The Initiative for Equality and Non Discrimination (INEND) – Advocacy Officer (Mombasa).

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Job Title: Advocacy Officer
Organisation: Initiative for Equality and Non Discrimination (INEND)
Duty Station: Mombasa, Kenya
Reports to: Executive Director
Job duration: Three-year full time renewable contract.

About INEND:
The Initiative for Equality and Non Discrimination (INEND) is a local not-for-profit organisation that researches and undertakes strategic actions towards equality, acceptance and inclusion in the Coast Region of Kenya. The Initiative for Equality and Non Discrimination (INEND) was established in 2015 in response to the need for new, expanded and diversified organising, on issues affecting sexual and gender minorities. INEND strategically and systematically engages with various actors within the society, particularly those who are known perpetrators of violence and discrimination, as a means of reducing violations against sexual and gender minorities.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Strategizing and executing the tools and methodologies for advocacy including campaigning, lobbying, alliance building and networking to improve communities’ access to services.
  • Identify diverse ways and means for improving organizational advocacy mechanisms
  • Plan and implement collective actions and lobbying initiatives for legal reforms and ground implementation of policies and frameworks initiated by government or project for safe
    guarding citizen’s legal rights.
  • Strategize needs assessment for strengthening advocacy mechanisms so that these become more inclusive, responsive and accountable.
  • Coordinate with relevant organizations to improve effectiveness of project interventions
  • Manage community-led advocacy planning and ensure the execution of the advocacy strategy in coordination with partners and stakeholders
  • Assist the Programs Manager in designing, planning and implementing advocacy strategy and campaigns for INEND.
  • Organizing seminars, workshops and trainings/convenings for INEND;
  • Assist Program Manager in writing up budgets and take care of logistics.
  • Actively participate and represent the organization in various networks and movements to share INEND’s position on various issues after in-house consultation.
  • Support the process to form networks with various stakeholders such as development sector donors, NGOs, private sector, research organizations and academic institutions to mobilize
    their support for sustainable development initiatives.
  • Keep tabs on INEND’s research and use the channels of advocacy to facilitate the process of lobbying for policy making/change.
  • Identify advocacy needs and formulate and implement advocacy plan and strategies;
  • Work closely with the Communication and Partnerships Officer, Capacity Development Officer and the Research and Documentation Officer.
  • Assist in preparation of proposals for funding and report writing;
  • Perform consistent program monitoring, evaluation, learning, and periodic reporting related to advocacy.
  • Any other duties assigned by the Executive Director.
Key Result Areas:
  • Building a stronger movement by strengthened skills, knowledge and resources for Sexual and Gender Minorities
  • Policy changes for the respect, promotion and protection of the human rights of Sexual and Gender Minorities
  • An improved quality in Sexual and Gender Minorities’ programming and access of services.
Job skill specifications:
  • Proven facilitation and collaboration skills working with multi-level stakeholders, including
    technical and subject matter experts, government agencies, local partners, researchers and
    others. Strong planning and inter-cultural communications skills
  • Report writing
  • Ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks
  • Good interpersonal and team-working skills
  • A willingness to promote the work of INEND and develop collaborative work with others.
  • A commitment to working in a non-partisan manner.
  • Proficiency in Ms.-Office
Qualifications and Experience:
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in international relations, political science or other relevant social sciences
  • At least 3 years relevant professional experience in research, knowledge management, organizational learning and other related fields.
  • A Master’s Degree in a relevant field would be an added advantage.
  • Strong research background and experience working with both researchers and policy makers and program managers in the civil society sector.
  • Strong written and verbal English and Kiswahili communication skills.

We encourage female candidates, candidates with disabilities and candidates from marginalised groups to apply.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Interested candidates are requested to submit the following documents:
  1. A cover letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  3. Contact details for two (2) referees.
  4. Salary expectation.

We will not be able to notify all applicants unless they are shortlisted.
Please email your application to: info@inend.org by 29th January 2021.

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INITIATIVE FOR EQUALITY AND NON DISCRIMINATION (INEND)

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