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NGO Jobs in Nairobi Kenya - PACJA

The Organisation
The Pan African Climate Justice Alliance is a coalition of around 300 Civil Society organizations with diverse membership from 45 African countries drawn from Non-governmental organizations, Foundations, Trusts, Community-based organizations, faith-based networks, national platforms and regional/sector-based networks.
Established in 2008, PACJA aims to unify isolated civil society efforts on climate change advocacy and coordination in Africa, to ensure that pro-poor and people centered response measures are taken into consideration as governments in Africa seek to mainstream climate change into national development strategies.

The Positions
To respond to the needs of expanding and diverse membership coupled with ever-increasing demands of climate change response efforts, PACJA seeks to recruit experienced, motivated and dynamic men and women to join its Secretariat based in Nairobi, Kenya to support its work in playing a proactive role in the evolving climate change dialogue processes, both at African and international levels. 

The Alliance is therefore looking for suitable candidates to fill the following positions:
Programme Manager (PM)
Job Reference: PM-PACJA-08-2012
Duration of Contract: 2 Years (with possibility of extension subject to satisfactory performance)
Reporting to the Continental Coordinator, you will be responsible for ensuring the effective and efficient implementation of PACJA projects, and delivery of its core policy and advocacy objectives.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Development and implementation of PACJA’s organizational strategy and the Pan African project work plans.
  • Line management of PACJA programme staff.
  • Lead on research and provide advice on advocacy on organizational strategic interests.
  • Represent PACJA at Climate Change related policy forums and meetings.
  • Overall management and reporting of all financial elements of the programme in accordance with PACJA’s financial policies and procedures.
  • Develop Monitoring and Evaluation tools to measure programme activities.
  • Relationship building with partner organizations, including donors, government, the private sector and other NGOs to achieve the strategic objectives of the organization.
Required Skills and Qualifications
  • At least a master’s degree in development studies, Environmental Studies, Public Policy Analysis or any other related field.
  • A minimum of 5 years project/programme management experience preferably from Coalitions with diverse membership, at National , regional or continental levels.
  • Proven record of policy and advocacy experience in Africa.
  • Experience working on climate change issues, including familiarity with and passionate about the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and related processes
  • Excellent conceptual and analytical skills and demonstrable ability to think strategically.
  • Experience of managing donor relations and contracts.
  • Full computer literacy and familiarity with e-presentation techniques and ability to operate with online web-based applications.
  • Experience in project design, organizational and strategic planning processes.
  • Strong interpersonal and management skills and ability to establish effective working relationships in a multi-cultural environment
  • Fluency in written and spoken English. Knowledge of French is desirable.
Position Vacant: Advocacy and Communication Officer
Job Reference: ACO-PACJA-08-2012
Duration of Contract: 2 Years (with possibility of extension subject to satisfactory performance)

Reporting to the Programme Manager (PM), you will be coordinating the Advocacy and communication functions of PACJA, including, but not limited to communications, lobbying, media and campaigns.

  • Lead the design and implementation of PACJA’s advocacy and communication strategies and activities.
  • Work with the rest of the staff, thematic leaders, Consultants and alliance members to develop regular policy positions on climate change visa-a-vis positions held by other stakeholders.
  • Represent PACJA at climate change policy forums and meetings.
  • Provide content for the regular production of publications and communication tools including annual report, Climate Change updates and other strategic documents.
  • Lead on capacity building for staff and partners.
  • Coordinate with alliance members on knowledge and information sharing and learning.
  • Coordinate PACJA media engagements.
  • Write, document, publish and disseminate PACJA’s achievements and best practices through regular newsletters, websites, blogs and twitter.
Required Skills and Qualifications
  • Degree in Political or Social Sciences, International Studies, Journalism, Communications, Law or other relevant field.
  • At least 3 years of relevant professional experience in advocacy and communications with at least 1 year at the African or international levels.
  • Experience working on climate change issues, including familiarity with and passionate about the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and related processes
  • Excellent lobbying, advocacy and communication skills.
  • Experience working with media at the continental level .
  • Excellent knowledge of both English and French ( written and spoken).
  • Demonstrable skills in Information Technology, including use of Word Processing, PowerPoint, Design and Publishing, spread sheets, email and internet.
  • Ability to work with a wide range of partners at the national, regional and global levels.
  • Ability to produce various advocacy and communications products.
Position Vacant: Finance Officer
Job Reference: FO-PACJA-08-2012
Duration of Contract: 2 Years (with possibility of extension subject to satisfactory performance)

Reporting to the Finance and Administration Manager, the Finance Officer will be responsible for financial support to projects and programmes to ensure the smooth running of the financial systems.
Main Responsibilities include:
  • Ensure timely and regular posting of expenditures.
  • Provide financial and grants advice to all programme staff.
  • Ensure timely requisition of services and equipment.
  • Support Finance and Administration Manager, Programme Manager and the rest of programme Staff in proposal writing, and budget preparation and monitoring.
  • Monitor expenditures, planned and committed costs.
  • Ensure accurate and timely financial reporting to donors.
  • Prepare periodic budget monitoring reports.
Required Skills and Qualifications:
  • Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, Commerce, Finance or Accounting.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) (K)
  • Minimum of 3 years’ relevant experience in a donor grant reporting role.
  • Good financial analysis skills.
  • Understanding of regional funding environments.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent computer skills and familiarity with financial accounting and reporting systems.
All positions are based in Nairobi, Kenya and thus non-Kenyan applicants will need to be in possession of, or be eligible to receive a Kenyan Work Permit.

The salary is pegged to the Kenyan National NGO pay scale. PACJA will not provide for relocation costs.

Interested candidates who meet the above criteria may email a letter of application and detailed CV to .
Deadline for all applications is close of day on 7 September 2012. 

Only the short listed candidates will be contacted.

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