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  • Posted: Nov 13, 2020
    Deadline: Nov 29, 2020
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  • ARTICLE 19 defends freedom of expression and information. Established in 1987, ARTICLE 19 fights for all hostages of censorship, defends dissenting voices that have been muzzled, and campaigns against laws and practices that silence. We take our name from article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which states: "Everyone has the ri...
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    Finance and Administration Manager

    Responsible to: Regional Director, Eastern Africa

    Key relationships: International Finance team (in London), Heads of Teams, Treasurer

    Line Managing: Finance Officer, Admin and HR Officer, and Communications Officer

    Contract: 1 year (renewable)

    Working hours: Full time

    Salary: Competitive KSH

    ROLE SUMMARY

    The Finance & Administration Manager provides strategic and operational leadership and oversight of ARTICLE 19 East Africa’s finances, administration, human resource and procurement.

    He/she ensures regulatory requirements are met, and reporting is timely and accurate. 

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    Planning, budgeting, and reporting:

    • Work with Treasurer to ensure regular reporting to Board and Finance Committee;
    • Produce organisational budget, in liaison with International Office;
    • Oversee the production of monthly management accounts with supporting narrative on the organisation’s financial performance; 
    • Manage organisational cash flow;
    • Review budgets for funding applications, ensuring compliance with full cost recovery principles; 
    • Produce financial reports in accordance with donor requirements and ensure coordination with the International Office’s Projects Team on grant compliance.

    Financial policies, procedures, systems and controls:

    • Ensure adherence to financial policies to ensure compliance, and where necessary (re)develop policies to address identify gaps;
    • Regularly review of organisation’s processes and policies for control improvements, ensuring segregation of duties and appropriate oversight of expenditure; 
    • Ensure policies and processes are in place to achieve value for money for the organisation’s spending;

    Financial Management: 

    • Oversee the production of year end accounts and liaise with auditors for the effective and timely production of the audited financial statements and accounts;
    • Work with project auditors as required, supplying all documentation, including timesheets and receipts;
    • Maintain accurate records and transactions manually and within finance system (Access Dimensions) and any other system that is applicable. 

    Administration:

    • Ensure that the office and all activities run efficiently and effectively as they should;
    • Ensure that the team is facilitated to run its operations effectively and efficiently with all HR matters handled within the policy and legal mandate;
    • Ensure that all communication is handled effectively and efficiently.

    Other: 

    •  Undertake other duties commensurate with the role as may reasonably be assigned by the Regional Director.

    PERSON SPECIFICATION

    ESSENTIAL:

    Education and Qualifications:

    • Bachelors’ Degree level in Finance or Accounting or Business Management;
    • Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (CPA)(K), ACCA or its equivalent;
    • Registered member in good standing of an established accounting body such as the Institute of Certified Public Accountants (ICPAK);

    Experience:  

    • At least 7 years’ experience in Finance Management (including but not limited: leadership, communication, interpersonal, organizational, negotiation, problem solving, strategic management);
    • Experience of budget proposal development and managing a budget in a complex, multi-currency environment;
    • Experience of financial reporting to donors such as DfID, FCO, EC, USAID, etc;
    • Experience in the charity and/or development sector;
    • Knowledge of charity regulations;
    • Experience of working with partner organisations;
    • Experience of working in a cross-cultural environment.  

    Knowledge: 

    • Familiarity with human rights, freedom of expression and/or democratization issues in Eastern Africa; 
    • Familiarity with international and regional mechanisms for promoting and protecting human rights;
    • Knowledge of politics and societies in Eastern Africa. 

    Other requirements:

    • Commitment to ARTICLE 19’s values and objectives;
    • Commitment to equal opportunities;
    • Ability to travel extensively.                                  

    The incumbent should also possess the following skills:

    • Able to operate on own initiative with demonstrable time-management skills;
    • Excellent written and spoken English and Kiswahili;
    • Analytical and strategic planning skills;
    • Excellent project management and administration skills (including financial management and reporting);
    • Excellent research and report writing skills
    • Excellent writing and presentation and advocacy skills;
    • Excellent communication skills and sensitivity in working with people from various cultural and social backgrounds;
    • Excellent organizational and logistical skills;
    • Excellent skills in word-processing and working with spreadsheets;
    • Familiarity with the use of e-mail and the internet;
    • Ability to work under pressure, with little administrative support and to meet strict deadlines.

    Desirable:

    • Knowledge of French;
    • Experience of working in an NGO environment;
    • Experience with civil society capacity-building, including training;
    • Experience in the human rights advocacy field;
    • Research experience; and
    • Experience of writing/editing publications.

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    Senior Programme Officer – Media and Protection

    Responsible to: Regional Director of Eastern Africa

    Key Relationships: Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) focal points, Programme Officers

    Line Managing: Programme Officer of Digital Rights and Policy, and the Programme Assistant of Media and Protection

    Contract period: 1 year (renewable)

    Salary: Competitive KSH

    ROLE SUMMARY

    The Senior Programme Officer for Media and Protection leads ARTICLE 19’s work to promote and protect media pluralism, media freedom and public interest so that the media landscape reflects better the interests and needs of women, sexual and gender minorities, equitable access, regional representation, media ethics, public service media, public interest journalism and other critical elements.

    The Senior Programme will also work to enhance the safety and security of individuals and organizations working to protect and promote freedom of expression and information, as reflected in our strategy, bringing strong project management skills, serving as the primary focal point on our “Media and Protection” thematic areas across the organization. 

    In collaboration with relevant teams, this Senior Programme Officer will identify new strategic areas for ARTICLE 19 Eastern Africa’s consolidation and growth as a leading advocate organization for free expression, effective protection of activists and organizations, particularly journalists, bloggers, whistleblowers, social communicators and human rights defenders. 

    Leading in advancing media and protection standards at global and regional fora, in collaboration with relevant teams, the Senior Programme Officer will be a primary force in ensuring effective coordination externally with key INGOs working on media and protection of FoE/I and internally within the organization. This Senior Programme Officer will facilitate programmatic work in the Eastern Africa regional office and programmes, with a particular focus on supporting the monitoring of attacks on communicators and human rights defenders and deploying ARTICLE 19’s Holistic Protection Training.

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    Strategy Development:

    • Lead in the identification of new areas for ARTICLE 19’s consolidation and growth as a leading advocate for the effective protection of activists and organisations, particularly journalists, social communicators and human rights defenders;
    • Lead in strengthening and understanding of the laws and regulatory frameworks necessary for a free, diverse and independent media, especially within the increasingly converged digital landscape while working with media regulators, media houses, journalism organizations, legislators and others;
    • Continually scan the external environment and maintain a broad network with potential partners to identify project opportunities to expand Article 19 Eastern Africa’s work on media and protection;
    • Develop and design new project proposals within the regional strategies, consistent with the organization’s strategy and in collaboration with relevant teams;
    • Together with the relevant teams, develop strategic/operational plans and budgets for approval by senior management;
    • Ensure strategy and implementation of projects incorporates a gender perspective, as per the organizational strategy, addressing the specific risks faced by women and LGBTI;
    • Participate and contribute to the development of high-quality ARTICLE 19 FoE/I standards and principles in relation to media freedom, diversity and pluralism, through the appropriate internal coordination and consultation processes and practices of the organization.

    Programme Coordination and Management:

    • Serve as the primary cross-organizational focal point for developing and coordinating ARTICLE 19’s work on media and protection of communicators and FoE/I activists at risk. 
    • Lead in the implementation of the organizations’ regional objectives (TOPs) on media and protection;
    • Lead in building consensus and ensuring effective coordination with key INGOs working on protection of FoE/I, through coalitions, effective communications and other means, and develop and maintain collaboration and regular contact with ARTICLE 19 International and global partners, including national and international NGOs and CSOs, media, activists, and government officials, and identify collaborative means of developing strategies and programmes to advance FoE/I;
    • Lead in the establishment, development and implementation of effective digital platforms for the submission of individual cases to regional and UN mechanisms, aiming at its use by lead INGOs on protection of FoE/I;
    • In collaboration with other regional staff and programmes, support the development, design and, implementation of programmes that respond to regional opportunities and needs of protection of FoE/I activists and journalists, including by developing a pool of training curricula, security protocols and other tools, and adapting them to the needs on the ground;
    • Provide expert advice to the organisation on media and protection issues, including by ensuring quality of regional research outputs where relevant;
    • Serve as the primary focal point for innovation, information sharing, collaboration and internal capacity building on protection and develop relevant internal resource materials for the organisation, in accordance with identified needs;
    • Develop and design policies and concepts of regional campaigns on protection and contribute to the design and implementation of national campaigns on protection;
    • Lead in the development of operational plans and budgets for the Media and Protection thematic areas, report and take action on variances and ensure implementation where necessary; 
    • Ensure compliance with internal reporting as per the annual and quarterly reports, as well as monitoring and evaluation of ARTICLE 19 Eastern Africa work on media and protection, using performance indicators and other outcome measures. 

    Staff Management:

    • Establish and grow gradually a regionally-based team and lead in its delivery of an expert media and protection programmes that ensure effective protection of FoE/I activists and practitioners;
    • Line manage direct team members including through review of work plans and objectives, providing guidance and support as necessary, and assessment of work through regular appraisal, and identification of individual development needs, and motivate them to a higher performance;
    • Organise the work of the team in an efficient, effective and coordinated fashion to ensure delivery of agreed outputs within budget;
    • Lead as appropriate the recruitment of staff and consultants.

    Fundraising:

    Lead in ensuring sustainable funding for the regional media and protection programmes, and lead in the identification and response to fundraising opportunities that will enable us to deliver the regional media and protection of FoE/I strategic outcomes, including by:

    • Maintaining current donor and partner relationships, including through quality communications and reporting;
    • Monitoring fundraising opportunities, particular via partners and networks;
    • Developing new relationships with potential donors;
    • Scoping out and developing relationships with potential strategic partners and other stakeholders, including within the government, coordinating their input into ideas and proposals;
    • Contribute towards the drafting and full development of ideas, concept notes and full proposals in coordination with the Fundraising and Compliance Officer.

    Communications and Advocacy: 

    • Contribute and lead in the identification and delivery of the ARTICLE 19 Eastern Africa’s regional external communication strategy on protection of FoE/I, in collaboration with the Communications Assistant;
    • Represent the organization, including at external meetings, as the regional spokesperson for ARTICLE 19 Eastern Africa on media and protection of FoE/I issues, and with the media;
    • Engagement on social media, actively communicating externally through Twitter and other social media platforms;
    • Produce and review reports, statements and other external communications and advocacy outputs related to media and protection, and ensures the quality of those produced by members of the team;
    • Develop and maintain ARTICLE 19 international media contacts, and disseminate and publicise ARTICLE 19 Eastern Africa’s work, outputs and impact; 
    • Respond to inquiries and providing information on media and protection of FoE/I issues as required.

    Other:

    • Undertake other duties commensurate with the role as may reasonably be assigned by the Regional Director;
    • Ensure maintenance and development of media and protection programme files, and contribute to the development of relevant information systems to improve institutional memory and learning.

    PERSON SPECIFICATION

    ESSENTIAL

    Education:

    • Masters Degree level or equivalent with post-graduate qualification in human rights, law, African studies, international relations, political science, media, communication, or other relevant field being an added advantage.

    Experience:

    •  
    • At least 7 years experience in policy work, monitoring, advocacy and/or campaigning work in the human rights sector;
    • At least 2 years experience of managing budgets and projects;
    • Experience of working with partner organisations;
    • Experience of working in a cross-cultural environment.

    Knowledge: 

    • Familiarity with human rights, freedom of expression and/or democratisation issues in Eastern Africa 
    • Familiarity with international and regional mechanisms for promoting and protecting human rights.
    • Knowledge and interest of politics and societies in Eastern Africa.

    Skills:

    • Able to operate on own initiative with demonstrable time-management skills
    • Excellent written and spoken English and Kiswahili;
    • Analytical and strategic planning skills;
    • Excellent project management and administration skills (including financial management and reporting);
    • Excellent research and report writing skills
    • Excellent writing and presentation and advocacy skills;
    • Excellent communication skills and sensitivity in working with people from various cultural and social backgrounds;
    • Excellent organisational and logistical skills;
    • Excellent skills in word-processing and working with spreadsheets;
    • Familiarity with the use of e-mail and internet;
    • Ability to work under pressure, with little administrative support and to meet strict deadlines.

    Other:

    • Commitment to ARTICLE 19’s values and objectives;
    • Commitment to equal opportunities;
    • Ability to travel extensively.

    DESIRABLE

    • Knowledge of French; 
    • Experience of working in an NGO environment;
    • Experience with civil society capacity-building, including training;
    • Experience in the media field;
    • Research experience; and
    • Experience of writing/editing publications.

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    Programme Officer – Digital Rights and Policy (Nairobi)

    Responsible to: Senior Programme Officer of Media and Protection

    Key relationships: Programme Officers

    Contract: 1 year (renewable)

    ROLE SUMMARY

    The Programme Officer of Digital Rights and Policy implements and coordinates digitally-oriented projects at ARTICLE 19 as well as leads the organization in the area of digital freedom of expression and freedom of information.

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Lead the implementation of impactful, digitally-oriented projects at the ARTICLE 19 Eastern Africa regional office to expand leadership in the fields of freedom of expression and information;
    • Serve as the primary cross-organization focal point for developing and coordinate ARTICLE 19 Eastern Africa regional office’s programmatic digital work;
    • Represent the ARTICLE 19 Eastern Africa regional office in regional and international fora to solidify our leadership in the areas of digital freedom of expression and information; 
    • Scan (continually) the external environment and maintain a broad network with potential partners to identify project opportunities to expand the realization of the rights to freedom of expression and information;
    • Working with other programmatic and thematic leads to develop and implement programmatic activities in order to enhance program/thematic engagement;
    • Exploring the intersection between law, policy and technology and look for opportunities to include a rights-based perspective in policy and legislative FOE, privacy, access, digital security and business and human rights discussions, in collaboration with ARTICLE 19 International Office’s law programme;
    • Providing technical expertise and knowledge of digital fora in support of the ARTICLE 19’s work on human rights and digital law, policy and principles;
    • Collaborating with the communications team to provide advice and support as requested in regards to campaigning (social media) utilizing digital technologies;
    • Collaborating with the finance team, to provide advice and support as requested in relation to the digital program’s administrative and finance affairs;
    • Securing resources that will support the programmatic work in this area. 

    Other: 

    •  Undertake other duties commensurate with the role as may reasonably be assigned by the Regional Director.
    • Ensure maintenance and development of media and protection programme files, and contribute to the development of relevant information systems to improve institutional memory and learning. 

     

    PERSON SPECIFICATION

    ESSENTIAL:

    Education:

    • Bachelors’ Degree level or equivalent with post-graduate qualification in human rights, law, African studies, international relations, political science, media, communication, or other relevant field being an added advantage;

    Experience:  

    • At least 3 years’ experience in working with digital communications administration work in the human rights sector; 
    • Experience of working with partner organizations;
    • Experience of working in a cross-cultural environment.

    Knowledge: 

    • Familiarity with human rights, freedom of expression and/or democratization issues in Eastern Africa; 
    • Familiarity with international and regional mechanisms for promoting and protecting human rights;
    • Knowledge of politics and societies in Eastern Africa. 

    Other requirements:

    • Commitment to ARTICLE 19’s values and objectives;
    • Commitment to equal opportunities;
    • Ability to travel extensively.                                  

    The incumbent should also possess the following skills:

    • Able to operate on own initiative with demonstrable time-management skills;
    • Excellent written and spoken English and Kiswahili;
    • Analytical and strategic planning skills;
    • Excellent project management and administration skills;
    • Excellent research and report writing skills
    • Excellent writing and presentation and advocacy skills;
    • Excellent communication skills and sensitivity in working with people from various cultural and social backgrounds;
    • Excellent organizational and logistical skills;
    • Excellent skills in word-processing and working with spreadsheets;
    • Familiarity with the use of e-mail and the internet;
    • Ability to work under pressure, with little administrative support and to meet strict deadlines.

    Desirable:

    • Knowledge of French;
    • Experience of working in an NGO environment;
    • Experience with civil society capacity-building, including training;
    • Experience in the human rights advocacy field;
    • Research experience; and
    • Experience of writing/editing publications.

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    Admin and Human Resources Officer (Nairobi)

    Responsible to: Finance and Admin Manager

    Key relationships: Regional Director of Eastern Africa, Programme Officers, Human Resources Team in London

    Contract: 1 year (renewable)

    ROLE SUMMARY

    The Admin & HR Officer organizes and coordinates administration duties and office procedures and leads in creating and maintaining a pleasant work environment, and ensuring high levels of organizational effectiveness and safety.

    He/She ensures that the administrative activities within the office run smoothly on a daily basis. He/She will also handle and coordinate HR matters. 

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    Administration:

    • Administration/ office managing and answering telephone calls and processing and receiving inward and outward mail expediently;
    • Petty Cash accounting;
    • Coordinate logistics; 
    • Organizing project events and maintaining project documentations;
    • Mobilization of participants; 
    • Creating and updating all database contacts;
    • Ensuring comprehensive travel and accommodation arrangements (plans, itineraries and agendas) for staff (for international and local travel) are prepared. This requires liaising with travel and insurance agents, sourcing competitively-priced hotel quotations and assisting staff members with the visa process (preparation and submission of visa applications and documentation) for varied countries, in and out of the Continent;
    • Organizing all board meetings and retreats (both local and international), which requires material (both confidential and non-confidential) to be compiled beforehand. Regarding staff members;
    • Assist programmatic leads to organize and execute events (workshops, meetings, conferences);
    • Providing direct assistance to the finance department. (completing expense reports, cross-checking requisitions requests lodged by programmatic leads, processing cheques and handling bank transactions);
    • Provision of hands-on assistance to the ARTICLE 19 Eastern Africa Board, staff members, the finance team.

    Human Resourcing:

    • Handles day to day HR functions and duties;
    • Maintain proper staff records;
    • Ensure compliance with labour laws;
    • Advice employees on the interpretation of organization policies and procedures;
    • Advice managers in HR Policies and procedures;
    • Deal with employee requests;
    • Attend to staff grievances and complaints; 
    • Induct new employees;
    • Be the HR focal point in the Eastern Africa office for the HR team based in London.

    Other: 

    •  Undertake other duties commensurate with the role as may reasonably be assigned by the Regional Director.

     

    PERSON SPECIFICATION

    ESSENTIAL:

    Education:

    • Bachelors’ Degree level or equivalent with post-graduate qualification in human resource management, or other relevant field being an added advantage.

    Experience: 

    • At least 3 years’ experience in administration & HR management; 
    • Experience of working with partner organizations;
    • Experience of working in a cross-cultural environment. 

    Knowledge: 

    • Familiarity and interest with human rights, freedom of expression and/or democratization issues in Eastern Africa; 
    • Familiarity and interest with international and regional mechanisms for promoting and protecting human rights;
    • Knowledge of politics and societies in Eastern Africa. 
    • Knowledge and familiarity of standard HR processes, and compliance with labour laws.

    Other requirements:

    • Commitment to ARTICLE 19’s values and objectives;
    • Commitment to equal opportunities;
    • Ability to travel extensively.                                  

    The incumbent should also possess the following skills:

    • Able to operate on own initiative with demonstrable time-management skills;
    • Excellent written and spoken English and Kiswahili;
    • Analytical and strategic planning skills;
    • Excellent project management and administration skills;
    • Excellent research and report writing skills;
    • Excellent writing and presentation and advocacy skills;
    • Excellent communication skills and sensitivity in working with people from various cultural and social backgrounds;
    • Excellent organizational and logistical skills;
    • Excellent skills in word-processing and working with spreadsheets;
    • Familiarity with the use of e-mail and the internet;
    • Ability to work under pressure, with little administrative support and to meet strict deadlines.

    Desirable:

    • Knowledge of French;
    • Experience of working in an NGO environment;
    • Experience with civil society capacity-building, including training;
    • Experience in the human rights advocacy field.

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    Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) Coordinator – PROTECT

    Reporting to: Kenya Country Coordinator – PROTECT

    Key relationships: PROTECT Team, Consortium partners, MEL leads, and Regional teams in the region, and Thematic Leads

    Contract: 1 year (renewable)

    ROLE SUMMARY

    The Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) Coordinator – PROTECT establishes and implements systems to promote adaptive programming evidence-based decision making, programme and project performance and learning, in collaboration with MEL leads in the consortium.

    He/she contributes to quality programming through supporting access to, and use of, relevant and timely information on programme performance, relevance and effectiveness. Within this context, the MEL Coordinator provides technical support to ARTICLE 19’s implementation teams as well as to consortium staff, and lead in capacity-building through the implementation of effective, cost efficient and meaningful MEL systems.   

     

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    Develop the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) framework for the PROTECT Consortium and lead in its implementation:

    • Under the strategic direction of the Kenya Country Coordinator and in consultation with Consortium members, coordinate, develop and implement a MEL plan including procedures, tools and guidance;
    • Act as the primary relationship manager within the Consortium and with other key stakeholders on MEL issues;
    • Promote the standardisation of MEL processes throughout the Consortium, ensuring coherence and quality of information collected against planned activities;
    • Ensure standardisation of MEL tools for Consortium partners and ARTICLE 19 implementation teams to use for regular programme monitoring; 
    • Identify and implement a project management and information data-sharing platform to ensure it is user friendly and accessible;
    • Conduct training and develop a capacity-building strategy on the MEL framework for ARTICLE 19, and MEL leads in Consortium and Expert partners;
    • Provide technical and surge support to Consortium members on MEL processes, outcome monitoring, qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis for assessments, donor reporting and other processes;
    • Manage and facilitate all applicable evaluation functions including internal, external and donor evaluations, in collaboration with Consortium partners;
    • Work with beneficiaries and Consortium partners to develop a beneficiary feedback mechanism for timely decision making, and improvements to programming;
    • Lead on the identification of case studies, human interest stories, and source evidence of impact and results for inclusion in progress reports and annual reports to the donor, and for upwards and downwards accountability;
    • Work with the Consortium MEL leads and ARTICLE 19 MEL Officer to draw on own knowledge, networks and best practice approaches to promote innovation in how the Consortium conducts MEL. 

    Lead on MEL delivery within ARTICLE 19 and for the PROTECT Consortium:

    • Facilitate learning amongst ARTICLE 19 implementation teams through reviews of progress against benchmarks, collecting lessons learnt and best practices and facilitating dissemination of the same across consortium members and other DfID consortiums;
    • Hold meetings with DfID M&E advisors and consultants on a regular basis to ensure smooth coordination and that consortium MEL tools are in line with DfID standards;
    • Prepare lessons learnt and best practice reports for external and internal sharing.

    Support MEL within ARTICLE 19:

    • Depending on capacity, mentor key internal stakeholders to integrate best MEL working practices and methodologies in their work;
    • Depending on capacity, work closely with Fundraising and Programme teams to ensure proposals are based on clear theories of change, drawing upon ARTICLE 19’s results framework, and reflect lessons learnt.

    Contribute to organisational learning and development including by:

    • Ensuring that knowledge and learning is shared across the organisation and contributes to the strategic development of ARTICLE 19
    • Improving overall project implementation by suggesting and/or contributing to the development of ARTICLE 19 project management guidelines and tools
    • Participating in team meetings and other internal organisational and decision-making groups
    • Representing ARTICLE 19 at external events and forums
    • Undertaking other tasks associated with this role which may reasonably be required by the Kenya Country Coordinator.

    Other: 

    •  Undertake other duties commensurate with the role as may reasonably be assigned by the Regional Director.

     

    PERSON SPECIFICATION

    ESSENTIAL:

    Education and Qualifications:

    • Bachelors’ Degree level in Business Management or equivalent;

    Experience:  

    • At least 4 years’ experience in the design or development of MEL methods and systems within the INGO or human rights sector;
    • Approximately 4 years proven experience with results frameworks using global and/or programme level indicators;
    • Strong experience in working within partner networks or consortia to implement MEL system;
    • Experience in implementing and managing a project management or information sharing platform;
    • Strong experience in facilitating and promoting learning across teams and organisations;
    • Experience in creating or managing processes to engage stakeholder feedback for improved programming; 
    • Experience in organisational representation, coordination and liaison;
    • Experience in managing external evaluations of complex or consortium-led programmes;
    • Experience of working with large institutional donors such as DFID, the EC, SIDA, etc;
    • Experience of working with partner organisations;
    • Experience of working in a cross-cultural environment.  

    Knowledge: 

    • Familiarity with human rights, freedom of expression and/or democratization issues in Eastern Africa; 
    • Familiarity with international and regional mechanisms for promoting and protecting human rights;
    • Knowledge of politics and societies in Eastern Africa. 

    Other requirements:

    • Commitment to ARTICLE 19’s values and objectives;
    • Commitment to equal opportunities;
    • Ability to travel extensively.                                  

    The incumbent should also possess the following skills:

    • Able to operate on own initiative with demonstrable time-management skills;
    • Excellent written and spoken English and Kiswahili;
    • Analytical and strategic planning skills;
    • Excellent project management and administration skills (including financial management and reporting);
    • Excellent research and report writing skills
    • Excellent writing and presentation and advocacy skills;
    • Excellent communication skills and sensitivity in working with people from various cultural and social backgrounds;
    • Excellent organizational and logistical skills;
    • Excellent skills in word-processing and working with spreadsheets;
    • Familiarity with the use of e-mail and the internet;
    • Ability to work under pressure, with little administrative support and to meet strict deadlines.

    Desirable:

    • Knowledge of French;
    • Experience of working in an NGO environment;
    • Experience with civil society capacity-building, including training;
    • Experience in the human rights advocacy field;
    • Research experience; and
    • Experience of writing/editing publications.

    Method of Application

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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