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Outreach Coordinator Job in Nairobi Kenya


The Kenyan Civil Society Strengthening Program

A Pact Inc / Pact Kenya Program in Collaboration with the USAID 


Pact is an International non-governmental organization, which enables systematic solutions that allows those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy and take part in the benefits that nature provides.

Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems and transforming markets into a force for development.

Our three core values are: 

  • Local Solutions: Our success comes from solutions created with the people we serve.
  • Partnerships: Partnerships deepen our impact and promote empowerment.
  • Results: Our work must transform lives and make them measurably better. How that change occurs is as important as the change itself.
Pact envisions a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership over their future.

In Kenya, Pact works in collaboration with Act! in implementing the Kenya civil Society Strengthening Program, a USAID funded project which focuses on democracy and governance, natural resources management and peacebuilding and conflict management.

In this regard, we are looking for a passionate and capable self driven individual to fill in the following position:

Outreach Coordinator

Working closely with the Chief of Party and Deputy Chief of Party, the coordinator will be based in Nairobi with frequent travel within Kenya.

The outreach coordinator shall be responsible for the following but not limited to; extensively networking with civil society actors involved in processes related to elections and the implementation of the new constitution.

In specific to ensure that civil society is participating in debate, dialogue and influencing policy. As well as work in collaboration with our partners to voice and communicate the active work of civil society actors in Kenya.

Position: 
Outreach Coordinator
Division: 
KCSSP Program
Supervised By: Chief of Party /Deputy Chief of Party
Supervises: None
Duty Station: Nairobi, with frequent travel within Kenya

Purpose / Basic Function of the Position


This position will be responsible for extensively networking with civil society actors involved in processes related to elections and the implementation of the new constitution.

In specific to ensure that civil society is participating in debate, dialogue and influencing policy. It will also work to voice and communicate the active work of civil society actors

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

Networking civil society
  • In collaboration with KCSSP partners, donors and government be fully informed of meetings, debates, actions taking place on issues related to elections and the implementation of the new constitution.
  • Represent Pact at meetings, in collaboration with KCSSP/ACT! staff and C0P/DC0P
  • Document debates and discussions taking place in meetings and where necessary prepare press statements and other communication tools in collaboration with KCSSP communications officer
  • Monitor social media debates, discussions and dialogues and summarize themes and issues
  • Where appropriate identify Targeted areas of Opportunity for funding of specific activities
Influencing policy
  • Identify related-upcoming parliamentary debates
  • Coordinate with civil society actors (in collaboration with KCSSP staff) to prepare communication pieces before such debates
  • Document where policies have been adapted based on input from civil society actors
  • Where appropriate identify Targeted areas of Opportunity for funding of specific activities
Bring a voice to civil society
  • In collaboration with KCSSP, partners, DCoP and COP identify thematic areas for discussion and debate amongst civil society
  • Prepare coordinate panel discussions, debates and other to bring relevant actors together on specific themes
  • In coordination with communication officer develop communication tools for the above (radio, leaflets, TV etc.)
Capturing stories and success
  • In collaboration with KCSSP partners identify key success stories at both grassroots and national policy level
  • Collect stories and together with CoP/DCoP group thematically
  • With Communication Officer develop and implement a communication strategy for sharing these success
Qualifications, desired skills and Experience

The minimum required academic and professional skills for the jobholder to perform successfully in this position are:
  • A minimum of a Bachelors degree in the Social Sciences. Masters degree in media, journalism or related field will be an added advantage
  • Minimum 6 years working experience in a similar position in an NGO, international organization or government agency.
  • Familiarity with and experience in the use of various research resources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other data sources
  • Strong analytical and advocacy skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of civil society actors and key current affairs issues in Kenya particularly around elections, decentralization and the implementation of the constitution
  • Strong representation and coordination skills.
  • Diplomacy and tact
  • Experience and knowledge of different media tools and outlets in Kenya
  • Effective written and oral communications skills that are essential to building relationships
  • Ability to exercise sound business judgment to wisely prioritize and successfully perform multiple and complex tasks.
  • Highly organized and able to develop and streamline systems for efficient conduct of day-to-day tasks.
  • Excellent communication skills with fluency and high proficiency in English. Knowledge of Kiswahili desirable.
  • Good understanding of knowledge management and strong analytical, report writing as well as documentation skills
  • Ability to work both autonomously and with others within the team
  • Ability and willingness to travel within Kenya
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary and multicultural environment and with partners at all levels
  • Ability to network with partners, donors and other relevant stakeholders
Applicants must submit: 

(1) A cover letter of introduction explaining how they meet the above criteria;

(2) A detailed and current CV;

(3) Contact information for 3 referees; and

(4) Indicate current remuneration package, to the Pact Kenya country office

All applications to be submitted to Pact country office, attention the Human Resources officer via the following e-mail address: kenyahr@pactworld.org indicating clearly on the subject field: Outreach Coordinator Pact/04/2012.

Deadline for submission: 
11th April 2012 mid-night.

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