Education Advocacy Officer at World Vision Kenya in Nakuru & Nairobi – Kenya Jobs, Careers and Vacancies
World Vision Kenya is a leading non-governmental Christian humanitarian, relief, development and advocacy RE-ADVERTISEMENT organization with projects in most parts of Kenya.
We wish to urgently recruit highly competent, proactive and self-driven people to fill the following positions within our organization.
Country Kenya Location Sub-Branch (Central Rift and Nairobi) Closing Date January 27 2012
Purpose of the Position:
To lead and facilitate the delivery of Education Accountability Project as per project goal, outcomes and outputs. In order to perform this role effectively, the Education Advocacy Officer must be able to effectively lead processes and interventions that will contribute to strengthened school governance systems, functional citizen oversight mechanisms at the schools and increased accountability in management of public school funds.
Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:
A minimum of first degree in any of the Social Sciences or equivalent
Significant experience on social accountability, working with children, partners and community advocacy groups, and government officers at the local level etc
Ability to lead in complex and challenging environments
Significant experience in facilitating community or citizen groups in participation in governance , public policy and legislative processes
Significant experience in coalition building, networking and ability to rally coalitions and networks to take positions on specific policy issues
Creativity and innovative thinking
Experience in capacity building, community empowerment, stakeholder engagement and production of IEC materials with emphasis on education policy and advocacy issues
Excellent time-management and prioritization
Knowledgeable in relevant education policies and legal instruments at the national and local levels
Strategic thinking and ability to lead on strategic planning with others
Experience of working in a multi and cross-cultural environment
Comprehensive experience in campaigning and/or communications
Working knowledge of English and Swahili languages.