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NGO Jobs in Kenya – Transparency International


Transparency International-Kenya (TI-Kenya) is part of the Transparency International group that is a non-partisan coalition of individuals with a shared vision of a corrupt free world. 

TI-Kenya is an autonomous chapter in the Transparency International movement, a global coalition against corruption with which we share the knowledge and exchange ideas for the greater good of Kenya.
 
TI-Kenya in collaboration with partners in Nairobi, Coast, and North Rift regions has established Advocacy and Legal Advice Centres (ALACs) as a strategic initiative aimed at empowering citizens to actively participate in the fight against corruption. 

The Western and Nyanza ALAC is currently being set up.
 
In partnership with like minded CSOs groups, TI-Kenya through ALAC’s –carry out the following functions:
  • Promote legal advice and assistance to victims or witnesses of corruption through partnership with legal aid organisations
  • Enhance citizen’s access to legal services through information, education and communication support
  • Undertake advocacy on a broader anti-corruption reform agenda
  • Enhance institutional capacity in complaint assessment and processing to enable citizens pursue corrupt-related issues.
To accomplish these, TI-Kenya plans to hire a Programme Officer in charge of its ALAC office in Western and Nyanza regions in Kenya. The Programme Officer is expected to undertake the following responsibilities:

Vacancy: Programme Officer
 
Reference: Advocacy and Legal Advisory Centre, Nyanza/Western
 
Duty Station: Nyanza / Western Kenya
 

Job Description
  • Coordinate and promote good governance campaign in the Nyanza/Western Kenya region,
  • Develop and implement strategies to promote citizen engagement and empowerment in the fight against corruption.
  • Oversee and coordinate all aspects of an Advocacy and Legal Advice Centre (ALAC) in the Western and Nyanza regions including administration, institutionalisation, staffing and resource mobilisation
  • Coordinate and offer leadership to a network of CSOs working within the Western and Nyanza region towards promoting good governance and corruption prevention
  • Design and implement outreach initiatives on good governance and corruption prevention targeting communities around the Western/Nyanza region and its environs
  • Manage and offer strategic leadership to a Citizen Complaints project.
  • Act as main contact point for other stakeholders on issues of common interest on the ALAC activities in the Western and Nyanza region.
  • Coordinate documentation of all ALAC activities in the region
Main Duties
  • Support the Citizen Demand Programme Coordinator and other ALAC’s Programme Officers to produce awareness materials for ALAC publicity campaigns
  • Raise awareness of ALAC project to the public and stakeholders in the region
  • In liaison with the Research Officer, facilitate research activities on ALAC, including surveys.
  • Ensure efficient and effective implementation of the project including monitoring, evaluating and reporting of ALAC activities
  • Ensure efficiency and accuracy of filing systems and coordinate other information management systems relating to the ALAC activities in the Western and Nyanza region.
  • Ensure proper synergies between ALAC activities and other TI-Kenya programmes and departments
  • Facilitate production of ALAC project reports and documentation of ALAC activities in the Western and Nyanza region.
  • Closely liaise with partner institutions and track progress on complaints handed over to them
  • Contribute to TI-Kenya overall strategic plan implementation and Citizen Demand Programme in specific
  • Mobilise resources through researching and targeting trusts, donors, foundations whose criteria match the project and activities and subsequently developing quality project proposals
  • Establish office and document requirements for premises and ensuring that the premises provide sufficient capacity for the project
Qualifications
  • Degree in Law from a recognized university.
  • Advocate of the High Court of Kenya
  • Qualification in project management will be an added advantage
Skills and Experience
  • Minimum four (4) years experience in a similar environment
  • Excellent public speaking, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent writing and analytical skills
  • Computer Literacy (word processing, spreadsheets, database management)
  • Able to work effectively within a team and work with minimum supervision
Vacancy: Deputy Programme Officer
 
Reference:Advocacy and Legal Advisory Centre, Western / Nyanza
 
Duty Station:Western/Nyanza
 
Job Summary
 
Duties and Responsibilities
 
1.  Programme Management
  • Take up roles assigned by the Programme Officer to assist in the coordination, management of ALAC Western programmes/projects, administration, logistical tasks, documentation and liaison with other TI Kenya staff.
  • Receive & book appointments for clients, Conduct initial interviews and where appropriate provide legal advice, make records of complaint calls, make referrals and follow up of clients cases and the overall management of ALAC Western data base.
  • Provide support on TI Kenya website updates by highlighting ALAC Western activities
  • Assist the Programme Officer in designing and implementing outreach initiatives on good governance and corruption prevention targeting communities around Western & Nyanza region and its environs;
  • Providing the Programme Officer with technical support in planning meetings, workshops and seminars including the preparation of meeting documents, agendas, IEC materials and reports for the Citizen Demand Programme.
  • Develop and implement strategies for community mobilization and empowerment to enable community groups to promote transparent and accountable institutions locally and nationally;
  • Develop effective local community organization resources and learning materials and effective strategies to be used in advocacy work;
2.  Advisory/Strategy Development
  • Provide support to the Programme Officer in defining sub – programmes priorities and objectives advised by the regional dynamics;
3.  Management of TI-Kenya Partners/partnerships
  • Work with the Programme Officer to raise awareness of ALAC Western/Nyanza project to the public and stakeholders in the region
  • Build sustainable partnerships with community groups, county authorities and other development actors in order to ensure that transparency and accountability issues are mainstreamed into local and national social-economic and development programmes.
4. Institutional Learning
  • Assist with the development of a participatory results and impact tracking system for ALAC Western initiative.
  • Assist in the documentation of information based on the Citizen Demand Programme and ALAC Western/Nyanza.
Resource Mobilization
  • Provide technical support to the Programme Officer in researching for and developing exceptional proposals and/or concepts for financial support and sustainability of the sub–programme.
Qualifications
  • Degree in social science from a recognized University
  • At least 2 years relevant work experience with an emphasis on legal aid set up and community engagement
  • Experience in project management will be an added advantage
Competencies
  • Proven experience in community mobilization and demonstrate interest in anticorruption sector.
  • Familiarity with advocacy and communications strategies and tools
  • Result oriented, team player and self motivated
  • Ability to multi-task, with tight deadlines/schedules and attention to detail.
  • Excellent Writing, Research, Communication and interpersonal and skills
Vacancy: Deputy Programme Officer
 
Reference: Political Transparency, Legislative and Electoral Reforms
 
Duty Station: Nairobi
 

Duties and Responsibilities
 
Under the supervision of the Program Officer (Political Transparency, Legislative drafting and Electoral reforms), the Deputy Programme Officer shall;
 
1. Programme Management.
  • Provide support in designing projects under political transparency, legislation and electoral reforms sub-programme including development of work plans/schedules and ensure their successful implementation to achieve overall programme objectives and TI Kenya strategic goals.
  • Take up lead roles in specific tasks as assigned by the Programme Officer in the management of governance and policy (Political Transparency, Legislative and Electoral Reform) projects to produce desired results/impact.
  • Assist in drafting timely sub-programme reports: monthly, quarterly and annual reports and donor specific reports.
  • Work with the procurement officer in the identification and recruitment of qualified service providers including procurement of assets/utilities and consultants for tasks specific to the sub programmes. The Deputy Programme Officer shall also assist in preparation of the terms of reference, expression of interest and contracts in accordance with TI-Kenya policies and procedures and will ensure successful delivery of work by such service providers.
  • Provide technical support to ensure that technical documents of the programmes are fully reviewed, discussed and appropriately disseminated. This task includes support to research, data collection and reports.
  • Coordinate sub-programme logistical work including organizing meetings, forums, workshops, trainings and production of reports/minutes thereto.
  • Assist in building the capacity of staff and relevant stakeholders on their role in the implementation of the Constitution, development of legislation, electoral reforms and political transparency. The task includes development of IEC materials on the subprogrammes.
  • Assist in carrying out APNAC Kenya secretariat work and engagement with other relevant parliamentary bodies.
2.  Advisory/ Strategy Development
  • Assist in defining sub – programmes priorities and objectives and communicate to staffand partners for mutual understanding and ownership.
  • Provide leadership in the thinking and support development of TI Kenya national, regional and global strategies and advocacy campaigns development of citizen driven legislations, political participation and competition that is regulated, accountable and transparent.
3.  Management of TI Kenya partners/partnerships
  • Develop links and share experiences with relevant stakeholders to promote andmainstream transparency to achieve TI - Kenya vision and mission.
  • Provide technical support to project partners in development of sound policies and legislations for transparent and accountable social reforms initiatives.
  • Work with relevant partner coalitions and networks to develop collaborative programme strategies, resource mobilization, concerted efforts and collective results for desired impact on the fight of corruption in Kenya.
4.  Institutional learning
  • Assist in creation of structured opportunities of institutional learning including project monitoring and evaluation, highlighting success stories, lessons learnt, documentation and use of good practices.
5.  Resource Mobilization
  • Work with the Programme Officer in developing appropriate fundraising strategies as well as sustainable alternative revenue sources.
  • Map out the resource requirements of specifically assigned projects and generally the governance and policy programme and mobilize resources targeting development partners whose criteria match the need of the programme.
  • Assist in the development of exceptional proposals and/or concepts for financial support and sustainability of the programme. This task includes maintaining a well managed proposal tracking matrix
Qualifications
  • A graduate degree in Law from a recognized University.
  • At least two (2) years of proven experience in;
  1. Coordination of governance and policy programmes in particular legislative development and electoral reform work.
  2. Participatory community based approaches and dissemination strategies
  3. Resource mobilization ( Proposal writing and financial reporting)
  4. Research and information analysis.
Competencies
  • Good understanding of policy making and legislative drafting in Kenya
  • Good knowledge on concepts of sustainable development, gender and development, socio economic rights and global governance
  • Understanding the environment in which TI-Kenya operates; its vision, mission and objectives.
  • Knowledge of Kenya’s governance institutions, their decision making procedures and process of institution capacity strengthening.
  • Willing to undertake regular field and other external visits and ability to interact with different stakeholders from citizenry to bilateral and multilateral donors.
  • Good writing and verbal communication skills both in English and Kiswahili.
  • Organized, detail oriented, able to prioritize and consistently produce high standard work.
  • Strong networking skills, leadership skills and team player.

Vacancy: Deputy Programme Officer
 
Reference:Advocacy and Legal Advisory Centre, Nairobi
 
Duty Station: Nairobi
 
Duties and Responsibilities
 
Programme Management
  • Take up roles assigned by the Programme Officer to assist in the coordination, management of ALAC Nairobi programmes/projects, administration, logistical tasks, documentation and liaison with other TI Kenya staff.
  • Receive & book appointments for clients, Conduct initial interviews and where appropriate provide legal advice, make records of complaint calls, make referrals and follow up of clients cases and the overall management of ALAC Nairobi data base.
  • Provide support on TI Kenya website updates by highlighting ALAC Nairobi activities
  • Assist the Programme Officer in designing and implementing outreach initiatives on good governance and corruption prevention targeting communities around the Nairobi region and its environs;
  • Providing the Programme Officer with technical support in planning meetings, workshops and seminars including the preparation of meeting documents, agendas, IEC materials and reports for the CD Programme.
  • Develop and implement a community mobilization and empowerment strategy to enable community groups to promote transparent and accountable institutions locally and nationally;
  • Develop effective local community organization resources and learning materials and effective strategies to be used in advocacy work;
Advisory/Strategy Development
  • Provide support to the Programme Officer in defining sub – programmes priorities and objectives advised by the regional dynamics;
Management of TI-Kenya Partners/partnerships
  • Work with the Programme Officer to raise awareness of ALAC Nairobi project to the public and stakeholders in the region
  • Build sustainable partnerships with community groups and other development actors in order to ensure that transparency and accountability issues are mainstreamed into local and national social-economic and development programmes.
Institutional Learning
  • Assist with the development of a participatory results and impact tracking system for ALAC Nairobi initiative.
  • Assist in the documentation of information based on the Citizen Demand Programme and ALAC Nairobi.
Resource Mobilization
  • Provide technical support to the Programme Officer in researching for and developing exceptional proposals and/or concepts for financial support and sustainability of the sub–programme.
Qualifications
  • Degree in social science from a recognized University
  • At least two years relevant work experience with an emphasis on legal aid set up and community engagement
  • Experience in project management will be an added advantage
Competencies
  • Proven experience in community mobilization and demonstrate interest in anticorruption sector.
  • Familiarity with advocacy and communications strategies and tools
  • Result oriented, team player and self motivated
  • Ability to multi-task, with tight deadlines/schedules and attention to detail.
  • Excellent Writing, Research, Communication and interpersonal and skills
Vacancy: Deputy Programme Officer
 
Reference:Advocacy and Legal Advisory Centre, Mombasa
 
Duty Station:Mombasa
 
Job Summary
 
Duties and Responsibilities 

Programme Management
  • Take up roles assigned by the Programme Officer to assist in the coordination, management of ALAC Mombasa programmes/projects, administration, logistical tasks, documentation and liaison with other TI Kenya staff.
  • Receive & book appointments for clients, conduct initial interviews and where appropriate provide legal advice, make records of complaint calls, make referrals and follow up of clients cases and the overall management of ALAC Mombasa data base.
  • Provide support on TI Kenya website updates by highlighting ALAC Mombasa’s activities
  • Assist the Programme Officer in designing and implementing outreach initiatives on good governance and corruption prevention targeting communities around the coastal region and its environs;
  • Providing the Programme Officer with technical support in planning meetings, workshops and seminars including the preparation of meeting documents, agendas, IEC materials and reports for the Citizen Demand Programme.
  • Develop and implement strategic community mobilization and empowerment initiatives to enable community groups to promote transparent and accountable institutions locally and nationally;
  • Develop effective local community organization resources and learning materials and effective strategies to be used in advocacy work;
Advisory/Strategy Development
  • Provide support to the Programme Officer in defining sub – programmes priorities and objectives advised by the regional dynamics;
Management of TI-Kenya Partners/partnerships
  • Work with the Programme Officer to raise awareness of ALAC Mombasa project to thepublic and stakeholders in the region
  • Build sustainable partnerships with community groups, county authorities and other development actors in order to ensure that transparency and accountability issues are mainstreamed into local and national social-economic and development programmes.
Institutional Learning
  • Assist with the development of a participatory results and impact tracking system for ALAC Mombasa initiative.
  • Assist in the documentation of information based on the CD Programme and ALAC Mombasa.
Resource Mobilization
  • Provide technical support to the Programme Officer in researching for and developing exceptional proposals and/or concepts for financial support and sustainability of the sub–programme.
Qualifications
  • Degree in social science from a recognized university
  • At least 2 years relevant work experience with an emphasis on legal aid set up and community engagement
  • Experience in project management will be an added advantage
Competencies
  • Proven experience in community mobilization and an interest in the anti-corruption sector.
  • Familiarity with advocacy and communications strategies and tools
  • Result oriented, team player and self motivated
  • Ability to multi-task, with tight deadlines/schedules and attention to detail.
  • Excellent Writing, Research, Communication and interpersonal and skills
How to apply:
 
Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit one document as an attachment (combining the application letter and CV with at least three professional referees) by email on/before close of business on 15th January 2013 to:
 
hr@tikenya.org
 
Please include the reference: Advocacy and Legal Advisory Centre, Mombasa as the subject of your email applications.
 
Do not attach your testimonials or certificates.
 
Candidates from the coast region are encouraged to apply. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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