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Programme Officer Job in Kenya


Campaign, Advocacy and Lobbying (CAL) Programme Officer

Participatory Ecological Land Use Management (PELUM-Kenya) Association is a network of 36 NGOs and Civil Society Organisations working with small-scale farmers in Kenya. 

PELUM- Kenya has the following vacancy to be based in its National Secretariat in Thika Town.

The required person should:
  • Have at least a degree in the relevant discipline especially agriculture, environmental science, and any other community development related discipline. Those with lower qualification but with proven hands-on and compensating experience may also apply.
  • Have proven experience and skills in fundraising (donor liaison, proposal and report writing)
  • Have at least a 3-year experience in working with NGOs, networks and / or farmers organisations
  • Have a good knowledge and practical experience in issues that affect small scale farmers and communities
  • Have some hands-on experience in campaign, advocacy and lobbying and be knowledgeable on the current topical issues (agro fuels / bio-fuels, land issues, GE / GMOs, climate change, EPAS etc)
  • Have the ability to create synergy and work closely with other national and regional networks and collaborative partners to create lobbying alliances and coalitions.
  • Have skills and experience ¡n managing community /farmer-led campaigns, advocacy and lobbying
  • Be at least 30 years old
In addition, the person should:
  • Have excellent skills in negotiations at national, regional and international meetings.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills ¡n English.
  • Ability to work for long hours with minimal supervision
  • Be computer literate with the proven ability to use essential software packages, email and internet.
The Officer will be reporting to the Programme Operations Manager.

If you qualify for this position, submit your Word Document Application and a detailed CV with mobile phone number, and a list of academic and professional certificates, testimonials, names and contacts of three referees, to reach PELUM-Kenya by November 16th, 2012 quoting current (or if not currently working, the last salary) and the expected salary. 

This is mandatory and those who will not disclose this will not be considered. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. 

Canvassing for the job is highly prohibited and may lead to automatic disqualification.

PELUM Kenya is an equal employer and all, including women are particularly encouraged to apply.

Send the application and CV through email (only) with subject

CAL Position to Email: pelumkenya@gmail.com

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