Health & Rights Program Officer at Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa (OSIEA) in Nairobi – Kenya Jobs, Careers and Vacancies
HEALTH & RIGHTS PROGRAM OFFICER
We seek a dynamic, creative and committed programme officer to join our Health and Rights Program team covering East Africa. This is a joint project of the Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa (OSIEA) and the Open Society’s Public Health Program (PHP). The position reports to the OSIEA Health and Rights Program Manager and four PHP initiatives: Global Health Financing, Access to Medicines Initiative (AEMI), Accountability in Health Monitoring (AHMI), and the International Palliative Care Initiative (IPCI). OSIEA promotes vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens.
OSIEA initiatives advance justice, free speech, public health, and independent media in the region.
- Strategy development: Jointly with the four PHP projects, identify opportunities to advance the work of OSIEA and PHP in Eastern Africa, develop a strategy to guide the grant making, advocacy and operational work
- Advocacy and partnerships: Identify opportunities for advocacy and write and/or commission reports and advocacy documents to advance OSIEA and PHP goals
- Grant-making: Keep abreast with developments in the field of health and human rights, identify opportunities for OSIEA and the four PHP projects for grant making
- Skill Building: Develop and implement a plan to provide tailored technical assistance to grantees
- Communication: Provide regular feedback and perspectives on regional context to PHP colleagues
- At least eight years of professional experience in the field of public health, public policy, law or human rights in East Africa
- Advanced degree in related field and demonstrated knowledge of human rights approaches to promoting health
- Extraordinary initiative, creativity and capacity to think strategically
- Ability to work effectively in a complex institution and manage several simultaneous projects in a fast-paced environment both locally and internationally without detailed daily supervision and as a member of a team
- Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with a diverse array of people
- Demonstrated skills in public speaking, presentations, research, writing, and editing for publication, as well as communications and media work
- Strong organizational and management skills with attention to detail
- Ability to distill program experience into compelling advocacy messages for governments and international institutions
- Ability to manage conflict constructively
- Team spirit and respectful working and decision-making style
- Integrity, diplomatic manner and professional discretion essential
- Frequent travel required
Search closes: May 20, 2012
To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
At OSIEA, all staff are expected to work at integrating the organizational values into the performance of their duties and tasks on a daily basis and by participating in in-house working groups designed to uphold the values and foster healthy inter-office communication.
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Compensation: Competitive salary, with good benefits package
No phone inquiries: Only successful candidates will be contacted.