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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Project Associate, Policy Advisory Group, Urban Institute, Washington DC, USA

Overview:
The nonprofit Urban Institute is dedicated to elevating the debate on social and economic policy. For nearly five decades, Urban scholars have conducted research and delivered evidence-based solutions that improve lives, strengthen communities, and increase the effectiveness of public policy across a rapidly urbanizing world. Their objective research helps expand opportunities for all, reduce hardship among the most vulnerable, and strengthen the fiscal health of government.

Within the Urban Institute, the Policy Advisory Group (PAG) is a team of policy analysts focused on accelerating the development and use of actionable knowledge to shape and inform the policy challenges facing urban America. PAG works to address a fundamental challenge for stakeholders aiming to improve outcomes for urban areas: how to bridge the gap between research and policy.

The Policy Advisory Group seeks a dynamic and highly motivated individual to work as a Project Associate performing a combination of administrative research tasks for the Pay for Success Initiative (PFSI). The goal of the program will be to ensure that pay for success models across the country are rooted in evidence and measured with integrity. The Project Associate will assist with the organization and administration for the program and its components. This position will report directly to the Outreach Manager.

Responsibilities:
The Project Associate will:
• Track status of incoming requests for information and assistance through the Support Desk, email, and web portal.
• Create and maintain contact lists through a customer relationship management system, and track external correspondence.
• Monitor and update the PFSI landing page on urban.org to ensure currency, and perform additional PFSI web portal updates as needed.
• Support the Outreach Manager.
• Assist with event planning and support for Communities of Practice events, meetings, and conference calls.
• Liaise with Strategic Communications and External Affairs.
• Monitor and track status of research reports and publications through the review and release process.
• Organize and takes notes at meetings.
• Perform a variety of administrative tasks, such as: composing routine correspondence; planning and scheduling meetings; arranging for outside services; and maintaining mailing lists.
• Arrange travel and meetings by developing itineraries and agendas, booking transportation, arranging lodging and meeting accommodations, and managing travel reimbursement.
• Assist Policy Advisory Group staff; prepare and submit timely monthly, quarterly and annual progress reports.
• Perform research activities to include conducting background research, literature reviews, and compiling and synthesizing material in the form of bibliographies, abstracts, talking points, PowerPoint presentations, memoranda and reports.
• Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree required, preferably in the field of Public Policy, Urban Studies, Political Science, or other social science field. One to three years of work experience in fast paced office environments is strongly preferred; experience with federal, state, local policymakers, philanthropic and/or non-profits leaders and an interest in social innovation financing, Pay for Success, and the broader public policy environment, its constituents and relationships is a plus. The successful candidate should have excellent communication skills; strong organizational skills; an ability to write reports, business correspondence, literature reviews, and memorandums; an ability to read, analyze, and interpret project protocols, general periodicals, professional journals, reports, and business correspondence. An interest in taking initiative, helping the project team discover problems and troubleshoot solutions, experience working on multiple tasks and assignments while maintaining attention to detail, and the ability to be flexible with the ever-changing demands of a team that values a balance between productivity and fun is desirable. Familiarity with Outlook, Microsoft Office Suite, customer relationship management systems, and social media platforms is preferred.

The Urban Institute strives to be a vibrant, creative community of skilled and committed people who bring to their work a whole range of different experiences. Accordingly, the Urban Institute is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity without regard for race, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected status under applicable law.

The Urban Institute is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer -- Minorities/Women/Disabilities/Veterans.

To learn more about the Urban Institute and its work, please visit www.urban.org.
To apply: https://jobs-urban.icims.com/jobs/2101/project-associate-%28policy-advisory-group%29/job?mobile=false&width=940&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=60&jun1offset=120

Monday, July 27, 2015

Consultancy- She Can Project, ActionAid, Global

Consultancy Opportunity: Action Research & Evaluation

Consultancy Opportunity: Action Research & EvaluationActionAid and DFID are looking to recruit an independent consultant (or consultancy team) to support action research and the final evaluation of a multi-country project tackling violence against women and girls in urban areas, in cities in Bangladesh, Kenya, Myanmar and Zimbabwe.
The ‘She Can’ project aims to tackle violence against women and girls (VAWG) in public spaces within urban areas in four countries and promote women’s rights to the city. The project is being implemented by ActionAid and partners, and funded through the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) through the UK Aid Match funding mechanism. This project aims to increase the safety, mobility, access to justice and gender-responsive public services for 60,990 women and girls living in poverty and exclusion, who are vulnerable to violence in 20 urban areas in Bangladesh, Myanmar, Kenya and Zimbabwe.
 The project started in November 2014 and will finish in November 2017.ActionAid and DFID plan to conduct a joint study of the She Can project with the support of a consultancy team. The primary purpose of the study will be to test the project’s theory of change and deepen understanding of how change happens in relation to reducing VAWG in urban areas. 
An evaluation is sought that will apply an action research approach over the life-cycle of the project, through three phases. It is intended that the consultant(s) will: review programme intervention strategies, develop appropriate monitoring tools and learning strategy to help refine the theory of change (phase 1); support targeted data collection and review at six monthly intervals and identify where outcomes are likely to be achieved (phase 2); conduct a theory-based evaluation involving an in-depth case study in two countries to verify outcomes and further unpack change processes between particularly relevant parts of the theory of change that have shown the promise to contribute towards development impact (phase 3). DFID and ActionAid are thus looking to recruit an independent consultant (or consultancy team) to provide high-level technical advice on the evaluation’s design and to oversee and implement the phased evaluation, generating robust, credible and contextualised evidence relating to the project. 
The full Terms of Reference including details of how to apply are available on the ActionAid International website: http://www.actionaid.org/jobs The deadline for applying is Friday 7th August. We are aiming to select the consultant by early September (interviews provisionally scheduled the week of the 7th September).

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Paralegal with the Women's Legal Centre in Cape Town, South Africa

About the Women's Legal Centre
The Women’s Legal Centre is an independently funded law centre, which conducts public interest and constitutional gender litigation WLC in partnership with the Sex Worker Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT) and Sisonke (Sex Workers Movement). The partnership collaborates jointly on a project titled, “every sex worker a human rights defender project”. The project is aimed at educating sex workers on their legal rights and remedies, advocacy for the decriminalisation of sex work, strategic impact litigation, legal advice and legal representation. The position will be based in Cape Town.

Paralegal Positions
The paralegal will provide legal information and support to sex workers about issues concerning their human rights and legal issues that affect sex workers in terms of their work but also their lives e.g. police abuse, divorce, and custody. Paralegals will conduct outreach, give legal advice, train sex workers, attend court, meeting and workshops. 

Is this position for you
  • Are you interested in human rights?
  • Are you a current or former sex worker?
  • Do you want to support fellow sex workers?
  • Do you speak at least 2 languages spoken in the Province?
  • Are you able to read and write?
  • Able to work flexible hours?
Closing date:  08 August 2015
To apply please send a cover letter and comprehensive CV (no more than 3 pages) with three references, certified copies of all qualifications and identity document to:

Aretha Louw                          OR                    Fax to: 021-424 5206

Women’s Legal Centre                                   Email:  recruitment@wlce.co.za
P O Box 5356
CAPE TOWN
8000

Programme Associate, Maternity Cover, Mama Cash, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Programme Associate - Maternity Cover

Deadline: 
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Organization: Mama Cash
Mama Cash is looking for an interim Programme Associate for Asia and the Pacific, replacing our PA during her maternity and parental leave for an estimated period of 7months, starting 15 August.This position is 24 hours/week and based in Amsterdam.
Mama Cash aims to strengthen its grantmaking by hiring an interim Programme Associate for Asia and the pacific, to manage our relationships with our grantee-partners from countries in that region, by providing administrative, regional knowledge and language support to our Programmes staff as they make and manage grants.
JOB SUMMARY
The Programme Associate (PA) acts as the first and main point of contact for all of Mama Cash’s grantee-partners in Asia and the pacific. To do this, the PA carries out direct administrative and substantive grantmaking and programmatic support to several Programme Officers (PO). Specifically, the PA supports our POs as they build our networks, shape our portfolio of grantee-partners, and identify and develop our priorities in Asia and the pacific. The PA operates in a team with other PAs, under the direct supervision of a designated Programme Officer. The ideal candidate will have expertise in and experience with the region and with women’s rights and feminist groups, and strong administration and project management skills. Fluency in English is required, and an Asian language and working knowledge of a third language that Mama Cash works in is preferred.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
  1. Grantmaking and Programmes
  • Serve as the main contact for current and potential grantee-partners including: responding to inquiries on the status of proposals, gathering additional information, and sending decline letters;
  • Support the due diligence process for making grants by ensuring grantee-partners submit on a timely basis the paperwork needed to make and manage their grants and updating and maintaining the accuracy of grantmaking information in the database;
  • Communicate with Mama Cash advisors to gather additional information on potential grant recipients;
  • Monitor and share information about grant and grantee-partner developments with Mama Cash, maintaining contacts with grantee-partners and signaling challenges and opportunities for Mama Cash’s programme work;
  • Contribute to the analysis of progress and final reports from grantee-partners as required;
  • Help identify grantee-partner support needs and provide support as needed to the PO in the grantee-partner support process including: field visits, translations, meetings, presentations;
  • Translate and/or coordinate the translation of proposals and programme related materials;
  • Provide support, as needed, to the Finance Team in processing contracts and payments;
  • Contribute to technical improvements for grantmaking processes and team infrastructure;
  • May provide some guidance and work closely on a daily basis with volunteers.Outreach/Communications
  • Proactively and reactively compile regional, thematic and grantee-partner-specific information, news and analysis for use by other teams within Mama Cash;
  • Support the Philanthropic Partnerships and Communications team to coordinate with grantee-partners for Mama Cash publications and events;
  • Support the PO in outreach events and in events sponsored by Mama Cash;
  • Participate in cross-functional work-teams and other teams as appropriate;
  • Support the PO in meeting with visitors and stakeholders seeking information about Mama Cash’s grantmaking;
  • Periodically represent Mama Cash alone or with a PO at events or meetings.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
  • Familiarity with women’s rights in the region;
  • Familiarity with the economic, political, social and cultural trends in the region;
  • Knowledge of the region via previous work, study, or living experience;
  • Bilingual fluency in oral and written in English is required, and an Asian language and working knowledge of a third language that Mama Cash works in is preferred.;
  • Good working knowledge of geography;
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills;
  • Very organised and with strong administration skills including an attention to detail and ability to multi-task and meet deadlines;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrate sensitivity and appreciation for diverse viewpoints and different communication styles in a politically and culturally diverse environment;
  • Able to work in a diverse, fast-paced environment, exhibiting flexibility;
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to develop solid working relationships;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Strong skills in PC environment, and in using MS Office and database programmes.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
  • Bachelor’s degree in the social sciences or related field is strongly preferred (such as gender studies, anthropology, sociology or international development);
  • Minimum one or two years relevant work experience;
  • General non-profit exposure;
  • Experience in working in a diverse, team-oriented, and fast-paced environment.
How to apply:
Please send both a letter of motivation and CV (resume) in English, stating number 1607 to: hrm@mamacash.org
- See more at: http://www.awid.org/get-involved/programme-associate-maternity-cover#sthash.6DXADWp1.dpuf

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Senior Regional Legal Adviser in Nairobi, Kenya with The Centre for Reproductive Rights


Deadline: Until filled

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Organization: The Center for Reproductive Rights

About the Center

The Center for Reproductive Rights (the Center) is the premier global legal organization dedicated to advancing women's reproductive health, self-determination, and dignity. Its mission is straightforward and ambitious: to advance reproductive health and rights as fundamental human rights that all governments around the world are legally obligated to protect, respect, and fulfill. 


Headquartered in New York City, the Center has regional offices in Bogota, Geneva, Kathmandu, Nairobi, and Washington, DC and a staff of more than 130 diverse professionals. Its annual operating budget is approximately $23 million, the result of an extraordinary growth trajectory; the Center is now poised for a new phase of significant expansion through its next Strategic Plan.

The Center’s game-changing litigation and advocacy work, combined with its unparalleled expertise in constitutional, comparative, and international human rights law, have transformed how reproductive rights are understood by courts, governments, and human rights bodies worldwide. It has played a key role in securing landmark legal victories in the U.S., Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe on issues including access to life-saving obstetrics care, contraception, safe abortion services, and comprehensive sexuality information, as well as the prevention of forced sterilization and child marriage. It has brought groundbreaking cases before national courts, U.N. Committees, and regional human rights bodies, led the development of historic, proactive legislation advancing robust protections for reproductive rights, and has built the legal capacity of women’s rights advocates in more than 55 countries.

The Center is led by Nancy Northup, President & CEO, who was recruited to the Center in 2003 for her rich mix of experience as a constitutional litigator, federal prosecutor, and women’s rights advocate—as well as her reputation for intelligence, passion, and creativity. She has led the organization’s exceptional growth, tripling its operating budget over the course of a decade, sharpening its strategic focus for even greater impact on ensuring reproductive health and freedom as a fundamental human right, and establishing the Center as an international resource for legal strategy and innovation. She was previously the founding director of the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law; a prosecutor and Deputy Chief of Appeals in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York; and a law clerk to the Honorable Alvin B. Rubin of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. She has taught human rights and constitutional law as an adjunct professor at NYU Law School and Columbia Law School and appears frequently in leading media.

To learn more about the Center for Reproductive Rights, click here.

The Center seeks a Senior Regional Legal Adviser for Africa who will work closely with the Senior Legal Adviser for Africa, as well as the Legal Fellow for Africa based in New York, to support and build the work of the Africa Regional Program, and will report to the Regional Director for Africa.

Responsibilities:

The Senior Regional Legal Adviser for African’s primary job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


  • Support program strategy on litigation, including identifying potential strategic cases at the national, regional and international levels in collaboration with partner organizations; researching and writing pleadings, legal memoranda, amicus curiae, submissions to regional human rights bodies, UN submissions, and case briefs on comparative and international human rights law; and identifying claims for use in national, regional, and/or international fora.
  • Monitor compliance with international obligations relating to reproductive rights and jurisprudential developments.
  • Design and implement advocacy strategies to support potential or existing litigation.
  • Contribute to the development of advocacy materials and other Center publications.
  • Support the development and implementation of a capacity-building strategy on initiatives to advance reproductive rights in the region.
  • Undertake fact-finding missions to document and expose human rights violations.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with local and regional NGOs and key stakeholders.
  • Cultivate pro bono partnerships and develop projects with law firms, law associations, and law schools in the region to leverage the Center’s work.
  • Represent the Center externally on matters related to reproductive rights in the region through public speaking and interaction with the media.
  • Assist the Regional Director for Africa with the supervision of interns, volunteers and pro bono lawyers.
  • Support other program, management and operational activities as necessary.
  • International travel is required.

Qualifications:

  • Strong commitment to the Center’s mission, purpose, and values.
  • Knowledge of international human rights, women’s rights and African human rights system.
  • Experience litigating constitutional and human rights cases in Kenyan courts necessary, and before regional or international human rights systems a plus.
  • Capable of complex legal analytical work and creative and strategic thinking.
  • Advocacy experience, including as part of NGO coalitions.
  • Excellent writing, editing, research and oral advocacy skills.
  • Very detail-oriented, with strong organizational and coordination skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively, to multi-task, and to work under pressure.
  • Degree in law (Juris Doctor or postgraduate) required.
  • Minimum 7 years related professional experience.

Compensation: The Center offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits program.

The Center for Reproductive Rights is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff. We strongly encourage candidates from all groups and communities to apply.

How to apply:

Please click here to apply.

A cover letter, résumé, one writing sample and contact information for three references (email preferred) must be included in your application in order to be considered for this position.

Please include these application materials as attachments. Please mention in your cover letter where you saw this opportunity.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Menstrual Health Education Programme Developer with Irise in Uganda


Deadline: 3 August 2015

Location: Uganda

Organization: Irise

This is a unique opportunity for an experienced young professional to contribute to work on a neglected women’s rights issue and to the growth of a small organisation. They will work in close collaboration with like-minded individuals in Uganda and play an active role in shaping the future of Irise. They must be passionate about the empowerment of women and excited about the challenges of working in a start-up.

Background:

Irise is a fast growing organisation dedicated to addressing inadequate Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM), an issue identified by marginalised women and girls as a driver of gender inequality and disempowerment through an insidious impact on their ability to engage in education and make good decisions about their reproductive health. We found that 74% of girls in rural Uganda believe that period pain is a sign of illness and 43% believe it is harmful to run or dance during their period.

We believe that menstruation and puberty are the first steps in a girl's sexual and reproductive life and that access to information and support during this important period can give her the confidence to make choices about her own body throughout her life. We also aim to work with men and boys to help them understand and respect women's bodies.

Through creating a safe space to talk about menstruation we can address the systemic misinformation surrounding women's menstrual and reproductive health, ranging from doctor's advising that sex can cure period pain to the idea that menstruating women are dirty and can contaminate others and fears that hormonal contraceptives can cause deformed babies. We also break the silence surrounding other taboo issues and begin important dialogues about gender roles and girls’ rights.

We work to develop and deliver creative menstrual health education (MHE) that other organisations can integrate into their existing work. Our progress towards this goal is summarised below. 

  • Over 1,000 East African girls are given the opportunity to ask anonymous questions about menstruation and a Menstrual Health Education Resource designed to answer these questions is developed and piloted in Kisumu, Kenya. 
  • Baseline Data on girls’ knowledge on menstruation in Uganda reveals serious knowledge deficits. A tool for monitoring knowledge of menstruation is validated in Uganda.
  • A programme attempting to engage medical students and local people in delivery of menstrual health education concludes that misinformation is systemic and that taboos and myths mean that more than factual information is needed.
  • Irise launches a Menstrual Hygiene Toolkit which includes an updated Menstrual Health Education Resource. To date it has been shared with over 30 organisations and used in Nepal and Bolivia. 
  • Two Irise trustees collaborate with Theatre for a Change to learn about their participatory teaching methods which have a good track record at achieving attitude and behaviour change around HIV/AIDs. 
  • These teaching methods are applied to menstruation and piloted in Uganda. Preliminary data suggests that the teaching improves girls’ knowledge. Resources for training educators and teachers and delivering participatory teaching in schools and the community are developed.
  • The teaching is delivered in schools as part of a research study to establish the effect of a Menstrual Hygiene Programme on school girls’ absenteeism.
  • Irise develops a Menstrual Hygiene superhero cartoon to be shared with schools around Menstrual Hygiene Day 2015.

Role Description:

The individual will build on the existing work and experience of Irise International to develop a train the trainer course and other creative resources to support the delivery of menstrual health education in East Africa. The materials will be developed and piloted through our programme in Jinja and then promoted more widely so that other organisations can integrate them into their work.

The individual will help to establish a train the trainer programme and work in close collaboration with the our social enterprise Irise Uganda Ltd to ensure that communities receiving Easy Pads (reusable pads) are also able to access the information they need. They will work closely with the Menstrual Health Education Trainer based in our Jinja office as well as training and supporting other trainers and organisations.

Responsibilities:
Developing materials for a Train the Trainers course
Developing the content for other supplementary resources (e.g: resources for girls groups, men and boys and mother and daughter sessions in schools, interactive online resources and posters.)
Collaborating with a graphic designer to develop colourful and creative resources
Writing funding applications to support the running and expansion of the programme
Manage and train the Jinja office based MHE Trainer to help and support this work and encourage them to take increasing levels of responsibility for the programme
Deliver training and workshops to other organisations in collaboration with the MHE Trainer and the social enterprise
Train and support regional trainers to deliver MHE training to organisations in their areas
Collaborate with the Business and Sales Manager of Irise Uganda Ltd to ensure the education and product provision complement one another
Ensure relevant Monitoring and Evaluation data is collected by the team and from other organisations engaged in training.

Person Specification:

Essential:
Experience of developing and delivering health education in Sub-Saharan Africa
A graduate with at least a bachelors degree in a relevant subject area
Knowledge and experience of teaching and training
Experience developing teaching or training resources
Experience of mentoring and training more junior staff

Desired:
Experience of living and working in East Africa
Knowledge and experience of women’s health in the context of public health
Experience of training adults in East Africa
Experience of the primary/secondary school setting in East Africa
Experience of writing funding applications
Experience of monitoring and evaluation
Previous work on Menstrual Hygiene Management

Benefits:
£500/month maintenance grant
Free accommodation in Jinja, Uganda (a room in a shared, furnished flat with cooking facilities, hot water and a fridge)
Initial 3 month contract (Aug-Dec) with the aim of extending to a 12 month contract based on the individual’s compatibility with the team and funding.

How to apply:

Please send your CV and a cover letter explaining why you are right for the role to info@irise.org.uk making ‘MHHE Programme Developer’ the subject of the email.

Interviews will happen in the last week of July and the first week of August with the aim of communicating a final decision to candidates by Monday 10th August.

The successful candidate will start at the end of August/beginning of September.

Head of Advocacy Programme with FEMNET In Nairobi, Kenya


Deadline: 15 July 2015
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Organization: The African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET)

The African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET), a pan-African women’s rights Organisation, is looking for a suitable candidate to fill the position of Head of Advocacy Programme. This position provides an opportunity to manage and support exciting advocacy initiatives and campaigns on women’s human rights in a stimulating, multicultural and dynamic environment. The position is based in FEMNET Secretariat in Nairobi and involves travel across Africa and other parts of the world.

Main Responsibilities:
  • Supporting and facilitating the African women’s movement to develop and use regional and international policy frameworks in advocacy for the full realization of the human rights for African women and girls 
  • Initiate and coordinate necessary research to inform policy influencing and programming in Gender Equality and Women’s Human rights focusing on areas of FEMNET Strategic plan Maintain effective networks with FEMNET’s constituencies on advocacy issues that support African women’s development and empowerment, gender equality and the promotion of women’s human rights at national, regional and international levels;
  • Liaising with the Capacity Building programme to build advocacy and lobbying skills among African women so as to influence governments and intergovernmental organisations (IGOs) to develop and implement policies that promote the rights of African women and girls
  • Managing the advocacy programme’s projects, including Post 2015 Development Agenda, the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), the African Union (AU) programmes on gender, Solidarity for African Women’s’ Rights (SOAWR), Financing for Development among others
  • Coordinating and facilitating the advocacy and lobbying activities at the AU, UN and national Government levels working with FEMNET members, other stakeholders and partners.
  • Liaising with the Communication Programme to sustain communication with FEMNET’s constituencies on the developments within the advocacy programme;
  • Working closely with the Executive Director and Program Manager to mobilize resources for the Advocacy Programme;
  • Facilitating the timely reporting of the implementation of the Advocacy Programming on a quarterly and annual basis, donor reports and as may be otherwise required by the Executive Director or the Program Manager;
  • Manage and provide guidance to the staff, volunteers and interns under the Advocacy programme
  • Advising the Executive Director as to any needs relating to the Advocacy Programme.
  • Represent FEMNET in strategic meetings/forums that provide opportunity to advance FEMNET’s mission. 

Skills and competencies
  • Be a masters degree holder in Social Sciences, Gender and Development, Law, or any other relevant degree
  • Have at least 5 years of relevant work experience at regional, sub- regional and international level
  • Have experience in projects’ management
  • Proven experience working in the area of women’s rights and gender equality
  • Proven experience in, exposure to, and capability for collaborative work, nurturing of networks and alliances.
  • Knowledge of and experience in conducting research and organizing advocacy initiatives at the regional and international levels that promote women’s rights and women’s empowerment in Africa;
  • Analytical, creative, strategic and problem-solving skills;
  • Ability to simplify, summarize and communicate complex information, including presentation skills in both English and French;
  • Good communications, interpersonal and networking skills, including the ability to work with a diverse range of people and organisations at the national, regional and international levels;
  • Diplomatic and lobbying skills, including knowledge of the differing political contexts within Africa (anglophone, arabophone, francophone and lusophone);
  • Pro-activeness and self-motivation with the ability to work very well within a team environment;
  • The ability to work within tight deadlines; 
  • Capacity to use the media to promote the regional campaigns to advocate for African women’s rights.
  • Computer literacy, including electronic networking skills;
  • Able to motivate people, build and nurture networks of contacts
  • A proven encourager and promoter of an environment of support conducive to cooperation, collegiality, consultation and collaboration
  • Be prepared to live in Nairobi and willing and able to travel within the Africa region and beyond.
  • Willing to adhere to FEMNET’s beliefs, values and principles that guide its work and programming framework.

How to apply:

Remuneration will be in line with the set procedures of the organizations and the experience and qualifications of the candidate. Interested candidates are requested to submit a Curriculum Vitae with 3 references, salary expectations with a 1 page motivational letter explaining why you are a good candidate for the position by email to: recruitment@femnet.or.ke. Please use “Head of Advocacy” as the subject of your email. Only complete applications will be reviewed.
Deadline for submission of applications is Wednesday 15 July 2015 by COB.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted.