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Program Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya

Women’s Empowerment Link (WEL) is a nongovernmental, nonprofit making organization, whose major position is to promote and uphold women and girls in society through advocating for opportunities that explore their potentials.

WEL envisions a society that is gender sensitive where women and men have equal rights and opportunities for a just society.

WEL seeks to recruit a suitable candidate to fill the position of a Program Officer who will be reporting to the Programs Coordinator

Program Officer (to be based in the Nairobi Office with travels)

  • Develop an advocacy strategy in reference to the Kenya Women’s National Charter
  • Oversee the planning meetings and implementation of national and county advocacy engagements
  • Identify research and advocacy issues on gender equality
  • Advice and guide community engagements with county assemblies and committees
  • Advice and oversee policy engagement efforts
  • Coalition building and mobilization to rally support of the issues with stakeholders
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with other NGO’s, Government departments and relevant bodies in gender related cases
  • Undertaking associated general administration including correspondence, the preparation of reports etc.
  • Undertaking any other duties appropriate as may be assigned from time to time

Minimum qualifications and attributes:-

The ideal candidate should at least posses the following qualifications and attributes:-
  • Bachelor’s Degree in social sciences, political science, or Law or other related degree or experience 3 years in similar position
  • Advocate of the High court of Kenya and Master degree gives added advantage
  • Should have knowledge of program planning, designing, monitoring and evaluation
  • Must possess strong writing skills, proficiency in computers, team player and ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Should be able to work under pressure
  • Demonstrate knowledge in gender and women’s rights issues. results oriented, creative and innovative
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Must be a good team player, highly self motivated and self driven

Skills required for the position
  • Self-motivated, extremely organized, and collegial and have the ability to function well under pressure while handling numerous tasks simultaneously.
  • She/he must be willing to take initiative, prioritize with minimal supervision and work independently as well as function as a member of a team.
  • The candidate must have demonstrated organizational skills and excellent computer skills including proficiency Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, and Word).
  • Impeccable field and internet –based research abilities
  • Ability to work in a diverse team
  • Strong interest in the area of women’s rights and a commitment to the empowerment of women
  • It is also important with good interpersonal skill, co-operative attitude, cultural sensitivity, and positive attitude to working.

Languages: Excellent writing skills in English, with fluency in speaking Kiswahili

APPLY NO LATER THAN 20th April 2014

Application Process

1. Applications and all supporting documents must be received by 20th April 2014 Please submit the full application to WEL offices by email or post (see below).

To The Selection team,
Women’s Empowerment Link,
P.O Box 22574-00100,

Or email to

2. Attach Curriculum Vitae with three references and application letter

WEL is an equal opportunity employer

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