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Programme Assistant Job in Kenya


UHAI - the East African Sexual Health and Rights Initiative is an indigenous activist fund which provides flexible, accessible resources to support civil society activism around issues of sexuality, health and human rights in the East African region (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi) with a specific focus on the rights of sexual and gender minorities. 

UHAI EASHRI aims to build a strong, diverse and organised movement for change through grant making, capacity support and convening.

UHAI EASHRI is looking for a dynamic, result-oriented individual to take up the position of
 Programme Assistant – Research and Learning.

Under the overall supervision of the Director of Programmes, the Programme Assistant – Research and Learning will assist in undertaking Research and Learning activities at UHAI EASHRI.

Responsibilities:
 
1. Convenings:
  • Assist to plan, develop, and organise different meetings and conferences.
2. Research and Documentation:
  • Assist to plan, develop and oversee the development of different research questions for publications.
  • Assist to oversee the development of UHAI’s publications. This will include writing, identifying writers for the different publications, overseeing the writers’ engagement with UHAI, determining quality of their work and copy editing the articles and books to meet UHAI’s standards.
3. Advocacy:
  • Assist to identify advocacy opportunities nationally, regionally and internationally for UHAI EASHRI.
  • Participate in identified advocacy activities.
4. Internal Learning:
  • Assist in continually creating sites of learning within UHAI EASHRI
  • Assist in deploying UHAI EASHRI’s monitoring and evaluation framework
5. Communication:
  • Manage UHAI EASHRI’s communication channels
  • Ensure there is timely, accurate and relevant information sent out through our communication channels
6. General Responsibilities:
  • Work with the team in development of proposals for fund raising.
  • Work with the team in donor reporting.
  • Representing UHAI in different fora.
  • Any other duties as shall be assigned.
Requirements:
  • Writing and copy-editing skills: Creative and expressive writing skills and keen copy-editing skills.
  • Communication skills: Well developed written and oral communication skills; ability to communicate clearly and sensitively with internal and external stakeholders. This includes effective negotiation and representation skills.
  • People Skills: Ability to work independently and as a team player who demonstrates leadership and is able to support and train staff.
  • Integrity: Works with trustworthiness and integrity and has a clear commitment to the principles of human rights and social justice.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of and commitment to human rights approaches to promoting sexual health and rights for sexual and gender minorities
  • Adaptability and flexibility: Ability to operate effectively under extreme circumstances including stress, short deadlines and quick changing environments.
  • Work Style: Is well planned and organised and has a capacity for initiative and decision making with competent analytical and problem solving skills. Capacity to manage several tasks simultaneously, be flexible and be willing to assume a range of unanticipated assignments.
  • IT skills: Experience working on Open Office and experience working with research software.
  • Linguistic Skills: Should have excellent written and spoken English and French. Proficiency in Kiswahili will be an added advantage.
  • Education: A degree in communication, law, social sciences, or public policy is preferred.
  • Demonstrable experience in programme work such as programme reporting, donor reporting, and information management will be an added advantage.
Terms and Conditions
 
UHAI EASHRI will offer competitive salary and benefits commensurate with experience and ability.
 
UHAI EASHRI is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on any basis including ethnicity, physical ability, age, gender identity and sexual orientation.
 
The position is open only to East African nationals and residents
 
To apply for the position, please submit the following documents:
 
1. A one page cover letter describing why you are interested in the position and why you are the ideal candidate for this position
 
2. Your CV
 
3. A writing sample of no more than 3000 words written by the applicant discussing issues related to sexuality, gender, rights and justice.
 
Send your application documents via email to vacancies@uhai-eashri.org with Programme Assistant – Research and Learning Application as the subject line. 

The application deadline is 27th March 2013. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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