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Research, Lobbying and Advocacy Officer Job in Kenya


The Kenya Episcopal Conference- Catholic Secretariat wishes to announce a post of Research, Lobbying and Advocacy Officer

The KEC - Catholic Secretariat is the National Administrative, facilitative and Coordinative arm through which the KEC implements and co-ordinates various Pastoral programs at the National level and undertakes all those responsibilities which express the mission of the Catholic Church in Kenya.

The Catholic Health Commission of Kenya, one of the technical departments of the KEC-Catholic Secretariat seeks an outstanding, dynamic and results oriented individual to fill the position of Research, Lobbying and Advocacy Officer.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Policy analysis, development of advocacy strategies and elaboration of annual national KEC-Catholic Secretariat advocacy plans
  • Coordination of advocacy activities and development of policies for Lobby, Research and Advocacy Strategy for Catholic Health Commission of Kenya - KEC
  • Picking relevant issues from the Media and the Public for Lobby and Advocacy.
  • Networking with Ministries for Health, civil society organizations and other international agencies
  • Establish appropriate contacts and represent the Catholic Health Commission of Kenya-KEC with key stakeholders at various workshops, briefings and other meetings
  • Researches issues to assist with development of health policy and makes recommendations as appropriate to the National Executive Secretary
  • Identify issues that affect health service delivery in Catholic Health Facilities and liaise with appropriate agencies to resolve issues that affect Catholic Health Facilities
  • Write and follow up proposals and funding requests for lobbying and advocacy activities
  • Responsible for reporting according to terms agreed in contracts
  • To build close relations and maintain an archive of all communication with funding organizations
Qualifications
  • Has a Bachelor Degree in Communication, Law or related discipline.
  • 3 years experience in Lobbying and Advocacy
  • A Masters Degree an advantage
  • Proficiency in MS Office
  • A clear understanding of the health sector
Performance Indicators
  • Extent of carrying out duties and responsibilities above.
Personal Traits 
  • Is a committed Catholic, with good recommendation from own Parish Priest
  • Is a person of attested integrity, with high degree of confidentiality
  • Is innovative and assertive
  • Is able to work under little supervision
  • Is able to work with people of all types of temperament.
Our recruitment procedures shall be followed.

Applications should be addressed to:-

Secretary General
Kenya Episcopal Conference-Catholic Secretariat
P.O Box 13475-00800
Nairobi.

or hr@catholicchurch.or.ke 

To reach him on or before February 29th 2012 

Only short listed candidates will be contacted 

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