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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 corruption-free world. 

TI-Kenya is an autonomous chapter in the Transparency International movement, a global coalition against corruption with which TI-Kenya shares knowledge and exchanges ideas for the greater good of Kenya.
Transparency International Kenya seeks to employ a Programme Coordinator for its Citizen Demand Programme.

Vacancy: Programme Coordinator
Reference: Citizen Demand
Duty Station: Nairobi with Travel to the Counties
Overall Purpose of the Job: The Programme Coordinator (PC) will lead, coordinate and oversee its Citizen Demand Programme. 

Reporting to the Head of Programmes, the PC shall be responsible for strategic planning, budgeting, co-ordinating, developing and implementing the citizen demand programme aimed at building citizen capacity to enable them influence public policy and provision of public services, and designing and implementing innovative projects that promote effective citizen engagement in the promotion of accountable and transparent governance and efficient service delivery at national and county levels. 

The PC shall also be responsible for the water and education sub-programmes, improved systems and procedures as well as monitoring and evaluating programme activities and individual performance against set targets. 

Other duties include team building, providing effective leadership and implementing on-the-job training to improve employee performance within the Citizen Demand Programme.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities
The duty station for this position shall be at the TI Kenya secretariat, Nairobi. 

Duties and responsibilities at this level include:-
  • Designing and implementing strategies and projects to enhance effective citizen participation in promoting accountability, transparency and efficient service delivery;
  • Designing and implementing appropriate guidelines for advocacy against and legal advice on corruption;
  • Designing and coordinating implementation of appropriate and innovative projects, strategies and activities to enhance public awareness on corruption and build their capacity to stand up against corruption;
  • Ensuring effective management of Advocacy and Legal Advise Centres’ (ALACs) activities in the regions including developing strategies for the recruitment and induction of volunteer advocates into the Legal Advisory Committees for the ALACs.
  • Developing work schedules, drafting case pleadings and allocating cases in order to ensure that volunteer advocates are receiving a continuous flow of court cases for their action.
  • Reviewing the effectiveness of legal aid services offered in the ALACs.
  • Establishing and facilitating cross-functional and multidisciplinary teams of probono advocates to represent qualified clients in public interest test cases on corruption and integrity.
  • Developing citizen driven legislation, political participation, accountability and transparency projects and strategies;
  • Identify potential public interest cases, research on them and develop multi-pronged strategies of dealing with them, including but not limited to public/strategic/impact litigation
  • Establish and coordinate sustainable networks/partnerships with local and international governance institutions and actors in the administration of justice and promotion of legal and human rights in Kenya including donors, government agencies, NGOs and community groups to ensure collaborative strategies and effective support networks to promote accountability and transparency;
  • Developing citizen centred programmes and strategies to fight against corruption;
  • Develop and operationalize effective reporting mechanisms for the citizen demand programme and ensure periodic, monthly and annual progress reports of the programme are written in time.
  • Reviewing the operations and results of the programme and providing reports showing achievements against planned targets as well as justification for performance variances.
  • Developing appropriate fundraising strategies to diversify revenue sources for the organization;
  • Managing contracts and monitoring expenditure ;
  • Overseeing performance management for the programme’s staff;
  • Coordinating the monitoring and evaluation and documentation of lessons and best practice in the Citizen Demand Programme;
  • Promoting linkages with government institutions and other relevant stakeholders in implementing and monitoring of citizen demand activities, development of national policies and legislation;
  • Promoting mainstreaming of transparency and accountability in citizen demand policies and programmes;
  • Promoting research on citizen demand and good governance in collaboration with institutions of higher learning;
Job Specification
For appointment to this position, a candidate must have;
  • Managed a governance and or legal aid programme for at least (3) years;
  • At least a bachelors degree in the following disciplines; Law, Community Development, Development Studies, Public Administration, Environmental Studies or any other related qualification from a recognized institution;
  • A Masters Degree in any of the above disciplines will be an added advantage;
  • Be proficient in computer applications; and
  • Shown merit in work performance and results
  • A strong commitment to the aims, objectives and values of TI-Kenya
  • High level skills in report writing and presentation
  • Ability and experience to conceptualize, implement and evaluate governance and policy programmes
  • Knowledge of dynamics of partnership and experience in a role directly involved with such partnerships
  • A good appreciation of advocacy and community engagement
  • Excellent verbal, analytical, and organizational skills
  • Experience in proposal writing with a proven ability to secure donor funding
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Vacancy: Deputy Programme Officer
Reference:Advocacy and Legal Advisory Centre, Mombasa
Duty Station:Mombasa
Job Summary: Transparency International - Kenya (TI-Kenya) is part of the Transparency International movement that is a non-partisan coalition of individuals with a shared vision of a corruption free world. 

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

TI-Kenya through the ALACs – carries out the following functions:
  • Promote legal advice and assistance to victims or witnesses of corruption through provision of free and confidential advice on corruption cases, advice on formulation, development, presentation and monitoring of corruption-related complaints and partnership with legal aid organisations for referrals and follow up.
  • 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 corruption-related issues.
  • Support the work and sustainability of good governance coalitions in the regions.
In addition, ALACs form the core business of TI-Kenya’s Citizen Demand Programme that seeks to ssupport citizens to proactively demand for transparency, accountability and good governance.

Under the supervision of the Programme Officer-ALAC Mombasa, the Deputy Programme Officer will provide support in the implementation of ALAC Mombasa activities towards achievement of the overall Citizen Demand Programme objectives and TI Kenya’s strategic plan.

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 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.
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.
  • Bachelors’ Degree in Law (LLB), political science or other related social science from a recognized university
  • At least 2 years relevant work experience with an emphasis on governance, access to justice, and community engagement
  • Experience in project design, implementation and management.
  • 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

Vacancy: Deputy Programme Officer
Reference: Climate Governance Integrity Programme
Duty Station: Nairobi
Job Summary:Transparency International-Kenya (TI-Kenya) is part of the Transparency International movement that is a non-partisan coalition of individuals with a shared vision of a corruption free world. 

TI-Kenya is an autonomous chapter in the Transparency International movement, a global coalition against corruption with which we share knowledge and exchange ideas for the greater good of Kenya.

Climate Governance Programme aims at strengthening the legal framework & policies governing environmental practice. 

The programme aims at ensuring equitable sharing of accruing environmental benefits through citizen mobilization and empowerment.

Transparency International Kenya (TI –Kenya) is implementing a programme of action geared to promoting transparency, accountability, integrity and anticorruption safeguards in climate finance governance (CFG) both nationally and globally. 

The purpose is to increase capacities of climate finance governance stakeholders to better engage, cooperate, advocate and contribute to CFG policy development, implementation and oversight through low carbon technology.

Under the supervision of the Programme Officer, the Deputy Programme Officer is in charge of implementing appropriate activities in support of TI- Kenya strategic goals.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Programme Management
  • Design projects, develop work plans/activities schedules and ensure successful implementation to achieve overall programme objectives aligned to TI-Kenya strategic goals.
  • Support timely programme reports; monthly, quarterly and annual reports.
  • Support management of the programme budgets and resource allocation; monitoring expenditures, identification of budget gaps and proper accounting to donors. The task will include timely reports to relevant stakeholders.
  • Track and monitor project deliverables using M&E frameworks, produce M&E reports defining project progress and, analyse results in contribution to overall strategic development of the Climate Governance Programme.
  • Support the identification and recruitment of qualified service providers as well as procurement of assets/utilities and consultants for tasks specific to the programme. The Deputy Programme Officer shall also assist in preparation of the terms of reference, expression of interest and contracts in accordance with TIKenya policies and procedures and will facilitate successful delivery of work by such service providers.
  • Provide technical support to ensure that technical documents of the programme are fully reviewed, discussed and appropriately disseminated. This task includes support to research, data collection and reports.
  • Develop and implement national advocacy strategies and actions to promote and improve transparency, accountability and integrity of climate governance.
  • Project organization and co-ordination including meetings, dialogues with partners, development of research and e – learning tools for stakeholders. • Build capacity of staff and relevant stakeholders on climate governance with specific influence on climate finance governance, service delivery, public procurement and development of IEC materials on the sub-programmes.
2. Strategy Development.
  • Support development of programme priorities and objectives and communicate to staff, partners and other stakeholders for mutual understanding and ownership.
  • Support development of TI Kenya national, regional and global strategies and implementation of climate governance
  • Support development of national advocacy actions and strategies to promote and improve transparency, accountability and integrity in climate governance which includes interventions to CFG policy development, designing and producing policy and working paper in climate governance issues and recommendations, convene high visibility events and campaign to increase awareness on climate governance.
3. Management of TI Kenya partners/partnerships.
  • Conduct national risk map and assessment of the key national entities responsible for climate finance for mitigation and adaptation projects;
  • Develop and maintain national or local climate governance networks and communities of practice involving climate governance stakeholders;
  • Conclude special Memorandum of understanding (MOUs) with key stakeholders;
  • Develop collaborative program strategies, resource mobilization, concerted efforts and collective results for desired impact;
  • Develop links and share experiences with relevant stakeholders to promote and mainstream climate governance transparency to achieve TI - Kenya vision and mission;
  • Provide technical support to project partners in the development of sound policies for transparent and accountable institutions of governance;
  • Support national or local climate finance governance e–learning tool and supplementary capacity building actions for local stakeholders to better understand and participate in national policy development and monitoring;
  • Mobilize TI Kenya good governance coalitions to participate in initiatives of climate governance.
4. Institutional learning
  • Support the development of e-learning, networking and knowledge/content management platforms for communication and share-learning.
  • Provide technical support for the development of structured opportunities of institutional learning including project monitoring and evaluation, highlighting success stories and lessons learnt and development of good practices.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Hold a graduate degree in Environmental Science;
  • At least five (2) years of proven experience in advocacy work around environmental governance, especially climate governance. This should include expertise in climate financing and familiarity with UNFCCC;
  • Experience in project management
  • Research skills.
  • ICT skills-use of share point, Ms Office 2010, Social networking tools & other project management computer software.
  • Experience related to knowledge management, Advocacy work, e-learning tools and/or online network management, preferred.
  • Good understanding of civil society and networks engaged in advocacy; knowledge of international institutions likely to be advocacy targets.
  • General knowledge of climate finance, climate governance and development issues. 
  • Knowledge of and interest in corruption and governance issues.
  • Excellent communication – spoken and written skills in English and Kiswahili.
  • Public relations and communication skills.
  • Good understanding of messaging and public positioning; ability to identify newsworthy issues and stories, media opportunities and outlets
  • Creative response to opportunities in projects with integrated media and advocacy plans and actions
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines with a high level of creativity and flexibility
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 December 2014 to:

Please include the reference: Climate Governance Integrity Programme as the subject of your email applications.

Do not attach your testimonials or certificates.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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