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Job Description: Senior Programme Officer – Safety, Protection and Media
Responsible to: Regional Director, Eastern Africa
Key Relationships: Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) focal points, Programme Officers
Contract: 1 year renewable
Working Hours: Full time (37.5 hours per week)
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Job Summary: The purpose of the role is to undertake a variety of tasks within the Eastern Africa sub region in particular planning, administering, implementing, co-ordinating and reporting on the execution of programmes and projects on the right to information.
Specific tasks will include ensuring timely project delivery, organising and attending advocacy roundtables and training workshops, liaison with donor, government, partners and consultants, thematic research, preparing and editing reports, and assisting in the preparation of project plans.
The Senior Programme Officer will also contribute generally to the work of the ARTICLE 19 Kenya/Eastern Africa as an organisation.
1. Assist in Programme Development and Fundraising
·         Contribute to the development of concept papers and proposals, work plans and timetables in coordination with the Fundraising and Compliance Officer;
·         Attending meetings with stakeholders (funding and implementing) to discuss and develop joint interventions;
·         Attending fundraising and negotiation meetings and;
·         Assist in identification of new funding opportunities and partners.
2. Implementation and Coordination of the delivery of Programmes and projects on safety and protection of journalists, bloggers and Human Rights Defenders including by:
·         Development and execution of annual programme work plans
·         Assisting partners to develop and implement national/regional campaign and advocacy strategies;
·         Organising and facilitate capacity building workshops with partners;
·         Monitoring abuses of freedom of expression within the region and developing appropriate advocacy responses
·         Supervising the work of Consultants, volunteers/interns related to these projects;
·         Editing and drafting workshop reports; and
·         Drafting reports to the donor (s).
3. Responsible for the overall financial and administrative management of the projects including by:
·         Devising and agreeing budgets, work plans and timetables in coordination with the Finance and Administration Officer;
·         Ensuring timely delivery of project outputs;
·         Maintaining financial records in liaison with the Finance and Administration Officer; and
·         Ensuring appropriate monitoring and review of programme project execution against the approved budgets.
4. Maintaining regular contact with other programme staff, donors, programme and project partners and consultants
·         Contributing to general Eastern Africa Programme work, including by:
·         Dealing with inquiries and providing information on the Programme;
·         Attending and assisting with meetings and other Programme activities;
·         Maintaining and developing Programme files and information systems.
·         Contributing to central ARTICLE 19 processes and policy development.
·         Contributing to ARTICLE 19’s regular publications.
5. Undertaking such other reasonable tasks as may be assigned by the Regional Director, Eastern Africa.
Person Specification
·         At least 3 years experience in policy work, monitoring, advocacy and/or campaigning work in the human rights sector;
·         At least 2 year experience of managing budgets and projects;
·         Experience of working with partner organisations;
·         Experience of working in a cross-cultural environment.
·         Masters Degree level or equivalent with post-graduate qualification in human rights, law, African studies, international relations, political science, media, communication, or other relevant field being an added advantage.
·         Familiarity with human rights, freedom of expression and/or democratisation issues in Eastern Africa
·         Familiarity with international and regional mechanisms for promoting and protecting human rights.
·         Knowledge of politics and societies in Eastern Africa
·         Able to operate on own initiative with demonstrable time-management skills;
·         Excellent written and spoken English and Kiswahili;
·         Analytical and strategic planning skills;
·         Excellent project management and administration skills (including financial management and reporting);
·         Excellent research and report writing skills
·         Excellent writing and presentation and advocacy skills;
·         Excellent communication skills and sensitivity in working with people from various cultural and social backgrounds;
·         Excellent organisational and logistical skills;
·         Excellent skills in word-processing and working with spreadsheets;
·         Familiarity with the use of e-mail and internet;
·         Ability to work under pressure, with little administrative support and to meet strict deadlines.
·         Commitment to ARTICLE 19’s values and objectives;
·         Commitment to equal opportunities;
·         Ability to travel extensively.
·         Knowledge of French
·         Experience of working in an NGO environment;
·         Experience with civil society capacity-building, including training;
·         Experience in the media field;
·         Research experience; and
·         Experience of writing/editing publications.

Job Description: Programme Officer – Digital
Responsible to: Regional Director, Eastern Africa
Key relationships: International and regional communications teams
Contract: 1 year renewable
Working hours: 37.5 hours
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Role Purpose: The purpose of the role is to lead the development and implementation of impactful digitally oriented projects at the ARTICLE 19 Eastern Africa regional office to expand our leadership in the fields of freedom of expression and information.
She/ he will also support ARTICLE 19’s work relating to digital rights, internet governance and the intersection of human rights and technology.
The ideal candidate will bring a substantial understanding of both human rights and technical expertise, and a solid understanding of the various internet governance instruments, fora and discussions.
She/ he will provide expertise to ARTICLE 19 on how the internet is structured from a technology perspective and where Human Rights frameworks apply.
Additionally, the candidate should have a track record in developing and/or strengthening effective collaborations across multiple internal and external stakeholders (including experience of multistakeholder processes), a proven ability to work effectively in a fluid and fast paced work environment, and a history of being a strong team player.
Key Responsibilities
The world of digital technology is fast-moving, requiring flexibility and adaptability.
Reflecting this, we envision a portfolio that will encompass the following areas:
·         Serve as the primary cross-organisational focal point for developing and coordinating ARTICLE 19 Eastern Africa regional office’s global programmatic digital work;
·         Support the development and implementation of ARTICLE 19 Eastern Africa regional office’s strategy, particularly on areas of digitally-oriented programs;
·         Represent ARTICLE 19 Eastern Africa regional office in regional and international fora to solidify our leadership in the areas of digital freedom of expression and information;
·         Continually scan the external environment and maintain a broad network with potential partners to identify project opportunities to expand the realisation of the rights to freedom of expression and information;
·         Work with programmatic and thematic leads to develop digital programmatic activities that correspond with ARTICLE19 Eastern Africa’s strategic priorities, including right to information, sustainable development goals, peaceful protest, protection and security activities. Lead on the implementation of these activities and support the offices and programmes on the effective use of digital technologies;
·         In collaboration with the ARTICLE 19 International Office’s law programme, support ARTICLE 19’s work relating to internet governance, providing technical expertise and internet-architecture knowledge, as well as engagement with broader technical civil society community;
·         In collaboration with ARTICLE 19 International Office’s law programme, drive ARTICLE 19’s work to explore the intersection between Human Rights and technology, looking for opportunities to include a rights-based perspective in technical and business discussions;
·         Provide technical expertise and knowledge of digital fora in support of the ARTICLE 19’s work on human rights and digital law, policy and principles;

·         In collaboration with the communications team, provide advice and support as requested in regards to social media/ campaigning utilising digital technologies;
·         Support the operations team on ARTICLE 19’s internal and external digital collaborative work platform(s);
·         Support the safety, protection and media teams on ARTICLE 19’s digital security issues;
·         Help secure resources that will support the programmatic work in this area.
Person Specification
·         7+ years experience in managing technical digitally-oriented projects;
·         Substantial experience with human rights, particularly freedom of expression and information;
·         Experience of working with local and international rights-based organisations;
·         Experience of writing for digital platforms;
·         Experience of building digital tools and platforms;
·         Experience of working on internet governance issues;
·         Demonstrated successful experience of strategic planning, fundraising and project management;
·         Proven capacity to understand and anticipate the need for change management and experience of delivering effective frameworks to plan and manage the continuous process of change.
Skills and abilities
·         A doer – this post requires extensive hands-on work and an ability to deliver tangible outputs;
·         Ability to multitask working quickly and effectively;
·         Ability to work on own initiative and to play a leading role on digital issues within an organisation;
·         Ability to work under pressure and manage time effectively;
·         Ability to communicate complex topics in an accessible manner to a broad audience;
·         Ability to work in multi-cultural and multi-linguistic workplace;
·         Excellent written and spoken English; knowledge of at least one other language is highly desirable (particularly French, Spanish, Portuguese or Arabic)
·         A commitment to excellent performance and a practical understanding of how to promote shared learning and innovation across diverse regions;
·         Good interpersonal and advocacy skills with a range of actors.
·         Educated to degree standard essential with a post-graduate qualification desirable;
·         Knowledge of human rights and/or key freedom of expression issues, internet governance and digital technology essential;
·         Knowledge of digital technology that can be used to enhance the work of a campaigning and advocacy organisation.
Other Requirements
·         Cultural sensitivity and commitment to equal opportunities;
·         Experience of working in other countries within the region;
·         Willingness to work outside normal working hours including weekends and evenings;

Job Description: Senior Programme Officer – Fundraising and Compliance
Responsible to: Regional Director, Eastern Africa
Key Relationships: Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) focal points, Programme Officers
Contract: 1 year renewable
Working Hours: Full time (37.5 hours per week)
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Role Purpose: The purpose of the role is to improve the financial sustainability of the organisation by developing and writing grant proposals to governments, multi-lateral organisations and foundations, identifying opportunities for the organisation to diversify its funding streams and increase its income capacity; and to ensure that the impact of ARTICLE 19 Eastern Africa’s work is identified, captured, shared, learned from and communicated to key internal and external stakeholders.
The role is responsible for assembling and submitting grant requests’ establish and maintain personal contact and relationships with foundations and government contacts, conduct prospect research, and maintain a calendar of submissions and other deadlines.
Also develop and implement monitoring and evaluation systems to effectively plan, implement, capture, analyse and report the impact of the organization’s programmatic work.
You will be required to work closely with programme managers to enhance our entire project planning cycle to improve the effectiveness and quality of our work and the production of timely and high quality evidence-based reporting.
This work will not only allow us to meet increasing donor demands, but also to provide key information that will enable us to make better informed resource decisions.
Key Responsibilities
·         Contribute to an organisational fundraising strategy for grant-based income to support the overall strategic aims and objectives of the organisation
·         Based on the strategy, identify fundraising targets through prospect research and recommend potential funding opportunities.
·         Develop and maintain good relationships with existing and potential foundations and funders.
·         Work closely with the fundraising officer in London and program staff in to support the development of fundraising proposals in keeping with the overall strategy.
·         Lead on the development and production of grant proposals in the regional Office; persuasively communicating the organisation’s mission and programs to potential funders;
·         Coordinate with relevant staff all application activities, including planning, writing, document gathering, communications and final submissions
·         Work with programmes and finance staff to develop accurate budget information for all proposal applications
·         Manage final submission, ensuring that all required paperwork is fully compliant with applications requirements and is submitted in a timely manner
·         Design and manage a database to ensure all contacts and submissions are fully documented for reference purposes
·         Maintain a calendar to ensure timely submission of letters of inquiry, proposal deadlines, and reports
·         Follow up on all application submissions and gather feedback so as to continuously improve the effectiveness of fundraising operations
·         Ensure prompt acknowledgement of grants awarded or gifts to the organisation
Develop the M&E systems and lead in its implementation
·         Develop a regional M&E system including a logical framework for the organisation.
·         Lead the technical design of M&E methodologies and tools that allow accurate, reliable information to be collected and reported against
·         Ensure that M&E tools and processes are understood and used consistently across the organisation and identify where changes of the current M&E practices might be needed
·         Develop ToRs for M&E surveys, mid-term and final project evaluations and coordinate external evaluations
·         Lead on the identification of case studies and lessons learned, and support the team to act upon these lessons and to share them with others both within and beyond Article 19
·         Strengthen organisational planning to ensure that past project performance is considered as part of project design and delivery
·         Ensure programmes and projects proposed are based on clear theories of change, draw upon the monitoring framework and reflect lessons learned
Lead in evidence collection, analysis and internal and external reporting
·         Implement and maintain a quarterly reporting mechanism that serves organisational requirements for internal and external audiences
·         Guide programme staff in preparing and analysing their quarterly reports and evidence collection
·         Lead on reviewing, analysing and synthesising reports and monitoring evidence reported by all programmes on a quarterly basis
·         Guide programme staff on linking results with activities, quality of evidence, project performance and recommendations for any adjustments or improvements
·         Ensure information from reports and evidence are documented for reporting and learning
Produce the regional office’s annual report
·         Lead the production of the annual report in collaboration with the Communications team at the International office.
·         Conduct internal interviews and research related to the annual report to determine which objectives were met and what were the barriers to achieving objectives and goals
·         Lead external research related to the annual report to find positive news stories about the organisation in collaboration with programme staff
·         Write the annual report using gathered research, internal quarterly reports and project reports and ensure that reported facts are appropriately backed up by research and evidence
·         Collaborate with the communications team to ensure that the annual report conveys the look, feel, tone and brand of the organisation
Person Specification
Education and Knowledge
·         Masters Degree level or equivalent with post-graduate qualification in human rights, law, African studies, international relations, political science, media, communication, or other relevant field being an added advantage.
·         Knowledge of human rights plus knowledge of key freedom of expression and information issues
·         At least 3 years’ experience in the design or development of M&E methods and approaches within the INGO or NGO or similar sector
·         Demonstrable knowledge of funding application processes and contracts management, funding streams and cycles, particularly for European Commission and donor governments such as Sweden, the UK, USA, Germany, Norway and the Netherlands
·         Ability to work collaboratively, building relationships across the organisation and with external stakeholders
·         Proven experience with logical framework approach using global indicators
·         Proven experience with planning and implementation of M&E systems
·         Proven experience of working with staff and partners to implement M&E and reporting systems
·         Experience of managing evaluations in conjunction with field officers
·         Proven experience of writing reports as a result of M&E processes, to both external and internal audiences
·         Experience of synthesising, summarising and providing clear analysis of a complex
organisational reporting process
Skills, Experience and Abilities
·         Experience securing funds from private foundations, government and multi-lateral funding sources (e.g. the European Commission and the United Nations)
·         Demonstrable experience in proposal writing and development
·         Experience of networking and relationship building with a wide range of donors
·         Proven ability to meet deadlines and effectively manage conflicting priorities
·         Proven ability to lead programmes of work with clear deadlines set to others within the organisation, and ability to motivate others to comply with deadlines
·         Proven ability to work on own initiative and to play a leadership role within an organisation
·         Proven ability to work under pressure and manage time effectively
·         Knowledge of institutional donors
·         Excellent written and spoken English
·         Proven experience and ability of adapting writing in English for different audiences
·         Excellent interpersonal communication and influencing skills, including ability to build relationships with wide range of people, both internally and externally
·         Proven ability to work with others not fluent in English language
How to apply: –
Interested candidates should send a covering letter highlighting how they meet the person specification and a CV to:
Closing date for receipt of applications: 14 December, 2016
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted

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