East African Centre for Human Rights Community Liaison Officer Jobs in Kenya

East African Centre for Human Rights Community Liaison Officer Jobs in Kenya


Job Type Full Time

Qualification BA/BSc/HND

Experience 5 years

Location Nairobi

Job Field NGO/Non-Profit

Job Description

EACHRights is seeking experienced, engaged and dynamic community liaisons to work on a 3-month education outreach project in Mathare, Mukuru and Dandora informal settlements.

The liaisons will be expected to provide community members with information and skills for defending and asserting the right to education and will also work on improving the reporting and referrals of cases or violations within project sites.

Tasks

The scope of work will include:

  • Increasing community awareness on the right to education
  • Collecting and documenting evidence of violations to the right to education
  • Building the capacity of community members to defend and assert their rights
  • Conducting outreach and disseminating pertinent information to community members
    Acting as intermediaries where required which may include accompanying complainants or accused persons to schools, government offices, police stations or courts on occasion.
  • Developing I. E.C materials
  • Drafting simple official or legal documents.
  • Reporting according to prescribed templates
  • Attending training as required

    Minimum Requirements and Competences

  • Demonstrable ability to undertake community outreach
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in community engagement
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and oral) including in presentations, report writing and research, in English or Kiswahili.
  • Good judgement, discreet, uses tact and discretion
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet strict deadlines.
  • Be able
    to perform routine office duties and have basic knowledge of how to use computers, especially the Microsoft office suite.
  • Knowledge and experience in human rights and education issues.
  • Must be a team player, highly self-motivated and self-driven.
  • Desirable: Paralegal training, research experience

    Supervision

    The Community will be expected to be self-motivated and able to work independently. Supervision and support will be provided by the project manager of the education programme who will also provide a general induction to the work, relevant background documents, and links to the relevant entities and/ or individuals.

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates who fully meet the above criteria are invited to send their applications to jobs@eachrights.or.ke along with the following :

  • Cover letter (indicating interest and past experiences from similar projects)
  • An updated Company profile and /or Curriculum Vitae (with references)
  • A detailed work plan and proposal for the assignment
  • A financial proposal that indicates the all-inclusive fixed total contract price, supported by a breakdown of costs for each task or element in the ToR.

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