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OSIEA Crime and Criminal Justice Initiative Program Officer Job in Kenya

We are seeking a Program Officer to coordinate a violence prevention and criminal justice reform program in Kenya.

The Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa (OSIEA) works to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens.

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive and strategic violence prevention and criminal justice program. Components of such a program include: promoting resilience in young children, preventing domestic violence, developing opportunities for youth, addressing alcohol and substance abuse, providing victim support, reducing the availability of weapons, promoting diversion from pretrial detention and incarceration, supporting effective offender re-entry, and supporting community mobilization.
  • Design grant-making and advocacy strategies to advance the program.
  • Compile and disseminate information on violence prevention and criminal justice reform best practices.

  • Substantive knowledge of crime prevention and criminal justice in Kenya
  • Minimum of five years experience working with international crime prevention programs, criminal justice reform initiatives, and/or with national government agencies
  • Advanced degree in relevant area of study
  • Expertise in NGO capacity building and evaluation
  • Extraordinary initiative, creativity and capacity to think strategically
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with a diverse array of people
  • Team spirit and respectful working and decision-making style
  • Strong organizational skills and close attention to detail
  • Integrity, diplomatic manner and professional discretion essential
  • Travel as needed
Compensation: Competitive salary, with good benefits package No phone calls, please. 

Search Closes:
 August 31, 2010

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