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Advocacy Officer Job Vacancy in Nairobi

A Child Rights Organization based in Nairobi is looking for an Advocacy Officer.
Qualifications/Requirements
·         Be a graduate of Social Sciences from a recognized University, with a bias in Communication Studies
·         Professional experience of working on disability rights, preferable on child rights sector  or deaf education
·         Experience of working within the Rights Based Approach framework
·         Professional experience of undertaking regional and national advocacy and lobbying including development of action plans and strategies
·         Demonstrable understanding of local decision making processes.
·         Experience of identifying capacity building gaps and working with partner / Parents Groups organizations in an advisory capacity
·         Experience in delivering coaching, training and facilitation as appropriate to different situations


·         Ability to establish good working relationships with a wide range of people at all levels ranging from parents to Government officials
·         Knowledge of sign language and experience of working with deaf children
·         Ability to coordinate, liaise and negotiate
·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Kiswahili
·         Self driven with capacity to mobilize and motivate groups
·         Computer literate with proven knowledge on use of several packages e.g. MS Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.
·         Must be not less than 28 years old and possess a driving license
Interested candidates who meet the above criteria may send their applications enclosing detailed CVs, names of three referees and daytime telephone contacts to: recruitment.bsn@gmail.com.
To reach us not later than 18 January, 2010.
N/B: Only short listed applicants shall be contacted.

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