Job Title: Project Officer- Western Regional Office, Kisumu
Programme/Dept.: Regional Office (Advocacy & Legal Advice Centre)
Reports to: Regional Coordinator
Supervision: Project Assistant(s), interns(s) and volunteer(s)
Duty Station: Western Regional Office- Kisumu, with regular travel to the field
Duration: 1 year
Application deadline: 3rd April 2023 at 8.00AM
Transparency International Kenya (TI-Kenya) is an autonomous chapter in the Transparency International movement, a non-partisan global coalition of like-minded individuals and organizations against corruption with which we share knowledge and exchange ideas for the greater good of Kenya.
TI-Kenya has established Regional Offices in Kisumu, Eldoret, Mombasa and Nairobi to enhance its presence and impact in these regions. The Regional Offices incorporate the Advocacy and Legal Advice Centres (ALACs) established in collaboration with partners as a strategic initiative aimed at empowering citizens to actively participate in the fight against corruption and demand for accountability.
Under the guidance and supervision of the Regional Coordinator, the job holder will be responsible for supporting implementation of TI-Kenya projects in the Western Region in collaboration with partners and stakeholders in the region.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
More specifically, the project officer shall perform the below tasks;
- Provide effective leadership to the staff within the region including mentorship, coaching, team building, on-the-job training to enhance employee performance and other leadership interventions**.**
Programme Management & Reporting
- Coordinate, manage and promote TI-Kenya programmes/projects in the Western Region;
- Design and implement outreach initiatives on good governance and corruption prevention in the Western Region;
- Develop and implement strategies for community mobilization and empowerment to enable community groups to promote transparent and accountable institutions locally and nationally;
- Build linkages with county government institutions within the region, national government agencies, independent commissions, and other relevant stakeholders in implementing ALAC, institutional strengthening, policy & legislative advocacy interventions and other TI-Kenya activities;
- Ensure timely adherence to donor reporting requirements;
- Ensure timely submission of project reports, both narrative and financial for both internal and external stakeholders.
- Liaise with the Regional coordinator in defining institutional and programmatic priorities and objectives advised by the regional dynamics;
- Support effective implementation of the TI-Kenya Strategic Plan by implementing plans for the region and reporting accordingly;
- Provide effective support and contribution to national advocacy work, particularly Public Interest Litigation (PIL) work**.**
Coordination, Networking and External Relationships
- Raise awareness on the interventions of the Western Regional Office and TI-Kenya in general to the public and stakeholders in the region;
- Build sustainable partnerships with community groups, county authorities and other development actors in order to ensure that transparency and accountability issues are mainstreamed into local and national social-economic and development programmes;
- Support the coordination of CSOs (good governance coalitions) within the region.
Good Practices & Institutional Learning
- Support the development of learning, networking, and knowledge/content management platforms for Western Region for communication and shared learning;
- Develop effective local community organization resources and learning materials and effective strategies to be used in advocacy work;
- Provide technical support for the development of structured opportunities of institutional learning including project monitoring and evaluation, highlighting success stories and lessons learnt and development of good practices.
Resource Mobilization & Budget Management
- Support mapping of the resource requirements for the regional office and mobilize resources targeting development partners whose criteria match the needs of the region and TI-Kenya;
- Develop proposals and/or concepts for financial support and sustainability of the anti-corruption initiatives in the region. This includes maintaining a well-managed proposal tracking matrix;
- Develop strategies in liaison with the Resource Mobilization coordinating team, for sustainable funding for the regional office and the organization;
- Develop budgets, and monitor project expenditure for the regional office;
- Develop social enterprise and local resource mobilization initiatives for the regional office in line with TI-Kenya interventions;
- Petty cash management for the Regional Office.
Public Communication and Social Media Advocacy
- Write well thought out publishable articles every two months for management’s consideration focusing on devolution and Anti-Corruption generally;
- Maintain an active presence on social media that is interfaced with TI-Kenya’s presence in line with the organization’s social media policy and guidelines;
- In conjunction with the Communications department, initiate and participate in mainstream and social media engagements focusing on pertinent corruption issues and good governance.
- Schedule client appointments, conduct initial interviews and where appropriate provide legal advice, make records of clients’ calls, make referrals, and follow up cases reported to the ALAC;
- Support the production of publicity and awareness materials for ALAC;
- Organize and file ALAC documents and other information relating to the Regional Office;
- Develop project reports and documentation of all ALAC and other TI-Kenya activities in Western Region;
- Provide overall management and compile weekly updates of the ALAC database;
- Continually review the ALAC database to identify and document trends, and develop effective advocacy strategies;
- Establish and facilitate cross-functional and multidisciplinary teams of pro-bono advocates to represent qualified clients in public interest cases on corruption and integrity;
- Identify potential public interest cases from the ALAC case log, research on them and develop multi-pronged strategies of dealing with them, including but not limited to public/strategic/impact litigation.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
- Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Law, Human Rights, Public Administration, International Relations, Social Studies, or related field from a recognized university;
- A Master’s Degree in any of the above disciplines will be an added advantage;
- Relevant work experience of 6 years 2 of which should be in a supervisory capacity;
- At least 2 years of demonstrated experience in implementing governance projects and working directly with communities and government officials at county level;
- Computer literacy- Understanding of data entry, basic computer skills and knowledge of databases;
- Proven experience in understanding the anti-corruption legal framework in Kenya;
- Experience and ability to conceptualize, implement and evaluate programmes.
- A person of high integrity that will model TI-Kenya’s core values;
- A strong commitment to the aims, objectives, and values of TI-Kenya;
- Good communication, and presentation skills – verbal and written;
- Good interpersonal/relational skills;
- Good appreciation of advocacy and community engagement
- Shown merit in work performance and results;
- Good report writing skills;
- Ability to multi-task, work within given deadlines/schedules and attention to detail;
- Good analytical and organizational skills.
- Good knowledge of TI-Kenya and the environment in which it operates.
- Demonstrated professional use of social media (Twitter, Facebook among others);
- Must be able to read, write and speak English and Kiswahili fluently;
- Knowledge of Kenya’s governance systems, institutions, and their decision-making procedures;
- Ability to productively interact with different stakeholders and citizens to advance TI-Kenya work;
- Good analytical and project administration skills;
- Ability and experience to conceptualize, implement and evaluate governance and policy programmes;
- A good appreciation of advocacy and community engagement.
How to apply
Interested and qualified candidates MUST complete the questionnaire by clicking the link: https://forms.office.com/e/EVNiujanPz Further instructions include submitting one properly labelled PDF document as an attachment (combining the application letter and CV with contacts of at least three professional referees) via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the reference Project Officer-Western Region as the subject of your email applications. Do not attachyour testimonials or certificates. The deadline for application is Monday, 3rd April at 8.00AM.
TI-Kenya holds strict safeguarding principles and a zero-tolerance policy towards all forms of Sexual Exploitation, Harassment and Abuse (SEAH) in the workplace and other places where the organization’s activities are rendered. The organisation has strict policies which outline the expected behavior, code of conduct and responsibility of all persons acting on behalf of TI-Kenya, including policies to safeguard children and vulnerable adults. If selected, we will perform a background check on you and request that you submit a police certificate of good conduct.
All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to ethnicity, race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or any other characteristic that has no bearing on the ability to perform the required job duties. Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Due to the high volume of applications, we receive, only shortlisted candidates who qualify to the next recruitment stage will be contacted.
Disclaimer: Please note that TI-Kenya does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process and we do not recruit through recruitment agents