Programme Advisor Job in Nairobi Kenya - KHRC

Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC)

Job Title:
Programme Advisor – Corruption, Devolution and Accountability 
Department: Economic & Social Justice (ESJ)
Reporting to: Programme Manager - ESJ 
Contractual Period: Two year renewable contract based on performance and funding
Location: Nairobi with frequent travels 
Target Group: Human Rights Workers  and Partners at County, National, Regional and International  levels 

Overall Purpose: To improve service delivery, citizen participation and access to economic and social rights in select counties through the adoption of a human rights based approach to governance- including the budget making process.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Design and implement KHRC’s work on devolved governance and mega corruption.
  • Lead strategic intervention on anti-corruption and devolved governance at county and national levels.
  • Manage stakeholder consultations and engagements on KHRC’s areas of intervention.
  • Promote KHRC’s human rights based framework (Model County Framework) among county governments and Human Rights Networks (HURINETs) and use it to engage these stakeholders for improved service delivery in select counties.
  • Ensure application of human rights frameworks in service delivery in water, health and education sectors through regular monitoring.
  • Develop advisories on topical issues pertaining to anti-corruption and devolution periodically to inform the discourse on these issues as well as inform policy.
  • Identify, establish and maintain a database of relevant contacts and support civil society groups at county level to establish a democratically run and effective civil society accountability monitoring and advocacy platform.
  • Develop a report that contributes to periodical reports on the state of Economic and Social Rights at County, National, regional and international levels.
  • Prepare periodic narrative and financial reports for both donor reporting as well as internal reporting
  • Establish and maintain a database of relevant contacts and attend relevant meetings and trainings throughout the contractual period
  • Supervise researchers, interns and other staff or human resources assigned to this project.
  • Provide technical support in resource mobilization for the growth and sustainability of KHRCs work on corruption and devolution.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by your supervisor.
Qualifications and Experience
  • A degree in social sciences, preferably economics, political science or law.
  • A minimum of 3-4 years’ experience in human rights and governance, tax justice, budget tracking or social auditing and other accountability monitoring work in either government or civil society 
  • Demonstrable research experience
  • Experience with working with poor and rural communities; and the use of Kiswahili language
  • Experience in policy advocacy
  • Proficiency in MS office and experience in SPSS.
  • Good understanding of programmes and project management.
Personal Attributes and Skills
  • Passionate and committed to respect for human rights,  diversity, integrity and transparency
  • Planning, Organizing and Delivery of Results
  • Adapting and Coping; demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities.
  • Results-driven, flexible, analytical and a practical problem solver.
  • Ability to work in teams
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a team player.
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities.
  • Ability to fundraise and mobilize resources.
How to Apply 
If you believe you fit the profile, submit your application and CV detailing your suitability for the post and including daytime telephone contact and three referees, preferably your current or previous line managers to quoting the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line. 

The closing date for this position is on Friday 10th June 2016.

Disclaimer: KHRC is an equal opportunity employer committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization and will seek to recruit the most qualified person for the job irrespective of race, color, marital status, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation or nationality. 

All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. 
Canvassing will automatically lead to disqualification.  

Only successful candidates will be contacted 

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