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Programme Officer and Assistant Programme Officer Jobs in Kenya

Established in 1959, the Kenyan Section of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ Kenya) is a non governmental, non – partisan, not for profit making, membership organisation registered in Kenya.

With a membership drawn from the Bar as well as the Bench, ICJ Kenya is a National Section of the International Commission of Jurists based in Geneva. It is however autonomous from the ICJ Geneva.

The primary Mission of the organisation is to promote and protect human rights, democracy and the rule of law nationally and regionally.

Nationally the organisation has distinguished itself with its consistent tract record of well-informed advocacy and leadership and is today widely acknowledged as a premier human rights organisation in Kenya.

ICJ Kenya seeks to fill two vacant positions as detailed below and hereby invites suitably qualified Kenyans to apply.

1) Programme Officer - Human Rights Protection Programme

Overall Job Requirement

To work closely with the Executive Director in the management of the Human Rights Protection Programme and to liaise with other programme staff to create synergy in the achievement of the organisation’s strategic objectives.

Description of the Main Tasks

  • Conceptualization and development of programme ideas.
  • Management, coordination and implementation of programme activities.
  • Preparation of timely programme reports.
  • Development of proposals for funding and cultivating a good relationship with all partners.
  • To monitor and evaluate programmatic activities.
  • Conducting research and disseminate findings.
Qualifications and Skills
  • LL.B or its equivalent from a reputable institution.
  • A diplomat or its equivalent in programme management
  • Over three years experience working with an NGO and especially working with various communities.
  • Must have good communication, presentation and writing skills.
  • Ability to initiate and manage a number of programmes concomitantly.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to develop others within the team.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • The candidate must be a hard working, dynamic, self motivated individual with excellent interpersonal skills.
2) Assistant Programme Officer – Access to Justice Programme

Overall Job Requirement

To provide programmatic and administrative assistance to the programme management team in the implementation, management and coordination of programmatic activities.

Description of the Main Tasks
  • To initiate and develop project ideas and proposals.
  • To assist in the implementation, management and coordination of programme activities.
  • To assist in the preparation of periodic reports
  • To conduct research on emerging areas within the programmatic mandate.
  • To monitor and evaluate programmatic activities.
  • To liaise with the Programme Officer or the Executive Director on areas of program mandate.
Qualifications and Skills
  • LL.B or its equivalent from a reputable institution.
  • Must possess excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Must have two years work experience in a nongovernmental organization.
  • Knowledge of the Kenyan judiciary will be an added advantage
  • Must show ability to monitor and evaluate programmatic activities.
  • The candidate must be a hard working, dynamic, self motivated individual with excellent interpersonal skills.
A competitive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidates ICJ Kenya is an equal opportunity employer.

Please send your application, CV and relevant certificates to:
 

The Executive Director, ICJ Kenya,
 
P.O. Box 59743-00200,
Nairobi
 

or Email: info@icj-kenya.org.
 

Your application should be received on or before 7th December 2011.
 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


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