International Foundation for Electoral Systems Inclusion Specialist Jobs in Kenya

International Foundation for Electoral Systems Inclusion Specialist Jobs in Kenya


  • The IS will support the IFES-Kenya program by providing technical leadership to IFES’ inclusion project activities and by mainstreaming inclusion throughout IFES’ program.

  • In addition, the IS will support institutions with electoral mandates in the full realization of the IEBC’s Gender and Inclusion Policy.

    Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the creation and capacitation of gender focal points and/or units in line with the IEBC’s Gender & Inclusion Policy.

  • Facilitate two-way dialogues between the IEBC and CSOs representing marginalized groups.

  • Guide and support staff and consultants on issues related to women, youth and persons with disabilities (PWDs) with a focus on mainstreaming and participation of vulnerable groups in the electoral process.

  • Prepare various analysis, reports, work plans and project documentation for the design, realization, monitoring, evaluation and reporting of programmatic activities of the office, ensuring inclusion mainstreaming throughout program activities.

  • Develop and maintain excellent working relations with partner organizations and elections stakeholders.

  • Keep up to date with key political and governance developments related to inclusion in the country and brief the Country Director and other IFES staff as necessary.

  • Assist programs teams and technical specialists with development of briefing/training documents and materials for inclusion-related programmatic activities.

  • Monitor and report on inclusion program activities.

  • Represent IFES as required at external meetings related to inclusion-related topics and maintain good relationships with key local and international electoral stakeholders.

  • Other duties as directed by the Deputy Country Director and/or Country Director.

    Skills and Specifications

  • Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of issues related to inclusion in political processes, particularly as relates to women, youth and PWDs.

  • Ability
    to remain highly organized while handling multiple tasks under tight deadlines.

  • Ability to complete tasks with limited supervision.

  • Excellent reporting and document handling skills.

  • Excellent communication skills in order to be able to work with IFES program and administrative staff to identify and resolve issues.

  • Willingness to adhere to all principles of confidentiality.

  • Must value operating in a collaborative and cooperative environment.

  • Ability to show initiative, good judgment, and resourcefulness.

  • Ability to handle sensitive issues and address inclusion matters with integrity.

    Education and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in social sciences, gender studies or related required.

  • Minimum of 6 years of experience working with international NGOs on issues of inclusion in international technical assistance programs.

  • Experience working on donor-funded programs.

  • Experience working on democracy and governance programs.

  • Demonstrated professional experience and knowledge in the gender and inclusion field.

  • Training/facilitation skill/qualification is an advantage.

  • Proficiency in Word, Power point, Outlook and Excel.

    Language Skills

  • Fluency in written and spoken English required.

  • Proficiency in at least one other language in use within assigned project location is strongly preferred.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; International Foundation for Electoral Systems Inclusion Specialist Jobs in Kenya

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