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Program Officers in Research and Child Rights Jobs in Kenya - NGO

The CRADLE is a non-governmental, non-partisan and not- for- profit organization committed to the promotion, protection and enhancement of the rights of the child through legal aid; legislative and policy advocacy; awareness creation; and research, monitoring and documentation.

The CRADLE is seeking for 2 qualified and experienced persons for the following position:

Program Officer- Research, Monitoring and Documentation Program

Reporting to Executive Director


  • Management of the Research, Monitoring and Documentation Programme.
  • Compile and maintain an up to date client database of case trends and related children’s issues.
  • Monitoring compliance with Kenya’s international and regional obligations on child rights.
  • Development of Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials on Child rights.
  • Coordinating Research and management of The CRADLE’s publications.
  • Managing of the Resource and Documentation Centre.
  • Ensure the hosting and management of a webpage by The CRADLE..
  • Coordinate an electronic Newsletter managed through a national and international list server.
  • Must possess a Law degree from a recognized University, Master degree is an added advantage.
  • Have at least 3 years experience in relevant legal work.
  • Demonstrated understanding of child rights issues especially in Kenya.
  • Excellent IT user skills.
  • Good communication, presentation, research and analysis skills.
  • Knowledge of desktop publishing and design.
Program Officer- Child Rights and Awareness Program

Reporting to Programme Manager, Child Rights and Awareness

  • Assist in the management of the Child Rights Education and Awareness Programme.
  • Undertake the implementation of assigned projects under the programme in relation to schools and the community.
  • Build capacity of different professions, partners and community leaders on Child rights.
  • Mainstream a child rights approach to programming internally and with key partners, including the Government of Kenya.
  • Formulate and spearhead effective and innovative Information, Education and Communication (IEC) campaigns, advocacy and networking campaigns geared towards child rights promotion and protection.
  • Must possess a degree from in law from a recognized University or a degree in a relevant social science.
  • Minimum 3 years experience as an officer working on children’s rights.
  • Good working knowledge of both International and National Child and Human Rights laws and policies.
  • Solid programming and technical expertise in legal training, specifically in the area of Child and Human Rights.
  • Media skills would be an added advantage.
If you meet the above qualifications kindly submit your hard copy application by postal mail or hand delivery to the address below by the 22nd June 2011 noting to include the names and addresses of two referees, copies of relevant certificates and telephone and email contacts.

Your application MUST BE in The CRADLE
 job application format available on our website under the jobs section.

You may also obtain a copy of the same form from our offices.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

The Selection Panel,
The CRADLE-The Children Foundation,
Wood Avenue,
Opp. Wood Avenue Apts.
Box 10101-00100, Nairobi.



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