Osiea Program Officer, Democratic Governance and Rule of Law Program Jobs in Kenya

Osiea Program Officer, Democratic Governance and Rule of Law Program Jobs in Kenya



Our staff are our strength, today we work with some of the most committed and passionate staff dedicated to the mission of making a difference in the lives of the most vulnerable in the society; staff committed to the fundamental ideals of human rights that we so aspire to realize.

It is because of these dedicated staff that we have been able to advance human rights in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, South Sudan, Sudan and Rwanda.


In the course of doing these, we have lived our values of justice, passion, equity and equality, diversity, innovation, integrity, solidarity and collegiality.

We continually search for the most talented and brilliant individuals from around the Eastern Africa region to be part of our team. We pride in employing staff that are passionate, dedicated and are diverse in terms of nationality, gender and other backgrounds.

The Program Officer’s core duties will entail provision of technical support in the identification and fostering of effective grant making relations in a dynamic, creative and committed manner with a focus on OSIEA’s democratic governance and rule of law programming in the Eastern Africa region.


Responsibilities


  • Provide a bold vision for innovative work that will add value to the existing efforts in the region by identifying grant-making, operational, and advocacy strategies to advance democratic governance and the rule of in Eastern Africa, particularly in relation to civic engagement, the protection of human rights defenders, defending civic space and advancing accountable governance in Eastern Africa.
  • Collaborate within and beyond the program team, including building partnerships beyond Open Society Foundations Network, to develop knowledge, identify emerging trends and conduct strong field assessments employing a rights-based lens.
  • Conduct relevant legal and policy analysis in the region for internal and external audiences.
  • Support identification of capacity and institutional development opportunities in partner organizations (grantees).
  • Support network/coalition/alliance building for joint advocacy with grantees and constituents targeting governments, donor agencies, service providers and
    the general public.
  • Oversee administrative duties within the program and supervision of consultants.
  • Reporting and budget management (portfolio reviews, monitoring programme budget and expenditure etc.).


    Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Substantive knowledge on and proven commitment to human rights, democratic governance, and rule of law in the Eastern Africa context particularly in relation to advancing civic engagement, the protection of human rights defenders, defending civic space and the advancement of accountable governance in the Eastern Africa region.
  • Demonstrated experience working on democratic governance and rule of law programming particularly advancing civic engagement, the protection of human rights defenders, defending civic space and the advancement of accountable governance using different approaches and working with different actors and stakeholders.
  • Eight (8) years of relevant work experience in a similar organization with two (2) at supervisory level.
  • Experience in grant making.
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills.
  • Ability to provide specialized advice and professional guidance to external contacts.
  • Capacity for increased initiative, independent action and program level responsibility.
  • Extraordinary initiative and creativity and capacity to think strategically.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with a diverse array of people.
  • Ability to manage several simultaneous projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong organizational skills and close attention to detail.
  • Integrity, teamwork, diplomacy and professionalism will be essential.
  • Willingness to travel as needed.


    How to Apply


    Suitably qualified candidates should mail their resumes and cover letters to jobs@osiea.org by August 16th August 2019.

    For more information and job application details, see; Osiea Program Officer, Democratic Governance and Rule of Law Program Jobs in Kenya


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