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Hivos People Unlimited
 
Job Vacancy: Social Innovation Specialist
 
Reference #: KE0002
 
Location: Kenya

Introduction: Hivos is an international organisation that seeks new solutions to persistent global issues. With smart projects in the right places, we oppose discrimination, inequality, abuse of power and the unsustainable use of our planet’s resources. 

Counterbalance alone, however, is not enough. Our primary focus is achieving structural change. This is why we cooperate with innovative businesses, citizens and their organisations. We share a dream with them of sustainable economies and inclusive societies.
 
Job Functions: Communications, Research
 
Industries: NGO / Non-Profit
 
Specification: Hivos’ Strategy, Communications and Innovation Unit (SCI) plays a pivotal role in supporting Hivos staff to develop these new solutions and sharing them widely. 


The Social Innovation Specialist is positioned within SCI to internally increase the space for innovation and support development of new solutions as well as make connections between the external Social Innovation field and colleagues around the world. 

See https://hivos.org/role/knowledge-innovation

Do you have a strong track record in social innovation, using innovative co-creative methodologies to bring about social change? 

Are you an inspiring process facilitator that can deal with complexity on the one hand and support concrete steps for implementation on the other? 

Is exploring ideas, supporting innovative projects and enabling others to collaborate to come to change making interventions something that drives you? 

If so, you may be who we are looking for!
 
Requirements  
 
Your profile:
·                     Proven track record in social innovation and social design methodologies.
·                     You have a can do mentality with experience in project management and the facilitation of multi-actor platforms.
·                     Familiar with the coaching of individuals through various innovation and program development cycles.
·                     Able to ‘think outside the box’ and to apply creative approaches that challenge mainstream thinking and practices. In doing so, you are able to balance power relations and ensure a strong citizens voice.
·                     Strong analytical skills that allow you to challenge current work practices and enhance learning amongst Hivos staff and key stakeholders.
·                     Flexible team player and are sensitive to different cultural environments.
·                     Partnership builder, able to inspire and take along various players.
·                     Possess university degree in a relevant field and a minimum of 7 years working experience in an international purpose-driven environment, preferably in the world of international development and social innovation.
·                     Excellent writing and oral skills in English.
How to Apply

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Job Closing Date: 31/10/2017

Vacancy Name: Project Associate - Access to Justice and Workers’ Representation
 
Number of hours: 40
 
Region: East Africa
 
Office: Nairobi
 
About us: Hivos is an international organisation that seeks new solutions to persistent global issues. 


With smart projects in the right places, we oppose discrimination, inequality, abuse of power and the unsustainable use of our planet’s resources. 

Counterbalance alone, however, is not enough. Our primary focus is achieving structural change. 

This is why we cooperate with innovative businesses, citizens and their organisations. We share a dream with them of sustainable economies and inclusive societies.
 
Job Context: You support the Regional Project Manager Women@Work   Programme (Eastern Africa) in developing and implementing the programme in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Rwanda (Herein-after, “The 5 Countries”). 

You will provide technical and strategic advice in the implementation of the Access to Justice and Workers Representation projects, through the specific tasks, below:
·                     Conduct a status audit of State Parties’ reporting obligations and compliance with labour rights as stipulated under: the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW); the International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR); and, the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (The Banjul Charter).
·                     Identify relevant and current practical and systemic labour rights issues and advocacy opportunities across The 5 Countries;
·                     Coordinate in-country and cross-country partner clusters and reflection sessions on women’s labour rights, and facilitate the development of policy positions to be advanced at the Committee on the Elimination of All forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), the Committee on Economic Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR), the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights and to the respective national governments.
·                     Conduct a scan of advocacy and lobbying opportunities in respect women’s labour rights, with reference to: the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW); the United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights (UNFBHR), the East Africa Community (EAC) and the International Labour Organization (ILO), to determine suitability and relevance for advancing core Women at Work Campaign issues.
·                     Identify relevant and current practical and systemic labour rights issues and advocacy opportunities across The 5 Countries;
·                     Coordinate Women at Work Campaign partners in Eastern Africa, through in-country and cross-country clusters, partner clusters and facilitate the development of a plan and policy positions to be advanced at the UNCSW; UNFBHR; the EAC frameworks and the ILO;
·                     Coordinate in-country and cross-country partner clusters on women’s labour rights, for identifying good practices in the promotion and protection of women’s labour rights, showcasing good practices through participation at the UNCSW, UNFBHR, EAC and the ILO.
·                     Working closely with the Regional Project Manager, coordinate the timely execution and completion of the study on Workers’ Representation in The 5 Countries and provide quality assurance and stakeholder buy-in of the report, including through convening a stakeholder validation meeting. 
·                     Working with the Women at Work Campaign Communications Officer, contribute to the development of external communication about the Access to Justice Project of the Women at Work Campaign in the Eastern Africa Region.
Your profile
·                     Advanced university degree in Social Sciences or a relevant discipline.
·                     At least 3 years of relevant working experience and good knowledge of labour rights or business and human rights, and/or gender protection programming.
·                     Demonstrable experience and knowledge of lobbying and advocacy in the national, regional and international arena.
·                     Ability to work effectively in multi-regional teams and partners with members drawn from a diverse range of nationalities, cultures and disciplines.
·                     Ability to work under pressure, often under tight deadlines without compromising the quality of deliverables.
·                     Strong English language skills; both written and spoken; Ability to write articles, blog posts, reports and media briefs and strong oral presentation and meeting facilitation skills.
·                     Willingness to undertake frequent travel.
·                     High level of personal integrity and accountability.
·                     Willingness and ability to take the initiative and work independently with minimal supervision.
Contract duration: 1 November 2017- 15 March 2018

Like to apply?

Please send application letter and CV to 
eastafricajobs@hivos.org by 20th October, 2017.  

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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