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IMLU Communication and Advocacy Programme Officer Career in Nairobi Kenya

Independent Medico-Legal Unit (IMLU) is a registered non-governmental organization that seeks to promote the rights of torture victims and protect Kenyans from all forms of State perpetrated torture by advocating for legal and policy reforms.
IMLU’s work centers on documenting torture cases and uses legal redress and advocacy to seek justice for torture survivors.
Job Title: Communication and Advocacy Programme Officer
Nairobi with (frequent travel)
Position reports to: Programme Manager
Overall Purpose of the Job:

·         Responsible for implementation of IMLU’s communication and advocacy functions
Key duties and responsibilities:
·         Develop and lead the implementation of IMLU’s advocacy and communication strategies and policies
·         Manage IMLU’s advocacy and communication program
·         Enhance IMLU visibility on matters related to its mandate
·         Coordinate community outreach activities
·         Carry out media monitoring with a view of assessing the level of coverage and respond to arising issues/criticism (negative or positive)
·         Co-ordinate and facilitate training programmes that support advocacy at  all levels
·         Prepare communication tools and materials: publications, reports, media releases,  website,etc
·         Convene and coordinate media and publicity events
·         Prepare project and donor reports
·         Monitoring media coverage of torture issues and responding to the same.
·         Maintain, update and manage the resource center
Qualifications and Attributes:
·         Hold a Bachelors degree in relevant Social Science from a recognized University
·         Minimum of 3 years relevant post qualification professional experience, preferably in an NGO
·         Demonstrated knowledge and experience in advocacy and communication on human rights issues
·         Experience in working with the media and in NGO work.
·         Excellent communication and organizational skills: writing and presentation skills
·         Ability to work with minimum supervision, in a  team and under pressure
Application procedure:
If you believe you have the talent we are looking for, have passion and commitment to human rights and your experience and qualification matches the above, you are invited to send your application, including your current salary, expected remuneration, three professional referees and day time telephone contacts to by Friday, 4th February 2011.

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