KANCO County Grassroots Coordinator Job in Vihiga, Kenya

May 29, 2017


Job Vacancy: County Grassroots Coordinator - Vihiga
KANCO is  regional membership network of organizations including: Non - Governmental Organization (NGOs), Community Based Organization (CBOs), Faith Based Organization (FBOs), Private Sector, Research and Learning Institutions responding to HIV & AIDS and TB in Kenya. 

It is also accredited as a Linking Organization with the International HIV & AIDS Alliance.

Its mission is to provide leadership, promote collaboration and enhance capacity among Civil Society organizations (CSOs) and other stakeholders to respond to HIV & AIDS, TB other public Health concerns at community level.
Guided by the vision of healthy people, empowered communities, over time KANCO has evolved to become a premier agency for sensitizing, mobilizing and promoting collaboration among civil society organizations (CSOs) working in the region.
KANCO is recruiting a County Grassroots Coordinator - Vihiga who will report to the Grassroots Manager. 

S/he will be responsible for the overall implementation and reporting of the project, at the County level. 

The Coordinator will support and provide leadership for grassroots advocacy; manage, train and support citizen advocacy groups and volunteer advocates in engaging with County governments, elected leaders and stakeholders on health advocacy work at the county level.   
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Implementing all aspects of Grassroots Advocacy Project work at the County Level,
  • Analyzing county budgets documents and policies as it related to current advocacy issues at the County level as they affect health, develop and implement campaign plans.
  • Coordinating the grassroots citizens and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to take advocacy actions at the County level.
  • Establishing advocacy champions in the County Assemblies, the media, Civil Society and communities
  • Coordinating Citizen Chapters by providing advocacy training to grassroots groups and advocates on engaging County Government, Media and elected leaders .
  • Organizing regular meetings with group leaders and advocates for updates from the County.
  • Creating forums for Group Leaders to share and support each other; share innovations, stay abreast of campaign plans and grassroots interests as well as facilitate communications with advocates from other Countries.
  • Conducting trainings to the grassroots citizen advocates.
  • Developing Media, Campaign and advocacy strategies on various health advocacy issues  in liaison with the issue analyst .
  • Conducting outreach to NGOs, Unions and other organizations to encourage more citizen action and to gather intelligence on priority health issues for the County.  
  • Creating a bank of useful campaign-related stories and volunteer testimonials for use in media outlets.
  • Developing best practice for Grass roots advocacy
  • Undertake any other duty as assigned  by management  .
  • Degree in a social sciences, Public Health or related field.
  • 5 years NGO working experience in advocacy related program.
  • Proven capacity to create and deliver on effective and successful advocacy projects.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills, and capacity to work effectively with a variety of stakeholders, including decision makers, volunteers, media and NGO partners
  • Knowledge of health programs.
  • Experience in the political, citizen engagement, and legislative processes in the counties.
  • Good organizational skills, outgoing and enjoys working, mentoring and motivating others.
  • Experience implementing multi-faceted projects involving media engagement, policy and advocacy and engaging elected leaders.
  • Must be a local residence of Vihiga County.
How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and CV, stating the current and expected salary before 12th June 2017 to jobs@kanco.org.

The email subject should County Grassroots Co-ordinator –Vihiga


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