • Applicant should be based in East Africa, preferably Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, or Rwanda

    Compensation and Benefits

  • Salary between $26,000-$32,000 USD per year depending on qualifications. BIC also provides paid leave and other benefits.

    How to Apply

  • Please send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to

  • by February 1, 2021. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an initial phone interview. Preferred start date is early March.

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