OSIEA Programme Officer Job in Kenya

Jul 29, 2016

OSIEA promotes a just, inclusive, and vibrant Eastern Africa where all people live in dignity and equality and participate meaningfully in society. 

We seek a dynamic Programme Officer for the Eastern Africa region.

Overall job purpose: In collaboration with two Open Society Foundation thematic programmes namely the Human Rights Initiative (HRI) and the Public Health Program (PHP): the Programme Officers 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 key populations.

Key Responsibilities
  • Provide a bold vision for innovative work that will add value by identifying grant-making, operational, and advocacy strategies to advance health rights of key populations in Eastern Africa, Participate in the development of overall program strategy.
  • Collaborate within and beyond the program team, including building partnerships beyond OSF to develop knowledge content, 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 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.
Person Specifications
  • Advanced degree in a relevant field.
  • At least six years’ work experience in a similar work environment.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English and one other East African language.
  • Experience developing and implementing social change strategies through a rights-based approach and substantive knowledge of health rights issues in the Eastern Africa region.
  • Experience in working with community based groups in East Africa on public health and human rights issues relating to LGBTI, sex workers, People Who Use Drugs (PWUD) among others.
  • Experience in grant making work in East Africa.
  • Knowledge of the Eastern Africa sexual rights context.
  • NGO experience is desirable
  • Ability to manage several simultaneous projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Integrity, team work, 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 15th August 2016.

For more information on the Organization interested applicants may visit: www.osiea.org.

The position will attract a competitive salary with good benefits package.


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