International IDEA Representative Job in Kenya

International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) Representative in Kenya International IDEA intends to open an office in Nairobi, Kenya. 
Pending the signing of the host-country agreement, International IDEA is seeking to recruit a representative for the envisaged office. 
This position

is under International IDEA’s Africa Programme and reports to the Regional Director of the Africa
Programme. 
The person should be a Kenyan citizen and be available for an initial 12 months assignment
starting on 1 September 2012 (non-negotiable).

Main functions of the post:

The main functions of the post are:
  • To represent International IDEA in Kenya so that IDEA is accepted as a recognised partner that supports democratic institutions and processes.
  • To coordinate operations of the International IDEA office and project implementation in Kenya.
  • To advise relevant Kenyan institutions and provide technical assistance.
  • To develop fundraising proposals.
Duties and Responsibilities:

Overall supervision for the post will be under the Regional Director for Africa. 
It is expected that the incumbent will work with programmatic inputs and directives from Senior Programme Managers based at HQ in regards to the respective projects.

The incumbent performs the following duties:
  • Represent International IDEA in Kenya, with experience in working in democracy building support and assistance, ability to analyse and understand the political and democratic context in Kenya;
  • Coordinates the opening and operations of International IDEA’s Nairobi office and project implementation;
  • Maintains a network among and is trusted by Kenyan political parties, the IEBC, the Registrar of Political Parties, relevant governmental and non-governmental institutions;
  • Advises relevant Kenyan institutions, facilitates technical cooperation and support and engages in consensus building and dialogue initiatives.
  • Actively promotes and integrates the gender equality perspective into all programming work aspects on planning, implementation, reporting, monitoring and evaluation.
Qualifications, Skills and Professional experience
  • University degree (preferably at post graduate level) in Political Science, Law, Human Rights, Development or equivalent.
  • Minimum of ten (10) years experience working within the field of democracy support or governance and preferably within one or several international organizations;
  • Relevant experience in the areas of electoral processes, political parties and parliaments, human rights, democracy and governance in Kenya.
Details on the required work experience, functional competencies, work relationships and application process are available on http://www.idea.int/about/vacancies

The deadline for applications is 1st August 2012


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