OSIEA Program Officer (Economic Governance) Jobs in Kenya

OSIEA Program Officer (Economic Governance) Jobs in Kenya


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  • Program Manager – Economic Governance

    OSIEA promotes vibrant and inclusive democracies in Eastern Africa. Founded in 2005, OSIEA plays an active role in encouraging informed dialogue about issues of public importance.

    We promote democratic governance, justice, human rights, equality and non-discrimination, respect for rule of law and protection of rights of minorities.

    We play a key role in amplifying the voices that promote open society ideals. We do this by supporting individuals, organizations, coalitions, and movements.

    We do this through grant-making, research, and advocacy. OSIEA works in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Sudan, and South Sudan. (For more details check www.osiea.org)

    The Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa (OSIEA) seeks to recruit a Program Officer who will report to the Program Manager – Economic Governance.

    Overall job purpose:

  • The Program Officer’s core duties will entail provision of technical support in identification and fostering of effective grant making relations in a dynamic, creative and committed manner with a focus on OSIEA’s Economic Governance programming in the Eastern Africa region.
  • The program officer will particularly focus on food security and land rights programming in the region.

    Key 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 on food security and land rights in Eastern Africa.
  • Support the program in conducting relevant legal and policy analyses for internal and external audiences.
  • Support in the 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.
  • Develop partnerships with the rest of the program staff in the identification and evaluation of emerging and key development trends and priorities in a particular region.
  • Scan the external environment to ensure program relevance.
  • Engage with civil
    society actors, attend meetings, solicit and evaluate grant proposals, follow-up with grantees and potential grantees. Conduct site visits as necessary.
  • Coordinate meetings, conferences, partnerships.
  • Participate in writing, editing or commissioning reports and advocacy documents on the Economic Governance programme.
  • Conduct advocacy in collaboration with grantees and constituents targeting governments, donor agencies, service providers, and the general public.
  • Represent OSIEA at key functions and meetings related to the Economic Governance program.
  • Reporting and budget management (portfolio reviews, monitoring program budget and expenditure etc.)
  • Participate in program learning, knowledge generation and management.

    Person specifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
    Eight years of relevant work experience on human rights and social justice.
  • Substantive knowledge and at least 5 years’ experience working on land rights and food security in Eastern Africa.
  • Experience in grant making
    Strong written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Ability to manage several simultaneous projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Integrity, team work, diplomacy and professionalism will be essential.
  • Extraordinary initiative, creativity and capacity to think strategically.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with a diverse array of people.
  • Strong organizational skills and close attention to detail.
  • Willingness to travel as needed.
  • At OSIEA, all employees are expected to work at integrating the organizational values into the performance of their duties and tasks on a daily basis and by participating in in-house working groups designed to uphold the values and foster healthy inter-office communication.

    How to Apply

  • Any interested and qualified individuals should mail their application letters and resumes to [email protected] by 28th September 2018.

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