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NGO Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya – PACJA

Vacancy: Policy Officer
 
Location  Nairobi, Kenya
 
Nationalities: Open only to Kenyan Citizens or citizens of other African countries with Kenyan Residency Permits
 
Application Deadline: 5th September, 2014
 

Reporting to: Secretary General
 
Languages Required: English and French
 
Starting Date: 1st October, 2014
 
Duration of the Contract: 1 Year (Renewable subject to performance & availability of funds)

Established in 2008, the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) is a continental coalition of Civil Society Organizations from diverse backgrounds in Africa. 

With a membership of more than 1000 organisations and networks, the Alliance brings together Faith-based Organisations, Farmers and Pastoralists Groups, Community-based Organisations, Non-Governmental Organisations, Trusts, Foundations, among other sectors with a common goal of promoting and advocating for Pro-poor, climate-friendly and equity-based responses to climate change.

PACJA aims at unifying and coordinating isolated civil society efforts on climate change advocacy in Africa, so as to ensure that pro-poor and people-centered response measures are accorded considerable attention as governments in Africa seek to mainstream climate change into national poverty reduction and sustainable development strategies and actions.

Job Summary
: Under the guidance and supervision of the Secretary General, and working closely with the Programme Manager, the Policy Officer will lead and provide support to regular analysis of climate policy issues and positions, in Africa and Internationally.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Keeping abreast of emerging climate change policy issues, especially with relevance to the UNFCCC and the IPCC, including monitoring ongoing trends in policy debates that are relevant to African countries while providing guidance on the negotiations & related activities;
  • Working proactively with PACJA Secretariat Staff, National Networks (and focal organisations) as well as Sector-based regional organisations to enhance their capacity to effectively contribute to national (and regional) climate policy debates;
  • Leading/proposing regular research studies (leading to policy briefs) to strengthen PACJA’s positions/standpoints on relevant issues to influence policy debates
  • Monitoring and evaluation of the impact of PACJA’s policy and advocacy work and delivering regular analysis and updates.
  • Any other tasks within the scope of the role as directed from time to time.
Requirements
  • A proven track record of inputting into and delivering on successful policy strategies within the development sector
  • Experience on lobbying, advocacy and influencing within a range of decision makers e.g. National Governments, Inter-governmental Organisations, UN bodies, etc
  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience in working in multi-country civil society initiatives, and ideally in at least 3 of the following topical issues; climate change, gender equality, food security, financing for development, post-2015 development framework.
  • Understanding of a wide variety of advocacy and climate change-related programme approaches as well as expertise in undertaking research.
  • Experience in international and UNFCCC Negotiations processes and/or national or regional climate policy making processes.
  • Excellent communications (oral & written English), presentation, interpersonal, influencing and negotiating skills for engaging with a wide variety of contacts.
  • Good conceptual and analytical skills and ability to think and operate innovatively.
  • Good administration and organisational skills and ability to optimise independent use of time against variable workload.
  • Good working knowledge of MS Office
  • Possession of a University Degree in Environmental Science, Social Sciences, Development Studies, or equivalent qualifications. Advanced degree will be an added advantage, though not desirable.
  • Fluency in English (both oral and written). Knowledge of French will be an added advantage
Vacancy: Media and Communication Officer
 
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
 
Nationality Required: Kenyan (Other Citizens with rights to live in Kenya)
 
Application Deadline: 5th September, 2014
 
Reporting to: Secretary General
 
Languages Required: English and French
 
Starting Date: 1st October, 2014
 
Duration of the Initial Contract: 1 Year (Renewable subjective to performance & availability of funds)
 
Established in 2008, the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) is a continental coalition of Civil Society Organizations from diverse backgrounds in Africa. 

With a membership of more than 800 organisations and networks, the Alliance brings together Faith-based Organisations, Farmers and Pastoralists Groups, Community-based Organisations, Non-Governmental Organisations, Trusts, Foundations, among other sectors with a common goal of promoting and advocating for Pro-poor, climate-friendly and equity-based responses to climate change. 

PACJA aims at unifying and coordinating isolated civil society efforts on climate change advocacy in Africa, so as to ensure that pro-poor and people-centered response measures are given attention as governments in Africa seek to mainstream climate change into national poverty reduction and sustainable development strategies and actions.
 
Job Summary: Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Secretary General, the Media and Communication Officer will be responsible for the formulation and implementation of the communication strategies to increase the visibility and awareness of PACJA’s activities and standpoints among civil society, partners, the media and all stakeholders.

Responsibilities
 
(i) Communications and Media
  • Implement and monitor the delivery of the communications and media strategy and plan; this includes developing a plan for each identified advocacy issue of PACJA and identifying opportunities that provide platforms for the Alliance media work
  • Participate in the crafting of communication and advocacy messages in coordination with the Programme Manager, Policy Officer and the rest of the Secretariat Team;
  • Maintaining and Updating the Website and social media platforms (i.e., twitter and facebook, LinkedIn intra/extranet)
  • Conceptualizing, developing and packaging various mass information materials on PACJA work for dissemination and/or advocacy purposes (e.g. brochures, briefing kits, videos, Newsletters etc.);
  • Review all publications produced by the Alliance to ensure that the PACJA branding and communication guidelines are uniformly and consistently followed
  • Establish and maintain contacts with national and international media
  • Monitor media coverage on Climate Change and other development issues and identify opportunities for PACJA engagement;
  • Write press releases, press briefings, press statements, media and campaign Q&As, and media messages, placing articles in the appropriate media;
  • Monitor media coverage of PACJA work across Africa and Internationally and write and disseminate internal memos on media developments;
  • Liaise with PACJA National platforms and Focal Points in implementing communication activities
(ii) Capacity Building
  • Build capacity of all PACJA staff in relation to communications and media through the development of guidelines, training materials and programs
  • Help staff, PACJA members and allies prepare for media interviews ensuring that all agreed guidelines and protocol are observed;
  • Act as a media resource person for National Platforms, Focal organisations and Partners
(iii) Reporting
  • Assist in Producing and compiling regular activity reports and updates on the implementation of the planned work activities for management and communication purposes;
Requirements
  • A university degree in Communications, Journalism, or any other related field
  • At least 4 years of experience in Communications and Media work, preferably with an international/regional development Organization
  • Ability to work on own initiative to build on and develop the job, combined with the ability to work effectively as part of a team;
  • Proven ability to develop relationships with the media, other civil society organizations, and networks;
  • Demonstrable capacity to orally articulate issues in a clear and a concise manner
  • Good interpersonal and communications skills
  • Strong analytical and conceptualization skills;
  • Strong presentation skills;
  • Proven experience writing skills; able to write press releases, letters, briefs, etc.
  • Proven experience of using MS office application (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint) and desktop publishing software, knowledge and skill in graphic design, and updating website.
Application Procedure
 
All applications and accompanying Testimonials should be submitted via email to: 

The Administration Officer, 
Pan African Climate Justice Alliance, 
Email: recruitment@pacja.org, copy to info@pacja.org 


to reach the Secretariat not later than 3rd September 2014.

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