OVERVIEW OF THE ORGANIZATION
Economic and Social Rights Centre (Hakijamii) is a national human rights organization that works with marginalized groups to claim their economic, social and cultural rights and improve their livelihoods. It is registered as NGO under the NGO Coordination Act. It is headed by an Executive Director and has its secretariat in Nairobi. The organization has strategic community partners in Nairobi, Kisumu, Kwale, Garissa, Kakamega, Mombasa and Isiolo.
Hakijamii has established strategic partnerships that include being a founding member of the Kenya Land Alliance, member of Shelter Forum, the Urban Housing Coalition and a founding member of the International Network on Economic and Social Rights.
Hakijamii envisions a society that is free of discrimination, exploitation and injustice and its mission is to strengthen the capacity of people’s organizations to effective and directly participate in advocating and realizing their economic, social and cultural rights in Kenya. Throughout its existence the organization has been guided by the goal of promoting social movements to engage in realizing and promoting human rights-centered practices and policies. Its strategic objectives are:
Organize and strengthen the capacities of marginalized community groups for effective socio-economic rights advocacy.
Advocate for development and implementation of pro – poor esc rights policies through resource allocation and utilization of relevant national & international instruments.
Create an ESC rights knowledge hub through publication and dissemination on digital and traditional platforms.
Deepen and diversify strategic partnerships at the national and international levels to scale-up esc rights advocacy.
Strengthen organizational, efficiency, monitoring and innovative learning on esc rights.
Hakijamii has been expanding its work to address the new opportunities and challenges presented on the right to health, water and sanitation in Kenya. Hakijamii now seeks to recruit Program Officer, Health, Water & Sanitation.
This position’s function will be to engage in policy issues and provide opinion in relation to realization of right to health, water & sanitation with a bias to the most marginalized groups. The holder will be responsible for reviewing the current legislation, identifying the gaps and providing recommendation towards realizations of ESC rights as well as liaising with partners including community groups in advocating for the right to health, water and sanitation. The
successful applicant will also be expected to develop simplified training materials on right to health, water & sanitation to be used by community networks.
The Program Officer will:
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE
Interested applicants must submit 1) a cover letter and (2) a current curriculum vitae addressed to The Executive Director, Economic & Social Rights Centre – Hakijamii, P.O Box 11356- 00100 Nairobi-Kenya. All applications should be sent via email to email@example.com. Kindly visit our website on www.hakijamii.com for more information about the job opportunity.
Please Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Hakijamii does not charge any fees for recruitment process and has NOT assigned any recruiting firm to act on its behalf. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
Yaya Court, Suite 8, along Chania Avenue off Ring Road Kilimani.
P.O. Box 11356 – 00100 Nairobi, Kenya Office. Mobile: 0726 527 876 / 0732 906 255.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.hakijamii.com
Closing date for receipt of applications is close of business on Wednesday, 7th October 2020.
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