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Friday, January 7, 2011

Advocacy officer job in Kenya

A Child Rights Organization based in Nairobi is looking for an Advocacy Officer.


Be a graduate of Social Sciences from a recognized University, with a bias in Communication Studies
Professional experience of working on disability rights, preferable on child rights sector or deaf education
Experience of working within the Rights Based Approach framework
Professional experience of undertaking regional and national advocacy and lobbying including development of action plans and strategies
Demonstrable understanding of local decision making processes.
Experience of identifying capacity building gaps and working with partner / Parents Groups organizations in an advisory capacity
Experience in delivering coaching, training and facilitation as appropriate to different situations
Ability to establish good working relationships with a wide range of people at all levels ranging from parents to Government officials
Knowledge of sign language and experience of working with deaf children
Ability to coordinate, liaise and negotiate
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Kiswahili
Self driven with capacity to mobilize and motivate groups
Computer literate with proven knowledge on use of several packages e.g. MS Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.
Must be not less than 28 years old and possess a driving license

Interested candidates who meet the above criteria may send their applications enclosing detailed CVs, names of three referees and daytime telephone contacts to: To reach us not later than 18 January, 2010.
N/B: Only short listed applicants shall be contacted.

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