Main purpose of the role
UMKU (Ushirikiano Mwema kwa Usalama – Good relationships for safety) is an EU funded 2-year project which is being implemented by PBI Kenya together in a consortium with 1 other international and 2 grassroots organisations.
The implementation started in April 2018. The objective of the project is that ccivil society as well as state actors collaborate to stop Extra Judicial Killings (EJK) and other Human Rights (HR) violations.
Main areas of implementation are Mathare, Kamukunji and Embakasi North constituencies.
The main role of the PBI-Kenya -UMKU Project Officer will be to coordinate and implement the PBI-Kenya part of the UMKU project.
Position in the organisation
Directly reporting to the Country Director of PBI-Kenya, this position will be responsible for the day-to-day planning, implementation and reporting of the PBI –Kenya part of the UMKU Project, as well as coordination with the other UMKU consortium members.
Peace Brigades International (PBI) is a non-governmental organisation, which protects human rights and promotes nonviolent conflict transformation.
We provide protection, capacity development and other support for threatened organisations, defenders and communities pursuing social justice and defence of human rights in areas of violent conflict.
Our current field projects are in Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, Kenya, Indonesia, Mexico and Nepal. PBI project work is supported by a network of 13 country groups in Europe, North America and Australia, who carry out volunteer recruitment, advocacy and fundraising, and by the international coordinating office.
PBI uses a non-hierarchical model of organising and decisions are made by consensus. Since 2018, PBI–Kenya is registered under section 10 of the Non-Governmental Organizations Co-ordination Act in Kenya, with full legal powers as local employer organization, to contract staff and to work as a Human Rights organization.
Main duties, tasks and responsibilities