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Jul 3, 2013

Transparency International Programme Officer Job in Eldoret Kenya

Vacancy: Programme Officer
Reference: Advocacy and Legal Advisory Centre, North Rift
Duty Station: Eldoret
Transparency International - Kenya (TI-Kenya) is part of the Transparency International group that is a non-partisan coalition of individuals with a shared vision of a corruption free world. 

TI-Kenya is an autonomous chapter in the Transparency International movement, a global coalition against corruption with which we share the knowledge and exchange ideas for the greater good of Kenya.

TI-Kenya in collaboration with partners in Nairobi, Coast, Western and North Rift regions has established Advocacy and Legal Advice Centres (ALACs) as a strategic initiative aimed at empowering citizens to actively participate in the fight against corruption.
In partnership with like-minded CSO groups, TI-Kenya through ALAC’s carry out the following functions:
  • Promote legal advice and assistance to victims or witnesses of corruption through partnership with legal aid organisations
  • Enhance citizen’s access to legal services through information, education and communication support
  • Undertake advocacy on a broader anti-corruption reform agenda
  • Enhance institutional capacity in complaint assessment and processing to enable citizens pursue corruption-related issues.
To accomplish these, TI-Kenya plans to hire a Programme Officer in charge of its ALAC office in the
North Rift Valley region based in Eldoret, Kenya. 

The Programme Officer is expected to undertake the following responsibilities:
Job Description
  • Coordinate and promote good governance campaign in the North Rift region,
  • Develop and implement strategies to promote citizen engagement and empowerment in the fight against corruption.
  • Oversee and coordinate all aspects of an Advocacy and Legal Advice Centre (ALAC) in the North Rift region including administration, institutionalisation, staffing and resource mobilisation
  • Coordinate and offer leadership to a network of CSOs working within the North Rift region towards promoting good governance and corruption prevention
  • Design and implement outreach initiatives on good governance and corruption prevention targeting communities around the region and its environs
  • Manage and offer strategic leadership to Citizen Complaints’ initiative.
  • Act as main contact point for other stakeholders on issues of common interest on the ALAC activities in the region.
  • Coordinate documentation of all ALAC activities in the region
Main Duties
  • Support the Citizen Demand Programme Coordinator and other ALAC’s Programme Officers to produce awareness materials for ALAC publicity campaigns
  • Raise awareness of ALAC project to the public and stakeholders in the region
  • In liaison with the Research Officer, facilitate research activities on ALAC, including surveys.
  • Ensure efficient and effective implementation of the project including monitoring, evaluating and reporting of ALAC activities
  • Ensure efficiency and accuracy of filing systems and coordinate other information management systems relating to the ALAC activities in the North Rift region.
  • Ensure proper synergies between ALAC activities and other TI-Kenya programmes and departments
  • Facilitate production of ALAC project reports and documentation of ALAC activities in the North Rift region.
  • Closely liaise with partner institutions and track progress on complaints handed over to them
  • Contribute to TI-Kenya overall strategic plan implementation and Citizen Demand Programme in specific
  • Mobilise resources the work of ALAC North Rift Valley work
  • Ensure that there is sufficient capacity for the ALAC to function optimally
  • Degree in Law from a recognized university.
  • Advocate of the High Court of Kenya
  • Qualification in project management will be an added advantage
Skills and Experience
  • Minimum four (4) years experience in a similar environment
  • Excellent public speaking, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent writing and analytical skills
  • Computer Literacy (word processing, spreadsheets, database management)
  • Able to work effectively within a team and with minimum supervision
How to Apply:
Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit one document as an attachment (combining the application letter and CV with at least three professional referees) by email on/before close of business on 12th July 2013 to: [email protected]
Please include the reference: Advocacy and Legal Advisory Centre, North Rift as the subject of your email applications. 

Do not attach your testimonials or certificates.

Candidates from The North Rift region are encouraged to apply. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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