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Centre for Rights Education and Awareness (CREAW) is national, women human rights non -governmental organization based in Nairobi. Our work is premised on the foundation that everyone deserves a dignified life, and that this is attainable. We thus dedicate resources and capabilities to protect, promote and actualize women’s and girls’ rights and freedoms as a basis of addressing prevailing systemic gendered inequalities, oppression, exploitation and discrimination.
As catalysts of the change we want to see, we support strategic and innovative initiatives, and collaborate with progressive thinkers – irrespective of gender, age, race, class, education or affiliations – to reach these ideals. Our work draws from universal human rights principles and protocols. We pursue social justice as an approach to engineering transformation in the spaces we seek to influence
The main responsibilities of the WEEO are:
- Develop and implement CREAW’s Women Economic Empowerment strategy.
- Support identification of women survivors of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) eligible for the resilience fund -both in-kind and loan support.
- Support SGBV survivors to reintegrate and rebuild their lives by engaging in economic and business activity.
- Support training on business entrepreneurship for identified women under the project.
- Lead and support the county vetting committees at county level for the resilience fund.
- Support survivors who takes up loans to ensure compliance with loan repayment plans and monitor impact of funds disbursement.
- Support learning and reflection forums of women supported under the resilience fund interventions.
- Provide technical support on women’s economic empowerment intervention planning and implementation, including business proposal development and technical guidance.
- Create strategic partnerships and ensure timely delivery of results.
- Provide strategic and policy guidance to CREAW’s interventions in the areas of Economic policies, and other planning arena.
- Work with other CREAW programs to ensure linkages between the WEE and provide update information on the situational analyses and intervention planning, and to ensure timely monitoring, evaluation and documentation of interventions.
- Support resource mobilization to grow the Women Economic Empowerment portfolio in CREAW.
Programme Development, Management and Implementation:
- Strengthen the coordination within CREAW to support women economic empowerment agenda and work.
- Ensure effective management and implementation of CREAW supported program activities within the thematic/sectoral areas assigned, focusing on quality control from design to implementation, paying attention to effective and monitoring and the achievement of results.
- Provide technical inputs to the communication team on knowledge products and reports; and manage knowledge products.
Effective management and accountability of the Women Economic Empowerment (WEE) portfolio:
- Develop results-oriented work plans, undertake effective monitoring and supervision and providing technical assistance to their implementation and reporting on the project activities.
- Analyze reports from partners for quality control, undertake field missions, analyzing key events and changes in context and provide substantive and appropriate advice and briefs and support, sharing experiences/reflections sessions of good practices, and dissemination of lessons learned.
- In collaboration with the M&E officer, undertake financial and substantive monitoring and evaluation of the WEE programs and projects, identification of operational and financial problems and development of solutions.
- Organize training required for activities within the thematic areas and related work on gender indicators and related work on gender indicators and gender statistics.
- In close consultation with CREAW’s Resource Mobilization and program development officer and under the overall guidance of the Executive Director and in liaising with donors, support resource mobilization through the development of concept notes and project proposals / documents, identifying potential sources of funds.
- Sustain donor confidence in CREAW’s capacity to deliver by supporting the implementation of set procedures for donor reporting, and the provision of timely, regular and quality donor briefs and reports as may be required from time to time.
- Perform any other duties as may be assigned by CREAW’s Program Coordinator and in his absence the Deputy Director and/or Executive Director.
Competencies Core Values/Guiding Principles
- Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of CREAW in actions and decisions, in line with the HR Manual and code of conduct.
- Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work.
Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity:
- Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff. Demonstrate an international outlook, appreciating difference in values and learning from cultural diversity.
Ethics and Values:
- Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity.
- Organizational Awareness:
- Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment.
- Development and Innovation:
- Take charge of self-development and take initiative.
- Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multi ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds
Communicating and Information Sharing:
- Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication.
Self-management and Emotional Intelligence:
- Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent behavior towards others.
- Surface conflicts and address them proactively acknowledging different feelings and views and directing energy towards a mutually acceptable solution.
Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing:
- Encourage learning and sharing of knowledge.
Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making:
- Demonstrate informed and transparent decision making.
- Demonstrates integrity and fairness by modelling the CREAW’s values and ethical standards, shows commitment to CREAW’s mission, vision, values and strategic goals of CREAW’s and displays cultural, gender, religion, race, and age sensitivity and adaptability;
- Ability to establish and maintain strategic partnerships with government institutions, donors, civil society partners and other stakeholders. Has proven expertise in resource mobilization and strong negotiation skills;
- Excellent personal and professional communication and presentation skills abilities;
- Has the ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor the progress of the projects and activities within the area of responsibility and achieve planned results;
- Strong teamwork spirit and interpersonal skills demonstrated by the ability to gain the assistance and cooperation of others in a team endeavor;
- Ability to build trust through operating with transparency and creating an open, positive and enabling environment;
- Ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;
- Sound judgment and decision-making skills, with the ability to make effective timely decisions;
- Results based Programme development and management;
- Ability to work under minimal supervision and be proactive and initiative;
- Ability to lead effectively, as well as conflict resolution skills;
- Generate new ideas and approaches for communication and visibility.
Education and certification:
Advanced university degree (Master’s Degree) in economics, gender studies, administration, social sciences, peace and security or a related field.
- At least 5 years’ experience in development work with specific emphasis on Gender and Economy and on women economic empowerment;
- Demonstrated hands-on experience in development programs implementation and monitoring, capacity building and resource mobilization;
- Documented experience in the field of gender and Economy;
- Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web-based management systems;
- Proven Computer skills – MS Office word and excel, internet and communications.
Those who qualify and are interested should apply through our Talent Acquisition Portal on or before close of business 14th October 2020.